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YQCA (Quality Assurance) Training Required for all Livestock, Poultry and Rabbit Projects due July 15 – MUST COMPLETE ONLINE!

All youth enrolled in livestock projects are required to take annual YQCA training!  Due to COVID there will only be an online option this year.  Please log on to YQCA.org, register via the 4-H Online option, and send the Extension Office a copy of your certificate of completion by JULY 15 to be eligible for the show at Fair.    

Meat Packing Industry: How Capacity, Workers and Supply Chain Flow Have Changed due to COVID-19
Thursday, May 14, noon (central)
With Steve Kay, editor and publisher, Cattle Buyers Weekly Magazine.

Steve Kay, Editor and Publisher of Cattle Buyers Weekly, will discuss what is currently happening in the meat packing industry and what this looks like moving forward through the next production cycle. Includes time for questions and answers.

UNMC, Nebraska Extension announce changes to tractor safety course for teens across Nebraska this summer
NDA Order Eases Restrictions on Pesticide Applicator License Holders

April 13, 2020 – Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Director of the Nebraska Dept. of Agriculture (NDA) issued an Order to aid pesticide applicators whose licenses are up for renewal.

According to the order, people with valid commercial, non-commercial and private applicator licenses which expire on April 15, 2020, must notify NDA of their intent to renew their license and pay the required fees to NDA by May 15, 2020. Upon receipt of payment, NDA will allow the applicator to defer the required training for license renewals until April 15, 2021.

For more information: https://nda.nebraska.gov/press/april2020/PesticideLicenseInformation.pdf

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Fair organizers get creative to keep opportunities alive for 4-H, FFA youth

July 16, 2020
Over the past few months, 10-year-old Bailey Faltys has spent a lot of time with her 4-H sheep, Tucker and Bus.

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Partnership to offer free, low-cost services to Nebraska manufacturers

July 16, 2020
The Nebraska Manufacturing Extension Partnership will offer no-charge or reduced-cost consultation and employee development training to the state’s small to mid-size manufacturers.

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