Confronting Cropping Challenges Program to be Offered in November 2023

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This year's program will assist producers with making decisions for the 2024 growing season, as well as renewing their private pesticide applicator licenses.

Confronting Cropping Challenges Program to be Offered in November 2023

The Confronting Cropping Challenges (CCC) is a Nebraska Extension program focused on the current and emerging cropping issues that impacted northeastern area of the state during the 2023 growing season. This program is also intended to help producers make decisions for 2024.

After the CCC, producers have the option to recertify their private pesticide applicator license for those licenses expiring in 2024. This is the seventh year for the program, and responses from previous years have been very positive. This year, the program will be offered in three locations across northeast Nebraska in November. The CCC is a 2.5-hour program starting at 1 p.m. central time. Private pesticide applicator training will be held from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. central time. Locations and dates are:

  • Tuesday, Nov. 28 — Albion, Nebraska; Casey's Building Fairgrounds.
  • Wednesday, Nov. 29 — Randolph, Nebraska; City Auditorium.
  • Thursday, Nov. 30 — West Point, Nebraska; Nielsen Center.

If you need to renew your private pesticide applicator license in 2024, please attend the whole program. Even though this training is being offered in 2023, you will not lose a year of certification on your license. Please note that this training will only offer recertification of private pesticide licenses. Those needing initial training will need to attend one of the other training courses offered in early 2024.

The cost for the program is $10 if you are only attending the CCC program. If you are being recertified for your private pesticide applicator license, the cost will be $70. The additional $60 is the same as you would pay to be recertified at a traditional private pesticide applicator training.

Pre-registration is available online.

For more information, contact your local Nebraska Extension office

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Confronting Cropping Challenges flyer
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