Family fun times and wonderful memories can be made at the Phelps County Fair in Holdrege! Stop by our booth and see our new 2018 Jeep Wrangler-which, you can be the lucky winner of if you enter your name into our drawing!
Farming is often listed as one of the most stressful occupations in the United States. This is particularly true for dairy farmers as they experience an extended period of low milk prices.
To help dairy farmers deal with stress, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will host a series of three webinars that discuss how to recognize the signs of stress, how dairy farm families can manage stress, analyzing a dairy for profits, the profitability of various dairy systems and what FINBIN says about production costs.
The webinars will be held on three consecutive Tuesdays, July 10, July 17 and July 24, at 12 p.m. They will be conducted by extension specialists from ISU Extension and Outreach, the University of Wisconsin, University of Illinois and University of Minnesota. ISU Extension and Outreach dairy specialists Larry Tranel, Fred Hall and Jenn Bentley will present during the webinars, as well as John Shutske, extension specialist with the University of Wisconsin, Jim Salfer, extension dairy specialist with the University of Minnesota, and Phil Cardoso, extension dairy specialist with the University of Illinois.
The topics discussed in the webinars are:
– July 10 – Recognizing and Managing Stress of Dairy Farmers
– July 17 – Knowing Your Cost of Production and Where the Dairy Industry Is Headed
– July 24 – Making Production Decisions During Challenging Times
To join the webinars, log onto https://connect.extension.iastate.edu/isuedairy. For more information contact Tranel at firstname.lastname@example.org or 563-583-6496, Bentley at email@example.com or 563-382-2949, or Hall at firstname.lastname@example.org or 712-737-4230.
The webinars are sponsored by ISU Extension and Outreach, University of Minnesota Extension, University of Illinois Extension and University of Wisconsin Extension.
Enjoy some fun rides and games at the Sherman County Fair in Loup City! Join us from 5pm to 7pm to take a look at our 2018 Jeep Wrangler giveaway vehicle. The jeep can be yours if your name is drawn so be sure to enter in for your chance to win!
2018 Nebraska Cattlemen Road Trip Continues….
Monday, July 23
– McCook – Meal at 12:30 pm Meeting 1:00 pm – Coppermill Steakhouse, 1 Coppermill St.
– North Platte – Meal at 7pm Meeting at 7:30pm -Holiday Inn Express Conference Center
Tuesday, July 24
– St. Paul – Meal at 12:30 pm Meeting 1:00 pm – Twin Loups Quality Meats, 805 Howard Ave.
– Raymond – Meal at 7:00 pm Meeting at 7:30 pm – Settje Agri Services & Engineering, 15460 NW 48th
Wednesday, July 25
Tecumseh – Meal at 7:00 pm Meeting at 7:30 pm – Hartmann Cattle Company, 61878 732 Rd
The Iowa Biotechnology Association (IowaBio) and the Bio Nebraska Life Sciences Association (Bio Nebraska) are proud to announce the third annual Animal Health In the Heartland symposium. This year’s symposium focuses on “The Regulatory Outlook” and is scheduled for Wednesday, July 26th, 2018 at the Nebraska Innovation Campus. The program will be preceded by a facility tour and networking reception in the afternoon of Tuesday, July 25th.
Animal Health in the Heartland provides an opportunity for key federal, state, and industry leaders to collaborate, discuss solutions and address the world’s foremost animal health issues. Visit the webpage at: www.iowabio.org/animalhealth
The cost to attend is $125 per person – College students can attend for free.
July 25 – 26, 2018
Reception & Symposium – Nebraska Innovation Campus, 2021 Transformation Drive, Lincoln, NE 68508
GeneSeek/Neogen Tour – 4131 N. 48th Street, Lincoln, NE 68504
When dropping off your clean agricultural pesticide containers for recycling at one of Nebraska’s 18 participating recycling collection sites, you can feel good knowing the containers will be recycled into useful products that stay in the U.S. Now in its 27th year, the recycling program encourages producers to bring clean, dry, intact containers to a nearby collection site. There is no charge to producers. They must, however, triple- or pressure-rinse containers and drain them before dropping them off. Containers will be collected, ground up and reused in industry-approved products such as drain tile, underground utility conduit, pallets, landscape edging and nursery pots. To see additional sites that may be added, a container preparation checklist and more, see http://pested.unl.edu/recycling.
