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The 2024 Nebraska Extension Crop Production Clinics will kick off on Wednesday, January 3, in Gering and head east across the state. Session topics will include crop production, insect management, pesticide safety, disease management, soil fertility, water management, weed management, and pesticide applicator recertification training will be available.

The day-long event will present research updates and information tailored to regional crop issues and grower interests. In the Panhandle and other areas, weed management of Palmer Amaranth is a major issue. 

An opportunity for community organizations and individuals to learn more about aiding their neighbors during a disaster event will be held on Tuesday, December 12, 2023 at ESU 13 in Scottsbluff. 

The Community Organizations Active in Disaster, or COAD, is a collaborative network of community organizations, agencies, individuals, businesses, and non-profits working together to minimize the impact of disasters.   

“It’s plugging these groups into getting communications and aid when a disaster happens, and mass care is needed,” said Ashley Hopkins, administrative assistant, Region 22 Emergency Management, Scotts Bluff County. “We’ll help volunteers with CERT disaster training and tie into FEMA training and networking with others.” 

The first of several private pesticide applicator training dates will be held on January 3, at the Nebraska Extension Crop Production Clinic, at 8:30 a.m. at the Gering Civic Center. In Gering, private pesticide license holders and those seeking a first-time private pesticide license may recertify. The cost of the clinic is $95. Pre-register at http://agronomy.unl.edu/cpc

The 2024 private pesticide and chemigation applicator training dates and times are set to be held from January to March in several locations. Notification letters will be sent out by the Nebraska Department of Agriculture (NDA) to applicators whose licenses will expire in 2024.  

Nebraska Extension is looking for an extension professional based in Bridgeport, NE to provide regional expertise and develop focused, comprehensive learning programs in food, nutrition, and health.
Deadline to submit application is December 11, 2023.

For more info/to apply, visit: https://employment.unl.edu/postings/88703

The Nebraska Association of Fair Managers will award a $500 scholarship to one qualifying 4-H male and a $500 scholarship to one qualifying 4-H female who are graduating seniors in the state of Nebraska and who plan to continue with post high school education. The scholarship will be awarded at the annual NAFM convention in January. The application can be found at https://www.nebraskafairs.org/newsletters.php.

Applications should be submitted to local Extension Offices by Thursday, November 30, 2023. 

More details at: https://www.nebraskafairs.org/newsletters.php

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