Crops, Programming

From Farms to Families Program

A program designed to empower women in agriculture through education.


Today’s agriculture is constantly changing, making it important for producers and their families to stay knowledgeable of current issues. Risk management is more important now than ever for agricultural producers, so to address some of the issues producers face, a program was developed by UNL Extension.  From Farms to Families is a program designed to empower women in agriculture with a better understanding of the issues that affect their operation’s profitability.

 This exciting program for women will be held on February 2nd and 16th from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. at the Opera House in Bruning, NE. During the first session, participants will learn how to develop their green thumb, become a more informed citizen about animal welfare policies and learn a quick and easy healthy meal that can be prepared in a crock-pot.  The second session focuses on canning and food preservation, learning about some basic animal health issues and learning another healthy meal option that can be prepared quickly and conveniently.  

Cost of the program is $25 for one session or $45 for both sessions. The price includes all materials and a light meal.  Deadline to register for the February 2nd session is January 26th and February 9th for the February 16th session.

To register, call UNL Extension offices in the following counties: Fillmore 759-3712, Nuckolls 225-2381 or Thayer 768-7212.

 Pesticide Safety Education Programs

Those needing to renew their Private Pesticide Applicators License or to be licensed for the first time may do so by attending a PSEP training session.  I will be holding sessions in Fillmore County:

February 8th, 2:00 p.m., Ag Hall – Fillmore County Fairgrounds, Geneva
February 9th, 2:00 p.m., Courthouse Clubroom – Thayer County Courthouse, Hebron
February 9th, 6:00 p.m., Courthouse Clubroom – Thayer County Courthouse, Hebron
February 21st, 6:00 p.m., Ag Hall – Fillmore County Fairgrounds, Geneva

The sessions last approximately 3 hours.  In addition to the core requirements concerning pesticide safety, I will present agronomy information that is pertinent to the area, on-farm research results and other UNL research updates.  The UNL Extension program fee is $30.00 for this session.  A complete list of locations across Nebraska accessed at this website . If you are unable to attend in Fillmore County, you may attend a session in a different county or by home study, which costs $60.00.

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