Nebraska Extension in Saline County

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   Chemigation is the practice of applying nitrogen fertilizer or any agri-chemicals to cropland using an irrigation system to distribute both the water and chemical. The majority of the time, nitrogen fertilizer is applied via pivot.  Licenses are good for four years.  State law requires producers in Nebraska who chemigate to attend a class taught by UNL Extension and take a test.  The requirement is a face-to-face meeting or home study course, whether you are an initial chemigator or recertifying. I plan on teaching the following three classes in Southeast Nebraska:

Monday, March 6, 2017, 1:00 PM – 4:30 PM,

          Bruning Opera House, 141 Main Street, Bruning

June 13-14, 2017 - Camp Renegade is an overnight camp for youth ages 8-10 years of age. To register and request a registration form please call (402) 821-2151. Register Early. Need not be in 4-H to attend.  Camp Renegade Flyer with more information.

If you are age 11 or older and would like to learn about one of the most important jobs you may ever have – babysitting - please mark Friday, April 14th, on your calendar. You will learn the basics of safety, food preparation, child development, and other information which will better prepare you.

The clinic will begin at 8:00 AM and conclude at 1:30 PM.

The cost for the Babysitting Clinic is $3.00.

Babysitting Clinic participants need to bring a sack lunch and registration fee.

A University of Nebraska Extension Free Grain Marketing Workshop will be held in Beatrice at the Extension Office meeting Room on Tuesday February 21 from 9:30 AM until 3:00 PM.  All farmers from Southeast Nebraska and Northeast Kansas are welcome.

This workshop will assist grain producers in developing a marketing plan, and understanding basis and carrying charges. The workshops feature the Marketing in a New Era simulator and the Grain Marketing Plan smartphone application.  The workshop is limited to 40 participants. 

This winter, we are asking Nebraska crop producers to provide us with  yield and other agranomic data specific to four fields planted with soybeans in 2016 (see survey link below). Both dryland and irrigated fields are acceptable. With this data, we can conduct an in-depth analysis of what on-farm factors might be limiting soybean yield in your fields. We would appreciate if you completed this survey before April 1, 2017 and mail it to:

Dr. Patricio Grassini
Department of Agronomy and Horticulture
387 Plant Sciences Hall, UNL
Lincoln, NE 68583-0915

You can also email the survey:

Winter is a great time to learn about gardening, since you can’t go outside and actually garden. A great way to learn more about gardening and meet other gardening enthusiasts would be to join the Extension Master Gardener Program.

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