Calendar

Dec
4
Tue
Nebraska Power Farming Show
Dec 4 – Dec 6 all-day

at the Lancaster Event Center on the east edge of Lincoln, NE.

BQA Training
Dec 4 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

The Iowa Beef Center is cooperating with the Iowa Beef Industry Council to host a series of Beef Quality Assurance training and certification sessions across Iowa before the end of 2018. BQA is a nationally coordinated, state implemented program that raises consumer confidence through offering proper management techniques and a commitment to quality within every segment of the beef industry.

BQA certification is increasingly being encouraged, and in some cases required, by market outlets for finishing cattle and this trend is expected to increase. BQA is a voluntary program and the Iowa BQA Program is funded by the IBIC and the Beef Checkoff. The education component is delivered as a joint effort by IBC at Iowa State University and IBIC.

More sessions will be added so check the IBIC website for Iowa BQA Program and other upcoming certification trainings in your area. BQA certification also is offered online at the national level. Learn more about the BQA program and online certification option.

December
Dec. 4, 10 a.m.-noon. Sac County Extension Office, Sac City. Preregister by Dec. 2 by calling 712-662-7131. Contact: Beth Doran, Region 1 ISU Beef Specialist
Dec. 11, 10 a.m.-noon. Plymouth County Extension, Le Mars. Preregister by Dec. 9 by calling 712-546-7835. Contact: Beth Doran, Region 1 ISU Beef Specialist

NE Ext. Board Training wksp
Dec 4 @ 4:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Nebraska Extension and the Nonprofit Association of the Midlands are partnering to bring Board Masters: Nonprofit Board Training to Fremont. The program will be held at the Dodge County Extension Office, 1206 W. 23rd Street on December 4.  It will run from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. and a light dinner is included.  Presenters will provide the latest information all board members need to know to keep their nonprofit organizations compliant and boards operating smoothly. They will discuss:
·        Mission and Vision, Board Structure, and Meaningful Engagement
·        Finance and Compliance
·        Recruitment, Team Building, Improvement and Evaluation

There are multiple registration options and discounts for multiple board members to attend the training. Folks can register online and pay with a credit card at http://go.unl.edu/chd4 or they download a form to use for paying by check. The registration deadline for the Fremont Board Masters: Nonprofit Board Training is Friday, November 30th. Pre-registration is required to hold the program.

For more detailed information or an agenda, contact Jessica Jones at jessica.jones.@unl.edu or the Johnson County Extension Office, 402.335.3669 or Carroll Welte at cwelte1@unl.edu or the Burt County Extension Office, 402.374.2929.

Cow Nutrient Requirement wksp
Dec 4 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

University of Nebraska – Extension will be offering a workshop examining ways to address below average feed quality going into winter feeding. The program will help educate producers on nutrient requirements of different classes of livestock, nutrient qualities of current feed sources on hand, and nutrient qualities and costs of possible feed sources to help bridge any nutritional deficiencies in livestock diets. Additionally, feed rationing expertise and advice will be available to anyone who brings in a feed analysis from forage sampling. The workshop fee is $15/person or take advantage of the “Ranch Discount” at $10/person if you come with 3 or more people.

Upcoming Workshop Locations:
– October 3; Holt Co Ext Office, O’Neill; 5:30-8:30 PM – Dinner Provided (RSVP by September 28) Contact Amy Timmerman (402) 336-2760
– October 10; United Methodist Church, Bassett; 5:30-8:30 PM – Dinner Provided (RSVP by October 5) Contact Jace Stott (402) 387-2213
– November 19; Fullerton; 5:30-8:30 PM – Dinner Provided (RSVP by November 14) Contact: Mariah Woolsoncroft (308) 536-2691
– December 4; Hartington; 5:30-8:30 PM – Dinner Provided (RSVP by November 28) Contact: Ben Beckman (402) 254-6821
– December 6; Brewster; 11:00 AM-2:00 PM – Lunch Provided (RSVP by November 26) Contact: Bethany Johnson (308) 645-2267 or bjohnston3@unl.edu

Dec
6
Thu
IA Cattle Industry Leadership Summit
Dec 6 – Dec 7 all-day

The Iowa Cattle Industry Leadership Summit will be Dec. 6-7, 2018 at the Prairie Meadows Events Center in Altoona. All cattle producers are invited to come for education, inspiration and the opportunity to talk to other members of the industry from around the state.

