Calendar

Jul
22
Mon
USDA Extended deadline for reporting acres
Jul 22 all-day

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is extending the deadline for agricultural producers in states impacted by flooding and heavy moisture. The new July 22 deadline applies to producers in Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, Minnesota, North Dakota, Ohio, Tennessee and Wisconsin for reporting spring-seeded crops to USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) county offices and crop insurance agents.

Filing a timely crop acreage report is important for maintaining eligibility for USDA conservation, disaster assistance, safety net, crop insurance and farm loan programs. A crop acreage report documents all crops and their intended uses and is an important part of record-keeping for your farm or ranch.

Producers filing reports with FSA county offices are encouraged to set up an appointment before visiting the office. Acreage reports from producers in the affected states who set up appointments before the July 22 deadline are considered timely filed, even if the appointment occurs after the deadline. Likewise, reports from producers in non-affected states who set up appointments before July 15 will be considered timely filed.

Jul
24
Wed
Science & Ag Family Field Day
Jul 24 @ 8:30 am – 3:30 pm

The University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s Haskell Agricultural Laboratory near Concord will host a science and agriculture family field day on July 24. All ages are welcome to attend the field day which runs from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Attendees can come and go throughout the event.

Optional activities will be organized into two tracks: agriculture; and science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics, or STEAM. Tours available in both the morning and afternoon will highlight research at Haskell, as well as the Northeast Arboretum and bee research. Panelists from Backyard Farmer, Nebraska’s must-see television program for gardening information, will be on hand to answer questions from attendees.

Activities and booths available all day include Nebraska Extension’s Mobile Beef Lab, science literacy trailer, maker space trailer, and robotics. Northeast Power will also be doing safety demonstrations. There will also be blender bike and healthy snack demonstrations, cover crop demonstrations and various child learning activities.

A free lunch, sponsored by the Nebraska Soybean Board, will be served.

Haskell Ag Lab is located at 57905 866th Rd, approximately one and a half miles east of Concord.

There is no cost to attend the field day. For more information call 402-584-2261 or visit https://extension.unl.edu/statewide/nerec/.

Jul
25
Thu
ISU RUSLE2 wksp
Jul 25 @ 8:00 am – 4:30 pm

Livestock producers and service providers can learn how to use the Revised Universal Soil Loss Equation 2 (RUSLE2) and the Iowa Phosphorus Index in nutrient and manure management plans, during a workshop July 25.

The workshop is hosted by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, in collaboration with the United States Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service and the Iowa Department of Natural Resources.

RUSLE2 software calculates soil loss for a given field, which is needed for figuring out the Iowa Phosphorus Index.

The RUSLE2 workshop will be held July 25 at the ISU Extension and Outreach Polk County office in Altoona. The workshop runs from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The introductory level workshop provides hands-on software orientation, including an introduction to the operating parameters, selection of input values, and developing and saving management operations for RUSLE2.

Additionally, real field examples will be used to determine risk calculations of the Iowa Phosphorus Index and how to incorporate these numbers into manure and nutrient management planning requirements. Manure management planning, soil sampling requirements, common errors and the DNR’s review process also will be discussed. An orientation into the new soil loss calculation software, WEPP – Water Erosion Prediction Project, will also be provided.

The workshop will be taught by Don Corrington, USDA-NRCS; Kapil Arora and Dan Andersen, agriculture and biosystems engineering specialists with ISU Extension and Outreach; and Jeremy Klatt, Iowa DNR.

The cost is $200 if registered by July 19, and $225 thereafter. The fee includes handout materials, RUSLE2 software, refreshments and lunch. Because software will be provided, participants are required to bring a Microsoft Windows compatible laptop equipped with a USB drive and Microsoft Excel software, as well as the administrator password to the computer in order to install software.

The workshop is limited to 30 participants and walk-in attendees are not allowed. Certified Crop Advisor Credits (5SW, 1 NM) are available.

The agenda, registration instructions, location directions and additional workshop details are available on the RUSLE2 Workshop website https://register.extension.iastate.edu/rusle2. Participants can register online.

