Calendar

Jul
14
Sat
ICGA Education Trailer
Jul 14 all-day

The Carroll County Corn Growers will be at the Carroll County Fair in Coon Rapids, Iowa on July 14th. The highly-visible and interactive Iowa Corn mobile education trailer will be at the fair on Saturday morning at 11:00 a.m., as well as on Saturday afternoon. The 60-foot state-of-the-art mobile display brings to life Iowa Corn’s successful Corn It’s Everything campaign. It takes visitors on a multi-media journey showing how Iowa Corn farmers conserve their land while growing corn that’s used for food, feed, fuel and the 4,000 other products made from you guessed it, corn.

In addition, the Carroll County Fair and the Carroll County ISU Extension are celebrating their 100th Year Anniversary.

Iowa Corn launched Iowa Corn-fed Summer Road Trip to help you find restaurants, local events such as this and fuel retailers across the state. Go to Iowacorn.org/roadtrip to find award-winning corn-fed burgers and pork tenderloins and to sign-up for contests throughout the summer. Use our hashtag, #CORNFEDSUMMER to promote how you are using corn products all summer long.

Josh Turner at Oregon Trail Days @ Five Rocks Amphitheater
Jul 14 @ 6:30 pm
BlackHawk @ Bands, Brews, & BBQs
Jul 14 @ 8:00 pm
BlackHawk @ Bands, Brews, & BBQs | Cozad | Nebraska | United States

Ticket Info Coming Soon

http://cozadchamber.com

Jul
15
Sun
NDA Poultry Photo Contest
Jul 15 all-day

The Nebraska Department of Agriculture (NDA) is encouraging 4-H and FFA members to share their passion for poultry by entering NDA’s annual Poultry Photo Contest. The contest highlights the state’s diverse poultry population and raises awareness of biosecurity measures for poultry owners. Entries must be postmarked by July 15, 2018.

Winners of NDA’s Poultry Photo Contest will be announced during the Nebraska State Fair in Grand Island. NDA will feature winning photos throughout the year in promotional materials and on social media. NDA will also feature information on biosecurity measures that owners can take to keep their flocks healthy and prevent the spread of diseases.

NDA staff members will judge the photo contest entries based on originality, composition and photographic skills. Contest rules and official entry forms are available online at www.nda.nebraska.gov.

Jul
16
Mon
FSA Acreage Reporting Deadline
Jul 16 all-day

Cuming County USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director Sarah Beck is reminding area producers that accurate and timely reporting of acres for all crops and land uses is an FSA program eligibility requirement. She is encouraging Cuming County producers to communicate with the FSA office as soon as spring planting is complete.

Producers who file accurate and timely acreage certification reports, including failed and prevented planted acreage, can prevent the potential loss of FSA program benefits. The acreage reporting deadline for all spring-seeded crops and Conservation Reserve Program acres is July 16, 2018.

For questions regarding crop certification and crop loss reports, or to schedule an appointment to complete acreage certification, please contact the Cuming County FSA office at (402) 372-2451, or call your local FSA office or USDA Service Center.

NE Beef Council mtg
Jul 16 all-day

The Nebraska Beef Council Board of Director’s will meet at the NBC office located at 1319 Central Ave. in Kearney, NE on Monday July 16th, 2018 at 7:30 a.m. CDT. The NBC Board of Directors will listen to presentations from outside contractors for the fiscal year 2018-2019. Followed by funding decisions for 2018-2019. For more information, please contact Pam Esslinger at pam@nebeef.org.

Nebraska Beef Council July Meeting
Jul 16 @ 7:30 am

The Nebraska Beef Council Board of Director’s will meet at the NBC office located at 1319 Central Ave. on Monday July 16th, 2018 at 7:30 a.m. CDT.

The NBC Board of Directors will listen to presentations from outside contractors for the fiscal year 2018-2019. Followed by funding decisions for 2018-2019. For more information, please contact Pam Esslinger at pam@nebeef.org

Jul
17
Tue
Ag Econ & Tech Summit
Jul 17 – Jul 18 all-day

Trade disputes, dwindling returns, changing technologies, fickle consumer tastes, global economics . . . the challenges and opportunities in agriculture change daily. The 2018 Agricultural Economic and Technology Summit offers up the best opportunity to stay on top of the changes in agriculture, mingle with agriculture’s leading players, and discuss issues facing agriculture. The Agricultural Economic and Technology Summit, to be held at the Kearney Holiday Inn, July 17-18, is a partnership between Nebraska Farm Bureau, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Agricultural Economics and Biological Systems Engineering Departments and KRVN Rural Radio Network.

