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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.

2018 Private Pesticide Training DateTimeLocationOnline RegistrationFebruary 5, 2018 9:00 AM Loup City, Community Center

     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

Be an Active Family - “Do as I Say, AND as I Do…as a Family”

For more information, contact the author – Laura DeWitt, RD, ( 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.

Save the Date! On April 4-5, 2018 Hastings, Nebraska will be hosting the 2nd Annual Connecting Entrepreneurial Communities Conference If you have an important part in supporting local businesses and entrepreneurial development in your community then you won’t want to miss this opportunity! • Networking • Presentations • Learning from each other • Meeting new community leaders • Plus much more! An effort to educate communities on the various tools and resources available to assist you in helping entrepreneurs grow in your communities. For more information, contact Ben Dutton,


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Public forums to address 2018 farm bill
Feb 14 – Producers, landowners and other agricultural policy stakeholders seeking information on the 2018 farm bill are encouraged to register for a series of five forums scheduled at locations across Kansas and Nebraska. Read more
Nebraska Extension crop scout training on March 13
Feb 14 – Industry representatives and corn and soybean growers wanting to learn how to better manage corn and soybean pests should plan to attend the Nebraska Extension crop scout training for pest managers program March 13 at the Eastern Nebraska Research and Extension Center near Mead. Read more