DMC Lunch n Learn
Jul 25 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Nebraska Extension and the Nebraska State Dairy Association are hosting two Farm Bill Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) Lunch N Learn sessions. Each Lunch N Learn will focus on the dairy related changes and information in the current Farm Bill.

Enrollment in the DMC program is ongoing at Nebraska USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) county offices now through Sept. 20. The DMC program is a voluntary risk management program that offers producers protection when the difference between the all milk price and the average feed price (the margin) falls below a certain dollar amount selected by the producer.

A representative of Nebraska FSA also will be present at the education sessions.  Dairy producers also can learn more about the DMC program by visiting USDA’s online DMC Decision Support Tool. It can be found by going to www.farmers.gov.

Agenda
July 25 – Beatrice Chamber of Commerce; 218 N 5th Street, Beatrice, NE
July 26 – Madison County Extension Office; 1305 S. 13th Street, Norfolk, NE

Time: 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

There is no fee to attend and lunch is provided. RSVP’s are requested to ensure an adequate number of lunches. Click on “Register Now” below to RSVP for a session.

Sponsors
Thanks to Aschoff Construction and Automated Dairy Specialists for their sponsorship for the lunch for these Lunch N Learn sessions.

Click here to register….. dairy.unl.edu.   

Jul
26
Fri
DMC Lunch n Learn
Jul 26 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Nebraska Extension and the Nebraska State Dairy Association are hosting two Farm Bill Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) Lunch N Learn sessions. Each Lunch N Learn will focus on the dairy related changes and information in the current Farm Bill.

Enrollment in the DMC program is ongoing at Nebraska USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) county offices now through Sept. 20. The DMC program is a voluntary risk management program that offers producers protection when the difference between the all milk price and the average feed price (the margin) falls below a certain dollar amount selected by the producer.

A representative of Nebraska FSA also will be present at the education sessions.  Dairy producers also can learn more about the DMC program by visiting USDA’s online DMC Decision Support Tool. It can be found by going to www.farmers.gov.

Agenda
July 25 – Beatrice Chamber of Commerce; 218 N 5th Street, Beatrice, NE
July 26 – Madison County Extension Office; 1305 S. 13th Street, Norfolk, NE

Time: 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

There is no fee to attend and lunch is provided. RSVP’s are requested to ensure an adequate number of lunches. Click on “Register Now” below to RSVP for a session.

Sponsors
Thanks to Aschoff Construction and Automated Dairy Specialists for their sponsorship for the lunch for these Lunch N Learn sessions.

Click here to register….. dairy.unl.edu.   

Jul
30
Tue
Farmer Record Keeping classes
Jul 30 – Jul 31 all-day

“Good Farmer to Great Manager” record-keeping classes will teach farmers and ranchers to keep accurate records for their operations. Nebraska Extension is offering the classes at three locations across the state in July.

Keeping good records is less about using a certain software and more about gathering and organizing information. The difference between a good farmer and a great manager often comes down to knowing the true financial position of a farm. Good records make it possible to track an operation’s true financial position. Inaccurate records can lead to misguided management decisions.

Class topics include: What are good records?; getting good tax records; moving to management records; and financial statements and ratios.

Dates and locations are:
Grand Island, July 30 – 31 at the Hall County Extension Office, 3180 US-34

Each class will run from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. the first day, and 8 a.m. until noon the second day. The course fee is $50 per participant; class size is limited to 25 people per location. To register, visit https://wia.unl.edu/GFGM.

The class is hosted by Nebraska Extension and is inspired by Annie’s Project. Annie’s Project is supported by Farm Credit Services of America in Nebraska.

Financial Impairment on the Farm webinar
Jul 30 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

I-29 Moo University and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will host a Financial Impairment on the Farm webinar from 12-1 p.m. on July 30. The webinar is free and open to all those involved in production agriculture, specifically, producers and agribusiness personnel.

The program will focus on issues producers face during times of financial impairment with emphasis placed on mediation, reorganization options and Chapter 12 Bankruptcy.

Donald Swanson, an attorney with Koley Jessen in Omaha, and Kristine Tidgren, director of the Center for Agricultural Law and Taxation and an adjunct assistant professor at Iowa State University, will facilitate the discussion.

