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FEMA Disaster Assistance one page informational flyer on how to register in English or Spanish.

With the recent flooding Nebraska Extension in Platte County, Platte County 4-H, Lakeview FFA, Lakeview FFA Alumni, Nebraska Cattlemen, Ag Park and First Nebraska Bank are working  to organize a group of volunteers to help farmers affected by the flooding. Many people want to know how they can help out and be of service to others. We are looking for volunteers, fencing material donations, and food to feed volunteers. Farmers in need of volunteers can also sign up! Platte County Flood Relief 2019

79th annual Platte County Fair is July 10-14, 2019

2019 Fair Book Departments (all .pdf files)

Youth in grades K-8 are invited to join us for a Safety Day on May 29th at Ag Park, Columbus. A $5.00 paid registration must be received by May 22, 2019 at the Extension office. Topics for demonstration are Ag. Chemical Safety, Healthy Lifestyles, Mower Safety, Sun safety, Hearing Safety, Electrical Safety. Progressive Agriculture Safety Day Registration Form Flyer

Co-Parenting for Successful Kids is an educational program for families in the process of divorce, or who are interested in custody modification or paternity proceedings. The class will help parents understand the impact on their children and provide concrete steps parents can take to help their children succeed through the process.

Co-Parenting for Successful Kids is available throughout Nebraska to help meet the needs of divorcing families and children and meet the requirements of the New Parent Act as amended by LB 554 in 2007.

The Columbus After School Program is a non-profit organization committed to providing a safe and secure environment for youth in the Columbus area to grow intellectually, culturally, physically, socially and emotionally. The goal is to prepare them to live a life of service as citizens of their community and country.

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Doing Your Part: Recycle plastic ag pesticide containers for useful products
May 15 – Recycling plastic is the right thing to do -- especially when it diverts about 75,000 pounds of pesticide containers annually from Nebraska landfills. Read more
Quarterly webinar series to address land management issues
May 15 – The second edition of Agricultural Land Management Quarterly will cover 2019 cash rental rates and land values in Nebraska and critical communication issues between landlords and tenants. Read more