Crop Production Clinics offer continuing education at 9 locations
The annual Crop Production Clinics will help producers and professionals alike to improve profitability, sustainability and safety.
The 2013 meeting series will be held at nine locations throughout the state in January. Topics vary slightly by location, but could include soil fertility, soil water and irrigation management, crop production, ag business management and policy, pesticide safety and disease, insect and weed pest management. Information on the topics for each location will be available at cpc.unl.edu.
The clinics are the primary venue for commercial and noncommercial pesticide applicators to renew their licenses in the Ag Plant, Regulatory and Demonstration/Research categories.
Certified Crop Advisors can earn a maximum of six continuing education units when they bring their CCA number to apply. Available units include: six for integrated pest management, two for soil and water, one for nutrient management, one for crop production and two for professional development.
The 2013 locations are:
--Jan. 8, Hastings, Adams County Fairgrounds;
--Jan. 9, North Platte, Sandhills Convention Center;
--Jan. 10, Gering, Gering Civic Center;
--Jan. 15, Atkinson, Atkinson Community Center;
--Jan. 16, York, The Auditorium;
--Jan. 17, Beatrice, Armed Forces Reserve Center;
--Jan. 22, Kearney, Younes Conference Center;
--Jan. 23, Norfolk, Lifelong Learning Center, Northeast Community College; and
--Jan. 24, Fremont, Midland University Event Center.
Registration fee for the clinic is $50 for a meal, refreshments and the 2013 Guide for Weed Management and the 2013 Crop Production Clinic Proceedings. For those recertifying as pesticide applicators, the fee is $60. Online pre-registration at cpc.unl.edu is strongly encouraged. As an incentive to promote online pre-registration, on site/day-of registration will be $70 per person. Contact your local Extension office or 402-472-2811 or 402-472-1632 with questions.