Buffalo: Kearney Recycling Center, Kearney, Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Cass: Wiles Bros. Fertilizer, Plattsmouth, call 402-298-8550 to schedule, accepts drums
Cuming: West Point Transfer Station, Mon thru Fri, 8am-5pm; Sat 8am-4pm, accepts drums
Dawson: Country Partners Coop, Lexington, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., accepts drums
Lincoln: ABC Recycling, North Platte, Mon thru Fri 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Sat by appt, accepts drums
Sarpy: Farmers Union Coop, Gretna, call 402-332-3315
Scotts Bluff: Gering Landfill, Gering, Monday through Friday, 6:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., accepts drums
Thurston: Papio MRNRD Shed, Walthill, Fridays only, accepts drums
Antelope: Central Valley Ag, Royal, accepts drums
Dawes: Solid Waste Assoc. of NW NE, Chadron, Mon through Fri, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., accepts drums
Kearney: Cooperative Producers Inc., Minden, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saunders: Reids Farmacy, Ashland, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., accepts drums
OPEN SPECIFIC DAYS
Dakota: Central Valley Ag, S. Sioux City, June and July, Wednesdays, 11 a.m. to noon, accepts drums
Lancaster: Midwest Farmers Co-op, Waverly, June 15, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Otoe: Midwest Farmers Co-op, Nebraska City, July 23-27, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., accepts drums
Burt: Tekamah Transfer Station, Tekamah, year-round, by appointment, 402-374-1255
Custer: Custer County Recycling, Broken Bow, Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., by appointment, 308-870-0313, accepts drums
Lincoln: North Platte Transfer Station, year-round, by appointment, 308-535-6700, accepts drums
For easy-to-follow instructions on triple-rinsing drums and pressure-rinsing, see G1736, “Rinsing Pesticide Containers,” http://extensionpubs.unl.edu/publication/9000016364796/rinsing-pesticide-containers/.
This event has a Google Hangouts video call.
Make an adventure to Minden’s Kearney County Fair to see our 2018 Jeep Wrangler giveaway for fun in the sun! Enter your name in before it’s too late for a chance to win the jeep!
A family night out on July 26th can be spent at the Gosper County Fair in Elwood! Be sure to come see us and our 2018 Jeep Wrangler from 5pm to 7pm and enter your name for a chance to call the jeep yours!
Grab the kids and head on down to the Red Willow County Fair in McCook! There will be lots of fun, games, music, and our 2018 Jeep Wrangler! Sign up while you can to give yourself a chance at winning the jeep! It’s the Boland, LaRue, and Cleverly performing, so don’t miss out on a great concert opportunity!
Have some fun at the Webster County Fair in Bladen. Stop by our booth from 6pm to 8pm and enter your name in for a chance to win a 2018 Jeep Wrangler!
Catch some candy and enjoy the car show in Harvard on July 28th! Keep your eyes open for our 2018 Jeep Wrangler and stop by and see us fro 10am to 12:30pm to enter your name into a drawing to win the jeep for your own keeping!
Come on down to Aurora’s Hamilton County Fair Trailer Races and catch a peek at our 2018 Jeep Wrangler from 5pm to 7pm and enter for a chance to win the jeep!
Have a fun filled evening at the Buffalo County Fair in Kearney and come see, and enter to win, our 2018 Jeep Wrangler between 6pm and 8pm!
Fun filled night with music and lights can be found at the Frontier County Fair in Stockville! Stop by and see us from 6pm to 8pm and sign up for chance to call our 2018 Jeep Wrangler your own!
Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will host multiple farmland leasing meetings during July and August at various times and locations throughout Iowa. The annual meetings are offered to address questions that land owners, tenants or other interested individuals have about leasing farmland.
Core components of the 2018 program will include a focus on farmland ownership and tenure in Iowa, the latest on the economics of cover crop research and discussion on implementing conservation practices in leases, land values and cash rent trends, cost of production, methods for determining a fair rental rate, the latest legal updates that impact farm leases and land ownership and communication between tenants or landlords. Additional topics vary by location.
