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Dates for the 2020 Serve Safe Trainings have been set.  The following trainings will be held at the UNL Extension-Madison County Office at 1305 South 13th Street in Norfolk NE.  Trainings for 2020 are January 21, February 26,  April 20, June 23, and October 19. Some other options will be the following trainings which will be held in Columbus at the UNL Extension- Platte County Office located at 2715 13th Street, Columbus, Ne; March 17, and October 21 Please contact Pierce County Extension Office for registration.

Does your child, age 14-15, work on someone else’s farm or acreage nearby? Or do you employ a young person on your farm or acreage?

If the answer is yes, this little-known information is vital. Federal law prohibits youth under 16 years of age from using specific equipment on a farm unless parents or legal guardians own the farm. Certification received after a course provided by Nebraska Extension grants an exemption to the law, allowing 14- and 15-year-olds to drive a tractor and to do field work with certain mechanized equipment.

The 2020 PCEP Private Pesticide Training dates have been set.  Click here for dates and locations.

You can also visit the Pesticide Safety Education Program website!

Enroll in Pierce County 4-H at https://www.4honline.com/.

Dues need to be paid in the Extention Office-$5 per 4-H'er and $2 per Clover Bud

Enrollment Instructions can be found at the following.

New Member Instructions: https://4h.unl.edu/enroll/new-member

Returning Member Instructions: https://4h.unl.edu/enroll/returning-member

Looking for a 4-H Club to join? Click here to see all of the Pierce County Clubs!

Congratulations to all of the 2019 award winners!

2019 Achievement Day Program


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Nebraska Extension offers crop scout training in March

February 13, 2020

Lincoln, Neb. —Agricultural 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 on March 11. The workshop will take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Eastern Nebraska Research and Extension Center near Mead. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.

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Farm bill program enrollment video resources available

February 11, 2020
The Department of Agricultural Economics at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln has published video resources on farm bill details and decisions for producers as the March 15 deadline for new program enrollment decision approaches.

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