Calendar

Dec
17
Mon
Confronting Cropping Challenges series
Dec 17 – Dec 20 all-day

Getting the latest information on issues facing crop farmers AND an opportunity to renew your private pesticide applicator license will all take place at a series of meetings in December. This is the third year for Confronting Cropping Challenges and responses from last year’s programs were very positive. This year the program will be offered at five locations in the area.
* Monday, December 17 from 9:00 a.m. to Noon – Nielsen Community Center – West Point
* Monday, December 17 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. – Pender Community Center – Pender
* Tuesday, December 18 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. – Club Room, Ag Park – Columbus
* Wednesday, December 19 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. – Madison Extension Office – Norfolk
* Thursday, December 20 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. – Blair Public Library – Blair

Topics that will be covered this year include:
• Crop Insect Update on Soybean Gall Midge, Western Bean Cutworm, and others
• Crop Disease Update on Gray Leaf Spot and Frogeye and others
• Hail Know Resources
• Cover Crops 101
• Resistant Weed Update and Herbicide Carryover
• Private Pesticide Applicator Recertification

Anyone that just wants the crops information can attend the first five sessions and leave. If you need to have your private applicator license renewed (renewal only, not initial certification) in 2019, you can stick around for the final session to be recertified. Even though this training is being offered in 2018, you will not lose a year of certification on your license.

The cost for the program is $10 if you are only attending the first five sessions. If you are being recertified, the cost will be $50. The additional $40 is the same as you would pay to be recertified at a traditional private pesticide applicator training.

Pre-registration is appreciated but not required by calling Nebraska Extension at 402-374-2929. For more information, contact your local Nebraska Extension office.

Dec
19
Wed
Deb’s Diner and Daylight Donuts – Gothenburg (308) 537-2575
Dec 19 all-day

Creamed Chicken over Biscuits or Noodles

Grilled Ham and Turkey Cheese with choice of side

Soup:  Cheesy Broccoli

Full Salad Bar

Dessert

Elwood Market – (308) 785-2182
Dec 19 all-day

Swiss Steak and Mashed Potatoes

Soup: Oyster Soup

Eustis Pool Hall (308) 486-5333
Dec 19 all-day

Prime Rib Sandwich with French Fries and a Drink

Ham & Beans with Cornbread and a Drink

Green Apple Cafe’ – Cozad (308) 784-2080
Dec 19 all-day

Liver and Onions

Wings with Choice of Soup or Salad

2 Pc Chicken

Kirk’s Restaurant – Lexington (308) 324-6641
Dec 19 all-day

Chicken Buffet

Soup:   Ham & Bean

Lexington Regional Health Center-The Corner Cafe (308) 324-5651
Dec 19 all-day

Lunch 12:00 to 1:30pm  –  Beef Stroganoff, Hot Turkey Sandwich

Dinner 5:30 to 7:00 pm –  Chili, Roast Beef Sandwich

Salad Bar, Soup and Grill Available Daily

Madeline’s – Lexington (308) 324-9010
Dec 19 all-day

Spinach Salad with Warm Bacon Dressing

Variety of Sandwiches and Salads available Monday thru Friday

Breakfast is available on weekdays from 6:30am to 10:30am

Nebraska Barn & Grill – Gothenburg (308) 537-7463
Dec 19 all-day

Meatloaf, Mashed Potatoes and Green Beans

NeCGA – NeSA annual meetings
Dec 19 all-day

The Nebraska Corn Growers Association 2018 Annual Meeting will take place on Wednesday, December 19, 2018, at Nebraska’s Innovation Campus in Lincoln. The annual meeting is a time for grower members to come together and discuss the policy that will direct the association for the coming year. The Nebraska Soybean Association will also hold their annual meeting concurrently at NIC in Lincoln. Following the business portion of the meeting, NeCGA will join together with the NeSA for lunch and to hear from the featured speaker.

This year we are excited to welcome Eric Snodgrass. Eric Snodgrass is the Director of Undergraduate Studies for the Department of Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Each year, he guides over 1800 students through the wild side of weather in ATMS 120: Severe and Hazardous Weather.

Snodgrass’ research focuses on weather analysis and forecasting applications to global agriculture production. He provides weekly weather updates that focus on weather risk in US agriculture. His current research uses machine learning to better understand field-level weather impacts on yields in the US and how to increase confidence in long-range predictions of these impacts.

