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Aug
8
Thu
Kansas Water Technology Field Days
Aug 8 @ 5:00 pm – Sep 10 @ 9:00 am

GARDEN CITY, Kan. — Kansas State University is partnering with the Kansas Water Office and farmers across a swath of western Kansas to host eight Water Technology Field Days in August and September. The events are designed to show agricultural producers and others how the newest crop irrigation research and technology is being applied in real-life situations on private farms.

The dates, locations and times are:

  • Aug. 8 – Tribune – Homeland Farm – 5 p.m.
  • Aug. 9 – Hesston – Jacob, Weber and R&E Goering farms – 10:30 a.m.
  • Aug. 20 – Scott City – Circle C and Long farms – 10:30 a.m.
  • Aug. 23 – Larned – WaterPACK & ILS Farm – 10:30 a.m.
  • Sept. 4 – Goodland – NW Kansas Tech College Farms – 9:30 a.m. (multiple events)
  • Sept. 5 – Garden City – The GCC-Roth Family, T&O and Harshberger farms – 10:30 a.m.
  • Sept. 5 – Liberal – Hatcher Land & Cattle Farm – 5 p.m.
  • Sept. 10 – Troy – Loess Hills Water Quality Farm – 9 a.m.

The KWO provides financial assistance to K-State’s efforts to give technical support for some of the technology demonstration farms.

“K-State Research and Extension is committed to developing and promoting new irrigation technologies that will be environmentally and economically efficient while conserving and protecting limited water resources,” said Ernie Minton, dean of the College of Agriculture and director of K-State Research and Extension. “The K-State Research and Extension services conducted at these Water Technology Farms significantly advances the knowledge of the most efficient water management technology and practices.”

Some of the technologies that these Water Technology Farms have are replicated in small plots at the Southwest Research-Extension Center in Garden City.

“We are excited to work with the producers on these farms because we could validate the results in our research plots to the production scale and conditions of actual farms,” said Jonathan Aguilar, K-State associate professor and water resource engineer located in Garden City.

He leads the monitoring activities of six water technology farms within the Ogallala Aquifer region.

“We hope farmers can see better options in managing their water as their peers test new – and even not so new – irrigation technologies,” he said.

More information on other collaborators and details on the field days is available online or by contacting Armando Zarco, KWO water resource planner, at 620-765-7485.

A pair of K-State Research and Extension western stations that are conducting irrigation research are also hosting field days this month:

Aug
24
Sat
Future of Ag Banquet
Aug 24 @ 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm

The Wayne County Farm Bureau, Nebraska Cattlemen, and FFA supporters invite you to the 3rd annual Future of Ag Banquet on Saturday, Aug 24 at the Randolph High School. Doors open at 5:30pm, steak dinner at 6pm. A free-will donation will be accepted, which will benefit the Wayne and Randolph FFA chapters. There’s a silent auction as well. Then, the Peterson Farm Bros. will take the stage after the meal is served. The three brothers (and sometimes a sister) made a name for themselves on YouTube by doing parody songs and videos that showcase agriculture. They farm with their parents in central Kansas with a background in beef, wheat, corn, alfalfa, milo, and soybeans. Their first video, “I’m Farming and I Grow It” received over 6 million views in 2 weeks. Since then they have used the platform to create many more videos about the farm and have traveled around the country to speak on what makes farming important. It promises to be a fun night and they hope to see you there!

Brett Eldredge @ Nebraska State Fair
Aug 24 @ 8:00 pm
Aug
25
Sun
Cody Jinks @ Nebraska State Fair
Aug 25 @ 8:00 pm
Aug
26
Mon
Grain Buyer Road Show
Aug 26 – Aug 27 all-day

Barchart, a leading provider of data and analytics to the commodities industry, is excited to announce the launch of the cmdtyExchange Roadshow, a free conference series being held in five states across the Midwest this summer.  Taking place August 26-30, the cmdtyExchange Roadshow will bring grain buyers, elevators/co-ops, processors, commodity professionals, and industry experts together to gain insights and perspectives on the 2019 grain market, and to share information on the latest data and tools used to manage physical grain buying.