This year’s meeting will feature a large trade show, where seedstock, cow/calf and feedlot producers will be able to see new products, pick up educational materials, and find solutions to their everyday problems on the farm. The tradeshow will be open from 10 am to 5:30 pm on Thursday, December 6, and 8:30 am – noon on Friday, December 7.

The Iowa Cattlemen’s Association will also hold its policy committee meetings which are open to all members. The meetings are the final opportunity for cattlemen to discuss priorities for the association and set policy for 2019.

A social and banquet will cap off the first night, with the annual Iowa Cattlemen’s Foundation fundraiser auction and awards ceremony.

The next morning, an appreciation breakfast will be held for county leaders prior to the Iowa Cattlemen’s Association and Iowa Beef Industry Council annual meetings.

Anyone interested in attending can find more information at www.iacattlemen.org. Early registration ends November 12.

NE Farmers Union state convention
Dec 6 – Dec 8 all-day

Policy day is Dec 6 – Convention is Dec 7-8.

Prescribed burning wksp
Dec 6 all-day

When fire is planned and controlled properly, it can be a useful tool to manage unwanted plants and improve wildlife habitat. Learn how at the 2018 Nebraska Prescribed Fire Conference on Thursday, Dec. 6, in Kearney.

While wildfires can be destructive and deadly, under the right conditions and with proper planning and control, a prescribed burn can be beneficial.  But well-planned and controlled prescribed burns don’t just happen. It takes understanding of how fire reacts in certain weather conditions, with particular fuel loads, and on various types of topography.

You can begin to learn how to conduct a safe, legal, and effective prescribed burn at the 2018 Nebraska Prescribed Fire Conference Thursday, Dec. 6 in the Holiday Inn Conference Center in Kearney. The conference agenda and registration information is available online at www.nefirecouncil.org

Dec
11
Tue
BQA Training
Dec 11 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

The Iowa Beef Center is cooperating with the Iowa Beef Industry Council to host a series of Beef Quality Assurance training and certification sessions across Iowa before the end of 2018. BQA is a nationally coordinated, state implemented program that raises consumer confidence through offering proper management techniques and a commitment to quality within every segment of the beef industry.

BQA certification is increasingly being encouraged, and in some cases required, by market outlets for finishing cattle and this trend is expected to increase. BQA is a voluntary program and the Iowa BQA Program is funded by the IBIC and the Beef Checkoff. The education component is delivered as a joint effort by IBC at Iowa State University and IBIC.

More sessions will be added so check the IBIC website for Iowa BQA Program and other upcoming certification trainings in your area. BQA certification also is offered online at the national level. Learn more about the BQA program and online certification option.

Dec. 11, 10 a.m.-noon. Plymouth County Extension, Le Mars. Preregister by Dec. 9 by calling 712-546-7835. Contact: Beth Doran, Region 1 ISU Beef Specialist

Dec
12
Wed
Farmer2Farmer IV Conference
Dec 12 – Dec 14 all-day

While best known for serving as Captain during what has been called the “Miracle on the Hudson,” Captain “Sully” Sullenberger has been dedicated to the pursuit of safety for his entire adult life.

A former Captain in the U.S. Air Force, fighter pilot, and commercial aviator with over 20,000 flight hours, Captain Sullenberger became internationally renowned on January 15, 2009 when he and his crew safely guided US Airways Flight 1549 to an emergency water landing in New York City’s frigid Hudson River. The Airbus A320’s two engines had lost thrust following a bird strike. Sullenberger and his crew received international acclaim for their actions that day, including the passage of a Congressional resolution recognizing their bravery. Sullenberger was ranked second in TIME’s “Top 100 Most Influential Heroes and Icons of 2009” and was awarded the French Legion of Honour.

