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Nebraska Extension Gears Up for 2021 Pesticide Safety TrainingNebraska Extension intends to host in-person pesticide safety education training for both private and commercial/noncommercial applicators in 2021 while adhering to local and state health guidelines.
Ranchers with drought plans make some pivotal moves soonerA recent study by the National Drought Mitigation Center found that having a drought plan increased the likelihood that ranchers took some actions during drought.
High Plains Agricultural Lab Turns 50HPAL’s 2,410 acres consist of working laboratories for both crops and livestock research: 710 acres for crops, divided into 17 fields, and the remaining approximately 1,700 acres for grazing land, divided into 12 pastures.
The Cass County Shooting Sports Contest that was originally scheduled on July 25-26, 2020 has been postponed. The 4-H office wishes to provide all enrolled youth with the opportunity to safely develop their shooting sports skills under the guidance of a 4-H certified instructor. In order to allow youth to meet the number of direct instruction hours that are required for this project, we will be postponing all events in the shooting sports county contest until a later date. At this time we hope to schedule the contest yet this fall for those enrolled in this project. Please stay tuned to the newsblast for more details as we finalize our plans for this and other fair-related contests and events. Thank you for your understanding as we aim to make the best better.
NEW this year - VIRTUAL lessons! Each 4-H Summer workshop will be available to you from the comfort of your home, and led by a Nebraska Extension faculty or staff member.
We know everyone has missed each other these last several weeks. There is hope on all our horizons! You may resume your 4-H meetings as of June 15th if you follow the Current Health Measures for Cass County http://dhhs.ne.gov/Documents/DHM-SCHD-002.pdf. Some of you gather in our meeting room, we would appreciate a quick call to let us know if you are still planning to have your meetings at our facility.
If you would like to know the state-wide guidelines, here is a link for all Nebraska Counties and what their expectations are: http://dhhs.ne.gov/Pages/COVID-19-Directed-Health-Measures.aspx
New plans for the tractor safety training courses that were originally scheduled around the state are designed to protect the health of the students and trainers during the COVID-19 pandemic. Students will take the first day of the course online through the eXtension Foundation Campus website. After successfully completing the online course and testing, the required driving test will be offered at five locations across Nebraska July 27-31, 2020.
Teens 14 or 15 years of age who work on farms, or others who are interested in learning about safe farming practices, are encouraged to register for the Course. Anyone under age 14 is not eligible to take the class.
Looking for learning opportunities you can do from home? We've got you covered! Nebraska 4-H is now offering a variety of virtual learning experiences, such as Living Room Learning and Boredom Buster Challenges. We've also collected some of our favorite activity guides that are perfect for hands-on learning at home.