Nebraska Extension in Pierce County

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Dates for the 2017 Serve Safe Trainings have been set.  All trainings will be held at the Lifelong Learning Center on the Northeast Community College Campus.  Trainings for 2017 are January 30, February 27, April 25, June 20, and October 31.  Registration forms and Class Information are available here.

Wind Energy In Nebraska

The potential for Utility Scale wind turbines has become a possibility in the Pierce and Wayne County Area. This prospect leads to lots of questions, excitement, and uncertainty. Nebraska Extension in Pierce County is hosting a session to discuss Wind Energy in Nebraska and give an overview of the issue including, policy, land owner issues, how wind turbines work, and how wind development might impact the region. F. John Hay will talk about policy and how wind turbines work, and Darrell Hayek will speak about land owner issues and contracts. This session is open to the public and will be held at the Lied Pierce Public Library (207 West Court Street) from 6:00 to 9:00 PM on Tuesday March 14th. There is no cost for this session.

Is your Chemigation or Private Pesticide Applicator's license up in 2017?  Dates for training are available here.  Pre-registration is required for Chemigation classes, but not for the Private Pesticide Applicator's training.  Contact the Extension Office if you have questions. 

Are you interested in becoming a Master Gardner?  Information on classes and training are available in this brochure.  Please contact the Madison County Extension office or the Pierce County Extension office for questions.

Nebraska Extension in Pierce County

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Junior faculty earn awards for excellence in research
Mar 3 – The Agricultural Research Division (ARD) of the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln presented awards to three assistant professors on March 22, in recognition of excellence in research. Read more
LEAD fellowship applications available for group 37
Mar 3 – Fellowship applications for Nebraska LEAD (Leadership Education/Action Development) group 37 are now available for men and women involved in production agriculture or agribusiness. Read more