Dolezal attends continuing education classes

Michael Dolezal, Perkins County weed superintendent recently attended the Nebraska Weed Control Association Spring Training, held in Kearney April 5-6, with the theme, “Jump Start on Weed ID”.

Wednesday’s topics included: Weed Free Forage and Gravel Inspections, Todd Boller – Fillmore County weed superintendent; Invasive Grasses and Wyoming Extension Cheat Grass Challenge, Gary Stone – UNL Extension educator; More Invasive Weeds, Kristi Paul – Sheridan County weed superintendent; Review of 2016 Annual Reports, Mitch Coffin – Nebraska Department of Ag; Panel Discussion of LB 1038, Mike Reed – Douglas County weed superintendent; Poisonous Plants, Rod Stolcpart – Rock County weed superintendent.

Thursday’s topics included: Managing Herbicide Resistant Plants, Todd Whitney – UNL Extension educator; Millenials in the Workplace, Bill Podraza – Unique Technique Inc.; NIRMA Safety Updates, Chad Engle – loss prevention and safety specialist/NIRMA; Nebraska’s Native and Non-native Thistles, Bruce Rumsey – Clay County weed superintendent and Brent Meyer – Lancaster County weed superintendent; Identification and Location of Nebraska’s Noxious Weeds, Nebraska Department Of Ag field staff; WEEDMAPPER Update, Marty Craig – Dawson and Gosper County weed superintendent.

NWCA Spring Training was the second opportunity of 2017 to obtain required continuing education, as defined in the Nebraska Noxious Weed Act. Each superintendent must answer roll call twice per day, complete and pass the exam at the end of each day to receive his or her 10 hours of continuing education credit. The next training opportunity will be NWCA Fall Training in Kearney this November.

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