The summit is recommended to producers, ag-business professionals, and consultants and is packed with leading national experts like: Jason Henderson of Purdue University, offering his big picture outlook for the agricultural economy; Brian Watkins of Cropzilla, on Ag Technology; Dick Wittman of Wittman Consulting, on farm and ranch transitions; and Brian Kuehl of Farmers for Free Trade, on the trade roller coaster and how that impacts farmers/ranchers and the agriculture economy.

The Agricultural Economic and Technology Summit will also feature a series of breakout sessions to dig deeper into a range of subjects important to agriculture today. Topics include; what successful farms are doing right, UNL-Testing Ag Performance Solutions program, economics of technology applications, big data = better beef, farm policy updates, and data intensive farm management.

Information on the summit, including an online registration form and agenda, can be found at www.nefb.org/agecontech or contact Whittney Kelley at (402) 421-4760 or via email at whittneyk@nefb.org.

Iowa Corn Promotion Board elections
Jul 17 all-day

On July 17, 2018, corn growers in Crop Reporting Districts 4, 5, 8, and 9 can vote at their local county ISU extension office for their representation on the Iowa Corn Promotion Board for a 3-year term. The Board’s primary priorities and responsibilities include domestic and foreign market development, research into news and value-added corn uses, and education on corn and the farmers who grow it.

Corn producers within Districts 4, 5, 8, and 9 who have produced and marketed 250 bushels of corn or more in Iowa in the previous marketing year (September 1, 2016 to August 31, 2017) and are interested in running for a position may still file a petition with the ICPB. Petitions can be obtained by contacting the Iowa Corn office and must contain the signatures of 25 corn producers from the same district as the prospective candidate. Completed and notarized petitions must be delivered to the Iowa Corn office no later than 4:30 p.m. on April 27, 2017. Once all grower petitions have been received, a final list of candidates will be generated, and all names will be listed on the election ballots.

Current candidates are as follows:
USDA Crop Reporting District #4 (Audubon, Calhoun, Carroll, Crawford, Greene, Guthrie, Harrison, Ida, Monona, Sac, Shelby, and Woodbury)
–    Larry Buss, Harrison County
–    Brandon Strutzenberg, Calhoun County

USDA Crop Reporting District #5 (Boone, Dallas, Grundy, Hamilton, Hardin, Jasper, Marshall, Polk, Poweshiek, Story, Tama, and Webster)
–    Michael Fritch, Jasper County
–    Rod Pierce, Boone County

USDA Crop Reporting District #8 (Appanoose, Clarke, Decatur, Lucas, Madison, Marion, Monroe, Ringgold, Union, Warren, and Wayne)
–    Corwin Fee, Marion County
–    Gary Petersohn, Ringgold County

USDA Crop Reporting District #9 (Davis, Des Moines, Henry, Jefferson, Keokuk, Lee, Louisa, Mahaska, Van Buren, Wapello, and Washington)
–    Paul Gieselman, Louisa County
–    Stan Nelson, Des Moines County

Anyone who has produced and marketed 250 bushels of corn or more in Iowa in the previous marketing year is eligible to vote in the election. Producers unable to visit the local ISU extension office on July 17 may vote by absentee ballot. Absentee ballots can be requested beginning May 30, requests must be made no later than June 25 by contacting the Iowa Corn office at (515)225-9242 or on our website at www.iowacorn.org. Absentee ballots must be postmarked or returned to the Iowa Corn Office no later than July 17. Results of the election will be made public on July 22.

Dairy Heat Stress webinars
Jul 17 @ 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.

