UNL Extension to Host Pesticide Trainings and Ranching Meetings

CUSTER COUNTY–Private pesticide trainings will be held for farmers and ranchers who need to renew their certified private pesticide applicator’s license or anyone who wants to become certified.

January 24 at the Community Building in Sargent (1 pm)
January 29 at the Community Building in Ansley (7 pm)
February 1 at the Senior Center in Callaway (1 pm)
February 7 at the 4-H Building in Broken Bow (1 pm)

In order to become certified, producers pay a $40.00 recertification fee for study materials and training and will then be billed from the Nebraska Department of Agriculture an additional $25. If you cannot attend any of these trainings a self-study manual costing $60 is available at the Custer County Extension Office.

Other options would be completing an online training costing $60 or attending a private pesticide training in another county. You must be certified if you intend to purchase or use any restricted use pesticides.

“Ranching for Profitability” Meetings Held Across Nebraska

What are pillars to beef productivity? Grazing, reproduction, and cattle health are key to beef profitability and will be covered in half-day workshops across Nebraska by beef specialists and educators.

“Ranching for Profitability” workshops will be held from 10 am to 2 pm and 5 pm to 9 pm.
Burwell and Thedford on January 9
O’Neil and Ainsworth on January 10
Gordon and Valentine on January 11
Kearney and Broken Bow on January 16
Brady and Kimball on January 17

Contact the local Extension Office one week prior for a meal count.

Please note: speakers and topics may vary by location- contact the local extension office for a list of topics and speakers.

Head of the Animal Science Department, Clint Krehbiel, will discuss “Nutrition and Management Practices for Weaned Calves for Improved Health and Well-Being”. Krehbiel will also give an update on the UNL Animal Science program.

Nebraska Extension beef nutrition specialist, Travis Mulliniks, will cover managing cows’ diets before and after calving to prepare them for the breeding season.

The challenge continues as land managers battle newly introduced and established problem weeds. Nebraska Extension range and forage specialist, Mitch Stephenson, will discuss control methods for pasture weeds.

Jerry Volesky and Daren Redfearn are experts in the field of irrigated forages and will share their insight in growing forage crops.

Pre-registration required for a meal count (one week prior). All times are local.

*January 9 – Burwell (Sandstone Grill 10 am–2 pm) 308-346-4200;
*January 9 – Thedford (Sandhills Corral 5-9 pm) 308-645-2267;
*January 10 – O’Neill (Holt County Courthouse Annex 10 am–2 pm), 402-336-2760;
*January 10 – Ainsworth (Lutheran Church 5-9 pm), 402-387-2213;
*January 11 – Gordon (Gordon Community Building 10 am–2 pm) 308-327-2312;
*January 11 – Valentine (Peppermill Restaurant 5–9 pm) 402-376-1850;
*January 16 – Kearney (Buffalo Co Extension Office 10 am- 2 pm) 308-236-1235;
*January 16 – Broken Bow (Country Club 5 pm–9 pm) 308-872-6831;
*January 17 – Brady (Brady Community Center 10 am–2 pm) 308-532-2683;
*January 17 – Kimball (4-H Building 5 pm–9 pm) 308-235-3122;

Please call the office one week prior if you plan to attend. Cost is $15/person. Brought to you by Nebraska Extension, and local sponsors.

Courtesy County Extension