In addition to learning about the tools and technology currently driving commodity markets, the program gives attendees an in-depth look at data, analytics and tools behind Barchart’s cmdty product line – including an overview of Barchart’s patent-pending county, growing region and state-based grain price and basis indexes.  

cmdtyExchange Roadshow dates and locations include:
    8/26 – Old Boston’s Restaurant & Pub – Ft. Dodge, Iowa
    8/27 – FireWorks Restaurant – Lincoln, Nebraska
    8/28 – 44 Stone Public House – Columbia, Missouri
    8/29 – The Gin Mill – Decatur, Illinois
    8/30 – The Warehouse – Marion, Ohio

In May, Barchart hosted the inaugural cmdtyExchange conference in Chicago which brought together over 300 agriculture and commodity professionals. The 3-day event included panel discussions from industry-leading speakers and sponsors, startup presentations from emerging AgTech startups, multiple networking opportunities, as well as an in-depth look at the cmdty product line.

To register and to learn more about the cmdtyExchange Roadshow, please visit www.cmdtyexchange.com.

Whiskey Myers with Reckless Kelly @ Nebraska State Fair
Aug 26 @ 8:00 pm
Aug
27
Tue
Farm Finance & Ag Law Clinic
Aug 27 all-day

Free legal and financial clinics are being offered for farmers and ranchers at six sessions across the state in August. The clinics are one-on-one meetings with an agricultural law attorney and an agricultural financial counselor. These are not group sessions, and they are confidential.

The attorney and financial advisor specialize in legal and financial issues related to farming and ranching, including financial and business planning, transition planning, farm loan programs, debtor/creditor law, debt structure and cash flow, agricultural disaster programs, and other relevant matters. Here is an opportunity to obtain an independent, outside perspective on issues that may be affecting your farm or ranch.

Clinic Sites and Dates
    Grand Island — Thursday, August 1
    North Platte — Thursday, August 8
    Lexington — Thursday, August 15
    Fairbury — Thursday, August 22
    Norfolk — Tuesday, August 27
    Valentine — Wednesday, August 28

To sign up for a free clinic or to get more information, call the Nebraska Farm Hotline at 1-800-464-0258.  Funding for this work is provided by the Nebraska Department of Agriculture, Legal Aid of Nebraska, North Central Extension Risk Management Education Center, and the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture.

NE Extension Soybean Prod Clinic
Aug 27 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

This soybean production training session focuses on current research-based production and management recommendations for improving yield and profit potential.  The clinic provides an opportunity for hands-on interaction and to check out field demos up close. The training will help participants make sensible decisions with a better understanding of variety selection, weed and pest control, management systems, soil types, and more. 

Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019
Registration begins at 8:00 a.m; Clinic is from 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
University of Nebraska Eastern Nebraska Research and Extension Center
1071 County Road G, Ithaca, NE

Topics will focus on Cultural practices, genetics and agronomy, insect management, plant pathology, soil fertility, IPM for successful weed management, and irrigation. 

More details here:  https://extension.unl.edu/statewide/enre/2019MidwestSoybeanProductionClinic.pdf. ‘

For Credit Card Registrations:http://go.unl.edu/2018cmdc, call (402)472-2966 or email extevents@unl.edu. 

Cash or Check Registrations can be directed to:Nebraska Extension CMDC Programs,1071 County Road G, Ithaca, NE 68033 If sending a check or bringing cash or check day of program. 

