Calendar

Sep
25
Mon
Cover Crop Field Day
Sep 25 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

A field day to view a variety of cover crops seeded after wheat harvest will be held at the UNL Rogers Memorial Farm just east of Lincoln. The free event will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. on Monday, September 25.

Cover crop topics will include:
Understanding the goals and objectives of cover crops
Selection and management of cover crops to achieve the objectives
Using cover crops to improve soil health and help control weeds
Discussing the effects on yields and the soil system, both short-term and long-term

Six cover crop mixes, each planted for a specific objective, will be featured, showing how different species can be used for different purposes. Fertilizer has been applied in a strip across these six mixes to show the improvement in growth and biomass production, important if grazing is one of the objectives. In addition, a shredding across the six mixes was done to simulate grazing to show regrowth and recovery of the different species.

The field day will also include a no-till drill demo, seeding a 14-way diverse mix into wheat stubble. This will be the sixth planting date of the same mix, once every two weeks since wheat harvest, allowing attendees to compare the differences in growth and species performance. Also featured will be a nitrogen rate response study to estimate the apparent nitrogen contribution of various legume cover crops for corn production in 2018. Data from the same study conducted in 2012 and 2015 will be discussed.

Seed vendors and cover crop users will be in attendance to share some of their experiences, adding to the discussion and helping answer questions.

The Rogers Memorial Farm is located at 18630 Adams Street, Lincoln (north side of the road, about 7 ½ miles east of Lincoln, 2 miles north of Highway 34).

Cuming Co Farm Bureau mtg
Sep 25 @ 11:00 pm – Sep 26 @ 2:00 am

The Cuming County Farm Bureau annual meeting is set for Monday Sept 25th at 529 Social along highway 275 in Wisner. Social hour is at 6pm, buffet dinner at 6:30pm, with the program to follow. Discussion will highlight the 100th anniversary of Farm Bureau in Nebraska. There will be door prizes awarded at the end. Hope to see you there!

Saunders Co Feeders Outlook meeting
Sep 25 @ 11:00 pm – Sep 26 @ 2:00 am

The annual outlook meeting is set for Monday Sept 25 at the 4-H building, Saunders Co Fairgrounds in Wahoo. 6pm social, 7pm meal, and program to follow. The meeting is sponsored by the NE Soybean Board. Speakers include Aaron DeSmith, Sr. Merchandiser at Columbus ADM and Jessica Alderson, Grain Originator at Lincoln Grain ADM. The livestock presenters will be folks from Producers Livestock including Mike Sila, Tim Meyer, and Keith Meiergerd. Hope to see you there!

Sep
26
Tue
Farm Finance Clinics
Sep 26 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
Valentine — Friday, September 1
Norfolk — Wednesday, September 6
Grand Island — Tuesday, September 19
North Platte — Wednesday, September 20
Norfolk — Tuesday, September 26
Fairbury — Tuesday, September 26

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.

Free Farm Finance Clinic-Norfolk/Fairbury
Sep 26 all-day

Farmers and ranchers are invited to attend a free clinic.  These are one-on-one and confidential.  The Farm Finance Clinic gives you a chance to meet with an experience Ag law attorney and Ag financial counselor.  The clinic staff specializes  in legal and financial issues related to farming and ranching, including financial planning, estate and transition planning, farm loan programs, debtor/creditor law, water rights, and other relevant matters.

September 26th in Norfolk and Fairbury.

To sign up for a clinic or for more information, call Michelle at the Nebraska Farm Hotline:  800-464-0258.

ISU Dairy Webinars
Sep 26 all-day

Dairy specialists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will host webinars on Sept. 19 and 26, entertaining and educating with a dairy version of “Who Wants to be a Millionaire?”

Both webinars will begin at noon and will include information on how to analyze a dairy for profits and the profitability of various dairy systems. The Sept. 19 webinar will focus on conventional and hybrid dairy systems while the Sept. 26 webinar will discuss organic and organic “grass-fed” dairy systems.

The webinars are sponsored by ISU Extension and Outreach and the North Central Risk Management Education Center. Participants may join the webinars by logging onto https://connect.extension.iastate.edu/isuedairy.

For more information contact ISU Extension and Outreach diary specialists Larry Tranel (tranel@iastate.edu or 563-583-6496) or Jenn Bentley (jbentley@iastate.edu, 563-382-2949).

