Nebraska Extension in Platte County

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Administrative Assistant, Nebraska Extension - Platte County. Full time - responsible for clientele requests, office financial records (accounting experience preferred), materials ordering, filing, word processing, Social Media presence for office and other tasks as assigned. Complete job description available here. Hourly wage based on experience plus benefit package. Apply by sending letter of application, resume and a list of three references to Nebraska Extension - Platte County, C/O Allan Vyhnalek, 2610 14th Street, Columbus, NE  68601. Application deadline is no later than Tuesday, February 28th at 5:00 p.m. The position is subject to Veterans' preference. Platte County is an EOE and a drug free workplace.

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. 

* 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.

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. 

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).



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4-H celebrates Nebraska’s 150th birthday with 4-H Clover Chase
Feb 2 – Nebraska 4-H youth and volunteers in all 93 counties will have the opportunity to join the Nebraska 150 Celebration by participating in the 4-H Clover Chase developed by Nebraska Extension 4-H Youth Development, in partnership with the Nebraska 4-H Foundation. Read more
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Feb 2 – Farmers have numerous sources of technology and data available to use in their operations, but many producers struggle with what kind and how much technology they need. Read more