In October 2017, the Environmental Protection Agency required that soybean and cotton Dicamba products (currently XtendiMaxTM, FeXapanTM, and EngeniaTM) be classified as Restricted Use Pesticides (RUPs). This change requires anyone applying these products to be a licensed certified applicator whether for private, commercial, or non‐commercial application. There was also a requirement by EPA for additional training on Dicamba use for these three products. This is a special training which is different from the normal local, agronomy and restricted use pesticide certification meetings.
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What Makes Farms Financially Resilient?Learn some of the management strategies will consistently produce profits for farmers.
Boldly Looking ForwardFocusing on six areas of strength, the latest issue of Growing magazine highlights IANR's bold vision for the future of Nebraska.
Registration Open for Women in Ag ConferenceWomen in the agricultural industry looking to increase their business management skills are encouraged to register for the 2018 Women in Agriculture Conference organized by the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. The annual conference will be held Feb. 22 – 23, 2018, at the Holiday Inn Convention Center, 110 S. 2nd Ave., Kearney, Neb.
Prepping for EmergenciesNebraska Extension and Nebraska 4-H are piloting a youth preparedness and educational outreach program known as MyPI (My Youth Preparedness Initiative) Nebraska now through August 2018.
Participate in 2018 Custom Rate SurveyEvery other year, the University surveys farmers and ranchers regarding rates they charge for custom operations. Anyone involved in providing some form of custom work in Nebraska is invited to participant. Surveys are due 2/15/18.
Below are the scheduled 4-H market beef weigh days for the Central IV area. To be eligible for county fair, market beef must weigh in at one of these locations. If you know of any new market beef project members, please pass the information along to them.
●Feb. 3 – St. Paul Vet Clinic, 1373 Hwy 281, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
●Feb. 4 – Lambrecht farm, 5 miles North of Loup City at 79387 Highway 58, 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.
●Feb. 17 – Valley County Fairgrounds in Ord, 12:00 to 2:00 p.m.
●Feb. 11 – Mosier’s Feedlot, south of Spalding at 81499 WPA Road, 1:00 to 2:30 p.m.
High school Junior and seniors are invited to visit the University of Nebraska Lincoln and attend their special events. During these visits students will experience what life is like as a student at Nebraska. For more information Click Here.
For more information, contact the author – Laura DeWitt, RD, (email@example.com) Extension Assistant – SNAP-Ed and Go NAP SACC Trainer
As parents, we have all heard or even said the famous saying, “Do as I say, not as I do.” In reality, we know that modeling the behaviors we want is the key to getting those behaviors to show up in our kids. Turns out, words are important, too.