There is no fee to participate in the webinar; however, online pre-registration is required. After registering, information on accessing the webinar will be provided.

The webinar will also be archived for viewing at a later date. For more information on this and other programs, contact Fred M. Hall at 712-737-4230 or fredhall@iastate.edu…. or visit dairy.unl.edu

Aug
1
Thu
FSA County Committe nomination deadline
Aug 1 all-day

USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) will begin accepting nominations for county committee members on Friday, June 14, 2019. Agricultural producers who participate or cooperate in an FSA program may be nominated for candidacy for the county committee. Individuals may nominate themselves or others as a candidate.

Committees make important decisions about how federal farm programs are administered locally. Their input is vital on how FSA carries out disaster programs, as well as conservation, commodity and price support programs, county office employment and other agricultural issues.

Producers should visit their local FSA office to find out how to get involved in their county’s election. Check with your local USDA service center to see if your local administrative area is up for election this year. Organizations, including those representing beginning, women and minority producers, also may nominate candidates.

To be considered, a producer must sign an FSA-669A nomination form. The form and other information about FSA county committee elections are available at fsa.usda.gov/elections. All nomination forms for the 2019 election must be postmarked or received in the local FSA office by Aug. 1, 2019.

Election ballots will be mailed to eligible voters beginning Nov. 4, 2019.

SOUTH CENTRAL AG LAB FIELD DAY IS AUG. 1
Aug 1 @ 8:30 am – 4:00 pm

A field day is planned at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s South Central Agricultural Laboratory on Aug. 1. The event will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 851 Hwy. 6 near Harvard.

Attendees will be able to choose from multiple field research trials to tour. Topics will focus on improving crop production and profitability. Each year more than 100 applied field research trials are conducted at SCAL by Nebraska faculty and USDA Agricultural Research Service scientists. Trials are focused on irrigation and water management, soil fertility, entomology, weed science, cropping systems and disease management.

The day will begin with registration at 8:30 a.m., followed by tours of research sites through 4 p.m. Lunch and refreshments included. Attendees are asked to preregister by July 29 for  planning purposes.

Continuing Education Units have been applied for and are pending.

Additional information, registration and a brochure can be viewed at https://extension.unl.edu/statewide/enre/2019scalfieldday/.

Aug
2
Fri
NE Extension Silage webinar
Aug 2 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

NE Extension Silage webinar
August 2nd, 2019, 12 noon 

Nebraska Extension is hosting a Silage Webinar on August 2, 2019 at 12:00 noon CST.  Dr. Hugo Ramirez-Ramirez, Assistant Professor in Dairy Nutrition and Management at Iowa State University will discuss silage moisture, chop length, inoculants, packing, covering, spoilage and safety during this one-hour webinar. 

Dr. Ramirez is an Assistant Professor of Dairy Nutrition and Management at Iowa State Unviversity.  His area of expertise is dairy cattle nutrition.  Dr. Ramirez’s research focuses on corn silage perservation and storage.  Before joining the faculty at Iowa State University, Dr. Ramirez was Assistant Professor in Dairy Science at Tarleton State University in Stephenville, Texas.  He received both is Master’s of Science and Ph.D. from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. 

There is no charge for this webinar, and you can register for the webinar by going to dairy.unl.edu.  After you register, you will receive information to join the webinar via email.

The recording of this webinar will be available at the Nebraska Dairy Extension webpage under “Webinars”. 

Aug
5
Mon
North 40 Farmers Open
Aug 5 all-day
Aug
6
Tue
ISU Beef Feedlot shortcourse
Aug 6 – Aug 8 all-day

The 2019 Beef Feedlot Short Course, organized and hosted by Iowa Beef Center at Iowa State University, is set for Aug. 6-8 at the Hansen Agriculture Student Learning Center in Ames. Topics will focus on new technology, research and best management practices, and the best way to accomplish this is in a small group setting with a mix of hands-on and classroom instruction.

The attendance limit is 30. Sessions will be at the Iowa State Beef Nutrition Farm and Couser Cattle Company in Nevada, Iowa.

