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Nebraska Extension will conduct chemigation certification training sessions through early April at Alliance, Sidney, Bridgeport, and Scottsbluff, as well as other sites around Nebraska, such as North Platte and Ainsworth.

Producers who plan to apply crop nutrients and pesticides through irrigation systems during 2019, including those who need to renew their 2018 permits, are required to attend a training session and pass the test administered afterward. Attendees are asked to pre-register at the extension office whose session they plan to attend. They will receive a training manual and calibration workbook to review before the training session.

Nebraska Extension will offer an interactive workshop for child care center and family home providers, called Go NAP SACC, in March in Scottsbluff.

Go NAP SACC (Go Nutrition and Physical Activity Self-Assessment for Child Care) is a free in-service opportunity for child care providers that takes providers through five simple steps to make healthy changes to their programs to promote healthy child development by supporting healthy eating and physical activity for the children.

The training will consist of two sessions, which will take place March 7 and 14, 2019 from 5:30-9 p.m. at the Panhandle Research & Extension Center, 4502 Avenue I Scottsbluff.

Nebraska Extension will host a Feeding for Optimal Production and Performance in Beef Cattle and Working Horse workshop Feb. 26, 2019 at Scottsbluff.

The workshop will take place from 6-9 p.m. at the Panhandle Research and Extension Center, 4502 Avenue I. RSVPs are requested by Feb. 21, but walk-ins are also welcome. For cost information and to register, Contact Laurie Gonzalez Caro 308 632-1230, lgonzalezcaro2@unl.edu.

The Scottsbluff workshop is one of three. The other dates and locations are Feb. 25 at the Monsanto Learning Center south of Gothenburg, and Feb. 28 at the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture (NCTA), Curtis.

Research findings and industry updates will be the focus of the Nebraska Extension Beef Feedlot Roundtables Feb. 12-14, 2019.

The first workshop will be Feb. 12 at Bridgeport, beginning with registration at 12:30 p.m. at Prairie Winds Community Center. Registration begins at 12:30 p.m., followed by presentations from 1 to 5 p.m. Following the program, Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) training and certification or recertification will be available each day. The meeting is organized by Nebraska Extension and the Nebraska Beef Council.

Online registration is encouraged and available at https://go.unl.edu/2019roundtable. Cost is $20 at the door if preregistered and $40 for walk-ins.

Cutworm numbers have been on the increase in western Nebraska over the past several years, and the damage they can cause to dry edible bean fields has bean growers and others in the industry concerned.

Luckily, it is not too difficult or too expensive to control cutworms. But effective control depends on applying insecticide at the right time. And knowing the right time is a matter of monitoring populations of cutworm moths, which lay the eggs that produce the cutworms.

A hands-on workshop scheduled for early March is designed to train people to identify cutworms from all the other moths, and show how to monitor populations. It is organized by UNL Extension Entomologist Jeff Bradshaw, based at the Panhandle Research and Extension Center in Scottsbluff.

The 2019 Nebraska Dry Edible Bean Day will feature an appearance by the Nebraska Director of Agriculture, as well as presentations from dry bean processors updates on research, and reports from the state commission.

Dry Edible Bean Day is scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019 at the Gering Civic Center, sponsored by the Nebraska Dry Bean Growers Association (NDBGA). Registration begins at 12:30 p.m. After welcome messages from Bean Growers President Paul Pieper, Panhandle Research and Extension Center Director Jack Whittier, and Nebraska Dry Bean Commission Chair Courtney Schuler, the growers’ association annual meeting will start at 1 p.m.

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