Calendar

Sep
13
Fri
NE State Grange meeting
Sep 13 – Sep 15 all-day

The Nebraska State Grange will hold the annual Convention in Grand Island at the Midtown Ramada Inn, September 13-15. The National Grange delegates this year will be Harry and Cindy Greer from Colorado. Cindy is National Grange Ceres, and President of the Colorado State Grange. This will be the time to look over our policies and and suggest some resolutions for debate.

Sep
16
Mon
Nat’l Farm Safety & Health week webinars
Sep 16 – Sep 20 all-day

Agriculture is known as one of the most dangerous industries in America and abroad. According to NIOSH approximately 2,050,000 full-time workers were employed in production agriculture in the US in 2017. NIOSH reported that in 2016, 417 farmers and farm workers died from a work-related injury, resulting in a fatality rate of 21.4 deaths per 100,000 workers. Transportation incidents, which include tractor overturns were the leading cause of death for these farmers and farm workers.

National Farm Safety and Health Week has been recognized during the third week of September for seventy-five years, since 1944. AgriSafe has organized activities to support awareness for agricultural health and safety professionals and producers alike in conjunction with organizations such as the National Education Center for Agricultural Safety (NECAS). The 2019 theme is “Shift Farm Safety into High Gear,” which focuses on the importance of safety on the farm as well as America’s rural roadways. The goal of the week is to remind us that it is everyone’s responsibility to prioritize the issues that are faced in the agricultural community. During September 15-21, 2019, our free webinars will share information on tractor safety, safeguarding the youth, communicating hazards, opioid use, and women’s health issues such as hazard communications, ergonomics and reducing adverse pregnancy outcomes. These topics are a significant threat to producers and their families. Timely information will be shared by field experts in a format that is accessible to all.

Daily Themes include
Monday‐ Tractor Safety & Rural Roadway Safety;
Tuesday – Farm Health & Opioid/Suicide Prevention;
Wednesday – Safety & Health for Youth in Agriculture;
Thursday – Confined Spaces in Agriculture; and
Friday‐ Safety & Health for Women in Agriculture

For more information on National Farm Safety and Health week, visit www.agrisafe.org.

AgriSafe is an international 501©3 organization representing health and safety professionals who strive to reduce health disparities found among the agricultural community. Our mission is to support a growing network of trained agricultural health and safety professionals that assure access to preventative services for farm families and the agricultural community.

Young Leader Program deadline
Sep 16 all-day

Influence, Inspire, Learn and Connect

Apply for the 2020 ASA Corteva Agriscience Young Leader Program!  The Young Leader Program, sponsored by ASA and Corteva Agriscience, provides training for actively-farming couples or individuals who are passionate about the possibilities of the future of agriculture.
This two-phase training program is unique in that your spouse (if applicable), even if not employed full time on the farm, will be an active participant in all elements of the training. As a Young Leader participant you will:
• Engage in leadership-focused training that impacts not only your farming operation but other organizations in which you serve
• Gain tools to better enable you to tell your story
• Connect with soybean farmers from the U.S. and Canada, creating valuable new agricultural relationships
 
PHASE I – Tuesday, December 3 – Friday, December 6, 2019 at Corteva Agriscience in Indianapolis, Indiana
PHASE II – Tuesday, February 25 – Saturday, February 29, 2020 in San Antonio, Texas, in conjunction with Commodity Classic.

The ASA Corteva Agriscience Young Leader Program is for those young in leadership, regardless of age.  For more information about the Young Leader Program and to apply for membership in the class of 2020, go to: SoyGrowers.com. Nebraska application deadline: September 16, 2019.  For information contact the NE Soybean Association at 402-441-3239.

NeFU Dist 6 Fall mtg
Sep 16 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

2019 NeFU Fall District Meetings Schedule
District 6 Fall Meeting: Native Winery 32, 789 7th Road, West Point, NE 68788
9 miles west of West Point, 1 mile north on 7th Road
Monday, September 16, 2019.
6:00-7:00 pm wine tasting with cheese & meat plates with meeting to follow.
· Graham Christensen: District 6 Director’s Report including Costco latest bad news financing efforts, Regenerative Ag, & Citizen Scientist Water Quality Testing
· Julie Hindmarsh & Laura Thomas: NFU Fly-In Report
· NeFU President John Hansen: Report on state and national issues, & Lancaster County CAFO Task Force
NeFU District 6 Business:
· Election of officers: President, Vice President, Secretary/Treasurer
· Select 2 delegate candidates to NFU Convention—elected by NeFU convention delegates
Bring a friend, neighbor or family member that needs to get active in NeFU.
For more information, call Paul Poppe (402) 380-4508.

