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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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Extension ag land management, leasing workshop scheduled statewide

November 21, 2022
Nebraska Extension and the Center for Agricultural Profitability at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln will host a series of in-person land management workshops covering current cash rental rates and leasing considerations for 2023. They will be held at locations across the state during the winter months.

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Eric Stehlik makes a difference in the lives of many 4-Her’s

November 9, 2022
Eric Stehlik is a 4-H Associate in Saline County and has served there for over 30 years. His continued service doesn’t go unnoticed, especially as he retires from Extension.

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Hatton-Bowers receives national award for creativity and scholarship

November 9, 2022
Holly Hatton-Bowers, associate professor and extension specialist in the Family, Youth and Child Studies Department at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, was one of four public faculty members from across the United States recently recognized for outstanding work by the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) Board on Human Sciences (BoHS).

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UNL for Families: Importance of Career Exploration

November 9, 2022
College and career readiness have become a trending focus in many school systems, often starting exposure to college and career options in elementary school.

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