Nebraska Extension and Central States Center for Agricultural Safety and Health at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, College of Public Health, have announced plans for the annual “tractor safety” training courses scheduled at 6 sites across Nebraska in late May and early June. Students will complete the first day of the course either by attending a hands-on event at one of two locations or online through the eXtension Foundation Campus website. The hands-on events will take place May 24 in North Platte, and May 26 in Grand Island. After successfully completing the hands-on event or the online course, and testing, the required driving test will be offered at six locations across Nebraska May 25 through June 10, 2022.
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The market value of agricultural land in Nebraska increased by 16% over the prior year to an average of $3,360 per acre, according to the preliminary results of the 2022 Nebraska Farm Real Estate Market Survey. The University of Nebraska-Lincoln's Department of Agricultural Economics annually surveys land industry professionals across Nebraska, including appraisers, farm and ranch managers, agricultural bankers, and related industry professionals. Results from the survey are divided by land class and summarized by the eight Agricultural Statistic Districts of Nebraska.
Information and registration for the 2022 Yonts Water Conference to be held on April 12th at the Gering Civic Center can be found on the Panhandle Research & Extension Center webpage.
There is no charge to attend, but space is limited and registration is needed by April 7. To register online, go to https://go.unl.edu/yonts . To register by phone, call 308-632-1230.
Nebraska Extension will offer ServSafe® Manager Training Program for food service managers and employees May 3-4 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. in Scottsbluff, in the Bluestem Room at the Panhandle Research. and Extension Center, 4502 Avenue I.
Registrations are due by April 7, along with the registration fee. Space may be limited. Contact Nebraska Extension at 308-262-1022 or 308-632-1480, or Extension Educator Tammie Ostdiek at email@example.com.
The Panhandle Research and Extension Center (PHREC) is pleased to announce the application period is now open for its first annual “Panhandle Research and Extension Center Student Scholarship” is now open. Applications close midnight, April 15, 2022.
Three scholarships of $1,000 each will be awarded to high-school students or first- and second-year college students from the Nebraska panhandle who are planning to attend any of the Nebraska University campuses, including Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture, and majoring in Agriculture, Agriculture Technology or a related degree with an emphasis on agriculture.
PANHANDLE PERSPECTIVES: Panhandle Center welcomes first group of India students for immersive education experience into American ag system
David Ostdiek, Communication Specialist UNL Panhandle Research, Extension and Education Center
Four undergraduate college students from Assam Agricultural University in India have arrived in Scottsbluff, where they will spend about two months studying American agriculture – everything from technology on tractors to federal policy coming from Washington.