Nebraska Extension in Platte County

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Local Lower Platte North Nitrogen and Water Management Training - FREE, no pre-registration. Meets requirements that all operators of irrgation well systems, as well as, operators who use any type of fertilizer in production ag. 

* Thursday, January 26, 1:30 p.m., Ag Park Club Room, Columbus

* Wednesday, March 1, 9:30 a.m., Pinnacle Bank (east), Columbus

*Thursday, March 16, 7:00 p.m., Ag Park Club Room, Columbus

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.

Land Applicator Training cost $60.00 initial, $30.00 recertification - February 3, 9:00 a.m. at Pinnacle Bank (East) 210 East 23rd Street, Columbus.  Pre-registration is necessary either on-line at or by calling Leslie Johnson at 402-584-3818. 

Grain Marketing Workshop, Monday, February 6, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. at Pinnacle Bank (East), Columbus. Learn about development of a grain marketing plan. Register by February 3 by calling Nebraska Extension - Platte County office at (402) 563-4901. Workshop is free. 

Training and testing for those that need a chemigation license to operate or manage the application of nitrogen or pesticide thru an irrigation system, both for initial certification or recertification. 

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. 

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