Sep
17
Tue
Listener Appreciation Party @ Mac's Creek Winery and Brewery
Sep 17 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Sep
18
Wed
Canyon Lakes Brewery – Johnson Lake
Sep 18 all-day

Lunch Hours 11-2
Turkey and Brie Panini, Cuban, Chicken Salad Sandwich or a Burger with a Side and Soda or Tea for $8.00

Sep
19
Thu
Canyon Lakes Brewery – Johnson Lake
Sep 19 all-day

Lunch Hours 11-2
Turkey and Brie Panini, Cuban, Chicken Salad Sandwich or a Burger with a Side and Soda or Tea for $8.00

Medicine Stone @ Diamondhead Resort
Sep 19 all-day
NeFU Dist 7 Fall mtg
Sep 19 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

2019 NeFU Fall District Meetings Schedule
District 7 Fall Meeting: Perkins Restaurant, 1229 West Omaha Avenue, Norfolk
Thursday, September 19, 2019. 6:00 pm Supper on your own with meeting to follow.
(Please attend this meeting so you can help with ideas to host the state convention.)
· Martin Kleinschmit: District 7 Director’s Last Report (Martin is retiring)
· Art & Helen Tanderup: NFU Fly-in report
· NeFU President John Hansen: Report on state and national issues.
NeFU District 7 Business:
· Nominations for Dist. 7 Director (3 year term elected by #7 delegates at state convention)
· Election of officers: President, Vice President, Secretary/Treasurer
· Select 2 delegate candidates to NFU Convention—elected by NeFU convention delegates
Bring a friend, neighbor or family member that needs to get active in NeFU.
For more info, call Art Tanderup (402) 278-0942 or (402) 887-1396.

Sep
20
Fri
Canyon Lakes Brewery – Johnson Lake
Sep 20 all-day

Lunch Hours 11-2
Turkey and Brie Panini, Cuban, Chicken Salad Sandwich or a Burger with a Side and Soda or Tea for $8.00

Medicine Stone @ Diamondhead Resort
Sep 20 all-day
Cover Crop Seeding Demo
Sep 20 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

Are you looking for another alternative when planting cover crops? Does the harvest season time-crunch limit your ability to fully capitalize on the long-term benefits of using cover crops? If you answered yes to either of those questions, you’ll want to attend the field demonstration on Friday, September 20th near Creighton.

The Bazile Groundwater Management Area (BGMA) project team, along with the Nebraska Department of Environment & Energy, have teamed up to demonstrate an additional seeding option for producers using a high-clearance applicator.

The high-clearance applicator is equipped with a pneumatic seeding unit and in-the-row drop nozzles. This concept allows for the late-season application of seed into a standing crop; but will eliminate some of the seed loss or drift that can sometimes occur when applying cover crop seed using an aerial method.

Do you want to see it for yourself? The project team has secured 3 demonstration plots located within the Bazile Groundwater Management Area. Don’t miss the seeding demonstration on Friday, September 20th at 10:30 a.m. at the Jim Fuchtman farm, east of Creighton. Meet at Midwest Seed of Creighton at 53105 HWY 59. Stop by and watch the machine in action. Lunch will be served at Midwest Seed after the demonstration.

Cover crops prevent erosion, improve soil’s physical and biological properties, sequester excess nutrients, suppress weeds, improve the water infiltration and water-holding capacity, and break pest cycles along with various other benefits. Contact your local NRD office for more information.

Sep
21
Sat
Canyon Lakes Brewery – Johnson Lake
Sep 21 all-day

Lunch Hours 11-2
Turkey and Brie Panini, Cuban, Chicken Salad Sandwich or a Burger with a Side and Soda or Tea for $8.00

Medicine Stone @ Diamondhead Resort
Sep 21 all-day
Sep
22
Sun
Larson Dairy Open House
Sep 22 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Larson Dairy of Creston invites you to see a relatively new piece of technology in dairy production, milking robots as they are called. These are stand alone units where the individual cow chooses when to be milked, and she will walk herself to the robot, and the robot accomplishes the task of collecting the milk. There are only three herds in Nebraska that have installed the robot milkers. The open house will be on Sunday September 22 from 12-noon until 5pm at the Larson Dariy farm, 1 1/2 miles north of Creston on Meridian Road. There will be snacks and goodies, and informational displays. Hope to see you there!

Sep
23
Mon
2019 Ag Outlook Forum
Sep 23 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Don’t miss this chance to hear from top business and political leaders!  The Agricultural Business Council of Kansas City is pleased to present the 2019 Ag Outlook Forum on Sept. 23, 2019.

