Master Gardener Classes in Sidney

The Nebraska Master Gardener Program is offering classes for those interested in horticulture on Tuesday nights, from Feb. 3 through Mar. 10.

Nebraska Extension is providing the classes at Western Nebraska Community College, 371 College Drive in Sidney from 5:30 - 8:00 p.m. Class topics include: water wise landscapes, tree pruning, beneficial insects & insect pests, wildlife damage and more. Please see the Master Gardener brochure for more information.

Nebraska Master Gardeners are trained volunteers who provide horticulture information to people in their communities. In return for the knowledge they receive through the classes, Master Gardeners volunteer 40 hours of their time to their community through various means such as helping with horticulture exhibits at the county fair, teaching youth about gardening, working in community gardens and other community related projects.

Participants must pre-register for the classes. For more information on the Master Gardener program, contact the Nebraska Extension Office in Cheyenne County at (308) 254-4455.

Certification Training for Private Pesticide Applicators Offered

Training for Private Pesticide Applicators whose certification will expire in 2015 will be offered on Tuesday, Jan. 20 in Sidney at the Country Inn & Suites. The training is also for people who would like to become certified as a Private Pesticide Applicator for the first time. The training will be offered at 1:00 p.m.
          
Contact the Nebraska Extension office for additional training locations in the Panhandle and other options for pesticide certification.  In Sidney, call (308) 254-4455.

See the listing of Panhandle training locations.

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As a leader in your community, often you are asked to present a program to club meetings, civic groups or professional organizations. Finding information for such a program and then organizing it can be challenging and time consuming. Look no further!

Faculty from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension are providing you research-based, educational program resources free-of-charge. Information in each program is based on research from educational institutions around the world. The programs listed reflect the variety of topics which our clientele cite as issues within their communities. Congratulations on leading your organization to a greater understanding of these priorities!  For lessons....

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