Calendar

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

Farm Finance & Ag Law Clinic – North Platte
Aug 9 all-day

Farmers and Ranchers are invited to attend a FREE clinic.  The clinics are 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, Aug 2nd
North Platte — Thursday, August 9th

Lexington — Thursday, August 16th
   

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.

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

Platte Valley Cattlemen Golf & Grill
Aug 13 @ 1:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Now is the time to send in your registration for the 2018 PVC Golf and Grill. It’s on Monday August 13th at Quail Run Golf Course in Columbus. Check in at 1:30pm, shot gun start at 2pm, 4 person scramble, make your own team or come and join others looking for a team, pin and team prizes, steak dinner at 6pm, please send entries before August 6th so they can get things set up. Tournament limited to 64 teams. For more information, contact Boyd Hellbusch at 402-920-0699 or Lucas Luckey at 402-910-0373.

Cattle Risk Mgt: Protecting Profits in Uncertain Times
Aug 13 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Nebraska Extension is hosting a program called Cattle Risk Management: Protecting Profits in Uncertain Times, to be held on Monday Aug 13th at the Nance County Extension Office in Fullerton. The workshop runs from 5:30pm to 8:30pm. Workshop topics will include reviewing available market tools including futures and options – contracts and sales (basis risk) – LRP insurance, Programs for protecting against weather related forage losses – PRF and Annual forage insurance – federal disaster programs, and production strategies for the cow herd. Registration ahead of the meeting is required for an accurate meal count. Call the Nance Co Ext. Office at 308-536-2691 by August 8th to reserve a spot. See you then!

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.

Tri-Basin Natural Resources District Board of Directors Meeting – Elwood @ Elwood Legion Hall
Aug 14 @ 1:30 pm

The Tri-Basin NRD will host their regular board of directors meeting and budget hearing at the Elwood Legion Hall.  The agenda is available for public inspection during normal business hours at 1723 N Burlington Street Holdrege NE and 877-995-6688.  The public is encouraged to attend the board meeting.

Aug
15
Wed
NeCB & NeCGA meetings
Aug 15 – Aug 16 all-day

The Nebraska Corn Board will hold its next meeting Wednesday, August 15 and Thursday, August 16, 2018 at Bayside located at 865 Lakeview West Rd, Brule, Nebraska.

The Board will conduct regular board business and hold election of officers during the morning of August 15th. The remainder of the 15th and the morning of the 16th, the Board will hold a joint Nebraska Corn Growers Association and Nebraska Corn Board meeting. The meeting is open to the public and will provide an opportunity for public discussion. A copy of the agenda is available by writing to the Nebraska Corn Board, PO Box 95107, Lincoln, NE 68509, sending an email to susan.zabel@nebraska.gov or by calling 402/471-2676.

Aug
16
Thu
Farm Finance & Ag Law Clinic – Lexington
Aug 16 all-day

Farmers and Ranchers are invited to attend a FREE clinic.  The clinics are 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, Aug 2nd
North Platte — Thursday, August 9th

Lexington — Thursday, August 16th
   

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.

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.

Upper Big Blue NRD FY’19 Budget Hearing
Aug 16 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

The Upper Big Blue NRD Board of Directors have scheduled two Public Hearings. The first is the FY2019 Budget scheduled for Thursday, August 16, 2018, at 7:30 p.m., with the August NRD Board Meeting to follow. A second Public Hearing for the FY2019 Tax Request is scheduled for Tuesday, September 18, 2018, at 7:30 p.m. The September 18th date will also be the September NRD Board Meeting following the hearing. These Public Hearings will be conducted at the Upper Big Blue Natural Resources District office building located at 319 East 25th Street, York, Nebraska. The proposed budget and tax request for FY2019 continues to include safety measures for protecting District citizens and enhancing the delivery of quality services. The public is welcome and encouraged to attend these Public Hearings.

The Upper Big Blue Natural Resources District (NRD) protects lives, property and the future of this area through a wide-range of stewardship, management and educational programs—from flood control to groundwater monitoring, from irrigation management to outdoor recreation and more. Activities and projects of the Upper Big Blue NRD are reviewed and approved by a locally elected Board of Directors. The Upper Big Blue NRD is one of 23 Natural

Resources Districts across the state. For more information, visit www.upperbigblue.org or call (402) 362-6601.

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.

Brothers Osborne @ Chase County Fair & Expo
Aug 17 @ 7:00 pm
Brothers Osborne @ Chase County Fair & Expo | Imperial | Nebraska | United States
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www.chasecountyfair.com
Aug
20
Mon
Veteran Learning Circles
Aug 20 @ 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.