Soybean Production Clinic – Aug. 27 – $115 by 8/21, $120 after
Corn Production Clinic – Aug. 28 – $115 by 8/22, $120 after
Both Corn/Soy Production Clinics – $170 by 8/22, $220 after

NCIG Info/Follow-up meeting
Aug 27 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Health insurance continues to be a challenge to individuals, families, and businesses.  The Nebraska Cattlemen’s Insurance Group (NCIG) is looking at options.  They invite you to a follow-up meeting in Wisner on Tuesday Aug 27th, 7:30pm at the 529 Social.  This meeting will dive deeper into the health insurance situation in rural Nebraska.  However, in order to help move this health insurance option forward, they are asking for some help from you.  They asking you to bring information on your current plans, including claims, dependents, and health statements.  This would also be an excellent time to express your interest in receiving a quote and potentially getting signed up.  If you’d like more information, call 402-861-7000 or 800-344-5624.  You can also view more at www.nebraskacattlemen.org/ncig

Aug
28
Wed
Farmers Pride Answer Plot sessions
Aug 28 all-day

Farmers Pride Cooperative is hosting two sessions at their Answer Plot location on at the Hiway 275 and Hiway 121 junction near Battle Creek. These sessions will focus on 2020 production strategies, with insights from the industry’s most in-depth field trials and data to maximize your return on your investment for the 2020 crop year. Specific topics will focus on high yielding genetics and fungicides, including traits, options, and application timing… Advanced weed management from fall burndown to pre- and post-application… and crop nutrient management, efficient use and application timing. The tour will be lead by Winfield United agronomist Mark Heinemann. Two sessions will be held on Wednesday Aug 28, 10am and 4:30pm… meals included with both sessions. Two $100 gift cards and a pair of Nebraska Husker Football tickets will be given away at each session. For more information, contact your local Farmers Pride agronomist, or call the home office at 402-675-2375.

NE Extension Corn Prod Clinic
Aug 28 @ 7:30 am – 5:00 pm

Weeds, pests, weather, nutrients…and the list goes on.  You’ve got a lot to manage to keep crops healthy and growing strong. Nebraska Extension’s Midwest Corn Production Clinic can help you make those decisions, whether you are working as a consultant, industry representative or grower.  This one-day, research-based workshop tackles issues that are central to making those decisions with the goal of a more profitable corn crop.

Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019Registration begins at 7:30 a.m; Clinic is from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
University of Nebraska Eastern Nebraska Research and Extension Center
1071 County Road G, Ithaca, NE

Topics will focus on Agronomy Cultural practices, genetics and agronomy, insect damage in corn, plant pathology, soil fertility, and IPM for successful weed management.

More details here:  https://extension.unl.edu/statewide/enre/2019MidwestCornProductionClinic.pdf.

For Credit Card Registrations:http://go.unl.edu/2018cmdc, call (402)472-2966 or email extevents@unl.edu.

Cash or Check Registrations can be directed to:Nebraska Extension CMDC Programs,1071 County Road G, Ithaca, NE 68033 If sending a check or bringing cash or check day of program.

Soybean Production Clinic – Aug. 27 – $115 by 8/21, $120 after
Corn Production Clinic – Aug. 28 – $115 by 8/22, $120 after
Both Corn/Soy Production Clinics – $170 by 8/22, $220 after

Smith Ag Update tour
Aug 28 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

As part of his 2019 Ag Update Tour, Congressman Adrian Smith (R-NE) will host August listening sessions in Alliance, York, and Auburn.

The Ag Update Tour provides Third District constituents an opportunity to hear from Smith and his special guests on the future of agriculture policy. In addition to Smith, officials such as Director Steve Wellman of the Nebraska Department of Agriculture, Director Jim Macy of the Nebraska Department of Environment and Energy, Angel Velitchkov, Counsel for International Trade with the State of Nebraska, and Nebraska Secretary of State Bob Evnen will join the discussions on selected dates. Due to unforeseen circumstances, Ambassador Gregg Doud will no longer be in attendance.

Alliance Ag Update Tour Session
Tuesday, August 27
West Side Event Center
2472 Co Rd 62, Alliance, NE 69301
10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (MDT)

York Ag Update Tour Session
Wednesday, August 28
Crossroads GPS
2711 Enterprise Ave, York, NE 68467
10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (CDT)

Auburn Ag Update Tour Session
Thursday, August 29
Auburn City Hall
1101 J St, Auburn, NE 68305
10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (CDT)

For questions about these events, please contact Smith’s Grand Island office at (308) 384-3900.