The three-hour workshop is designed to assist landowners, farm tenants and other agri-business professionals with current issues related to farmland ownership, management and leasing arrangements. Attendees will gain a better understanding of current cash rental rate surveys and factors driving next year’s rents such as market trends and input costs. Comments from past participants highlight the value of the materials provided and depth of information covered in the short program.
A 100-page workbook is compiled for the programs, with resources regarding land leasing agreements such as surveys, sample written lease agreements and termination forms, along with many other publications.
Attend a local leasing meeting
The leasing meetings being held across Iowa are facilitated by ISU Extension and Outreach farm management specialists. A listing of ISU Extension and Outreach county offices hosting meetings is available online with additional information available through the Ag Decision Maker website.
7/30/2018 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM – St. John’s Catholic Church – Adel, IA – Registration Fee: $20.00
8/7/2018 8:30 AM – 11:30 AM – Harrison County Extension Office – Logan, IA – Registration Fee: $20.00
8/13/2018 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM – Woodbury Co. Ext. office – Sioux City, IA – Registration Fee: $20.00
8/16/2018 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM – Warren Cultural Center – Greenfield, IA – Registration Fee: $20.00
8/16/2018 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM – Crawford County Extension – DENISON, IA – Registration Fee: $20.00
8/16/2018 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM – Carroll County Extension Office- Carroll, IA – Registration Fee: $20.00
For registration information, contact the local ISU Extension and Outreach county office. Pre-registration is encouraged as an additional $5 fee may be added if registering less than two calendar days before the meeting date.
The Ag Decision Maker leasing section also provides useful materials for negotiating leases, information on various types of leases, lease forms and newly updated Decision Tools.
Veteran farmers, landowners, and land managers are invited to attend a free conservation workshop series, hosted by the Center for Rural Affairs. The events are designed to help broaden farmers’ understanding of farming practices under changing weather patterns.
Five classroom sessions are included in this series, starting Monday, July 30, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. This “Veteran Learning Circle” workshop series continues at the same time on Aug. 3, 13, 20, and 27, all at Upper Big Blue Natural Resources District, 319 E 25th St., in York.
The workshop series will include field tours at local farms, and demonstrations by experts in Nebraska cropping systems, conservation, and climate change.
This program is made possible with funding from a Conservation Innovation Grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resource Conservation Service.
Lunch will be provided. Registration is required by July 27. Contact Kirstin Bailey at email@example.com or 402.367.8989. Visit cfra.org/events for more information.
Get Out and Play with the 2018 Jeep Wrangler at the Merrick County Fair in Central City. The KRVN crew will be there from 6 to 8pm so you can take a look at the jeep and register for a chance to win it!
Based on the success of the initial beef feedlot short course in 2017, Iowa Beef Center at Iowa State University has planned a second event set for July 31-Aug. 2 in Ames. The 2018 “Iowa Beef Center Feedlot Short Course” will provide classroom and hands-on instruction in a variety of topics, along with sessions at the Iowa State Beef Nutrition Farm and Couser Cattle Company in Nevada.
The program will be held at the Hansen Agriculture Student Learning Center in Ames, and runs from 1 p.m. on Tuesday, July 31, through noon on Aug. 2. The $350 per person registration fee covers transportation to and from classroom facilities and local feedlots, handouts and meals. The registration deadline is midnight, July 24 or if the course limit of 30 is reached. Any cancellation requesting a refund must also be received by midnight, July 24. See the short course website for registration information and links at http://www.aep.iastate.edu/feedlot.
Topics that will be covered at the short course include:
Bunk management and the basics of starting cattle on feed
Feed mixing demonstration and evaluation
Managing and identifying cattle health issues in the feedlot and confinement
Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) certification
Facility design and chute side BQA
Acclimating new calves
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. Visit www.aep.iastate.edu/feedlot for online registration and additional course details.
In 2018, soybean farmers that reside in Districts 1, 3 and 6 will elect directors to the Nebraska Soybean Board.
District 1 – Antelope, Boyd, Cedar, Holt, Knox, Madison, Pierce
District 3 – Cedar, Butler, Dodge, Douglas, Sarpy, Saunders, Washington
District 6 – Fillmore, Gage, Jefferson, Saline, Seward, Thayer
July 11 – Ballots mailed to eligible voters obtained from Farm Service Agency (FSA) soybean farmer list
July 31 – Last day to return ballots to tabulation office
October 1 – Nebraska Soybean Board newly elected directors term begins
Who can vote?
