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There are many benefits to utilizing cover crops, such as improved soil health and reduced erosion. How can you get started with cover crops in your corn/soybean rotation? Already using cover crops - could you be doing it better? The focus of the conference is to provide information to growers who are strictly in a corn/soybean rotation and to assist them in understanding the value of cover crops.
During the winter of 2018, Nebraska Extension will host beef profitability workshops across Eastern Nebraska to help beef producers evaluate their operations in order to make them more profitable through the latest research based information. One of these workshops will be held in Tecumseh at the Nemaha NRD Office (62161 US 136) on Tuesday, February 27th beginning at 1:30 pm.
The Southeast Nebraska Soil Health Conference will be held on Monday, March 5, 2018, at the Kimmel Ag Expo Center in Syracuse NE. Registration & refreshments begin at 8:30 am with the program starting at 9:00. The event is FREE but pre-registration is required by February 27th for lunch/refreshment count.

A Sprayer Applicator Clinic will be held on Tuesday, March 6, 2018, from 11:30 am to 4:00 pm at the Kimmel Ag Expo Building in Syracuse, NE.  "By attending this clinic, you will be a better prepared spray applicator," Greg Kruger, Weed Science and Pesticide Application Technology Specialist from North Platte, NE.  Register by Friday, March 2, 2018, by contacting Nebraska Extension in Nemaha County at 402-274-4755.  The cost of the program is  $20 per person.  Checks should be made payble to University of Nebraska-Lincoln and mailed to the Nemaha  County Extension Office, 1824 N St, Ste. 102, Auburn NE  68305. 

In October 2017, the Environmental Protection Agency required that soybean and cotton dicamba products (currently XtendiMax™, FeXapan™, and Engenia™) be classified as Restricted Use Pesticides (RUPs).  This change requires anyone purchasing and using these products to be a licensed certified applicator whether for private, commercial, or non‐commercial application. There was also a requirement by EPA for additional training on dicamba use for these three products. This is a special training which is different from the normal local, agronomy and restricted use pesticide certification meetings. 

Farm Beginnings® is an educational training and support program designed to help people who want to evaluate and plan their farm enterprise.  Farm Beginnings® participants engage in a mentorship experience and network with a variety of successful, innovative farmers; attend practical, high quality seminars, field days and conferences.  The 2018 Farm Beginnings® Classes will be held at Douglas/Sarpy Extension Office, 8015 West Center Rd, Omaha NE.

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Public forums to address 2018 farm bill
Feb 14 – Producers, landowners and other agricultural policy stakeholders seeking information on the 2018 farm bill are encouraged to register for a series of five forums scheduled at locations across Kansas and Nebraska. Read more
Nebraska Extension crop scout training on March 13
Feb 14 – Industry representatives and corn and soybean growers wanting to learn how to better manage corn and soybean pests should plan to attend the Nebraska Extension crop scout training for pest managers program March 13 at the Eastern Nebraska Research and Extension Center near Mead. Read more