Women in Agribusiness Summit-Minneapolis
Sep 26 – Sep 28 all-day
The Women in Agribusiness Summit is a must attend event for its valuable industry sessions, specialized breakout topics and daily opportunities to network with other attendees in both an educational and social setting. This widely popular summit, now in its sixth year, attracts 600 women from across the ag sector who are serious about their careers and attend to be part of the dialogue shaping the industry.

Be one of the many attendees who brings back key insights to your organization for its future success, and develops lasting relationships with other women in the industry.

 REGISTER AND BE THERE: The 6th annual Women in Agribusiness Summit in Minneapolis, September 26-28, 2017.  Learn more.
NC Cow-Calf tour
Sep 26 @ 2:00 pm – 9:00 pm

2017 Nebraska Cattlemen Cow Calf Tour
“Local, National, and International Trade in the Cattle Industry”

When: Tuesday, September 26th – Speakers will begin at 9 AM at the Wheeler Co. Fairgrounds in Bartlett, lunch will be served at 11:30, and the tour will begin promptly at 12:45.

Where: Wagonhammer Ranches, Bartlett – Speakers for the event include representatives from the USMEF, Nebraska Cattlemen, Samson, and the Nebraska Department of Agriculture.

Sponsors – Ericson State Bank, Homestead Bank-Albion Branch, Boone Nance Cattlemen, Town & Country Veterinary Clinic, Zoetis, and RB Angus

Everyone is welcome, bring a neighbor!

Any questions can be directed to Mackenzie Johnston at (402)350-6372

Sep
27
Wed
WOTUS Comments – Extended Deadline
Sep 27 all-day

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency this week extended until Sept. 27 its public comment period on plans to repeal the Waters of the U.S. regulation (WOTUS). Earlier this year, the Trump administration ordered a review of the WOTUS rule, which broadened the EPA’s regulatory authority over waterways to include, among other water bodies, upstream waters and intermittent and ephemeral streams such as those that farmers use for drainage and irrigation. It also expanded the EPA’s authority to include farm lands adjacent to such waters. Public comments can be filed here… https://www.regulations.gov/document?D=EPA-HQ-OW-2017-0203-0001.

NE Ext. Beef Feedlot webinar
Sep 27 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Nebraska Extension is offering a new way to get information on timely beef topics in a series of hosted webinars. The webinars will be on select Wednesdays for one hour, and will feature discussions from participants to determine educational needs on new topics, presentations by experts and updates on current activities.

The educational presentations will be recorded and posted at beef.unl.edu for use and viewing at later times.

The initial series will contain three webinars starting on Sept. 27 from 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. Other webinars will be held on Nov. 1 and Nov. 29.

The first webinar will cover vaccination timing for newly received calves with speaker Brian Vander Ley from the Great Plains Veterinary Educational Center. There will also be a discussion concerning animal health as higher risk cattle are in feedyards in the fall. The Nov. 1 webinar will feature Rick Koelsch, livestock environmental engineer at Nebraska, speaking on the value of manure and the positive attributes of using it as a soil amendment. During the Nov. 29 webinar, Galen Erickson, Nebraska Extension beef feedlot specialist, will review nutrition highlights from the 2018 Nebraska Beef Report.

To view the webinars online visit, https://nebraskaextension.zoom.us/s/751919398. To access the webinars using a telephone dial 408-638-0968 or 646-876-9923. The meeting id is 751-919-398.

For more information, contact Galen Erickson at 402-472-6402 or gerickson4@unl.edu.

Sep
28
Thu
Bringing consumers and ag producers together: Rural Agricultural Expo-Kansas
Sep 28 all-day

When it comes to food and how it’s produced, many consumers and agricultural producers alike are passionate about some agricultural issues. These subjects affect a producer’s way of life and the consumer’s food supply. Some topics such as feeding antibiotics to livestock, humane handling of livestock and genetically modified crops are controversial.

The problem stemming from these issues may be a lack of communication or misinformation between the producer growing the food and the consumer eating it, according to Dale Helwig, agriculture agent with K-State Research and Extension in Cherokee County. To foster better understanding of these and other topics, the Columbus Chamber of Commerce Ag Committee will host a Rural Agricultural Expo on Sept. 28 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Cherokee County 4-H Building located at 124 W. Country Rd in Columbus, Kansas. The event is open to anyone interested in learning more about how crops are grown and livestock is raised.

