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Nebraska Extension will be hosting a Beef Production Focused Private Pesticide License Certification Program December 6th, 2021 in Valentine, Nebraska. The program will run from 11:00am CT until 3:00pm CT at the 4-H Building on the Fairgrounds in Valentine, NE. 

A University of Nebraska Extension Beef Cow education meeting will be held on December 20, 2021, from 1:00 - 3:00 pm at the Extension Office, 128 N 6th Suite 100, O’Neill.

Dr. Kaci McCarthy Beef Cow Specialist from UNL and Steve Niemeyer Extension Beef Systems Educator will focus on Beef Heifer Replacement with Topics of:

1. Heifer Development with Supplementation Strategies
2. Heifer Selection
3. Pre-Breeding and Breeding Management

Replacement heifers are one of the most important groups we can manage in the cow herd.

The University of Nebraska Extension will be holding a live BQA Training & BQA Transportation Training on Monday, December 13, 2021, beginning at 1:00 pm at the Holt County Extension office meeting room 128 N 6th, O’Neill.

Instructor will be Jesse Fulton BQA Director.

Attendees must RSVP by calling 308-632-1230 or pre-register online before 4:00 pm Mountain Time - December 10th at https://bqa.unl.edu/. Then go to the tab - Events. Where poor attendance is projected it will be cancelled.

For more information contact Steve Niemeyer at 308-346-4200 at the GLW Extension Office in Burwell.

Producers in northeast Nebraska will have an opportunity to learn from cropping issues that impacted the area during the 2021 growing season. The Confronting Cropping Challenges program will help producers make decisions for the 2022 growing season and they can renew their private pesticide applicator license. This is the fifth year for the Confronting Cropping Challenges program, and responses from previous years have been very positive. This year the program will be offered in five locations across northeast Nebraska in December. The program will begin at 1 p.m. and conclude at 4 p.m.

Covering cash rents, land values, leasing, succession, farm programs and more. Each meeting is free to attend and expected to last approximately three hours. Virtual options will be announced for some locations. Registration is required with the local county extension office by one day prior to each workshop. Many locations listed including O'Neill on Jan 18, 2022.


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