Chemigation Certification Training Offered Across Nebraska

Chemigation Certification Training Offered Across Nebraska

February 29, 2012


Fertilizer supply tank, portable injection pump and center pivot connections for an irrigation system in northeast Nebraska that uses a  submersible pump. 

Individuals whose Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality chemigation certificate expired on December 31, 2011 can become recertified by attending training and successfully completing an exam.

The Nebraska Chemigation Act of 1987 requires a person directly involved in calibrating and monitoring a chemigation system to be certified by NDEQ. Chemigation training and certification help ensure that applicators are well informed and can avoid ground and surface water contamination from backflow of nutrients and pesticides.

Attendees should pre-register at the extension office where they plan to attend.  They will receive a training manual and calibration workbook to review before the training session.  On the day of the session, participants should bring the manual, calibration workbook, No. 2 pencil, and a calculator.  The training is free and should take 2.5-3.5 hours.

For more information see the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality Chemigation page at


2012 Chemigation Training

Ainsworth March 15, 1:30 p.m., Lutheran Church; contact B-K-R Extension Office, 402-387-2213
Alliance March 8, 9 a.m., Extension office; contact: Jim Schild, 308-762-5616
Beatrice March 2, 9 a.m., Gage County Extension Office, Contact Randy Pryor, 402-821-2151
Bridgeport March 21, 1:30 p.m., Prairie Winds Community Center; contact: Jim Schild, 308-262-1022
Broken Bow March 5, 1 p.m., 4-H Building, Custer County Fairgrounds, Contact: Custer County Extension Office, 308-872-6831
Fremont March 2, 9 a.m., Dodge County Extension Office; contact: Dave Varner, 402-727-2775
Grand Island March 13, 9 a.m., Hall County Extension Office, Fonner Park Room; contact Mark Hinze, 308-385-5088
Hastings March 14, 9 a.m., Adams County Fairgrounds Community Room; contact: Mark Hinze, 308-385-5088
Holdrege March 7, 1 p.m., Phelps County Extension Office; contact Alan Corr, 308-324-5501
Kearney March 20, 1 p.m., Buffalo County Extension Office; contact: Alan Corr, 308-324-5501
Lexington March 14,  1 p.m. Dawson County Extension Office; contact: Alan Corr, 308-324-5501
McCook March 13, 1 p.m. 4-H Bldg., contact: Robert Tigner, 308-882-4731

March 13, 9 a.m. LLC at Northeast Community College; contact: Wayne Ohnesorg, 402-370-4000
April 12, 1 p.m., LLC at Northeast Community College; contact: Wayne Ohnesorg, 402-370-4000

North Platte

March 15, 1:30 p.m., UNL's West Central REC; contact: Dave Boxler, 308-696-6721
April 5, 1:30 p.m., UNL's West Central REC; contact: Dave Boxler, 308-696-6721
May 9, 1:30 p.m., UNL's West Central REC; contact: Dave Boxler, 308-696-6721

Ogallala March 8, 1:30 p.m., Valentino's; contact: Doug Anderson, 308-284-6051
O'Neill March 20, 1:30 p.m., Holt County Courthouse Annex; contact: Holt County Extension, 402-336-2760
March 20, 6:30 p.m., Holt County Courthouse Annex; contact: Holt County Extension, 402-336-2760
Ord March 15, 1 p.m., Valley County Extension Office; contact: Valley County Extension, 308-728-5071
Scottsbluff March 15, 1:30 p.m., UNL Panhandle REC; contact: Jim Schild, 308-632-1480
Stapleton March 6, 10 a.m., Logan County Courthouse; contact: Bethany Johnston, 308-645-2267
Stratton March 20, 1 p.m.,  VM Hall; contact Robert Tigner, 308-882-4731
Valentine April 10, 1 p.m., Cherry County Extension Office; contact Jay Jenkins, 402-376-1850
York April 4, 1 p.m., Fairground 4-H Bldg.; contact: Gary Zoubek, 402-362-5508