Thursday, January 3rd

3:30 pm                       (after Corn Expo)

Fremont – Dodge Co. Extension Office
Monday, January 14th7:00 pm

Mead- ENREC (formerly ARDC)

Friday, February 1st9:30 amColumbus – Ag Park*
Monday, February 4th1:00 pm

David City- Butler County Events Center (Butler Co. Fairgrounds)

Thursday, February 7th9:30 am

Lindsay- Village Office

Friday, February 15th1:00 pm

Schuyler- Oak Ballroom

Special Phase 2/3 Management Class (see below)

Wednesday, February 20th9:30 am

Columbus – Ag Park*

Monday, March 11th6:00 pm

Fremont- Extension Office

Zoom Class (see below)

Tuesday, March 12th9:30 am

David City- Butler County Events Center (Butler Co. Fairgrounds)

Wednesday, March 20th7:00 pmMead- ENREC (formerly ARDC)
Thursday, March 21st7:00 pmColumbus – Ag Park*

*Ag Park classes will be on the second floor. The entrance is on the south side and is accessible by stairs or elevator.

Phase 2/3 Management Class- Focus on Lower Platte North NRD Phase 2/3 Management Areas.  These areas have higher nitrogen/nitrate levels in the groundwater.  Producers who live or farm in these areas are encouraged to attend this specific class as presentations will include more aggressive ideas to address the ongoing problem.  Input is strongly needed from area producers.  This class will meet the Nitrogen & Water Management Certification requirements.

Zoom Class Allows taking certification class from a remote computer on the March 11th date ONLY.  Please contact Aaron Nygren ( or Daryl Andersen ( by February 28th for registration instructions.

Online/Take Home Tests

The District encourages agricultural producers to attend certification classes if possible, since district and Extension staff are better able to present the latest information on production agriculture and current water issues being addressed by the Legislature. However, if a producer is unable to attend any of the classes, they can complete an online or take home test instead.

Online Test

To request access to the online certification test, fill out the information here. When you have submitted your information, a link and password for the test will be emailed to you.

There is no charge for the online test.

Take Home Test

The District offers two different take home tests. One test is geared for agricultural producers, which covers the same general information as the classes, while the second take home test focuses on operators of municipal and industrial water systems.

To request a take home test, contact Water Resources Specialist Russell Oaklund or call (402) 443-4675. There is a $10.00 fee for the take home test.