Nit Kit Program – Head lice resources for who need themThe Nit Kit program’s primary goal is to elevate the overall well-being of Nebraskans by combating the spread of head lice and offering safe and effective management strategies for affected children and their families.
Breaking barriers: Women thriving in agriculture at Herd That! ConferenceThe event focuses on providing women with the knowledge, tools and skills they need to succeed in this facet of the agricultural industry.
Empowering voices: The impact of Extension on a Hispanic women groupRPN empowers a dynamic group of Hispanic women in Columbus through biweekly sessions encompassing a wide spectrum of topics, including social, cultural, health, leadership and life skills.
STEM CARES brings high-quality science and engineering lessons to rural youthThe program engaged about 1,500 youth across 21 counties in high-quality, hands-on science, technology, engineering, and math experiences.
BeefWatch PodcastThe BeefWatch Podcast is an audio companion to the UNL BeefWatch newsletter.
Meets education requirements for permit required to do tree work in Columbus. Update topics include: Stop the Bleed, Tree Nutrition, Stump Treatments and Tree ID. Deadline to pre-register is January 5, 2024.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) classifies pesticide products as restricted-use pesticides (RUP) if they pose an increased risk to human health or the environment. To purchase and use RUPs, a person must be certified/licensed by the state where they will be using the products. Nebraska Extension provides the pesticide safety training required to become certified/licensed. In Nebraska, applicator licenses last three years and must then be renewed.
A private applicator license allows a person to apply RUPs to property owned or rented by them for the purpose of producing agricultural commodities. It also allows them to apply RUPs to the property of another producer on their behalf, as long as there is no compensation other than trading of personal services.
On-line enrollment is now open to enroll your 4-H'er for 2024! You can access 4HOnline 2.0 by visiting the following link: https://v2.4honline.com/#/user/sign-in. 4-H Leaders and Council members are required to enroll on-line too! Google Chrome and Firefox are the recommended web browsers to use when enrolling online. Enrollment fee is $5.00 per 4-H'er and no charge for Leaders or Council members. Card payment is required at end of enrollment process.
NEW FOR 2024: A simplified project list within 4HOnline for 4-H members to choose from.
For 2024 the "Growing Clovers", a 4-H club for Clover Kids, is open to all youth who turn 6, 7 or 8 during the calendar year and enrolled in 4-H. Clover Kids in Platte County have their own opportunity to have their projects interview judged at the Platte County Fair. The Platte County Clover Kid Curriculum Guide (updated October 2023) reviews the projects and resources available.
Growing Clovers - Spanish (two page .pdf file)
Growing Clovers - French (two page .pdf file)