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Private Pesticide Applicator Training

In order to purchase and/or apply restriced used pesticide certification is needed.  This training is provided through University of Nebraska Extension Offices.  

If your license expires in 2021 you have a variety of options available to renew.

In-person - PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED, NO WALK INS ACCEPTED *Complete Training online Crop Production Clinics Live session via Zoom

Please contact the Extension Office for further information and availalbe training dates.

Spring is in the air.
The grass is looking greener
Leaves are starting to bud and the first brave crocus's and daffodils are peaking out of the ground.
The excitement for the growing season is upon us.  
The 2021 Siouxland Garden Show has gone Digital 
Links for each session are available on at:  Siouxlandgardenshow.org

Educational Sessions available live online for the 2021 Siouxland Garden Show

March 2021 (8 pages PDF 2MB)

We're on Social Media! All contest Day New State Fair Livestock Classes Dakota County Scholarship Volunteer Recognition Youth Preparedness Council Applications Governors Gricultural Excellence Awards Animal Care Wednesday Webinars And more in this month's 4-H  Newsletter

February 2021 (8 Pages PDF 2.1 MB)

Nebraska Extension is fully committed to the health and well-being of Nebraskans. In a disease situation like COVID-19, the principle of social distancing is one of the main methods that can be used to help reduce the spread of the disease.

Our office is staffed, but is locked to the public. Please call for an appointment if you need materials or supplies or just want to talk to your friendly Extension Staff!  (402-987-2140) or email (dakota-county@unl.edu).

Thank you!

Companion Rabbit Science is a self-paced learning opportunity offering information about caring for rabbits. The online course is great for middle-school-aged youth but is open to all youth regardless of age who are looking to learn more about rabbits and the 4-H rabbit project. Companion Rabbit Science is a great resource for anyone interested in caring for or learning about rabbits in 4-H whether they own one now or not!   

The course includes four units covering:

Annual and Perennial Flowers

Growing a vegetable garden versus growing a flower garden can be hotly debated. Vegetable gardeners ask, “What good is it if you can’t eat it?” Flower growers think if it is not pretty, what’s the point? For me, growing both vegetables and flowers are necessary—vegetables nourish my body while flowers feed my soul.

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