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If you plan to chemigate during 2019, you will need to attend a training session and pass a written test to become recertified.  Requirements for initial and recertification are the same, however, those who need to be recertified may opt for the online version of the training program.  A link to the online training program along with directions can be accessed at the bottom of the page at:  http://water.unl.edu/cropswater/chemigation

  Anybody with an interest in lawns, landscape, or gardening, as well as sharing their knowledge, is invited to take part in Nebraska Extension’s Master Gardener Program, which is seeking volunteers and offering Master Gardener training in the Panhandle beginning in late January.

      The Nebraska Extension Master Gardener program has been part of Nebraska Extension since 1976. Master Gardener volunteers are trained by Nebraska Extension faculty and staff in many horticulture-related topics. They then contribute time as volunteers, working through their local extension office, to provide horticulture-related information to their community.

Private pesticide applicators with licenses expiring in 2019, and anyone seeking first-time private applicator certification, should plan to attend upcoming training sessions in Alliance.  All trainings will be held at the Box Butte County Extension Office. 

The dates are:

Wednesday January 30, 8:30 a.m.

Wednesday January 30, 1:00 p.m.

Wednesday March 13, 1:00 p.m.

If you are renewing your license, you should have received a letter from the State Department of Ag reminding you of your permit expiration.  If you bring that letter with you the day of the training, you will not need to fill out the application form.

April 8, 2019, Jeanne Murray, Nebraska Senior Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP) volunteer will be at the University of Nebraska Box Butte County Extension Office, 415 Black Hills Ave., Alliance from 9 – 3 to explain 2019 Medicare enrollment procedures, compare prescription drug plans and assist Medicare-Medicaid beneficiaries to change their prescription drug plans.  For an appointment, call 308-632-6554.  Leave a message with your name and phone number.  Your call will be returned.

Dear 4-H and FFA Families,

Over the past few years we have had some issues with obtaining CORRECT & COMPLETE Brand Papers or Bills of Sale for market beef projects. This issue needs to change and be resolved. Improperly filled out documents will no longer be accepted. The Livestock Committee has provided this brand paper & bill of sale packet for your convenience. Please look this over if you are planning on showing market beef or participating in the carcass contest. 


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Lincoln to host AgrAbility National Training Workshop in March
Feb 12 – Agricultural workers with disabilities or chronic illness, their families and professional staff are invited to the AgrAbility National Training Workshop from March 25-28 at the Embassy Suites in downtown Lincoln. Read more
Nebraska growers to share on-farm research results
Feb 4 –

January 31, 2019

Lincoln, Neb. — Farm operators and agronomists from across the state are invited to attend a Nebraska On-Farm Research Network meeting at a location near them.

Producers can gain valuable crop production-related information from more than 70 research projects conducted on Nebraska farms by Nebraska farmers in partnership with University of Nebraska faculty. These research projects cover products, practices and new technologies that impact farm productivity and profitability.

 Locations and times are:  

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