The program runs from 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 6 through noon on Thursday, Aug. 8. For questions on the short course content contact Lundy at ellundy@iastate.edu or IBC director Dan Loy at dloy@iastate.edu.

2019 short course topics include:
Bunk management and the basics of starting cattle on feed.
Feed mixing demonstration and evaluation.
Feedlot nutrition.
Managing and identifying cattle health issues in the feedlot.
Facility design and cattle handling.
Data management.

The $350 per person registration fee includes transportation between designated hotel and course locations and meals listed on the agenda. The registration deadline is midnight, July 30 or when the course limit of 30 is reached, whichever occurs first. Any cancellation requesting a refund must also be received by midnight, July 30. All registrations must be done by either online registration or submitting registration form with payment. Substitutions are allowed.

See the short course website for registration information, requirements, and links at http://www.aep.iastate.edu/feedlot.

Participants are responsible for making their own lodging arrangements, if needed. A block of rooms is available at the Sleep Inn & Suites, 1310 Dickinson Ave, Ames for those wishing to stay in Ames. Call 515-337-1171 for reservations.

Aug
8
Thu
Early Bird: Pig Welfare Symposium
Aug 8 all-day

The National Pork Board has announced that its second Pig Welfare Symposium will take place Nov. 13-14 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The biennial forum, which debuted in 2017, is designed to help improve the well-being of pigs by disseminating recent research findings and recommendations, raising awareness of current and emerging issues and identifying potential solutions.

The symposium will provide presentations from experts on past, current and future animal welfare issues, including looking at the evolution of animal welfare in the supply chain and understanding consumer choices. The speakers will offer their perspectives on how the pork industry can continue to evolve to meet the needs of animals, producers and consumers.

Aside from the main speaker agenda, the two-day symposium also will offer optional hands-on interactive workshops for an additional fee. Participants will have the opportunity to learn more about low-stress pig handling, foreign animal disease preparation, day-1 pig care and other topics. For the first time, a Spanish-only pre-event, Improving Pig Welfare on Farm, also will be offered.

Symposium attendees will have the chance to visit with experts at various technical exhibits and to interact with the professionals and students who will participate in the event’s poster sessions.

For an early-bird registration discount, register by Aug. 8. After that, the cost will increase from $150 to $200 per person. A reduced student rate and virtual attendance options also are being offered. For more information, go to pork.org/pws.

Aug
9
Fri
BQA Transport training
Aug 9 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Proper transportation can prevent bruising and improve the health status and meat quality of cattle delivered to harvest. Beef Quality Assurance Transportation is a new program that provides information for farmers and professional truckers who are involved with transporting cattle. In light of the fact that BQAT certification will be required by several major packers beginning Jan. 1, 2020, Iowa Beef Center has scheduled three BQAT trainings in mid-August for both commercial truckers and farmer/feeders who deliver cattle direct to packers.

By using best practices, transporters can save the beef industry millions of dollars each year. The certification program covers many topics including cattle handling guidelines and diagrams, loading/unloading, hot/cold weather factors, evaluating cattle before loading and biosecurity.

BQAT trainings will be held:
    Friday, Aug. 9, 1- 3 p.m. with meal provided at noon; Carroll County Extension office, 1205 West U.S. Highway 30, Suite G, Carroll. RSVP by Aug. 6 to Erika Lundy, ellundy@iastate.edu or the Carroll County Extension office, 712-792-2364.
    Monday, Aug. 12, noon – 3 p.m. with meal provided at noon; Buzzy’s Bar and Grill, 414 Main St., Welton. RSVP by Aug. 8 to Denise Schwab, 319-472-4739 or dschwab@iastate.edu.
    Tuesday, Aug. 13,1:30 – 3:30 p.m. with light refreshments provided; Terrace View Event Center, 230 St. Andrews Way, Sioux Center. RSVP by Aug. 9 to Beth Doran, 712-737-4230 or doranb@iastate.edu.

There is no cost to attend. However, preregistration is requested to plan for adequate food and supplies. Tyson and Cargill are helping fund the sessions. The Iowa BQA Program is funded by the Iowa Beef Industry Council and the Beef Checkoff; education is delivered by Iowa Beef Center extension specialists. See more information on BQAT on the IBIC website at https://www.iabeef.org/cattlemens-corner/iowa-bqa.