Aug
29
Thu
NE NE Corn Growers Show Plot Tour
Aug 29 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The Northeast Nebraska Corn Growers 2019 Show Plot tour is set for Thursday August 29th, 5pm at the Rod Kvols Farm, 87307 574th Ave, Laurel, NE. All are welcome! Members are asked to bring a friend and potential member. Supper and beverages to follow the plot tour. Don’t miss out on the great door prizes! The person who guesses the winning hybrid and yield will win $500 – Must be present to win. For more information or questions, call Mitch at 402-380-4931 or Taylor at 712-203-1922. See you there!

Aug
30
Fri
Soil Health Field Day
Aug 30 @ 8:30 am – 11:30 am

Positioning your farm to become more resilient to extreme weather includes focusing on long-term soil health. The United States Department of Agriculture Natural Resource Conservation Service (USDA-NRCS) and Nebraska Extension in Dodge County will be hosting a Soil Health Demo Farm Field Day on Friday, August 30 at 8:30 am, 3 miles south of Snyder at the Lennemann Farm.

Area landowners and farmers are encouraged to attend this field day to gain a better understanding of soil health and conservation practices than can help improve soil health over time.

Speakers will discuss the following topics during the field day from 9:00 to 11:30 am:
·    Welcome – Brach Johnson (NRCS Soil Conservationist) and Bill Lennemann (Demo Farm Producer)
·    NRCS Soil Health Demonstration Farms – Aaron Hird (NRCS Soil Health Specialist), Andrea Basche (UNL Assistant Professor), and Fernanda Souza Krupek (UNL Graduate Student)
·    Lower Elkhorn Natural Resource District and NRCS Cost Share Programs – Curt Becker (LENRD Projects Manager) and Brach Johnson (NRCS Soil Conservationist)
·    Winter Wheat Production in Eastern Nebraska – Nathan Mueller (Nebraska Extension Educator)
·    Demo Farm Walk and Talk
·    Forage Crop Options and Value in Crop Rotations – Daren Redfearn and Mary Drewnoski (Nebraska Extension Specialists)

The field day starts at 8:30 am with registration at the demo farm which is located 3 miles south of Snyder on Highway 79 and ¼ east on County Road G. Donuts, juice, and coffee will be served. The demo farm field day will run from 9:00 to 11:30 am on Friday, August 30.

The field day is free and pre-registration is highly encouraged to ensure all attendees have some breakfast and resources. To get more information and to pre-register, visit croptechcafe.org/registration or call the Dodge County Extension Office at 402-727-2775.

Maren Morris @ Nebraska State Fair
Aug 30 @ 8:00 pm
Sep
1
Sun
Little Big Town @ Nebraska State Fair
Sep 1 @ 8:00 pm
Sep
2
Mon
Trace Adkins @ Nebraska State Fair
Sep 2 @ 8:00 pm
Sep
6
Fri
Cody Johnson @ Pinewood Bowl - Lincoln, Nebraska
Sep 6 @ 7:00 pm
Cody Johnson @ Pinewood Bowl - Lincoln, Nebraska

Tickets for the show will be available Friday, April 26th at 10am and can be purchased at www.Ticketmaster.com, the Ticketmaster app, and Pinnacle Bank Arena Ticket Office.

Sep
7
Sat
Frontier Coop – Randy Robeson Retirement
Sep 7 @ 6:00 pm – Sep 8 @ 12:00 am

Frontier Cooperative invites you to a retirement party in honor of Randy Robeson! The party will be held at the Starlight Event Center, 2045 Co Rd K, Wahoo, NE. It’s on September 7th from 6pm to midnight. Hope to see you there!

Sep
10
Tue
Husker Harvest Days
Sep 10 – Sep 12 all-day

Husker Harvest Days is a place to find useful tips, strategies and tools to take home to your operation — things that you can control, and hopefully improve in a profitable way.

Brand new for HHD this year is the International Visitors Center, which is intended to foster connections between U.S. businesses and international customers and partners, and to showcase Nebraska’s resources and products to foreign companies.

