Chemigation Certification Training Offered Across Nebraska
February 29, 2012
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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 http://www.deq.state.ne.us/Chemig.nsf/Pages/Chemtrai
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
March 15, 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|
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|