About Farmer2Farmer IV:
We created Farmer2Farmer to bring the FBN network power to life.  It’s an event unlike any other, where you have a place to change the status quo, share straight talk with each other and create the future of farming you want.  Farmer2Farmer welcomes thousands of premier farming operations of all types from across the U.S. and Canada.  Farmer2Farmer IV is set for December 12-14, 2018 in Omaha.  Click here for more information the conference…. www.farmer2farmer.ag

ISU Pro Ag seminar
Dec 12 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach economists will offer valuable insight on key factors impacting 2019 operating decisions at 12 Pro-Ag Outlook and Management Seminars to be held across the state in November and December.  Each three-hour seminar includes information on grain price outlook and global factors to watch, livestock prices and margins, and farmland operating margins, outlook and trends.

Speakers line-up will vary by location but will include ISU Extension and Outreach state specialists Chad Hart, associate professor in economics and extension grain markets specialist; Alejandro Plastina, assistant professor and extension economist; Lee Schulz, assistant professor and livestock economist; Keri Jacobs, assistant professor and co-operatives economist; and Wendong Zhang, assistant professor and extension economist. ISU Extension and Outreach field specialists will also be present at the meetings.

Seminar locations and dates include:
    Sheldon – Wed. Dec. 12 at 9 a.m., NW IA Comm College, Bldg A-Room 117, 712-957-5045

The sessions are open to the public, however pre-registration is requested two days prior to the date of the event. Speakers, registration fees and provided meals vary by location. For locations, times and program information, contact the farm management field specialist in your area or visit www.extension.iastate.edu/agdm/info/meetings.html.

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

Jan
8
Tue
NE Agri-business Association annual convention
Jan 8 – Jan 9 all-day

www.na-ba.com

Jan
21
Mon
Farmers & Ranchers College
Jan 21 @ 10:00 am – 3:30 pm

All are welcome to attend. Details will be forthcoming at go.unl.edu/farmersrancherscollege. Mark down the following dates if topics are of interest to you.

2018 -2019 Farmers & Ranchers College
  – January 21, 2019 – Partners In Progress – Beef Seminar at the U.S. Meat Animal Research Center near Clay Center from 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., registration at 9:30 a.m.

  – February 12, 2019 – Managing Ag Land in the 21st Century at the Fillmore County Fairgrounds in Geneva from 9:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. with registration at 9:15 a.m.

  – March 14, 2019 – Connecting Gate to Plate. Featuring Michele Payn, Cause Matters corp. at Lazy Horse Vineyard near Ohiowa, NE at 6:00 p.m.

Feb
8
Fri
NE Farm Bureau YF&R Convention
Feb 8 – Feb 9 all-day

www.nefb.org

Feb
12
Tue
Farmers & Ranchers College
Feb 12 @ 9:30 am – 3:00 pm

All are welcome to attend. Details will be forthcoming at go.unl.edu/farmersrancherscollege. Mark down the following dates if topics are of interest to you.

2018 -2019 Farmers & Ranchers College
  – February 12, 2019 – Managing Ag Land in the 21st Century at the Fillmore County Fairgrounds in Geneva from 9:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. with registration at 9:15 a.m.

  – March 14, 2019 – Connecting Gate to Plate. Featuring Michele Payn, Cause Matters corp. at Lazy Horse Vineyard near Ohiowa, NE at 6:00 p.m.

Mar
14
Thu
Farmers & Ranchers College
Mar 14 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

All are welcome to attend. Details will be forthcoming at go.unl.edu/farmersrancherscollege. Mark down the following dates if topics are of interest to you.

2018 -2019 Farmers & Ranchers College
  – March 14, 2019 – Connecting Gate to Plate. Featuring Michele Payn, Cause Matters corp. at Lazy Horse Vineyard near Ohiowa, NE at 6:00 p.m.