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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

Why should you enroll? What does enrolling mean? Watch the video for more information!

On-line enrollment is now open to enroll your 4-H'er for 2019! 4-H Leaders are required to enroll on-line too! Deadline to enroll is April 1, 2019. The following links will provide printable .pdf files for instructions on how to enroll in various capacities. 

New Member Enrollment

Platte County offering private pesticide trainings at the KZ100 Farm Show on January 31, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. at Ag Park, Columbus. 

You can still pay for your private pesticide license by mailing a check made out to Department of Agriculture to the following address: Department of Agriculture, PO Box 94668, Lincoln NE  68509. The postcard details paying online, but you can pay by mail as well! For further questions, please contact your local Extension Office, 402-563-4901. 

Fore statewide training dates and locations, go to http://pested.unl.edu

Pre-registration is required to attend any of the Lawn, Garden, Tree and Landscape classess. To register, please complete the form, clip and mail with payment by February 1, 2019 deadline. 

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


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