The next Private Pesticide Applicator Training session is set for 1:00 p.m., Monday, March 4, at the Conference Room, Pinnacle Bank, 210 East 23rd St., in Columbus. No pre-registration is necessary. This bank is located across the street west from Applebee’s on Highway 30 in Columbus.
The Private Pesticide Applicator Training is for farmers whose pesticide applicator’s certificate is expiring April 15, 2013. In Nebraska, Pesticide Applicators certificates are valid for three years, so the training needs to be attended once every three years. Training is conducted by UNL Extension Educators across the state in every county.
Persons recertifying at the training are reminded to bring along the letter sent to them by the Department of Agriculture in December. Although not required, the letter will ease the registration process held at the end of the meeting. Cost to attend the training is $30
The last Private Pesticide Training in Platte County for 2013 will be held April 2nd. It is at 7:00 p.m. at Wunderlich’s Catering, 3rd Ave. and 23rd St., (Highway 30), Columbus.
Announcements: The Farm Estate Planning Meeting that I mentioned in my column last week is March 4 in Norfolk. Persons wanting more information or to register should call the Madison County Extension office at 402-370-4000.
The annual Rural Recognition Banquet will be March 19 at Ag Park, Columbus. Please mark this evening on your calendar to celebrate our State’s largest industry – Agriculture and its importance to our area. This year we are actually having this event during National Ag week.
For more information or assistance, please contact Allan Vyhnalek, Extension Educator, Platte County Extension. Phone: 402-563-4901 or e-mail AVYHNALEK2@unl.edu