Platte Valley Cattlemen Outlook Meeting
Aug 20 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

PVC are having their annual outlook meeting on Monday, August 20th at Jarad and Kathy Doernaman’s barn venue in Clarkson, social hour at 6:00 p.m. and our meal to begin at 7:00 p.m.

Featured speaker for the night will be Kevin Gonnerman with FC Stone. Thanks to Cooperative Supply for sponsoring Mr. Stone. They also trying to have a nutritionist come to the meeting as well to discuss some of the challenges that come with chopping/feeding hail damaged corn.

Also in attendance will be Doug Oertwich and Mike Mosser, who are running for legislature district 22. They will talk to about their campaigns and your thoughts and concerns.

Representatives from Nebraska Cattlemen will be there to discus the new office in Lincoln and how PVC may be involved as a local affiliate.

We also want to thank Pinnacle Bank for sponsoring the social hour. We look forward to seeing everyone on the 20th.

Directions to the Barn:
Off of Highway 91, turn North and take the main entrance into Clarkson, the street sign should read Bryant Street or Road 8. Go North through town past the park until you get to Road X then go East a quarter mile and turn north on 570th Ave. The barn will be on the East Side of the road.

Aug
21
Tue
ISU Field Day to Help Farmers Focus on Nitrogen
Aug 21 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will host the next in its Focus on Nitrogen: Managing Nitrogen for Maximum Profit and Minimum Water Quality Impact workshop series on Aug. 21 at the Iowa State Northwest Research Farm near Sutherland. The workshop is part of a statewide series of events this summer and fall that focus on managing nitrogen.

The event is targeted to farmers and those who advise farmers and is hosted by a team of ISU Extension and Outreach field agronomists, ag engineering specialists and water quality researchers. It will allow presenters to share research-based information on maximizing profitability with nitrogen management while also increasing the understanding of the practices that minimize and reduce nitrate-nitrogen loss.

Check-in for the event and coffee will begin at 9 a.m., with the workshop starting at 9:30 a.m.

Joel DeJong and Paul Kassel, field agronomists with ISU Extension and Outreach, will host the event and highlight nitrogen management strategies and water quality testing practices being conducted at the farm and the results the studies have shown. They will also discuss research on rate selection, split applications, time of application, nitrogen additives, manure nitrogen and using nitrogen in wet years.

To register for the event, contact DeJong at 712-540-1085 or jldejong@iastate.edu. There is a $10 registration fee for the event, and pre-registration is required in order to get an accurate count for the lunch that will be provided.

CCA credits will be available to those who attend the event.

Directions to the Northwest Research and Demonstration Farm: The Northwest Iowa Research and Demonstration Farm is located at 6320 500th Street near Sutherland, Iowa. That’s a quarter mile east of Highway 59 on B-62, about two miles south of Calumet or about 12 miles north of Cherokee.

ISU Organic Transition wksp
Aug 21 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach’s Organic Ag Program will discuss best methods for transitioning into organic corn and soybean production during a field day at the Neely-Kinyon Memorial Research and Demonstration Farm Field Day, Aug. 21. The event will be held from 4-7 p.m. at the research farm near Greenfield.

The field day will begin at 4 p.m. with a farm tour, followed by a light meal at 5:30 p.m. A question and answer session with ISU Extension and Outreach and industry experts will take place after the meal, discussing organic certification, markets and strategies for success.

The Organic Ag Program has studied best management practices for maintaining high yields while enhancing soil and water quality for transitioning and certified organic farmers. Through timely weed management, longer crop rotations and appropriate manure-based fertilization, the program has demonstrated comparable organic corn, soybean, oat, alfalfa, vegetable and fruit yields compared to conventional crops. Greater soil quality has been shown through the use of extended crop rotations, cover crops and compost applications, in addition to organic no-till farming.

Speakers will include Kathleen Delate, professor and extension organic specialist in horticulture and agronomy at Iowa State, who will discuss organic grain, forage and vegetable crops.

Cynthia Cambardella, soil scientist with the United States Department of Agriculture-Agricultural Research Service, will present on enhancing soil and water quality through organic practices. Cambardella has documented a 50 percent reduction in nitrate loading from organic vs. conventional fields at her Ames research site.

Paul Scott, corn breeder with USDA-ARS, will discuss his efforts in breeding corn under organic conditions to develop high-performing hybrids.

In addition to the organic cropping systems research, Tim Daley, agronomist with Stonebridge Ltd., will discuss issues facing producers this summer, including insects, disease and herbicide drift. Daley will also discuss weather issues stemming from a wet spring and drought in July, which has affected both planting and now, potentially, yields from moisture stress in southern Iowa.