ILF Denitrifying Bioreactor Field Day
Jul 17 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Prairie Rivers of Iowa, in partnership with Iowa Learning Farms, will host a field day on Tuesday, July 17 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Field Extension Education Laboratory, located at 1928 240th St. in Boone. This field day, sponsored by Prairie Rivers of Iowa, Iowa Learning Farms, Iowa Corn, and the Story County Soil and Water District, will discuss the design and implementation of practices that work to remove nitrate from tile lines. The event is free and open to the public, and includes a complimentary meal. Those interested in attending are asked to RSVP by July 12 to Kayla Bergman, Watershed Coordinator at Prairie Rivers of Iowa, at 515-232-0048 or kbergman@prrcd.org.

This event will include a tour of a denitrifying bioreactor and will feature presentations from Iowa Learning Farms Conservation Station On The Edge, Jace Klein, a bioreactor designer with Ecosystems Services Exchange, and a local landowner with bioreactor experience.

The event will be held rain or shine, so please wear appropriate clothing and make sure to wear sunscreen. Water and a free dinner from Jimmy’s BBQ Pit will be provided by event sponsors.

Jul
18
Wed
Soil Health Field Day
Jul 18 all-day

Nebraska Extension will host a clinic on July 18 for the public to learn more about the components of soil health. The training will take place at the Eastern Nebraska Research and Extension Center (ENREC) located near Mead.

Topics to be addressed include: management considerations to improve soil health; measuring bulk density, porosity, and infiltration and the impact on soil health; the importance of physical soil properties on soil health; cover crops and how they impact soil health; soil biology and what you can do to change it; soil characteristics, productivity and landscape position; and chemical soil properties.

In addition to the hands-on experience, attendees will receive a resource notebook for future reference. Trainers include University of Nebraska- Lincoln faculty and resource personnel from the USDA Natural Resource Conservation Service.

Participants will meet at the August N. Christenson Research and Education Building at ENREC (formerly the Agricultural Research and Development Center).

A total of 6.5 Certified Crop Adviser credits in soil and water management have been applied for and are pending approval for this clinic.

Early registration is recommended to reserve a seat and resource materials. Cost is $95 for those registering one week in advance and $120 after.

For more information or to register, contact the Nebraska Extension CMDC Programs, 1071 County Road G, Ithaca, NE 68033, call (800) 529-8030, fax (402) 624-8010, e-mail cdunbar2@unl.edu or visit https://enre.unl.edu/crop.

District 16 Candidate Forum
Jul 18 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Those interested in learning more about the candidates running for the District 16 seat in the Nebraska Legislature are invited to participate in a candidate forum sponsored by the Burt, Cuming, and Washington County Farm Bureaus. Candidates Ben Hansen and Chuck Hassebrook are both confirmed to participate.

The candidate forum will be held Wednesday, July 18 at the West Point Community Theater, 237 N. Main St., in West Point. Doors will open at 6:00 p.m. The forum will run from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. (CST).  The forum will also be broadcast live on KTIC 840 AM and 98.3 FM and www.kticradio.com from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

The forum will provide an opportunity for the public to meet and ask questions of the candidates who are seeking to represent District 16 in the Nebraska Legislature. The event is free and open to the public.

Tracy Lawrence with Dylan Bloom Band @ Adams County Fairfest
Jul 18 @ 7:30 pm
Jul
19
Thu
Arch Allies @ Adams County Fairfest
Jul 19 @ 7:30 pm
Jul
20
Fri
EQIP – Ephemeral Gully Control cost share deadline
Jul 20 all-day

The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) has funding available to help Nebraska’s farmers control erosion on their cropland. This funding is available through a special Ephemeral Gully Control Initiative under the Environmental Quality Incentives Program. Eligible producers have until July 20 to apply.

Controlling erosion is especially important for recipients of USDA program benefits – like federal crop insurance subsidies and conservation program payments. USDA program participants are required to control erosion on all cropland determined to be highly erodible. The funding available through this special initiative can help farmers meet that requirement.

According to NRCS, over the last couple of decades, there has been a continual decrease in grassed waterways due largely to the adoption of large-scale farming equipment and conservation cropping systems that rely heavily on herbicides to control weeds. On some fields, this has led to increased erosion and ephemeral gullies.

For more information, and to apply for funding through this special initiative, visit NRCS at a local USDA Service Center before July 20.

