Calendar

Jul
24
Tue
Dairy Heat Stress webinars
Jul 24 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

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 tranel@iastate.edu or 563-583-6496, Bentley at jbentley@iastate.edu or 563-382-2949, or Hall at fredhall@iastate.edu 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.

NC Road Trip
Jul 24 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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

Jul
25
Wed
Animal Health in the Heartland
Jul 25 – Jul 26 all-day

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

NE Pesticide Container Recycling
Jul 25 all-day

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.

YEAR-ROUND
    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

MAY-AUGUST
    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

BY APPOINTMENT
    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.
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Jul
30
Mon
ISU Farmland Lease mtgs
Jul 30 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

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 Learning Circles
Jul 30 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

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 kirstinb@cfra.org or 402.367.8989. Visit cfra.org/events for more information.

Jul
31
Tue
ISU Beef Feedlot Short Course
Jul 31 – Aug 2 all-day

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
        Data management
        Acclimating new calves
        Feedlot nutrition

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.

NE Soybean Bd Ballots Due
Jul 31 all-day

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

Election Period:
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

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Ag Estate Planning wksp
Jul 31 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm

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, avyhnalek2@unl.edu

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.

ISA 4R-Plus Field Day
Jul 31 @ 9:30 am – 3:00 pm

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: sheath@iasoybeans.com.

To learn more about ISA, go to www.iasoybeans.com

Aug
1
Wed
IA Women in Ag conf.
Aug 1 – Aug 2 all-day

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.

LEAFY SPURGE TASK FORCE TO HOLD ANNUAL TOUR AND CONFERENCE August 1 and 2
Aug 1 – Aug 2 all-day
Alma Nebraska will be the starting place for this the 31st annual Leafy Spurge Task Force Tour and Conference.  The event is being co-sponsored by the Twin Valley Weed Management Area, the Lower Republican Natural Resources District and the Nebraska Environmental Trust.  The tour will get underway on Wednesday, August 1 with check in at noon at the Super 8 Motel in Alma.  Participants will board a bus at 1:00, with several stops along the tour route.  The tour will conclude with an evening meal and refreshments at “Outcasts”.  A boat ride and tour of Harlan Lake will be available (weather permitting).
The Conference portion of the program will take place on August 2 at the Johnson Community Center in Alma.  The informational session will begin at 8:30 am and conclude at approximately 12:00 noon
For more information please contact:  Rod Stolcpart at 402-822-0186 or email him at weedmanrod@gmail.com
USDA-FSA County Committee Nomination Deadline
Aug 1 all-day

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.

Aug
3
Fri
NE Corn Grower Open
Aug 3 all-day

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 mwrich@necga.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.

Aug
6
Mon
NE Grazing Conference
Aug 6 – Aug 8 all-day

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

Veteran Learning Circles
Aug 6 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

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 kirstinb@cfra.org or 402.367.8989. Visit cfra.org/events for more information.

Aug
7
Tue
CVA Innovation Series
Aug 7 all-day

Central Valley Ag is hosting the 2018 ACS Innovation Series on August 7th 2 miles west of Bellwood on Hwy 64, and also on August 9th near Norfolk about 2 miles south of the Hwy 13 and Hwy 81 junction.  Mark your calendars and join CVA as they utilize each of these plots throughout the season to test the lates technology and practices.  See the difference with your own eyes during these events.  For more information and to register, go to https://www.cvacoop.com/News#events

ISU Farmland Lease mtgs
Aug 7 @ 8:30 am – 11:30 am

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.

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.

Aug
8
Wed
NE Pesticide Container Recycling
Aug 8 all-day

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.

YEAR-ROUND
    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

MAY-AUGUST
    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

BY APPOINTMENT
    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.
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Aug
9
Thu
CVA Innovation Series
Aug 9 all-day

Central Valley Ag is hosting the 2018 ACS Innovation Series on August 9th near Norfolk about 2 miles south of the Hwy 13 and Hwy 81 junction.  Mark your calendars and join CVA as they utilize each of these plots throughout the season to test the latest technology and practices.  See the difference with your own eyes during these events.  For more information and to register, go to https://www.cvacoop.com/News#events

Aug
13
Mon
Kansas Soybean Commission Schedules Aug. 13 Meeting
Aug 13 @ 8:00 am
The Kansas Soybean Commission (KSC) will conduct its Annual Meeting Monday, Aug. 13, at the Kansas Soybean Building in Topeka. It is scheduled to begin at 8 a.m.
During that meeting, the commissioners will elect officers for the coming year and approve their request for proposals (RFP) for fiscal year 2020 research and education projects.
Other discussion topics will be current and future research projects, market-development activities, educational programs, and administrative items. To obtain a complete agenda or to suggest additional matters for deliberation, contact KSC Administrator Kenlon Johannes at johannes@kansassoybeans.org or call the Kansas Soybean office at 877-KS-SOYBEAN (877-577-6923).
ISU Farmland Lease mtgs
Aug 13 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

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.

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 Learning Circles
Aug 13 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

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 kirstinb@cfra.org or 402.367.8989. Visit cfra.org/events for more information.

