Nebraska Extension in Gage County

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Tractor Safety Training Required by Law for Teen Farm/Ranch Workers

Federal law prohibits youth under 16 years of age from using specific equipment on a farm unless parents or legal guardians own the farm.  Certification received through a course provided by Nebraska Extension grants an exemption to the law, allowing 14- and 15-year-olds to drive a tractor and work with certain mechanized equipment. 

 The most common cause of agricultural-related death in Nebraska is overturned tractors and all-terrain vehicles (ATVs).  Employing anyone uncertified under age 16 is a liability risk for farmers if those children operate such equipment.


Friday, February 23, 2018, 9:00 a.m. 
Nebraska Extension in Saline County
306 West 3rd Street, Wilber. 

        Seven Nebraska Extension offices across the state will offer workshops in February providing livestock and crop farmers with information on how to turn manure nutrients into better crop yields while protecting the environment.  For Southeast Nebraska, the Land Application Certification program will be held 

Home is the place you grow up wanting to leave - and grow old wanting to come back to.

“Emphasis On Grazing Strategies”
Wednesday, February 28, 2018
1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
First Evangelical Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall
204 South School Street - Wilber, NE

Saturday, February 24th 2018
9 am to 4 pm (registration begins at 8:30 am)

$70 per person, includes beekeeping handbook, lecture slides, equipment catalogs, Varroa kit, refreshments, & lunch.
$35 for each additional family member (does not include handbooks)
*When registering, please let us know about any dietary restrictions.

How can you get started with cover crop in your corn/soybean rotation? Already using cover crops - could you be doing it better?


Nebraska Extension in Gage County

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Public forums to address 2018 farm bill
Feb 14 – Producers, landowners and other agricultural policy stakeholders seeking information on the 2018 farm bill are encouraged to register for a series of five forums scheduled at locations across Kansas and Nebraska. Read more
Nebraska Extension crop scout training on March 13
Feb 14 – Industry representatives and corn and soybean growers wanting to learn how to better manage corn and soybean pests should plan to attend the Nebraska Extension crop scout training for pest managers program March 13 at the Eastern Nebraska Research and Extension Center near Mead. Read more