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The 4-H Communications Contests allow youth to improve their public speaking skills while building confidence. Whether you write a speech, deliver a public service announcement, present an illustrated demonstration, or share a video it is sure to be an enjoyable contest!

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.

The 2024 Polk County fair dates have been set for July 17-21, 2024.

 

CORNHUSKER ECONOMICS MARCH 15, 2023
Nebraska Farmland Values and Cash Rental Rates in 2023

The Agricultural Budget Calculator (ABC) Program is ready to use in modifying or creating your crop budgets for 2023. Learn more at cap.unl.edu/abc or go directly to the ABC program at agbudget.unl.edu.

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A Feb. 6 ceremony at the Nebraska Association of County Extension Boards (NACEB) Annual Meeting honored 2023 award recipients for their commitment to supporting and promoting Nebraska Extension.

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Students undertake surgery, flight, and more at Incredible STEM Day

February 8, 2024
Fifth graders flooded the halls of the Panhandle Research Extension and Education Center in Scottsbluff on Feb. 7, when the Nebraska Extension held its second annual Incredible STEM Day.

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Geoscientist uses sensors to assess potential damage in dams

February 8, 2024
Water can be a life-giving source and a destructive one.

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University saluted by Carnegie Foundation for excellence in community engagement

January 11, 2024

“We see the designation as a springboard. It allows us to ramp up in places where we can do better, to bring more public presence to the engagement work that we’re doing, to reward those people who are doing it well and to really enhance our capacity in engagement.”Kathleen Lodl, associate dean of Nebraska Extension

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