Nebraska Extension in Cherry County

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We are so excited to offer this Fit and Healthy Kids Free web class for childcare providers. The March 5, 2018 class (7:00 - 8:00 p.m. CST) is Blocks BUILDing Math Talk in Early Childhood Setting - Engaging in block play provides a vast array of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematical (STEM) concepts. This workshop will focus on STEM concepts that can be addressed through block play experiences and specifically emphasize strategies to enhance and increase potential for mathematical talk. Participants will . . .
We have a wonderful opportunity to collect information from working pregnant women living in rural Nebraska and need your help. We want to hear these women’s ideas about infant care as well as their plans after their baby is born! We are looking for expectant working women (in their third trimester or close to that) living in Nebraska. We plan to meet with them for a total of three times over the duration of one year, and, after each visit, compensation is provided for their time. Additional information about the study is provided in the flyer.

Required certification trainings for the various State of Nebraska licenses to apply restricted pesticides or to apply chemicals through irrigation systems will be offered at various locations and times in Cherry County.  The Private Pesticide trainings (PSEP) will be offered in Valentine at the 4-H Building on Febr. 5 at 1:30 PM CT.  Chemigation training will be done that same day at 5:30 PM CT at the 4-H Building.

On April 10 at the Cherry County Extension Office PSEP training will be offered at 10:00 AM CT and Chemigation training at 1:00 PM CT. For more information on these trainings, contact Amy Timmerman at 402-336-2760 or atimmerman2@unl.edu.   

Is your private pesticide applicator license is expiring April 15, 2018? Recall that this license is necessary to purchase and apply restricted use chemicals on agricultural lands in the state of Nebraska. The Nebraska Department of Agriculture has likely mailed to you a similar letter that includes a recertification form. You must provide the original copy of this form regardless of the recertification option you select. Currently, there are five (5) methods available to you to renew your license.  They include: 

Nebraska Extension is offering web-based sessions for Early Childhoold Professionals.  These are free continuing education hours approved by the Sate of Nebraska for childcare providers.  There will be six evening internet sessions.  For more information or to register visit http://food.unl.edu/fit-and-healthy-kids.

Ranch/Farm Management Info

Information about ranch/farm lease information, crop budgets, custom rates and more can be obtained from UNL's Farm/Ranch site.

Another helpful site with information specific to the beef industry is beef.unl.edu

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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