Nebraska Extension in Box Butte County

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7th Annual Celebrate 4-H ‘FUN’draiser

Monday, March 26 from 5:30 - 7:30 pm @ the Westside Event Center - Alliance

$10 per meal with a presale ticket -  $15 at the door

Pre-Sale Tickets can be purchased from your favorite 4-H member or the

Nebraska Extension—Box Butte County Extension Office

415 Black Hills—Alliance NE


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 2018, including those whose 2017 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.

 The 2018 Nebraska Extension Master Gardener training will begin in late January, with weekly training classes running into mid-March.

      Anybody with an interest in lawns, landscape, or gardening, as well as sharing their knowledge, is invited to be a Master Gardener. In exchange for the research-based education in horticulture, Master Gardeners are asked to volunteer to their communities, working with local Extension educators, solving problems or giving information. Some give talks or workshops to the public or write news articles about topics such as house plants, flowers, vegetable gardening or other horticulture-related subjects.

Private pesticide applicators with licenses expiring in 2018, 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. 

Wednesday January 24, 8:30 a.m.

Wednesday January 24, 1:00 p.m.

Wednesday March 21, 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.

Nebraska Senior Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP) volunteer, Jeanne Murray, will be in Alliance at the University of Nebraska Box Butte County Extension Office, 415 Black Hills Ave, on Monday, March 12, 2018 from 9 am – 3 pm, to help persons new to Medicare in 2018, Medicare & Medicaid beneficiaries with Prescription Drug Plans and answer Medicare questions.  To schedule an appointment, call Jeanne at 308-632-6554.  Leave a message, if needed.

This Quick, Easy Method to Measure Harvest Loss in Pinto or Great Northern Beans combines three key elements necessary for quick, easy, yet appropriately accurate measurement of harvest loss by producers in fields of Pinto or Great Northern beans.

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Public forums to address 2018 farm bill
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