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New plans for the tractor safety training courses that were originally scheduled around the state are designed to protect the health of the students and trainers during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Students will take the first day of the course online through the eXtension Foundation Campus website. After successfully completing the online course and testing, the required driving test will be offered at five locations across Nebraska July 27-31, 2020.

Teens 14 or 15 years of age who work on farms, or others who are interested in learning about safe farming practices, are encouraged to register for the Course. Anyone under age 14 is not eligible to take the class.

Nebraska Needs You is a community-wide social media compaign focused on promoting hope, resilience and connectedness amoung rural youth in Nebraska by sharing positive and empowering key messages that will encourage them to see their worth, take care of their mental health, and to reach out for help if they or someone they know is considering suicide. 

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Resources for Nebraska Farmers, ranchers, and Their Families. We hope you reach out if you are feeling stressed. YOU ARE NOT ALONE. We care about you!
All-terrain vehicles (ATVs) are a useful mode of transportation on farms and ranches, yet there are known safety hazards associated with their use. “ATV Aware” is a program which uses a custom-made simulator to mimic an actual experience of riding an ATV and teach about safe riding behaviors and laws.
Sleep is arguably the single most important factor in maintaining a healthy lifestyle, and lack of it causes a significantly reduced quality of life. We are committed to providing opportunities that will improve the well-being of individuals by offering programs dedicated to sleep deficiency and combatting this public health problem.

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