This year has already proven to be very challenging for farmers, agribusinesses and rural America. With trade wars, declining prices and tremendous uncertainty about the ag economy, this is a great time to connect with top-notch leaders across agriculture and rural America about their perspectives and insight. The Ag Outlook Forum will feature some of the top business and political leaders in the U.S., including:
  – Agri-Pulse Editor-in-Chief, Sara Wyant
  – USDA Deputy Secretary Steve Censky
  – USDA Deputy Chief Economist Warren Preston
  – Office of the United States Trade Representative, Chief Ag Trade Negotiator, Gregg Doud
  – John Deere Chief Economist Luke Chandler
  – Farmers National Company President Jim Farrell
  – USDA Economist Ashley Hungerford
  – Univ. of Missouri FAPRI Director Pat Westhoff
  – Agriculture Future of America President &CEO Mark Stewart
  – Director – Master in Agribusiness Program, Kansas State University, Dr. Allen Featherstone
  – Aligned President Torree Pederson
  – Dairy Farmers of America Senior Vice President Jackie Klippenstein
  – Corteva Agriscience Global Business Platform Communications Leader Sharyl Sauer

The event will be held at the Kansas City Marriott Downtown, 200 West 12th St., Kansas City, MO 64105.  Registration starts at 8:00 a.m., the program begins at 9:30 a.m. and concludes with a networking reception at 4:00 p.m.  Registration fees are $165 for Agricultural Business Council members or $195 for non-members.  Discounted event parking is available.  Register here…. http://www.agbizkc.com/agoutlookforum

NeFU Dist 5 Fall mtg
Sep 23 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

2019 NeFU Fall District Meetings Schedule
District 5 Fall Meeting: The Eatery, 2548 S 48th St, Lincoln, NE 68506
Monday, September 23, 2019. 6:00 pm supper on your own with meeting to follow
· Ben Gotschall: District 5 Director’s Report
· Camdyn Kavan: NFU Fly-In Report
· NeFU President John Hansen: Report on state and national issues and Lancaster County CAFO Task Force.
NeFU District 5 Business:
· Election of officers: President, Vice President, Secretary/Treasurer
· Select 2 delegate candidates to NFU Convention—elected by NeFU convention delegates
Bring a friend, neighbor or family member that needs to get active in NeFU.
For more information, call Ben Gotschall (402) 705-8679.

Sep
25
Wed
Canyon Lakes Brewery – Johnson Lake
Sep 25 all-day

Lunch Hours 11-2
Turkey and Brie Panini, Cuban, Chicken Salad Sandwich or a Burger with a Side and Soda or Tea for $8.00

Farm Finance & Ag Law Clinic
Sep 25 all-day

Free legal and financial clinics are being offered for farmers and ranchers at five sessions across the state in September. The clinics are one-on-one meetings with an agricultural law attorney and an agricultural financial counselor. These are not group sessions, and they are confidential.

The attorney and financial advisor specialize in legal and financial issues related to farming and ranching, including financial and business planning, transition planning, farm loan programs, debtor/creditor law, debt structure and cash flow, agricultural disaster programs, and other relevant matters. Here is an opportunity to obtain an independent, outside perspective on issues that may be affecting your farm or ranch.

Clinic Sites and Dates
    Grand Island — Thursday, September 5
    North Platte — Thursday, September 12
    Lexington — Thursday, September 19
    Norfolk — Wednesday, September 25
    Valentine — Thursday, September 26

To sign up for a free clinic or to get more information, call the Nebraska Farm Hotline at 1-800-464-0258.  Funding for this work is provided by the Nebraska Department of Agriculture, Legal Aid of Nebraska, North Central Extension Risk Management Education Center, and the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture.

Sep
26
Thu
Canyon Lakes Brewery – Johnson Lake
Sep 26 all-day

Lunch Hours 11-2
Turkey and Brie Panini, Cuban, Chicken Salad Sandwich or a Burger with a Side and Soda or Tea for $8.00

Sep
27
Fri
Canyon Lakes Brewery – Johnson Lake
Sep 27 all-day

Lunch Hours 11-2
Turkey and Brie Panini, Cuban, Chicken Salad Sandwich or a Burger with a Side and Soda or Tea for $8.00

Sep
28
Sat
Canyon Lakes Brewery – Johnson Lake
Sep 28 all-day

Lunch Hours 11-2
Turkey and Brie Panini, Cuban, Chicken Salad Sandwich or a Burger with a Side and Soda or Tea for $8.00

Oct
2
Wed
Canyon Lakes Brewery – Johnson Lake
Oct 2 all-day

Lunch Hours 11-2
Turkey and Brie Panini, Cuban, Chicken Salad Sandwich or a Burger with a Side and Soda or Tea for $8.00

LENRD Irrigated Acres application
Oct 2 – Oct 3 all-day

Landowners within the Lower Elkhorn Natural Resources District (LENRD) boundaries, will have an opportunity to apply for new irrigated acres in some portions of the District this fall.