Aug
12
Mon
NE Grazing Conference
Aug 12 – Aug 14 all-day

NE Extension and the UNL IANR Center for Grassland Studies will host the 19th annual Nebraska Grazing Conference Aug 12-14 at the Ramada in Kearney.

The NGC is designed for people with an interest in the utilization and conservation of our grazing lands, and a desire to learn the most current information on grazing livestock systems and their impact on our lands.

Beginning and experienced graziers, land managers, and policy makers can all benefit from attending the NGC. While the focus is on Nebraska, information is applicable beyond its borders, evidenced by the fact that participants come from several states each year. The average attendance at the NGC is 200 participants.

Pre-conference Plant Identification Tour
Topics include:
Rangeland Health
Grazinglands Management
Art and Science of Winter Grazing
Rangeland Resilience

Additional Info:
https://grassland.unl.edu/nebraska-grazing-conference-registration

NEFB Listening Session
Aug 12 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

NE Farm Bureau Announces Listening Session Tour
Join them for food, updates, and discussion about key agriculture issues

PUT THE POWER OF FARM BUREAU TO WORK FOR YOU!
– Attend one of our upcoming Regional Listening Sessions
– Share your thoughts on agriculture issues important to you
– Get updates from Nebraska Farm Bureau leadership and staff on key issues

WHAT’S ON YOUR MIND?
– School Funding
– Property Taxes
– Health Care
– Farm Bill
– Trade
– Broadband
– Other issues impacting your agricultural operation

YOUR OPINION AND VOICE MATTERS!

RSVP NOW – MEETING DATES INCLUDE:
NORTHEAST LISTENING SESSION
Monday, August 12
6:00 p.m.
Nielsen Community Center
200 Anna Stalp Ave.
West Point, NE

To RSVP text LISTENING SESSIONS to 52886 or click on the button below….
Learn more at www.nefb.org/listeningsessions.

Aug
13
Tue
Soybean Management Field Days
Aug 13 – Aug 16 all-day

For 21 years, Soybean Management Field Days have been helping Nebraska growers stay competitive in the global marketplace. We’ve brought research-based information to your neighborhood to help soybean growers maximize productivity and profitability through smart decisions and efficient use of resources. Meeting the world’s growing food and energy needs starts right here in Nebraska – at the 2019 Soybean Management Field Days! Join us at a site near you – complimentary admission and lunch included.

2019 Locations
The field days begin with 9 a.m. registration and conclude at 2:30 p.m. Free registration is available the day of the event. Dates, locations and directions are listed below.

Tuesday, Aug. 13 – Don Fellows Farm – SARGENT, NE
Wednesday, Aug. 14 – Tim & Angie Labenz Farm – PILGER, NE
Thursday, Aug. 15 – Ross & Judd Boekner Farm – PLYMOUTH, NE
Friday, Aug. 16 – Lynn Neujahr Farm – WAVERLY, NE

What will you learn about?
Learn how to profitably apply the products of technology and research at the farm level. This educational event is for you – the soybean grower and agronomic representatives supporting the soybean industry. Experts will share their knowledge and experiences as they relate to soybean production, marketing and management.
Making Sense of Production Costs and Policy Changes
Soybean Insects & Cover Crops
Hail Damage Impact on Growth & Development of Soybeans
Management of Cover Crops & Soybean Insects and Pathogens
Soybean Weed Control & Cover Crops
Cover Crop – Pros & Cons Associated with Soybean Production
Soybean Production & Agronomic Topics Associated with Cover Crops – Planting Rates, Row Spacing, Planting Dates, Maturity Groups, Irrigation Management

More info here: https://extension.unl.edu/statewide/enre/soydays/.

Aug
14
Wed
ACE Annual Conference
Aug 14 – Aug 16 all-day

During Renewable Fuels Month in the Cornhusker State, the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) announces it will host Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts as the keynote speaker during its 32nd annual ACE conference. Governor Ricketts will kick off the general session on Wednesday, August 15, welcoming attendees and providing an update on how Nebraska is advancing ethanol in the marketplace. The organization’s upcoming event takes place August 14-16 at the Omaha Marriott Downtown at the Capitol District.

