Nebraska Extension in Holt & Boyd Counties

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We are so excited to offer this Fit and Healthy Kids Free web class for childcare providers. The March 5, 2018 class (7:00 - 8:00 p.m. CST) is Blocks BUILDing Math Talk in Early Childhood Setting - Engaging in block play provides a vast array of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematical (STEM) concepts. This workshop will focus on STEM concepts that can be addressed through block play experiences and specifically emphasize strategies to enhance and increase potential for mathematical talk. Participants will . . .
The Handy Bt Trait Table lists the types of Bt hybrids present in all commercialized corn in the U.S.A. in a concise two-page format. It presents the trade names for hybrids with Bt traits, Bt event, protein(s) expressed, targeted insects and herbicide traits. . .

Is your private pesticide applicator license is expiring April 15, 2018? Recall that this license is necessary to purchase and apply restricted use chemicals on agricultural lands in the state of Nebraska. The Nebraska Department of Agriculture has likely mailed to you a similar letter that includes a recertification form. You must provide the original copy of this form regardless of the recertification option you select. Currently, there are five (5) methods available to you to renew your license.  They include: 

Safe With You Training will be held from January-April in our area. This training meets DHHS Child Care Licensing requiements for child care in Nebraska. The sessions cost $20 and is due with your registration (within 1 week of the class that you wish to attend).

The Nebraska Crop Budgets have been updated for 2018 costs and conditions and include five new budgets relative to corn-soybean rotations. In total there are 78 crop production budgets for 15 crops as well as information on crop budgeting procedures, machinery operation and ownership costs, material and service prices, and a crop budget production cost summary.

Nebraska Extension is planning its 9th Farm Beginnings® Program at the Kimmel Education and Research Center at 5985 G Road Nebraska City, NE 68410 for January, 2018. Plans are being made for Nebraska Extension and the Nebraska Sustainable Agriculture Society to facilitate the Farm Beginnings® Program to be held in Nebraska City. The Farm Beginnings® Program is an educational training and support program designed to help people who want to evaluate and plan their farm enterprise. Farm Beginnings® participants engage in a mentorship experience and network with a variety of successful, innovative farmers; attend practical, high quality seminars, field days and conferences.

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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