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Pesticide and Chemigation Training Scheduled for April 11 Postponed 

The pesticide and chemigation training that is scheduled for O’Neill this coming Thursday  April 11th has been postponed to Wednesday April 17th.  The times will not change.  With the upcoming winter storm prediction and potential blizzard like conditions on Thursday, we have decided to make this decision today so farmers/ranchers can make adjustments as needed.  

A free webinar will be offered April 23 via the web for farm and ranch families. The webinar will take place at noon (CST) and can be accessed at go.unl.edu/farmstresswebinar. Wellness in Tough Times will be presented by Nebraska Extension Educators Glennis McClure and Brandy VanDeWalle starting at 12:00 p.m. (CST). This free webinar is available for farm and ranch families to participate and will provide strategies for dealing with the stress of farming or ranching in today’s difficult economic environment.

If your private pesticide applicator license is expiring April 15, 2019 you have several ways to renew it. This license is necessary to purchase and apply restricted use chemicals on agricultural lands in the state of Nebraska. For more information on a obtaining an initial license or on renewing your current license:

Quite a few ag land leases in Nebraska start on March 1st.  Do you have questions about setting up that new lease and new lease rate?  In addition to the traditional face-to-face meetings that are held, there will be a new feature - Ag Land Management Quarterly Webinars. 

An Exploring Sustainable Production Workshop will be held on Thursday, February 7th at 10:00 am at the Holt County Courthouse Annex in O'Neill.  This workshop is free to attend. Questions - Contact the Holt County Extension Office at 402-336-2760.

The Nebraska Crop Production Budgets have been revised and updated for 2019 with 78 budgets covering 15 crops. Also included is information on crop budgeting procedures, machinery operation and ownership costs, material and service prices, and a crop budget cost summary.

For more information: https://cropwatch.unl.edu/2018/nebraska-crop-production-budgets-2019