Farm Finance & Ag Law Clinic
Jul 20 all-day

Openings are available for one-on-one, confidential farm finance and ag law consultations being conducted across the state each month. An experienced ag law attorney and ag financial counselor will be available to address farm and ranch issues related to financial planning, estate and transition planning, farm loan programs, debtor/creditor law, water rights, and other relevant matters. The clinics offer an opportunity to seek an experienced outside opinion on issues affecting your farm or ranch.

Clinic Sites and Dates
    Grand Island — Thursday, July 5
    North Platte — Thursday, July 12
    Valentine — Monday, July 16
    Lexington — Thursday, July 19
    Norfolk — Friday, July 20
    Fairbury – Thursday, August 2

To sign up for a free clinic or to get more information, call Michelle at the Nebraska Farm Hotline at 1-800-464-0258.  The Nebraska Department of Agriculture and Legal Aid of Nebraska sponsor these clinics.

Cody Johnson with William Michael Morgan @ Adams County Fairfest
Jul 20 @ 7:30 pm
Jul
21
Sat
Michael Ray with Josh Gracin @ Adams County Fairfest
Jul 21 @ 7:30 pm
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

The annual Nebraska Cattlemen Road Trip brings highlights and topics of interest to you, our members. Come see your dues dollars at work at this informational gathering hosted by NC staff members. Listen as Laura Field discusses the Road Trip. Topics to Fuel Your Mind:

Environmental Issues Update
State Environmental issues and NC participation in NDEQ permitting process review
ELD and the Transporting Livestock Across America Safely (TLAAS) Act.

Legislative Update
NC and their efforts for tax relief and reform. Nebraska Cattlemen stands ready to work with the Governor’s office for a solution in 2019.

Animal Disease Traceability – Is it time?
Several states have implemented mandatory ID systems for their states. USDA doesn’t have the funds to indemnify producers in big outbreaks. States and producers need to take a bigger role. Trace-outs and testing is expensive for states and producers.

Secure Beef Supply Plan
Continuity of business during a Food and Mouth Disease (FMD) outbreak. The Secure Beef Supply Plan as well as the Secure Milk Supply Plan, and the Secure Pork Supply plans were developed by the Center for Food Security and Public Health at Iowa State with grant from USDA.

Membership & NC Programs
Help us grow your membership. Your member services team is here to help you with membership recruitment and retention.

Tuesday, July 24
Raymond – Meal at 7:00 pm – Meeting at 7:30 pm
Settje Agri Services & Engineering, 15460 NW 48th
Sponsored by Settje Agri Services & Engineering & Lancaster/Seward Co. Cattlemen

RSVP’s are not required for the Road Trip meetings. If you would like to help us with the meal count, you can RSVP. Contact: Bonita 402-450-0223 voice/text.

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/.  

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/.  

Solar Energy in Ag
Jul 25 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

This seminar is hosted by Nebraska Extension and is open to the public. The seminar will focus on applications of solar PV for farms, ranches, and rural businesses. They will mainly discuss grid tied solar PV, economics, basic design considerations and feasibility. Participants will learn about economic considerations such as payback, grants, tax credits, and depreciation.

Presented By: F. John Hay, Department of Biosystems Engineering, University of Nebraska -Lincoln & Clay Gibbs, Cornhusker Public Power District

Wednesday, July 25
6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Jeff McAfee Farm
1489 Road 2 – Leigh, NE

Coming from the North on Highway 91, turn south on Road 3 and go 8 miles, turn west on Road 0 and go 1 mile, then turn south on Road 2 and go 1/8 mile.

Coming from the South on Highway 30, turn north on Road 3 and go 10 miles, turn west on Road 0 and go 1 mile, then turn south on Road 2 and go 1/8 mile.

(Site is located on West side of road)

No Cost to Attend. Please pre-register by contacting Nebraska Extension in Colfax County at 402-352-3821 or email colfax-county@unl.edu.

Jul
27
Fri
Stoney LaRue + Jason Boland & the Stragglers @ Red Willow County Fair
Jul 27 @ 7:30 pm
Jul
28
Sat
Brantley Gilbert with Michael Tyler @ Buffalo County Fair
Jul 28 @ 7:30 pm
Sawyer Brown @ Frontier County Fair
Jul 28 @ 7:30 pm
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.