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2022 Teen Tractor Safety Course

Training will be held in May and June across Nebraska for certification for 14- and 15-year-olds to drive a tractor and do field work with certain mechanized equipment. 

Students will register for a driving exam and register to complete the Hands-On Safety Day prior to the driving exam.  There is a $25 fee for the driving exam. 
For more information and to register, visit          <flyer>

Nebraska Beef Quality Assurance
BQA and BQAT Certification Training

April 21, 2022 at 10:00 a.m.

Phelps County Ag Center, 1308 2nd St, Holdrege

RSVP and Register online at OR

Call 308.632.1230

Certification fee is $20/person or a flat fee of $100 for operations who bring 5+ people

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2020 Trends in Nebraska Farm Custom Rates

A survey of agricultural custom operators across Nebraska.    <Read more>

You may download the full report of 29 pages here:  2020 Nebraska Farm Custom Rates, Report by Glennis A. McClure, Extension Educator-Farm & Ranch Management Analyst  and  Jim A. Jansen, Agricultural Economist

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