Directions to the Neely-Kinyon Memorial Research and Demonstration Farm (2557 Norfolk Avenue, Greenfield): Two miles south of Greenfield on Highway 25, one mile east, and a half mile north.

Contact Kathleen Delate at kdelate@iastate.edu or 515-294-7069 for more information. The field day is supported by the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture and the USDA-National Institute of Food and Agriculture-Organic Ag Research and Extension Initiative. Additional information on organic research is available at http://extension.agron.iastate.edu/organicag/.

Aug
22
Wed
Farm Finance Clinics
Aug 22 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, August 2
Fairbury – Thursday, August 2
North Platte — Thursday, August 9
Lexington — Thursday, August 16
Norfolk — Wednesday, August 22
Valentine — Thursday, August 23

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.

Aug
23
Thu
Midwest Corn Production Clinic
Aug 23 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

See a growing season in one place! The Midwest Corn Production Clinic, hosted by NE Extension, includes plots with corn growth and development at a range of vegetative/reproductive growth stages. Eight total CCA credits applied for and pending (2-Crop Mgt., 2-Nutr. Mgt., and 4-Pest Mgt)

Topics include differences in agronomy cultural practices, genetics and production, identifying and assessing insect damage, plant pathology including identifying and assessing different diseases and the impact based on stage of development and severity, nutrient management and soil fertility, and keys to successful weed management in corn. 

Held at a site developed exclusively for the clinics, the expertise of University and industry agricultural specialists and professionals is drawn upon to provide the latest, most up-to date information. Presentations include hands-on-activities or field demonstrations in small groups to encourage interaction between presenter and participants. Benefits of the Crop Management summer training include one-on-one attention, actual on-site plot demonstrations, and beneficial interaction with other participants. The small manageable groups promote interaction between presenters and participants.

For more information and to register, call 800-529-8030 or go to enre.unl.edu/crop

Northeast NE Corn Growers Plot Tour
Aug 23 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The Northeast NE Corn Growers Assoc is hosting the 2018 Plot Tour on Thur Aug 23 at 5pm at the Godberson Farm, 804 Hwy 51, Wisner, NE. All are welcome! Members, bring a friend and potential member! The plot has 29 varieties entered from 14 different genetics companies. This is your chance to see how things look so far, and hear discussion on insects and disease pressures experienced in the area. The plot will be taken to harvest, and the results released in December. Supper and beverages to follow plot tour. Don’t miss out on the great door prizes. There’s also a $500 prize for the person who guesses the winning bushels and variety (must be present to win)! For more information, and to RSVP, call Mitch at 402-380-4931 or Tyler at 712-203-1922.

Aug
24
Fri
Kelly Clarkson @ Nebraska State Fair
Aug 24 @ 7:30 pm
Kelly Clarkson @ Nebraska State Fair | Grand Island | Nebraska | United States
Aug 24, 2018 | 7:30 PM
Fonner Park Racetrack
Aug
25
Sat
Sugarland with Frankie Ballard @ Nebraska State Fair
Aug 25 @ 7:30 pm
Aug
27
Mon
Veteran Learning Circles
Aug 27 @ 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
28
Tue
Farm Progress Show
Aug 28 – Aug 30 all-day

This is where producers from all over gather, meet, and learn. This is where major manufacturers choose to roll out their newest offerings. This is where Ag families take a break from their daily routine to immerse themselves in the wider Ag community. This is where tradition and business have come together for 65 years. This is where we celebrate agriculture.  This is the Farm Progress Show.

The 2018 Farm Progress Show runs Aug. 28 -30 and will bring together producers, manufacturers, farm families and spectators from across the country to celebrate agriculture.  
 
Show Hours
Tuesday Aug 28: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Wednesday Aug 29: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Thursday Aug 30: 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

www.farmprogressshow.com

Pre-Plant Wheat Update Meetings K-State Research and Extension
Aug 28 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

With wheat production on the minds of most producers, most are gearing up for the 2019 wheat crop according to Keith P. VanSkike, Agriculture Agent for the Twin Creeks District of K-State Research and Extension. Helping producers to answer timely questions about wheat planting is the objective.

The meeting will be held in Lenora, KS at the Community Room/Library, Tuesday evening August 28th at 7:00 pm.

K-State Research and Extension specialists Lucas Haag, Romulo Lolatto, and Dan Obrien will present the latest information on wheat production related to variety selection, disease management, other planting time topics, and recent grain marketing updates. Pre-registration is requested.

A minimum of 10 is required to host the meetings. Contact the Twin Creeks Extension District Office in Norton (785) 877-5755, Hoxie (785) 675-3268, Hill City (785) 421-3411, and Oberlin (785) 475-8121.