However, it isn’t limited to large companies — if you’re a small Nebraska business owner, this is a prime opportunity to learn about the Nebraska Department of Economic Development’s State Trade and Expansion Program, and how the program can help defray the costs of marketing internationally.

This year, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln is emphasizing strategies for staying strong in the wake of extremes — including extreme weather and stress — at the Husker Red Building on Lot 827 on Eighth Street in the southeast quadrant of the exhibit field.  Nebraska Extension faculty will discuss weather readiness, stress management, ag economics, ag leadership, beef and crop production, irrigation efficiency, horticulture, and careers in agriculture. So, if you’ve got a question on any of these topics, bring it with you — there’s likely an expert who can provide some insight.

This year, HHD has split up field demonstrations to give two chances to see new combines in the field, with demonstrations running once in the morning and again in the afternoon. There will be one pass of each combine in the morning, starting at 10:30 a.m., and again in the afternoon, starting at 1 p.m. — rather than two passes in the morning, as in previous years. This way, if you can’t make it to one demonstration, you can still catch a demo later or earlier on in the day.

More details and the full exhibitor list can be found at www.huskerharvestdays.com.

Hours are Tues Sept 10 and Wed Sept 11 – 8am to 5pm, and Thursday Sept 12 8am to 4pm. 

It’s been a rough year for agriculture — there’s no way around it. If you’re feeling the crunch this season, whether because of economics, weather extremes or stress, we hope there’s something at HHD you can bring home to help improve your ranch or farming operation.

NE NE Corn to HHD
Sep 10 all-day

The Northeast NE Corn Growers Assoc. has chartered a bus to Husker Harvest Days on Tues Sept 10. Join your fellow NE NE Corn Growers on the bus trip to HHD!. The bus leaves from Jackson NE on Tues Sept 10 at 7am, from the Corner Mart in Laurel at 750am, and from Pilger Pride in Pilger at 840am. Time spent at HHD will be roughly from 11am to 4pm. The bus leaves from HHD at 4om, with a planned supper stop in Columbus at 530pm. Drops are planned in Pilger at 8pm, Laurel at 8:40pm, nad Jackson Express at 9:20pm. All expenses will be paid for, but attendees MUST be members of the NE NE Corn Growers. You can join or renew that day. Expenses covered include entry ticket, lunch vouchers, the meal in Columbus, and beverages on the bus. There are only 56 seats on the bus, and it’s first come, first served. For more information or to RSVP, contact Mitch at 402-380-4931, Travis at 402-640-9449, or Taylor at 712-203-1922.

ILF Pasture Restoration field day
Sep 10 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

Iowa Learning Farms, in partnership with Iowa Monarch Conservation Consortium and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, will host a pasture restoration and monarch habitat field day Sept. 10 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Nathan Anderson’s farm near Cherokee. The event is free, open to the whole family and includes a complimentary meal.

The field day will begin on the Anderson Farm where host farmer, Anderson, will lead the group on a walking tour to the pasture being restored to native species of grasses and forbs to help improve the pasture performance and livestock health. Anderson will share information on how he began the restoration process and the resources he used, as well as the benefits and challenges he has faced during the process. Adam Janke, ISU Extension and Outreach wildlife specialist, will discuss opportunities for wildlife habitat around the farm including establishing monarch habitat and the impacts of pasture restoration on bird, mammal and other wildlife in the area. The field day will conclude with a complimentary meal back at the farm site.

The field day will be held at Nathan Anderson’s farm, 1950 520th St., Cherokee. From Cherokee, head east on IA 3/530th St. for three miles. Turn north on T Ave./M10 for 1 mile. Turn left on 520th St. for 1/2 mile and the farm will be located on the south side of the road. The event is free and open to the whole family, but reservations are suggested to ensure adequate space and food. Please RSVP to Liz Juchems at 515-294-5429 or ilf@iastate.edu.

For mobility accommodations to the pasture, please contact Liz Juchems at 515-294-5429 or ilf@iastate.edu by Thursday, Sept. 5.

