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Enroll in Gage County 4-H Today!

Enrollment is not required for many 4-H programs and events. However, 4-H members ages 8-18 as of January 1 of the current year are required to officially enroll through the 4-H Online system. Youth who are not members of a formal 4-H club may still join as independent members. Youth between the ages of 5 and 7, as of January 1 of the current year, may also enroll as Clover Kids. By enrolling, youth have the opportunity to participate in county fairs, the Nebraska State Fair, district and county contest and event, and additional statewide events and opportunities.

We are so excited to announce our 2022 Anytime Learning Projects and Workshops! 

If you are seeking a commercial/noncommercial license for the first time, or if your license has expired, you must pass the NDA-administered General Standards exam, plus the exam for each applicator category you need.  Study materials are available for every applicator category including General Standards.  To register for trainings or to purchase study materials, visit: https://pested.unl.edu/certification-and-training.  Below is a list of Initial and Recertification Trainings. 

Free in-person chemigation trainings will be held in 2022.  Pre-registration is reguired.   Registration can be found here: https://ssp.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_8IAu0C33DhP4P8G. Day-of, walk-in registration will not be permitted.  Below is a list of trainings that will be available. 

Below is a listing of In-Person Private Pesticide Trainings.  Pre-registration is required at: https://ssp.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_1zcceUn5yrM99n8.  No walk-in registration will be allowed.  Cost is $50/person by check or cash to University of Nebraska-Lincoln. 

The 2021 regional Nebraska Soybean Day & Machinery Expo is scheduled for December 16. The expo will be in the pavilion at the Saunders County Fairgrounds in Wahoo from 8:30 - 2:15 pm. Exhibitor booths and the opportunity to view equipment will be available as well as presenters starting at 9:10 am.  Presenters include Univeristy researchers and specialists, Nebraska Soybean Checkoff representatives, soybean growers and private industry representatives. For more information, visit: https://croptechcafe.org/nebraska-soybean-day-machinery-expo-dec-16/?fbclid=IwAR3W34ERSedhVdv3OFtGKHpbl-jmh4vIVVZ82t8AvTySa22GjWvO9jPB88Y

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Chancellor heralds affordability, N2025 progress, return of historic columns

September 29, 2022
Building upon a celebration of employees and their role in powering the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s successes, Chancellor Ronnie Green set an enrollment goal and announced the future home of a set of historic columns during his Sept. 28 State of Our University Address.

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Returning to the Farm workshop for families in transition is December 9, 10 in York

September 23, 2022
The Center for Agricultural Profitability at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln will present Returning to the Farm, a workshop series for families who are in the transition process of bringing members back to the farm or ranch. It will begin with a two-day workshop in York for multi-generational families on Dec. 9 and 10 at the Holthus Convention Center, 3130 Holen Ave.

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Brent Plugge honored with Distinguished Service Award from the National Association of County Agriculture Agents

September 22, 2022
Brent Plugge received the Distinguished Service Award (DSA) from the National Association of County Agriculture Agents during the 2022 Annual Meeting and Professional Improvement Conference.

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University’s TAPS program coming soon to high school classrooms

September 22, 2022
In summer 2021, a group of agricultural education teachers decided to see how well the farm management concepts they were teaching in their classes translated to real life.

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