A soybean farmer that is:
*A resident of Nebraska
*A resident of the District in which the election is being held
*A soybean farmer who owns or shares the ownership and risk of loss for such soybeans, by reason of being a partner in a partnership, or is a shareholder in a corporation, or is a member of a limited liability company, during the current or immediate preceding calendar year
For more information, call (402) 441-3240
This event has a Google Hangouts video call.
July 31, 2018 – 9:15 am–3:30 pm
Platte County Extension Office, 2715 13th St., Columbus NE 68601-4916
Contact: Allan Vyhnalek, 402-472-1771, firstname.lastname@example.org
This event is designed to help anyone thinking about how they should proceed with plans to retire, exit, or transfer the farm or ranch business. Topics for the workshop will be the importance of having a plan, proper family communications, proper family negotiations, end of life documentation needed, estate planning options using wills, trusts, and/or other business entities.
Cost is $25 for up to two people, additional at $12.50 each. Register by calling 402-563-4901.
The Iowa Soybean Association (ISA) is hosting a 4R Plus field day that could help farmers improve their profitability, yields and have a positive impact on the environment.
The field day will be held July 31, from 9:30 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. at the Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach Field Extension Education Laboratory (FEEL) Farm, 1928 240th St, Boone. Farmers, agronomists and other stakeholders will have the opportunity to hear from experts who will present ways to use the 4Rs of nutrient management — applying the right source, at the right rate, at the right time and in the right place.
The “plus” part of the program addresses how conservation practices coupled with good nutrient management can help farmers further improve their soil health and water quality. The goal is to achieve maximum profitability, yields and environmental stewardship.
The event is free, with lunch provided. Attendees participating the whole day can receive six continuing education credits (CEUs) toward their certified crop adviser (CCA) certification. The field day will feature six speakers — two ISU scientists, two ISA experts and two farmers — who will share their research and experiences:
– 4Rs of nitrogen management
– 4Rs of phosphorous and potassium research
– Insights into the profit-improving practice of variable rate nitrogen
– Practices that can help reduce soil erosion from Iowa fields
– Edge-of-field practices that can help prevent nutrient loss
– Twenty years of struggles and eventual solutions to implementing conservation practices
This event is sponsored in part by The Fertilizer Institute, Mosaic Fertilizer, the Iowa Agriculture Water Alliance, 4R Plus and the Iowa Soybean Association. Space is limited to the first 150 registrants. To sign up, email Sue Heath: email@example.com.
To learn more about ISA, go to www.iasoybeans.com.
The Custer County Fair in Broken Bow is the next stop for the Get Out & Play 2018 Jeep. We’ll be set up from 5:30 to 7:30. Find us by the arena and just quick stop to register on your way to the Eric Pasley, Morgan Wallen and Tegan Marie concert!
Iowa Women in Agriculture invites has announced its 12th annual conference at the FFA Enrichment Center in Ankeny Aug. 2. This year’s theme is Connections, Challenges and Celebrations.
Participants will have a unique pre-conference opportunity to attend a farm/ag business tour on Wednesday, Aug. 1, hosted by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Women in Agriculture Program. The motor coach tour begins and ends in Ankeny, with stops at Louis Dreyfus Ethanol Plant in Grand Junction and the ISU 450 Farm in Ames. A welcome and networking reception will be held on Wednesday, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Geisler Farms, four miles east of Ankeny.
The 2018 Conference on Aug. 2 will deliver a full menu of decision-making ingredients for today’s volatile economic climate: the current outlook for ag trade agreements, marketing strategies for low commodity prices, financial risk management tactics, income and estate-tax tips, and the latest on the new farm bill.
The keynote speakers will highlight the unique challenges of women’s roles, offer opportunities to laugh and learn, and to celebrate agriculture, including.
