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Nebraska Extension will offer ServSafe® Manager Training Program for food service managers and employees Feb. 15-16 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. in Scottsbluff, at the Bluestem Room at the Panhandle Research. and Extension Center, 4502 Avenue I.

Nebraska Extension will host a virtual seminar series in January (Jan. 18, 20, 25 and 27) designed to help agricultural employers learn techniques and leadership practices to help motivate and empower employees.

Finding, hiring and retaining quality employees are major challenges for agricultural business in Nebraska. Help-wanted signs are everywhere. Nebraska currently has the lowest unemployment rate on record. Retaining employees is so difficult that many are calling this the “Great Resignation.”

 A two-day workshop this January will provide a hands-on learning experience for producers to learn how to calculate a unit cost of production for a cow-calf operation.

Having information to make effective business decisions is important for ranch success.  Enterprise analysis and unit cost of production (UCOP) are tools that can help ranchers identify where value is being created on the ranch, where costs are occurring, and what changes could be made to improve profit.

The program will take place Jan. 13 and 14 at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Panhandle Research and Extension Center, 4502 Avenue I, Scottsbluff, from 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. MST.

Nebraska Extension has announced the appointment of Jamie Bright as Rural Prosperity Nebraska Extension Educator, effective Dec. 1. She will be based in Cheyenne County and serve clientele in Cheyenne, Kimball, Banner, Scotts Bluff, Morrill, Garden, Deuel, Keith and Arthur counties.

Nebraska 4-H Shooting Sports Leader Certification Workshop will be held in Sidney, NE March 19-20, 2022 at the Cheyenne County Fairgrounds. All disciplines will be offered as long as enough people register.  A recertification/refresher course for individuals that are already certified will be on March 18.  

Please see the flyer to find out how to register for this training.  If you have any questions, please call Steve Pritchard at (402) 395-2158 if you have any questions.  Registration deadline is March 9, 2022

Shooting Sports Leader Certification Workshop Flyer

The 2022 private pesticide applicator training dates, times, and locations have been set, with sessions beginning in early January and continuing through early April at sites throughout the Nebraska Panhandle and Sandhills.

Notification letters will be sent out by the Nebraska Department of Agriculture to applicators whose license will expire in 2022. The cost of the training is $50, payable the day of the training.

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