Nebraska Extension in Platte County

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The Nebraska Extension in Platte County will present several sessions where you may certify or extend your pesticide certification.  As in past years, the UNL Extension program fee is $30.00 for this session.   If you know of farmers that are in need of having this certification for the first time or need to reestablish their certification, they are invited to attend, also.   

If you have received a bar-coded letter from the NE Dept. of Agriculture about your need to recertify, please bring that letter to the private applicator training session.  That letter will save you time and may be substituted for the NDA bubble application form.

 If you have any questions, please contact our office.

77th annual Platte County Fair is July 5-9, 2017.  Pen of 3 Show is June 6, Archery Shoot is June 26, Horse Show is June 28 and statice exhibit entry days are June 30 and July 5.

Join us in Columbus to learn about sustainable lawn, tree, shrub, and garden care along with pest management and wise plant selection. Pre-registration is requested for the 2017 Lawn, Garden & Tree Classes by February 10, 2017. 

What should I rent my ground for? Who pays for repairs? Some farmland lease Frequently Asked Questions (three page printable .pdf file) and a Farmland Lease Check List (two page printable .pdf file).

Parents gain positive educational experiences by being in a classroom with others in a similar transition. On-site Classes listed by date in .pdf format

Print Statewide Brochure for On-site and On-Line Classes in .pdf format (including on-site registration form)

Reduced Fee Application (fill-in .pdf format)

The Communities Together Can After School Program is a non-profit organization committed to providing a safe and secure environment for youth in the Columbus area to grow intellectually, culturally, physically, socially and emotionally. The goal is to prepare them to live a life of service as citizens of their community and country.



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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