Final Reminder: Private Pesticide Applicator Training Offered


By John Wilson, Extension Educator

Farmers needing to be certified or recertified to purchase and/or apply restricted use pesticides to land they farm, whether owned or rented, will want to attend the training offered on Wednesday, January 27. Two sessions will be held that day at 1:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. at the First National Bank Northeast meeting room in Tekamah.

Preregistration is not required, just attend the session that is most convenient for you. If this date does not work, I have a list of when training is offered in surrounding counties or you may go to http://pested.unl.edu/ for a list of all private applicator classes offered across the state.

Private Pesticide Applicator Training Offered


Farmers needing to be certified or recertified to purchase and/or apply restricted use pesticides to land they farm, whether owned or rented, will want to attend the training offered on Wednesday, January 27. Two sessions will be held that day at 1:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. at the First National Bank Northeast meeting room in Tekamah. Preregistration is not required, just attend the session that is most convenient for you.

Burt County farmers whose certification expires this spring should have received a letter from me as well as the Nebraska Department of Agriculture in December. However, if your certification expired in previous years or if you have never been certified in the past, but need certified now, you will want to be sure to make note of these training dates and plan to attend.

If this date does not work, I have a list of when training is offered in surrounding counties or you may go to http://pested.unl.edu/ for a list of all private applicator classes offered across the state.

Burt County 4-H Planning Meeting Postponed


BURT COUNTY EXTENSION OFFICE – TEKAMAH,NE  
Event Rescheduled Monday – Burt Co 4-H Planning meeting postponed to Dec 16th, 7 p.m. at the 1st National Bank NE in Tekamah NE. 

Veteran’s Day Closings


The Burt County Courthouse will be closed Wed., Nov. 11th in honor of Veteran’s Day.

First National Bank Northeast will be closed Wed., Nov. 11th in honor of Veteran’s Day.

The Oakland City Office will be closed Wed., Nov. 11th in honor of Veteran’s Day.

Reminder: Columbus Day Closings


Many offices are closed today in honor of Columbus Day. First National Bank Northeast, the post office and the Burt County Courthouse are among the offices closed.

All will be open tomorrow, resuming regular business hours.

Brooks Larson Receives Award


Patty Plugge, Executive Director, awarding Brooks Larson, First National Bank Northeast in Lyons, for serving as President in 2015 for Burt County Economic Development Corporation (BCEDC).  BCEDC is a not-for profit, public/private partnership whose mission is to responsibly develop and expand the economy and enhance the quality of life in Burt County. Photo Courtesy of Patty Plugge.

Patty Plugge, Executive Director, awarding Brooks Larson, First National
Bank Northeast in Lyons, for serving as President in 2015 for Burt County
Economic Development Corporation (BCEDC). BCEDC is a not-for profit,
public/private partnership whose mission is to responsibly develop and
expand the economy and enhance the quality of life in Burt County.
Photo Courtesy of Patty Plugge.

Nebraska Enterprise Fund Awarded Economic Development Grant


Nebraska Enterprise Fund (NEF) of Oakland Nebraska has been awarded a $25,000 economic development grant. FHLBank, a wholesale financial institution of which First National Bank Northeast is a member, awarded the grant through its Joint Opportunities for Building Success (JOBS) program. JOBS help financial institutions throughout Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska and Oklahoma promotes jobs and economic growth in their communities. Roy Miller, President of First National Bank Northeast, stated “I am proud to sponsor the $25,000 grant to the Nebraska Enterprise Fund, as they have had positive impact on many small business entities in our rural area.  It is with combined efforts that business succeed, and the NEF is a good partner in that success.”

The JOBS grant will provide NEF with the opportunity to engage in Board Development exercises to strengthen the governance and supervision of NEF. A portion of the grant will be designated for the development of the strategic plan and key outcomes along with the development and strengthening of the NEF board. The balance of the funding will be designated as loan loss reserve allowing NEF to leverage additional SBA funds and maintain a healthy Loan Loss Reserve fund that supports NEF in the future as it better leverages its existing resources.

 

FHLBank Topeka is one of 12 wholesale banks nationwide that provide liquidity and various programs that help community financial institutions meet the residential housing finance and economic development needs of their communities. FHLBank Topeka awarded nearly $1 million in JOBS funding in 2014 and serves more than 790 members throughout Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska and Oklahoma.

 

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