Iowa Learning Farms field days and workshops are supported by the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service. For more information about Iowa Learning Farms, visit www.iowalearningfarms.org.

Sep
11
Wed
NE FFA Foundation Tire Auction
Sep 11 all-day

Titan Tire Corporation, a subsidiary of Titan International, Inc., will be hosting a tire auction for the Nebraska FFA Foundation at Husker Harvest Days on Wednesday, September 11, 2019. In its seventh year, the 2019 auction will include a variety of tires on-site and online only bidding for a John Deere Gator and LSW Extreme Floatation Tires.

To participate in the live auction on Wednesday, September 11 at 11:00 am sign in at the Nebraska FFA Foundation registration desk for a bid number to bid in person or you can bid online. To learn more about the online bidding, go to neffafoundation.org.

To participate in the online only auction for the John Deere Gator and LSW Extreme Flotation tires go to neffafoundation.org to view more details. Bidding ends Wednesday, September 11. The LSW tires will fit an 8000 series John Deere tractor.

The list of tires, gator information and details about the live auction and online only auction are available at neffafoundation.org.

Sep
13
Fri
NE Ethanol Board mtg
Sep 13 all-day

The Nebraska Ethanol Board will hold a board meeting in Lincoln on Friday, Sept. 13 at 9 a.m. The meeting will be at Cornhusker Marriott (333 S 13th St.) in the Hawthorne Room. Visit here for the agenda…. ethanol.nebraska.gov.  This agenda contains all items to come before the Board except those items of an emergency nature.

NE State Grange meeting
Sep 13 – Sep 15 all-day

The Nebraska State Grange will hold the annual Convention in Grand Island at the Midtown Ramada Inn, September 13-15. The National Grange delegates this year will be Harry and Cindy Greer from Colorado. Cindy is National Grange Ceres, and President of the Colorado State Grange. This will be the time to look over our policies and and suggest some resolutions for debate.

CFI Protein Alternatives webinar
Sep 13 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Representatives of Tyson Foods, White Castle restaurants and MotivBase ethnography research firm will join The Center for Food Integrity (CFI), Fri. Sept. 13, from 1 to 2 p.m. CDT, for CFI Live “The Protein Play: Emerging Trends and Consumer Appetites for Protein Alternatives.”

The free webcam event will address the rapid evolution of protein alternatives, the profile of interested consumers, cultural forces at play and what’s next for both consumers and those in the protein complex.

Moderated by CFI CEO Charlie Arnot, the panel features David Ervin, vice president of alternative proteins, Tyson Foods; Shannon Tolliver, social responsibility and environmental sustainability manager, White Castle; Jamie Richardson, vice president of corporate relations, White Castle; and Ujwal Arkalgud, co-founder and CEO of MotivBase, cultural anthropologist and author.

To register, click on the CFI Live link at www.foodintegrity.org.

Cover Crop Field Day
Sep 13 @ 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm

A Cover Crop Field Day will be held at the University of Nebraska Rogers Memorial Farm Friday, Sept. 13 from 1:30 to 4 p.m.

Selecting the right cover crop for your system depends on knowing and meeting the goals for the cover crop. This tour will feature cover crop cocktails that serve specific functions. These functions can include early-season grazing, late-season grazing, nitrogen fixation, building carbon in the soil, diversifying mixes for soil health, reducing compaction, or making soils more resilient.

Speakers will include Extension Engineer Paul Jasa and Extension Educator Gary Lesoing. Jasa will discuss the cover crop demonstration plots and projects at the farm and Lesoing will address dry matter production and nutrient content of various cover crop mixes. The tour also will include cover crops growing in wheat stubble, cover crop recovery after simulated grazing, and row crops growing in the residue from cover crops.

The Rogers Memorial Farm is located at 18630 Adams Street, Lincoln. It’s on the north side of the road, about 7.5 miles east of Lincoln, 2 miles north of Highway 34.

