An important change from past years is that exhibitors (4-H/FFA families) will be responsible for submitting their animal (market and breeding) information into the AKSARBEN livestock database online themselves prior to the nomination deadline (Market Beef - Sunday, April 15). In the past, families turned in DNA envelopes and breeding nominations cards to the office, staff mailed them to AKSARBEN and the entry process was done manually by staff. This led to mistakes, missing entries, missing payments, etc.
Nebraska Extension in Dodge County
Private Pesticide Applicator TrainingsMarch 6 - 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. - Furstenau Comm. Center, Scribner
March 6 - 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. - Nielsen Center, West Point
March 8 - 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. - Blair Public Library, Blair
March 8 - 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. - Dodge County Extension, Fremont
4-H Online EnrollmentDodge County 4-H online enrollment must be completed (includes $10 online payment) by June 15. We encourage you to enroll by May 1 so you do not miss out on important 4-H information.
Emerald Ash BorerConfirmed in Douglas County
Crop Tech CafeWeekly reports on local crop conditions
& agronomic issues
Registration Open for CEC2018Connecting Entrepreneurial Communities is a two-day conference designed to bring together like-minded communities to learn about programs and resources, share best practices and ideas, empower ourselves and others to assist entrepreneurs, and grow our local communities.
"Pressure Cooking 101" featuring the Istant Pot! Tricks, tips and taste testing! Learn how a pressure cooker can make healthy eating simple and quick! Limited seating. Register at the Dodge County Extension Office.
Class Fee $15.00 - Phone - 402-727-2775
Dodge County 4-H Scholarships can be found on our Web site: https://extension.unl.edu/statewide/dodge/scholarships/
Deadline: March 1, 2018 by 4:30 to the Nebraska Extension -Dodge CountyDodge County 4-H Council College Scholarship Dodge County 4-H Council Camp/Workshop Scholarship Russell and Nancy Lang College Scholarship
Training dates are set for Nebraska's commercial and noncommercial pesticide applicators seeking first-time certification or recertification of their license to use or purchase restricted use pesticides in 2018. The statewide training is coordinated through the Nebraska Extension Pesticide Safety Education Program (PSEP).
Go to this CropWatch page for more informatiation.
The 2018 growing season is just around the corner and I'm sure you are already in the process of making preparations. As you check impartant "to do" items off your list remember to look at your Nebraska Department of Agriculture pesticide applicator card to see if 2018 is your year to recertify.
Remember, a private pesticide applicator is one who uses or supervises the use of restricted use pesticides in the production of agricultural commodities on land owned or rented by his/her or his/her employer, farmers, ranchers and orchardists. Dicamba products (e.g. Xtendimax, Fexepan, Engenia) used in soybeans are now restricted use pesticides.
Nitrogen Certification Class - January 4, 2018 - 3:30 p.m. (Following Fremont Corn Expo) at the Dodge County Extension Office, 1206 West 23rd Street, Fremont, NE
The certification classes are primarily geared for area producers and cover several topics, including nitrogen management and application, water quality, water conservation and quantity, University of Nebraska research and recommended practices, and any recent legislation related to water use. The classes are conducted by NRD staff in cooperation with University of Nebraska Cooperative Extension personnel.