Plum Creek Market Place – Lexington (308) 324-2327
Dec 19 all-day

Meatloaf

Soup:   Cream of Potato

Help Yourself Salad Bar – Monday thru Friday from 11:00 am to 2:00  $4.99 a pound

Silver Spur – Farnam (308) 569-2400
Dec 19 all-day

Soft Shell Taco or Taco Salad, Coffee or Tea

T Walkers on Main Street – Gothenburg (308) 537-1000
Dec 19 all-day

Ham Steak Dinner

Cheeseburger with Soup

Roast Beef Dinner

Hot Beef Sandwich

Prime Rib Sandwich with French Fries

Full Menu Available Daily

 

Tep’s Bar & Grill – Lexington (308) 324-3003
Dec 19 all-day

2 or 3 Pc Fried Chicken Dinner with Mashed Potatoes & Gravy and Corn

Soups:  Lasagna Soup and Broccoli Cheese

Dec
20
Thu
Lexington Regional Health Center-The Corner Cafe (308) 324-5651
Dec 20 all-day

Lunch 12:00 to 1:30pm – BBQ Pork, Goulash

Dinner 5:30 to 7:00pm –  Chicken Fried Chicken, Steak & Potato Soup

Salad Bar, Soup and Grill Available Daily

Madeline’s – Lexington (308) 324-9010
Dec 20 all-day

Tomato Basil Soup

Variety of Sandwiches and Salads available Monday thru Friday

Breakfast is available on weekdays from 6:30am to 10:30am

Nebraska Barn & Grill – Gothenburg (308) 537-7463
Dec 20 all-day

Diana’s favorite Rueben and Salad Bar

Plum Creek Market Place – Lexington (308) 324-2327
Dec 20 all-day

Pizza Casserole

Soup:  Chicken Noodle

Help Yourself Salad Bar – Monday thru Friday from 11:00 am to 2:00  $4.99 a pound

SOYBEAN GALL MIDGE ROUNDTABLE
Dec 20 @ 8:30 am – 12:00 pm

Eastern Nebraska Research and Extension Center, 1071 County Road G, Ithaca, NE

DEC. 20, 8:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
Join Nebraska Extension for up-to-date information on this newly emerging pest of soybean. They also want to know what you saw and connect you with some potential tools for making management decisions in 2019. Register now to make sure you have a spot at the table.

Get up-to-date information on soybean gall midge observations during the 2018 season and research efforts to guide your management practices on this pest in 2019. As extension educators and specialists, we want to know what you saw during the 2018 season with soybean gall midge. Did you observe any differences in management practices (planting date, maturity group, insecticides, adjacent crop, tillage, etc.) with soybean gall midge? Your input is critical to help guide our research efforts on this rapidly developing pest of soybean.

8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Registration, Coffee, Juice and Donuts
9:00 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. Soybean Gall Midge: Overview, Management, and Impact
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Roundtable Discussion
11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Summary from Roundtables
11:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. Survey

For more information, contact:

justin.mcmechan@unl.edu, kglewen1@unl.edu, (402)624-8030, or (800)529-8030.
Help them plan for morning refreshments. Please RSVP by 12/17 to 402-624-8030

I-29 Moo U webinar
Dec 20 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

The I-29 Moo University is hosting a webinar Dec. 20 focused on preparing the information that lenders request. The “Improving Conversations with Your Lender” webinar will outline and explain the banking benchmarks and financial documents that lenders need to evaluate loans. The hour-long webinar is scheduled to begin at 11 a.m. and will include time at the end for questions.

In addition, the program will focus on improving enterprise expense breakdowns and identify available follow-up information.

There is no fee for the webinar, but an online registration is required at https://tinyurl.com/LenderConversationsI29MooU. Upon registration, a confirmation email containing information to join the meeting will be sent.

The I-29 Moo University is a consortium of extension dairy specialists from Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota and South Dakota. Now in its 13th year, the consortium provides resources and education to enhance a sustainable dairy community along the I-29 corridor by focusing on best management practices, utilization of research-based expertise and resources, and ag-vocating the benefits of a vibrant dairy community.

