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There are many benefits to utilizing cover crops, such as improved soil health, reduced erosion, weed suppression and forage for livestock. It’s the details of how and what to do that can present challenges in using cover crops. The Eastern Nebraska Soil Health Conference will provide information to growers who are just getting started with cover crops and to those who are already making cover crops part of their operation.
Beginning Wednesday, January 5, the 2022 Nebraska Crop Production Clinics will feature live presentations and present research updates and information tailored to regional crop issues and grower interests. Sponsored by Nebraska Extension, the programs will be held in-person on nine days throughout January, with the final clinic offered via zoom on Friday, January 28.
The Northwest Missouri Certified Crop Advisors Conference is scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday, January 18th and 19th in St. Joseph, MO at the Stoney Creek Hotel & Conference Center, 1201 N. Woodbine Rd. This is an excellent 2-day conference where crop advisors and producers learn from experts from Nebraska, Kansas and Missouri.
Private Pesticide Applicator Training Sessions have been scheduled in Nemaha, Johnson, Otoe, Pawnee, Richardson and Cass Counties for 2022 to provide an opportunity for farmers to renew their license or for initial certification. Cost $50.

Direct volunteers must be screened or rescreened through the Nebraska Dept. of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Central Registry Check. 

Cost of the screening is $5

Direct Volunteers:

Club Leaders 4H Council Member Horse Level Testers

For those who are Direct volunteers, the process will be initiated when you re-enroll through 4-H Online 2.0 at https://v2.4honline.com
(select Organizational Leader, Project Leader or Program Volunteer).

Rescreening is done every five years by district, regardless of when a volunteer’s original screening was completed.

Plan to attend the Nebraska Local Food and Farm Conference on February 4th and 5th in Aurora, NE. This conference is a dynamic collaboration combining Nebraska Sustainable Agriculture Societies Healthy Farms Conference, the Nebraska Regional Food Systems Summit, and the Nebraska Specialty Crops Conference & Trade Show into two full days of educational sessions, farmer forums, roundtable conversations, and keynotes.


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Student scholarships available for 2022 Women in Agriculture conference

January 12, 2022
The Nebraska Women in Agriculture Conference will award up to 15 scholarships to students to attend the 2022 Nebraska Women in Agriculture Conference, Feb. 24 and 25 in Kearney.

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Registration open for ServSafe® training Feb. 15-16 in Scottsbluff

January 7, 2022

Lincoln, Neb. —Nebraska Extension will offer ServSafe Manager Training Program for food service managers and employees Feb. 15-16 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. in Scottsbluff, at the Bluestem Room at the Panhandle Research and Extension Center, 4502 Avenue I. 

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Panhandle Perspectives: 2021 Nebraska dry edible bean trial results on CropWatch website

January 6, 2022
Results of the 2020 variety trials for dry edible beans conducted by the University of Nebraska Panhandle Research and Extension Center have been posted on the Nebraska Extension CropWatch website.

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