Kansas State University veterinarian, Mike Apley will discuss a recent ruling by the Food and Drug Administration that requires livestock producers to obtain a Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD) before administering antibiotics to livestock through their feed. The directive has posed some hardship to producers, feed companies and veterinarians but consumers also want to know that their food is safe to eat. Apley, who was appointed to the Presidential Advisory Council on Combating Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria in 2015, will address the current status of the VFD regulation and how judicious use of antibiotics can be safe for consumers and beneficial for livestock producers.

Many consumers are concerned about producers using genetically modified (also called GMO) crops. One that has received attention this year is a variety of soybeans that is now tolerant of the chemical, dicamba. Dicamba is a broadleaf weed killer that is detrimental to soybeans; however, this new variety of soybeans can withstand the chemical — great news for producers as it provides them with another alternative for weed control in their fields, but consumers wonder if the new GMO crops are safe to consume. Harold Trick, professor of plant pathology at Kansas State University, will provide the facts about GMOs and the work being done with them.

Animal welfare is another hot button topic, Helwig said. Through years of research and improvement, advances have been made in how livestock are handled. One of the newest methods of reducing stress to an animal is the use of a Bud Box System. Reducing stress for the animals improves animal performance, prevents bruising of meat, and improves the health of the animal. Matt Perrier, owner of Dalebanks Angus and advocate of reduced stress handling of livestock, will conduct a live demonstration of the ease and simplicity in which cattle work through the Bud Box system. He will discuss how to make working with animals a more pleasant experience for both the cattle and cattle handler.

Other sessions at the expo include Lucas Nodine discussing Long Term Care and How to Protect Your Assets in the later years of life. Farmers Coop will present Fall Herbicide Options for Producers and Fall Calf Crop Feeding Strategies.

 

More information about the Rural Agricultural Expo is available by contacting Helwig at the Cherokee County K-State Research and Extension Office at 620-429-3849.

 

Blue Heron Renewable Flex Fuel Plaza Grand Opening-Gothenburg
Sep 28 @ 9:30 am – 1:00 pm

Gothenburg (I-80 Exit 211)

Grand Opening Sept. 28

Ribbon Cutting at 9:30 a.m. (Governor expected to be there to make opening remarks)

E85 for $0.85 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Station offers E15, E30, E40 and E85 so we’ll discuss all blends with consumers.

 

ISU Prairie Strips wksp
Sep 28 @ 2:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Four workshops will be held this summer and fall to help Technical Service Providers (TSPs), Certified Crop Advisers (CCAs) and other advisors who work directly with farmers and landowners achieve their certification in prairie strip design, establishment and monitoring.

The full-day workshops will cover field mapping, prairie plant identification, seed mixtures, maintenance, determining costs, ‘AgSolver applications’ and more. Attendance at the workshop is the first step of a three-part certification program to become a prairie strips consultant.

The workshops are free for all attendees. A limited number of qualified attendees will receive a $250 stipend for attending the workshop and a $1,000 bonus after successful installation of prairie strips on a client’s field. Program participants will create a communications piece to support their business credentials in prairie strips.

All workshops will run from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and will be run by faculty and extension staff from Iowa State University. The last wksp is set for September 28, Iowa State University Northwest Research and Demonstration Farm, Sutherland.

An online registration form and additional information about the workshops are available. Completed registration forms and questions should be submitted to rachaelw@iastate.edu.

Sep
29
Fri
Aksarben 4-H Stock Show
Sep 29 – Oct 1 all-day

Details here… http://www.aksarbenstockshow.com/p/events/359

Oct
2
Mon
NeFU District 6 Fall mtg
Oct 2 @ 11:00 pm – Oct 3 @ 2:00 am

District 6 Fall Meeting: Randy Ruppert Farm: 2108 County Road O
2 miles west of Nickerson on County Road “O”, or 1 mile west of “County Road “O” & Hwy 275.
Monday, October 2, 2017, 6:00 pm Barbeque supper—bring a side dish, with meeting to follow.
· District 6 Director’s Report: Graham Christensen
· NFU Fly-in report: Farm Bill/Farm Crisis, health care, & renewable energy: Bill Armbrust
· State issues: Report on legislative and initiative property tax relief efforts.
· Select 2 delegate candidates to NFU Convention-new Bylaw: NeFU now gets 3 delegates.

· 2017 NeFU State Convention: December 8-9, 2017 (800) 542-5542 Reservations
Hotel Grand Conference Center, 2503 South Locust St., Grand Island
reservations@hotelgrandconferencecenter.com www.hotelgrandconferencecenter.com

· 2018 NFU Convention, March 3-6, Westin Kansas City, Crown Center, KC, MO
Bring a friend, neighbor or family member that needs to get active in NeFU.
For more info, call Art Tanderup (402) 278-0942 Cell or (402) 887-1396 Home.