Dec
21
Fri
Lexington Regional Health Center-The Corner Cafe (308) 324-5651
Dec 21 all-day

Lunch 12:00 to 1:30pm –  Breaded Fish Au Gratin, Poached Chicken Breasts

Dinner 5:30 to 7:00pm –  Shepherd’s Pie, Turkey Tetrazzini

Salad Bar, Soup and Grill Available Daily

Madeline’s – Lexington (308) 324-9010
Dec 21 all-day

Turkey Cranberry Club on Harvest Wheatberry with Chips

Variety of Sandwiches and Salads available Monday thru Friday

Breakfast is available on weekdays from 6:30am to 10:30am

Nebraska Barn & Grill – Gothenburg (308) 537-7463
Dec 21 all-day

2 Steak Tacos and Tavern Chips

Plum Creek Market Place – Lexington (308) 324-2327
Dec 21 all-day

Homemade Burger Bundles

Soup:   Chili

Help Yourself Salad Bar – Monday thru Friday from 11:00 am to 2:00  $4.99 a pound

Dec
22
Sat
Lexington Regional Health Center-The Corner Cafe (308) 324-5651
Dec 22 all-day

Saturday

Lunch 12:00 to 1:30pm – Meatloaf, Pork Chop and Rice Casserole

Dinner 5:30 to 7:00pm –  Macaroni and Cheese, Split Pea Soup

Sunday

Lunch 12:00 to 1:30pm –  Roast Turkey, Chicken Fried Steak

Dinner 5:30 to 7:00pm – Chicken Tenders, Fish Patty with Cheese

Salad Bar, Soup and Grill Available Daily

Plum Creek Market Place – Lexington (308) 324-2327
Dec 22 all-day

Saturday and Sunday – Chester’s Chicken

Dec
28
Fri
NeCGA PRIME application deadline
Dec 28 all-day

The Nebraska Corn Growers Association is pleased to announce that applications for the next class of the PRIME Program are now available. The PRIME Program is a continuing education opportunity for younger or newer producers who are interested in learning more about the Nebraska Corn Growers Association and bettering their farming operation. Over the course of a year, participants will come together for three seminars to learn and discuss new ideas that can be incorporated into their own operations.

The first session will be March 25th and 26th, with the second session taking place in late June. The final session will be in conjunction with the Nebraska Corn Growers Association annual meeting. Applications for the PRIME Program can be found at necga.org. The applications are due by Friday, December 28, 2018. All costs participate in the program are covered for those that are 3-year members of the association.

The PRIME Program is made possible with funding from our presenting partners, Northwestern Mutual and Farm Credit Services, along with the Nebraska Corn Board. Direct questions to Morgan Wrich, Director of Grower Services, at mwrich@necga.org. Applications can be found at www.necga.org

Dec
31
Mon
Beef Genetics – UNL survey
Dec 31 all-day

Beef cattle producers have a wide range of selection tools available for use in selection of breeding stock. These range from visual appraisal to EPD (expected progeny differences) and selection indexes that leverage genomic technologies. Adoption of new technologies by the beef industry has dramatically changed beef cattle selection strategies and opportunities. Beef genetics and genomic tools continue to evolve at a rapid rate.

To aid the development of new selection tools and their adoption by producers, researchers seek to understand current attitudes and perceptions of industry stakeholders. Producers and industry participants are encouraged to take part in an online survey to help inform the development of a new beef cattle selection decision support tool. This work is part of the activities funded through a recent USDA Agriculture and Food Research Initiative Critical Agriculture Research and Extension grant (2018-68008-27888) awarded to research and extension faculty at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Kansas State University, USDA-ARS US Meat Animal Research Center and a leading genetic evaluation software developer, Theta Solutions, LLC.

Industry research suggests that current bull purchasing decisions do not appear to use all relevant information available.  The online survey of industry stakeholders will explore their knowledge, attitudes and perceptions of current and envisioned beef genetic selection tools. Survey responses will be anonymous and summarized to help develop new selection tools and training programs. The survey is accessible until December 31, 2018, at: https://kstate.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_aXJA9F3EyMfmSpf

Jan
3
Thu
Dakota Farm Show
Jan 3 – Jan 5 all-day

New days of the week this year!

more info to come soon….

Fremont Corn Expo
Jan 3 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm

Mark your calendar now! More info soon….