The 2019 ACE conference general session will follow Governor Ricketts’ welcome with an update from ACE leadership. Jennings will be joined by Ron Lamberty, ACE Senior Vice President, and Duane Kristensen, ACE Board President representing Chief Ethanol Fuels’ two Nebraska plants in Hastings and Lexington, in discussing the past year’s successes and challenges and highlighting upcoming opportunities for ACE members.

More agenda details will be available soon. For more information about the event, please contact Shannon Gustafson at sgustafson@ethanol.org and visit ethanol.org/events/conference to register. There are several conference sponsorship opportunities available. The 2019 Sponsorship and Advertising Guide also offers bundled advertising opportunities in ACE’s Ethanol Today magazine for event sponsors. Contact Chuck Beck at cbeck@ethanol.org to find out how you can maximize your reach while minimizing the expense.

2019 Corn Grower Open
Aug 14 @ 10:00 am – 7:00 pm

Come one, come all! It’s time to register for the 2019 Corn Grower Open. This year the Nebraska Corn Growers Association will be hosting the annual members golf tournament at Meadow Lark Hills Golf Course in Kearney on Wednesday, August 14. Shotgun start will be at 10 AM. All members are welcome to form a team and join us on the course for a fun day of fellowship and golf. The cost is $500 per team or $125 per player. The cost includes lunch, heavy hors d’oeuvres after golf, and prizes  If you do not have a full team but would still like to participate, submit your registration form and staff will fill your team with our generous sponsors.

A member team for can be found HERE… http://necga.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/2019-CGO-Member-Flier_fillable.pdf.

Do you know a company who would be interested in sponsoring the Corn Grower Open? Send them this form… http://necga.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/2019-CGO-Sponsor-Flier_fillable.pdf.  Sponsors are integral to the success of the golf tournament. There are a many options at a variety of sponsorship levels, to fit every companies budget. Questions about sponsorship or golf? Contact Morgan Wrich, Director of Grower Services, at mwrich@necga.org or (402) 438-6459.

Aug
15
Thu
CVA ACS Innovation Series
Aug 15 all-day

CVA ACS Innovation Series

Throughout the growing season, Central Valley Ag will utilize each of these plots to test the latest technology and practices. Mark your calendars and join us to see the difference with your own eyes!
 
AUGUST 13 | Cuba, Kansas – 9 Miles East of 81 and HWY 36 Junction
AUGUST 15 | Norfolk, Nebraska – 2 Miles South of HWY 13 & HWY 81
AUGUST 20 | Polk, Nebraska – 2 Miles East of Polk on HWY 66

CLICK HERE TO RSVP…. https://www.cvacoop.com/acs-event

Aug
22
Thu
Midwest Soil Heath Clinic
Aug 22 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

NE Extension will host the Midwest Soil Health Clinic on Thursday Aug 22 at ENREC near Mead, NE.  Registration is at 8am, with the clinic running from 8:30am to 5pm.  Topics include: 

Management Considerations to Improve the Physical, Chemical & Biological Properties of Soil
Measuring Bulk Density, Porosity and Infiltration, How it Impacts Soil Health
Physical Soil Properties – The Foundation for Soil Health!
Cover Crops for Improving Soil Health
What is Soil Biology – Active Carbon Test
Soil Characteristics, Productivity and Landscape Position
Chemical Soil Properties

Pre-registration required.  All registrants will be sent a confirmation letter, receipt and finalized schedule.  Space is limited; your registration is not  guaranteed unless payment is received. Cost is $115 if registered by Aug 15th, or $140 after Aug 15th.  Fees include training, lunch and reference materials.  Money back guarantee – If you are not satisfied with quality and content of the Nebraska Extension Crop Management Diagnostic Clinics, you may request a refund. 

More information and registration are here:  https://extension.unl.edu/statewide/enre/2019MidwestSoilsClinic.pdf

UNL Cow Symposium
Aug 22 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

August 22, 2019
Divots Conference Center
4200 W Norfolk Ave.