Oct
7
Sat
4S Goat Expo-North Platte
Oct 7 – Oct 8 all-day

4S Goat Expo to Offer Seminar Show and Sale October 7th and 8th at the Lincoln County Fairgrounds, 5015 W Rodeo Road, North Platte Nebraska.  The seminar will start promptly at 10:00 AM on October 7th.

Speakers and topics include:

  •  Disease prevention in Goat Herds – Brian Vander Ley, Nebraska Extension Veterinarian, Great Plains Veterinary Education Center
  • Managing Parasite Pedigrees to Maximize Deworming Impacts – Brian Vander Ley, Nebraska Extension Veterinarian, Great Plains Veterinary Education
  • Marketing Goats in Nebraska (important dates)  – Bronc & Melissa Nicholson, M & N Boer Goats,  Chadron, Nebraska
  • Famacha for Goats – Randy Saner, Nebraska Extension Educator
  • Benefits of  Purchasing Quality Genetics – Lee Dana, Double D Boer Goats, Clay Center Nebraska
  • Youth Goat Judging Contest ( Awards will be given to top youth in Junior and Senior Divisions)
  • Goat Producer Panel – Goat Producer both new and experienced
  • Fitting Your Goat for Show and Sale  – Lee Dana, Double D Boer Goats, Clay Center Nebraska

Goats will check in Friday, October 6th from 3:00 to 9:00 PM and Saturday before 8:00 AM with the seminar starting at 10:00 AM.  The show will start Sunday at 8:00 AM with a sale goat only show followed by a show goat only show.  The sale will start at 1:00 PM.  The program will be held at the Lincoln County Fair Grounds located at 5015 W Rodeo Road, North Platte Nebraska.

For more information contact Randy Saner at 308-532-2683 or by webpage at http://www.4sgoatexpo.com/  or http://go.unl.edu/0bot  by Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/4S-Goat-Expo-673122839426170/?fref=ts

Oct
8
Sun
First Annual Nebraska Steak Fry-Shelton
Oct 8 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
The Ricketts for Governor campaign announced Governor Pete Ricketts will be hosting the First Annual Nebraska Steak Fry early next month. Nebraskans are invited to join us as we enjoy a steak fry, music, family games and a program with elected officials from Nebraska and across the Midwest to celebrate Nebraska’s number one industry, agriculture. The Steak Fry will be held on October 8th from 12:00-3:00 p.m at Paul & Deb Gangwish’s Farm near Shelton, NE.

Special guests include Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin, Missouri Governor Eric Greitens, Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds and Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker. Tickets can be purchased online at www.petericketts.com by clicking the Steak Fry link. Single tickets are available for $20 and family tickets can be purchased for $35. An early bird discount of 50% off is available by using the code “HUSKER” during checkout. A limited amount of VIP tickets are also available.

What: Governor Rickett’s First Annual Steak Fry

When: Sunday, October 8, 2017 | Noon-3:00 p.m.
Where: Paul & Deb Gangwish’s Farm
PG Farms, 57252 145th Road, Shelton, NE 68876
Whom: Governor Pete Ricketts will be joined by the following individuals:

– Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin
– Missouri Governor Eric Greitens
– Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds
– Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker

 

2017 09-20 Nebraska Steak Fry Release

Oct
16
Mon
DNA Tech in Beef Cattle Conf
Oct 16 @ 4:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Nebraska Extension will hold a DNA technology in beef conference Oct. 16 at the U.S. Meat Animal Research Center, NE-18D Spur, Clay Center, Neb. The conference topic is “DNA Technology: Where We Have Been, Where We Are, and Where We Are Headed.”

Genetic selection tools are constantly evolving. Participants will learn about genetic/genomic selection tools in beef cattle and research discoveries over the past year”. Presentations will focus on selection for feed efficiency, genetic control of water intake, genetics of feed and leg structure and new “single-step” genomic evaluations.

Speakers include: Matt Spangler, University of Nebraska–Lincoln; Bob Weaber, Kansas State University; Megan Rolf, Kansas State University; Larry Kuehn, U.S. Meat Animal Research Center; Mark Thallman, U.S. Meat Animal Research Center; and Gary Bennett, U.S. Meat Animal Research Center.

