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Chemigation is the process of applying chemicals to land/crops with water from an irrigation system. Chemicals are broadly defined as any fertilizer, herbicide, fungicide, or pesticides mixed with the irrigation water during application. The Nebraska Department of Environment and Energy requires certified chemigation applicators. An applicator is the person actively engaged in the application of chemicals via chemigation. This may or may not be the owner of the land who is legally responsible for the use of chemigation on the land, called the chemigation permit holder, with the Natural Resources District (NRD). Applicators are required to take training and pass an exam every 4 years. Those applicators whose certification expired on Jan.

You can find various articles here for management of cows during cold weather. (Information provided by UNL Beef Specialists). 

The Center for Agricultural Profitability at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln will present Returning to the Farm, a workshop series for families who are in the transition process of bringing members back to the farm or ranch. It will begin with a two-day workshop in Kearney for multi-generational families on March 8 and 9 at the office of Nebraska Extension in Buffalo County, 1400 E 34th St. 

The series assists families and agricultural operations with developing financial plans and successful working arrangements to meet their unique needs. It will guide families in developing estate and transition plans, setting personal and professional goals, and improving the communication process between family members. 

Who Will Benefit from Attending?

All who are interested in livestock manure management are welcome to take the training. Farm staff and advisors implementing farm's permit or nutrient plan are welcome and encouraged to attend. Consider making this workshop part of your staff's training. Crop farmers using manure, as well as farm staff and advisors implementing a livestock operation's permit or nutrient plan are welcome and encouraged to attend one or more sessions.

More information and registration link can be found at: https://water.unl.edu/lat

Leanr more about how to meet your cow’s nutrient needs when feeding hay this Winter from Mary Drewnoski, Nebraska Extension Beef Systems Specialist. See article here.

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