– Mary Kay Thatcher, former American Farm Bureau senior director of Congressional relations
– Keri Jacobs, Iowa State University ag economist and cooperatives specialist
– Angie Treptow, regional vice-president, Farm Credit Services of America
– Luncheon keynoter Delaney Howell, the first woman to host Iowa Public TV’s Market to Market
The afternoon’s choice of breakout sessions and presenters features:
– The Tax Cuts & Jobs Act: 10 Key Changes that May Impact You: Kristine Tidgren, director, Iowa Center for Agricultural Law and Taxation at Iowa State University.
– Cultivating Your Culture: Sally Hollis, accounting and human resources manager and family member of Lanehaven Farms, Inc., Waterloo.
– Turn Off the Noise: Making Smart Market Decisions in Today’s Noisy World: Angie Setzer, Algona; Vice-President of Grain, Citizens LLC; and Market to Market commentator.
The conference will conclude with capstone speaker Rebecca Long Chaney, Nebraska author and ag advocate, who will inspire attendees with her message: Dare to Risk Life’s Change.
Registration for the conference is $50 until July 23, and $70 after that date. Registration includes the pre-conference tour, evening welcome reception, continental breakfast, lunch, and snacks. Register online, or from 7:15-8 a.m. on the day of the conference. No registration refunds will be possible.
Early bird registration is required for those attending the pre-conference tour. For questions, contact Madeline Schultz at 515-294-0588.
For more conference information, contact IWIA president Cheryl Tevis at 515-353-4425 or visit www.iowawomeninag.org for a full conference agenda and registration details.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) encourages America’s farmers and ranchers to nominate candidates to lead, serve and represent their community on their local county committee. USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) will accept nominations for county committee members beginning Friday, June 15, 2018.
Producers across the country are already serving on committees where they play a critical role in the day-to-day operations of FSA, making important decisions on programs dealing with disaster and conservation, emergencies, commodity price loan support, county office employment and other agricultural issues.
Producers can nominate themselves or others. Check 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, may also nominate candidates to better serve their communities. To be eligible to serve on an FSA county committee, producers must participate or cooperate in an FSA program and reside in the area where the election is being held.
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 www.fsa.usda.gov/elections. All nomination forms for the 2018 election must be postmarked or received in the local FSA office by Aug. 1, 2018. Visit farmers.gov for more information.
SOOIE! It’s pig wrestling in Orleans at the Harlan County Fair. The KRVN crew will be there with our 2018 Jeep. You can register for your chance to win before all the pig catching action. Look for us on the hill from 5 to 7pm. Come early and you may get a tshirt.
Don’t look for the Get Out Play Jeep and trailer in the trailer races at Deshler but we’ll be there, just outside the grandstand so you can come and register for your chance to win our 2018 Jeep Wrangler. Come see us from 4 to 6pm. Get there early enough and you might win a tshirt!
Registration is now open for the 2018 Corn Grower Open. The 8th annual event, hosted by the Nebraska Corn Growers Association, will take place Friday, August 3rd, at the York Country Club.
This year sign-in will begin at 9 AM with tee-off slated for 10 AM.
Cost per person is $125 or $500 for a full team. If you do not have a full team, but would still like to play, submit your registration form and they will pair you up with one of the gracious sponsors. Completed forms may be mailed to the office or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pre-payment is required. Space is limited, so be sure to register as soon as possible. All members are welcome!
If you know a business who would like to sponsor this event, please refer them to this page… http://necga.org/2018/05/register-today-for-the-2018-corn-grower-open/ , or contact the NeCGA office at (402) 438-6459.
Lonestar will be at the York County Fair this year and so will the Get Out and Play 2018 Jeep Wrangler. Come register from 5:30 to 7:30. You’ll find the KRVN crew set up near the grandstands. It’s just one quick stop before you head into the arena for a great night of music with Lonestar.
The 18th annual Nebraska Grazing Conference will be held on August 6-8 at the Kearney Ramada Hotel. Tours will be held on Aug 6th highlighting Field Applications of Pasture and Ecological Monitoring, plus a program on Strategies for Rangeland Monitoring after supper. Topics for the conference on Aug 7th include generational transition of the operation, mixed species grazing, grazinglands and wildlife, and succession planning. Rounding out the conference on Aug 8th will be topics from grazinglands monitoring, planting decisions, and alternative forages. There are various options to attend some of the conference or all of the conference, and there’s also student rates. See all the registration details, agenda, and more at grassland.unl.edu/2018-ngc.