Flame Weeding wksp
Aug 13 @ 9:30 am – 5:00 pm

A full-day flame weeding workshop will be held at the Haskell Agricultural Laboratory near Concord Aug. 13. The day will begin with registration at 9:30 a.m. and end at 5 p.m., and include lunch. The lab is at 57905 866 Road, Concord, in northeast Nebraska.

The program will cover proper flaming to control more than 10 major Midwestern weeds in seven agronomic crops (field corn, sweet corn, popcorn, soybean, sorghum, sunflower and wheat).

Attendance is limited to 30. The registration fee is $100 to cover the cost of educational materials; lunch is included for one. Lunch for an additional spouse/guest is $10.

Partial scholarships may be available to certified organic farmers from Nebraska. For more information on registration or the agenda, contact Dee Foote at 402-584-3837 or dfoote2@unl.edu.

Flame Weeding Workshop @ Haskell Ag Lab
Aug 13 @ 9:30 am – 5:00 pm

Attend a full day Workshop, Tuesday, August 13, 2018, Haskell Ag Lab, University of Nebraska, Concord, NE

We will teach you how to do proper flaming to control over 10 major Midwestern weeds in 7 agronomic crops (field corn, sweet corn, popcorn, soybean,     sorghum, sunflower and wheat).

Workshop is limited to 30 people, $100 per binder (lunch provided).  $10.00 for spouse/guest’s meal. Partial scholarships may be available to certified organic farmers from Nebraska.

For registration/agenda: Dee Foote, Ph: 402-584-3837, dfoote2@unl.edu

Aug
14
Tue
North American Manure Expo
Aug 14 – Aug 15 all-day

North Dakota State University Extension has teamed up with South Dakota State University, SDSU Extension and regional partners to host the North American Manure Expo, which will be Aug. 15-16 at the Swiftel Center in Brookings, S.D.

The program will include a trade show; a manure agitation demonstration; a pump school; and educational sessions on topics including manure spreader calibration, manure-spreading equipment, water quality impacts of manure application during the winter, manure pit safety, spill prevention and response, and the economic value of manure as it relates to soil health. Participants also may take tours on moving manure on dairies, manure management systems and swine manure storage.

The expo is free of charge, but organizers encourage those planning to attend to preregister. The tours cost $20 and registration is required.  Details are here… http://www.manureexpo.org/

Climate & Crops Field Day
Aug 14 @ 8:30 am – 3:30 pm

A Climate & Crops Public Field Day will be held at the Haskell Agricultural Laboratory, 57905 866 Road, Concord on August 14, 2018. The event is free and open to the public. Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. and continue throughout the day. The day will conclude around 3:30 p.m. Attend the entire day or any part of the day.

Activities for the entire family include tours, educational booths, vendors, Mobile Beef Lab, Shooting Sports Trailer, Backyard Farmer Live question and answer panel, Instant Pot demonstration, speakers on the Farm Bill and heat stress in livestock as well as others. The event also includes a free steak sandwich lunch, mobile Beef Lab, a 4-H shooting sports trailer, pressure canner testing, and many other activities for all ages. Al Dutcher, UNL Climatologist, will be a noon time speaker.

For more information, call 402-584-2261.

Aug
15
Wed
ISU Farmland Drainage wksp
Aug 15 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach has scheduled two workshops, focused on women landowners, to provide opportunities to discuss drainage issues that exist on their farmland. Excessive rains typically create drowned out spots in fields, which can potentially reduce productivity. Discussion typically emerges on need for drainage on these fields and how to better address these situations, as well as how improved drainage will benefit landowners, how to work with neighbors and tenants, associated costs and tax implications.

These workshops are free and will help attendees better manage farmland drainage decisions by examining different styles of drainage systems that may be installed, including a discussion on how to address drainage water quality within the Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy.

The second workshop will be held in Fort Dodge on Aug. 15 at the ISU Extension and Outreach Webster County office located at 217 South 25th Street. Please register by Aug. 13 by calling the ISU Extension and Outreach Webster County office at 515-576-2119 or email at xwebster@iastate.edu.

The Managing Farmland Drainage workshops will be taught by Kapil Arora, agricultural engineering specialist with ISU Extension and Outreach, and Kelvin Leibold, farm management specialist with ISU Extension and Outreach.

These workshops will be held from 1-3 p.m. in the same location as the Farmland Leasing Workshop conducted earlier that day. Lunch will be served at 12:30 p.m. at no cost for those registered for this drainage workshop.

Aug
16
Thu
ISU Farmland Lease meetings
Aug 16 all-day

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.

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.

Aug
17
Fri
Continuous CRP deadline
Aug 17 all-day

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has re-opened the signup window for Continuous Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) until Aug. 17, 2018. An estimated 1.3 million acres is available nationally to be enrolled.

Eligible producers and landowners can sign up at their local Farm Services Agency (FSA) office. The FSA will use updated soil rental rates to make annual rental payments, reflecting current values, but will not offer incentive payments as part of this new signup.

The USDA will not offer a general sign up this year, but will offer a one year extension to existing CRP participates with expiring CRP contracts of 14 years or less. Eligible producers will receive a letter with more information.