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   The latest high level management in nitrogen application for raising corn is not applying the entire bulk amount of nitrogen in the fall or spring as anhydrous, but turning more towards in season approaches with sensors.  This past fall only a fraction of anhydrous fertilizer was applied in our area compared to normal as the weather has impacted our nitrogen applications. In the future, will farmers be utilizing more in season approaches which is also more weather resilient, highly efficient and usually more profitable?

Do you need to renew your Private Pesticide Applicator's License or certify for the first time or look up your license status?

Training options and dates and how to look up your license status can be found at: https://go.unl.edu/2019privatepesticidetraining  

The CHIME Program provides education and guidance on how to incorporate mindfulness and reflective practice into your daily routine, teaching and caregiving. 

Engaging in mindfulness and reflective practice has many benefits for health and well-being of both providers and young children - including reduced stress, improved emotion management, better sleep quality, increased focus and attention, and enhanced relationships. 

Introduction to CHIME - Tuesday, Feburary 5, 2019
6:30-8:30 p.m.
Nebraska Extension in Saline County - 306 W 3rd Street, Wilber, NE
Cost is $10

Annie’s Project – A Six Session Educational Course for Farm Women Starts January 28, 2019 in Beatrice. 

 Farm and ranch women are generating a cultural tide in American agriculture that is moving management, assets and opportunities to a new wave of farmers across the country. At Annie’s Project workshops, farm women become empowered to be better business partners or sole operators through networks and by managing and organizing critical information. Whether you are a woman working full-time in the operation or have off-farm employment, Annie’s Project is for you. 

Lincoln, Nebraska, Jan. 10, 2019 – Turning manure nutrients into better crop yields while protecting the environment will be the focus of eight Nebraska Extension workshops across the state in February. 

“The workshops will help livestock producers put to use the nutrient management planning requirements of Nebraska’s Department of Environmental Quality regulations and increase the economic value of manure,” said Leslie Johnson, animal manure management coordinator at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. 

Sometimes it's hard to tell what your chilld needs, what her behaviors mean and if you're doing right by him. Imagine what it might feel like if you could make sense of what your child is really asking from you.

Circle of Security Parenting is an opportunity to join other parents just like you, for an 8-week class where you'll learn to strengthen your relationship with your child; be present with your child during the best and toughest of times; recognize your child's needs and make sure of his or her behavior; and meet your child's needs by being bigger, stronger, wiser and kind.

Dates: February 6; February 13; February 20; February 27; March 6; March 13; & March 27

Time: 6:30-8 p.m.


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