The LENRD board voted, at their August meeting, to allow up to 450 acre-feet of new depletions, in accordance with their Voluntary Integrated Management Plan for irrigation development in the Hydrologically Connected or 10/50 Area, and to allow up to 2,500 acres of new groundwater irrigation development in the Non-Hydrologically Connected or Non 10/50 Area under the district’s standard variance process.  An approved variance is a requirement for any expansion of irrigated acres in the LENRD, whether from an existing or new irrigation well.

Geographic portions of the district that are eligible to be considered for standard variances are areas that fall within the top three categories of the classification map.  A map of the eligible locations will be available at the LENRD office in Norfolk.

Excluded from consideration for this sign-up period will be any parcel of land located in any Quantity Management Subarea or Phase 3 Area located within the LENRD.

LENRD also approved the scoring sheets used by staff when processing applications and reauthorized use of the Conditions for Approval policy, which has accompanied approved variances each of the last two years.  In addition, a minimum soil score of 90 must be met for any standard variance to be considered for approval.

The board established a sign-up period to receive applications for Standard Variances between October 1st, 2019 and October 31st, 2019.  Contact the LENRD for more information or visit:  www.lenrd.org/latest-news/  Application forms will be available online and in the office beginning October 1st.

Oct
3
Thu
Canyon Lakes Brewery – Johnson Lake
Oct 3 all-day

Lunch Hours 11-2
Turkey and Brie Panini, Cuban, Chicken Salad Sandwich or a Burger with a Side and Soda or Tea for $8.00

Oct
4
Fri
Canyon Lakes Brewery – Johnson Lake
Oct 4 all-day

Lunch Hours 11-2
Turkey and Brie Panini, Cuban, Chicken Salad Sandwich or a Burger with a Side and Soda or Tea for $8.00

Oct
5
Sat
Canyon Lakes Brewery – Johnson Lake
Oct 5 all-day

Lunch Hours 11-2
Turkey and Brie Panini, Cuban, Chicken Salad Sandwich or a Burger with a Side and Soda or Tea for $8.00

Oct
9
Wed
Canyon Lakes Brewery – Johnson Lake
Oct 9 all-day

Lunch Hours 11-2
Turkey and Brie Panini, Cuban, Chicken Salad Sandwich or a Burger with a Side and Soda or Tea for $8.00

Oct
10
Thu
Canyon Lakes Brewery – Johnson Lake
Oct 10 all-day

Lunch Hours 11-2
Turkey and Brie Panini, Cuban, Chicken Salad Sandwich or a Burger with a Side and Soda or Tea for $8.00

UNL International Trade Conf
Oct 10 all-day

Registration is open for a one-day international trade conference hosted by the Clayton Yeutter Institute of International Trade and Finance at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, in collaboration with the Nebraska Farm Bureau.

“What’s on the Horizon for International Trade?” is Oct. 10 at the University of Nebraska College of Law, Hamann Auditorium, 1875 N. 42nd St. The conference is free and open to the public.

The conference will begin with a 30-minute primer on key legal and economic trade concepts to set the stage for subsequent discussions with leading experts and former trade policy officials. They will share insights on today’s fast-moving trade-policy dynamics, including the future of the World Trade Organization, how new trade agreements may reshape the competitive landscape, the impact of tariffs on supply chains, and the estimated economic implications of recent tariffs on Nebraska’s economy.

Edward Alden, Ross Distinguished Visiting Professor at the University of Western Washington and senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, will deliver the opening keynote.

A lunchtime panel will feature a discussion between former U.S. Chief Agricultural Negotiator Darci Vetter and current university students. Vetter serves as global lead for public affairs and vice chair for agriculture and food at Edelman.

Zippy Duvall, president of the American Farm Bureau Federation, will provide closing remarks. A reception will follow.

Advance registration is required. To view the full agenda and to register, visit https://yeutter-institute.unl.edu. Conference sessions will be live-streamed for those unable to attend in person.

The program is approved for 4.5 hours of Continuing Legal Education credit. In-person attendance is required to receive credit.