Norfolk, NE

Please join us at the 2019 University of Nebraska Cow Symposium sponsored by Elanco. We are bringing together trusted professionals to discuss issues and share industry insights and solutions. Our agenda is designed to provide you with tools you can use to better manage your beef cow herd.

Topics include:

Calf Health Challenges in 2019
Optimizing Ranch Vaccination Programs
Successful Weaning Strategies
Feedlot Perspective from owner/operators
Calf Health Panel
Cow Conception Considerations after 2019
Rumensin as an Efficiency Tool
Milk Production as an Efficiency Tool
Cow Efficiency Panel

There will be a lunch served, and also educational booths to visit.

Please RSVP before August 13th to Jacque Herrick (308) 696-6700, or email holman_Carlotta@network.elanco.com for the complimentary lunch.

Aug
27
Tue
NE Extension Soybean Prod Clinic
Aug 27 all-day

More info soon!

Aug
28
Wed
NE Extension Corn Prod Clinic
Aug 28 @ 7:30 am – 5:00 pm

Weeds, pests, weather, nutrients…and the list goes on.  You’ve got a lot to manage to keep crops healthy and growing strong. Nebraska Extension’s Midwest Corn Production Clinic can help you make those decisions, whether you are working as a consultant, industry representative or grower.  This one-day, research-based workshop tackles issues that are central to making those decisions with the goal of a more profitable corn crop.

Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019Registration begins at 7:30 a.m; Clinic is from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
University of Nebraska Eastern Nebraska Research and Extension Center
1071 County Road G, Ithaca, NE

Topics will focus on Agronomy Cultural practices, genetics and agronomy, insect damage in corn, plant pathology, soil fertility, and IPM for successful weed management.

More details here:  https://extension.unl.edu/statewide/enre/2019MidwestCornProductionClinic.pdf.

For Credit Card Registrations:http://go.unl.edu/2018cmdc, call (402)472-2966 or email extevents@unl.edu.

Cash or Check Registrations can be directed to:Nebraska Extension CMDC Programs,1071 County Road G, Ithaca, NE 68033 If sending a check or bringing cash or check day of program.

Soybean Production Clinic – Aug. 27 – $115 by 8/21, $120 after
Corn Production Clinic – Aug. 28 – $115 by 8/22, $120 after
Both Corn/Soy Production Clinics – $170 by 8/22, $220 after

Sep
7
Sat
Frontier Coop – Randy Robeson Retirement
Sep 7 @ 6:00 pm – Sep 8 @ 12:00 am

Frontier Cooperative invites you to a retirement party in honor of Randy Robeson! The party will be held at the Starlight Event Center, 2045 Co Rd K, Wahoo, NE. It’s on September 7th from 6pm to midnight. Hope to see you there!

Nov
13
Wed
Pig Welfare Symposium
Nov 13 – Nov 14 all-day

The National Pork Board has announced that its second Pig Welfare Symposium will take place Nov. 13-14 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The biennial forum, which debuted in 2017, is designed to help improve the well-being of pigs by disseminating recent research findings and recommendations, raising awareness of current and emerging issues and identifying potential solutions.

The symposium will provide presentations from experts on past, current and future animal welfare issues, including looking at the evolution of animal welfare in the supply chain and understanding consumer choices. The speakers will offer their perspectives on how the pork industry can continue to evolve to meet the needs of animals, producers and consumers.

Aside from the main speaker agenda, the two-day symposium also will offer optional hands-on interactive workshops for an additional fee. Participants will have the opportunity to learn more about low-stress pig handling, foreign animal disease preparation, day-1 pig care and other topics. For the first time, a Spanish-only pre-event, Improving Pig Welfare on Farm, also will be offered.

Symposium attendees will have the chance to visit with experts at various technical exhibits and to interact with the professionals and students who will participate in the event’s poster sessions.

For an early-bird registration discount, register by Aug. 8. After that, the cost will increase from $150 to $200 per person. A reduced student rate and virtual attendance options also are being offered. For more information, go to pork.org/pws.