Nebraska Extension in Knox County

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With the release of dicamba-tolerant soybeans, there was a vast increase in sensitive crop damage throughout the country in 2017. This online training program is designed to fulfill the label requirements for three new RUP dicamba products: Xtendimax, Engenia, and Fexapan. It is illegal to apply these products without first having taken state-authorized training. There is no cost to this training. 

The Knox County 4-H Council and Knox County FFA Programs are researching some possible changes to the livestock shows at the Knox County Fair for the 2019 fair. Please answer the following questions to give the committee members a better idea of how you would like to see the livestock shows organized in the future.

The UNL Water Website has been updated recently and provides information on four broad topics of 1) Groundwater, 2) Surface Water, 3) Ag Production, and 4) Residential Water Use. Under each of these topics are many sub-topics offering additional value.  You can also sign up for updates from the UNL Water. 

If you plan to chemigate during 2018 and need to recertify or need to take the initial training, visit the Chemigation website.

2018 Chemigation Schedule as of December 15, 2017

Any person who needs to purchase and apply restricted use chemicals on agricultural lands in the state of Nebraska is required to have a Private Applicators License.  For more information, visit the Pesticide Safety Education Program (PSEP) website

Area Training Dates All Nebraska Training Dates Commercial/Noncommercial Applicators Schedule

Enrollment for the 2018 4-H program year in Knox County is now open for members, clover kids and volunteers and are to be completed by April 15.  New and returning club members, as well as new and returning club leaders must enroll through 4HOnline.  Members who are re-enrolling will only need to update their profile (do not setup a new profile) and project listing.  New members will need to create a family profile or if family has already enrolled will only need to add a member.  Watch for the new project resource guide to be released in December to aid you in selecting your project areas for the 2018 year.

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Nebraska Extension offers introductory beekeeping workshops
Jan 11 – Those interested in learning about how to keep honey bees are encouraged to register for Nebraska Extension’s introductory beekeeping workshops. Read more
Nebraska Extension pilots youth preparedness initiative
Jan 9 – Nebraska Extension and Nebraska 4-H are piloting a youth preparedness and educational outreach program known as MyPI (My Youth Preparedness Initiative) Nebraska now through Aug. 2018. Read more