Sep
16
Mon
Nat’l Farm Safety & Health week webinars
Sep 16 – Sep 20 all-day

Agriculture is known as one of the most dangerous industries in America and abroad. According to NIOSH approximately 2,050,000 full-time workers were employed in production agriculture in the US in 2017. NIOSH reported that in 2016, 417 farmers and farm workers died from a work-related injury, resulting in a fatality rate of 21.4 deaths per 100,000 workers. Transportation incidents, which include tractor overturns were the leading cause of death for these farmers and farm workers.

National Farm Safety and Health Week has been recognized during the third week of September for seventy-five years, since 1944. AgriSafe has organized activities to support awareness for agricultural health and safety professionals and producers alike in conjunction with organizations such as the National Education Center for Agricultural Safety (NECAS). The 2019 theme is “Shift Farm Safety into High Gear,” which focuses on the importance of safety on the farm as well as America’s rural roadways. The goal of the week is to remind us that it is everyone’s responsibility to prioritize the issues that are faced in the agricultural community. During September 15-21, 2019, our free webinars will share information on tractor safety, safeguarding the youth, communicating hazards, opioid use, and women’s health issues such as hazard communications, ergonomics and reducing adverse pregnancy outcomes. These topics are a significant threat to producers and their families. Timely information will be shared by field experts in a format that is accessible to all.

Daily Themes include
Monday‐ Tractor Safety & Rural Roadway Safety;
Tuesday – Farm Health & Opioid/Suicide Prevention;
Wednesday – Safety & Health for Youth in Agriculture;
Thursday – Confined Spaces in Agriculture; and
Friday‐ Safety & Health for Women in Agriculture

For more information on National Farm Safety and Health week, visit www.agrisafe.org.

AgriSafe is an international 501©3 organization representing health and safety professionals who strive to reduce health disparities found among the agricultural community. Our mission is to support a growing network of trained agricultural health and safety professionals that assure access to preventative services for farm families and the agricultural community.

Young Leader Program deadline
Sep 16 all-day

Influence, Inspire, Learn and Connect

Apply for the 2020 ASA Corteva Agriscience Young Leader Program!  The Young Leader Program, sponsored by ASA and Corteva Agriscience, provides training for actively-farming couples or individuals who are passionate about the possibilities of the future of agriculture.
This two-phase training program is unique in that your spouse (if applicable), even if not employed full time on the farm, will be an active participant in all elements of the training. As a Young Leader participant you will:
• Engage in leadership-focused training that impacts not only your farming operation but other organizations in which you serve
• Gain tools to better enable you to tell your story
• Connect with soybean farmers from the U.S. and Canada, creating valuable new agricultural relationships
 
PHASE I – Tuesday, December 3 – Friday, December 6, 2019 at Corteva Agriscience in Indianapolis, Indiana
PHASE II – Tuesday, February 25 – Saturday, February 29, 2020 in San Antonio, Texas, in conjunction with Commodity Classic.

The ASA Corteva Agriscience Young Leader Program is for those young in leadership, regardless of age.  For more information about the Young Leader Program and to apply for membership in the class of 2020, go to: SoyGrowers.com. Nebraska application deadline: September 16, 2019.  For information contact the NE Soybean Association at 402-441-3239.

NeFU Dist 6 Fall mtg
Sep 16 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

2019 NeFU Fall District Meetings Schedule
District 6 Fall Meeting: Native Winery 32, 789 7th Road, West Point, NE 68788
9 miles west of West Point, 1 mile north on 7th Road
Monday, September 16, 2019.
6:00-7:00 pm wine tasting with cheese & meat plates with meeting to follow.
· Graham Christensen: District 6 Director’s Report including Costco latest bad news financing efforts, Regenerative Ag, & Citizen Scientist Water Quality Testing
· Julie Hindmarsh & Laura Thomas: NFU Fly-In Report
· NeFU President John Hansen: Report on state and national issues, & Lancaster County CAFO Task Force
NeFU District 6 Business:
· Election of officers: President, Vice President, Secretary/Treasurer
· Select 2 delegate candidates to NFU Convention—elected by NeFU convention delegates
Bring a friend, neighbor or family member that needs to get active in NeFU.
For more information, call Paul Poppe (402) 380-4508.