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Dolezal attends continuing education classes in Hastings PDF Print E-mail

Michael Dolezal, Perkins County Weed Superintendent recently attended the Nebraska Weed Control Association’s Spring Training Seminar at Central Community College in Hastings.  
This was the second opportunity during 2013 to obtain 10 of the required 20 hours of continuing education needed by county weed superintendents statewide.  
Topics presented on Tuesday included ATV Safety & Demonstrations by Sharry Nielsen and Bob Meduna; Workplace Safety by Tim Baxter; Eastern Red Cedar Invasion by Shelly Taylor; Healthy Grassland Community by Nadine Bishop; Importance of Surfactants During Drought by Ted Bethell; Weed ID by NDA Staff and Public Relations Articles by Rod Stolcpart.
Wednesday’s topics included Chemical Content by Scott Flynn; EC 130 Discussion by Bruce Rumsey; Federal Noxious Weeds by Mike Reed; One Pot Method by Nate Jacobsen; Pesticide Violations by Tim Creger; Driftwatch by Craig Romary; Sericea Lespedeza by Scott Marsh; NPDES Permits by Travis Porter and Calibration by Rob Schultz and Marty Craig.
As with every NWCA training superintendents are required to answer morning and afternoon roll call, take and pass an exam to obtain the credit hours needed.  There are two remaining opportunities for continuing education for 2013.  
Fall training will be Nov. 5-6 in Hastings where recertification training will be held for all attendees. This training will allow the weed superintendent to renew their commercial applicator’s license.
The final opportunity is the Nebraska Association of County Officials Conference in Omaha, Dec. 11-13.