Nebraska Extension in Scotts Bluff & Morrill Counties

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It's time to sell KNEB 4-H Radio Days Ads! KNEB generously donates air time to the Scotts Bluff County 4-H program so we can tell the community about 4-H. Each pre-scripted 30-second 4-H promotional ad, recorded by Junior Leaders, will name the sponsoring business. KNEB runs the ads on their AM and FM stations during the month of March. 4-H members sell the ads to businesses and individuals. Ads are $10 each. Sponsor information and payment are due to the Extension Office by February 22 so that the ads can be recorded and on the air by March 1. We are limited in the number of ads we can sell, so please contact Jana at 632-1480 if you are selling more than 10 ads.

The Scotts Bluff County Public Speaking & Presentations Contest will be held on Sunday, April 2 at 4:00 pm at the Panhandle Research and Extension Center in the Blue Stem Room.  Please park in the south parking lot and enter through the south doors by the metal stairs.

Categories are Speech, Public Service Announcement, and Presentations. There are three sub-categories for presentations: Presentation using Audio Visual; Presentation using Posters; Multimedia Presentation.

Chelsea Altena has been appointed 4-H coordinator in the Morrill County Extension Office in Bridgeport.

Her appointment was announced by Jackie Guzman, Extension Educator and Unit Leader for the Morrill and Scotts Bluff County Extension offices. She began her duties Feb. 1.

Altena’s responsibilities will include promoting and supporting the 4-H program in Morrill County, working with other 4-H staff in planning and implementation. She will provide support to clubs, leaders and members, coordinate special events, and other activities.

Kelley Rice, Panhandle District 4-H Coordinator
Panhandle Research and Extension Center, Scottsbluff

The word contest (or competition) stirs an enormous amount of emotion. Some relish the excitement, while others want to avoid it at all costs. However you feel about competition, it is a fact of life.

Youth compete in speech, DECA, music, sports, and of course, 4-H. But competition does not end with graduation. Youth also compete for scholarships and college acceptance, while adults are in competition for jobs, promotions, marketing and sales.

Nebraska Extension will be offering the ServSafe® Manager Training Program for food service managers and employees March 15-16, from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Panhandle Research and Extension Center, Bluestem Room, 4502 Ave I, Scottsbluff. 

Registrations are due by Feb. 27. Find the registration form and more information at http://extension.unl.edu/statewide/dawes/ or contact Nebraska Extension at 308-432-3373 or Jamie Goffena at jgoffena2@unl.edu.

Nebraska Extension will conduct chemigation certification training sessions beginning in February through early April at Scottsbluff, Sidney, Bridgeport, Alliance and Valentine, as well as other sites around Nebraska, such as Ogallala, North Platte and Ainsworth.

Producers who plan to apply crop nutrients and pesticides through irrigation systems during 2017, including those whose 2016 permits expired Dec. 31, are required to attend a training session and pass the test administered afterward. Attendees are asked to pre-register at the extension office whose session they plan to attend. They will receive a training manual and calibration workbook to review before the training session.



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