The conference will begin at 11:30 a.m.

Registration fee is $15, which includes lunch and all handout materials. RSVP by Oct. 2 by contacting Sherri Pitchie at 402-472-2907 or sherri.pitchie@unl.edu.

For more information, contact Matt Spangler at 402-472-6489 or mspangler2@unl.edu.

Oct
17
Tue
EPA WOTUS listening sessions
Oct 17 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. Department of the Army (the agencies) will hold 11 sessions to give stakeholders an opportunity to provide recommendations on a revised definition of “waters of the United States.” The agencies will hold nine two-hour long teleconferences that will be tailored for specific sectors, plus one that will be open to the general public. The agencies will also hold one in-person session for small entities.

The stakeholder sessions will be held on a weekly basis beginning September 19 and will continue each Tuesday thereafter for ten weeks. Each will run from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. eastern time. Information on how to register for each of these meetings is available on the EPA website. Registration for each webinar will close a week prior. Those wishing to provide verbal recommendations during the teleconference will be selected on a first-come, first-serve basis. Due to the expected volume of participants, individuals will be asked to limit their oral presentation to three minutes.

Stakeholder Sessions Schedule
September 19, 2017 – small entities (small businesses, small organizations and small governmental jurisdictions)
September 26, 2017 – environment and public advocacy
October 3, 2017 – conservation, e.g., hunters and anglers
October 10, 2017 – construction and transportation
October 17, 2017 – agriculture
October 24, 2017 – industry
October 31, 2017 – mining
November 7, 2017 – scientific organizations and academia
November 14, 2017 – stormwater, wastewater management and drinking water agencies
November 21, 2017 – general public

Additional information: www.epa.gov/wotus-rule.

NePPA Producer Webinar
Oct 17 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

The Nebraska Pork Producers Association is hosting a series of producer education seminars this year. Webinars will generally be held on the second Tuesday of each month from 12-noon to 1pm. Dates and topics include:

October 17 – Environment/NDEQ
November 14 – Barn Maintenance

These webinars lead up to a table-top crisis training session. It’s an all day, in person training for producers, county officials, first responders, state officials, Extension, and allied members. Two separate sessions will be held on December 6 and December 7 at the Nielsen Community Center in West Point.

Check out the website nepork.org for more details and to register for the webinars.

Nov
1
Wed
NE Ext. Beef Feedlot webinar
Nov 1 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Nebraska Extension is offering a new way to get information on timely beef topics in a series of hosted webinars. The webinars will be on select Wednesdays for one hour, and will feature discussions from participants to determine educational needs on new topics, presentations by experts and updates on current activities.

The educational presentations will be recorded and posted at beef.unl.edu for use and viewing at later times.

Webinars will be held on Nov. 1 and Nov. 29 from 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.

The Nov. 1 webinar will feature Rick Koelsch, livestock environmental engineer at Nebraska, speaking on the value of manure and the positive attributes of using it as a soil amendment. During the Nov. 29 webinar, Galen Erickson, Nebraska Extension beef feedlot specialist, will review nutrition highlights from the 2018 Nebraska Beef Report.

To view the webinars online visit, https://nebraskaextension.zoom.us/s/751919398. To access the webinars using a telephone dial 408-638-0968 or 646-876-9923. The meeting id is 751-919-398.

For more information, contact Galen Erickson at 402-472-6402 or gerickson4@unl.edu.

Nov
7
Tue
NPB Pig Welfare Symposium
Nov 7 – Nov 9 all-day

The National Pork Board has announced that its first-ever Pig Welfare Symposium will take place Nov. 7-9, 2017, in Des Moines, Iowa. The forum is designed to help improve the well-being of pigs by disseminating recent research findings and recommendations, raising awareness of current and emerging issues and identifying potential solutions.

A reduced student rate and virtual attendance options also are being offered. For more information, go to pork.org/pws.

The Pig Welfare Symposium will provide stimulating presentations from experts on past, current and future animal welfare issues. They will offer their perspectives on how the pork industry can continue to evolve to meet the needs of animals, producers and consumers.

Aside from its main speaker agenda, the two-day symposium also will offer optional hands-on interactive workshops for an additional fee. These will provide attendees with the opportunity to learn more about topics, such as low-stress pig handling, on-farm euthanasia and understanding the Common Swine Industry Audit.

Attendees will have the opportunity to visit with experts at various technical exhibits and can interact with the professionals and students who will participate in the symposium’s poster sessions.

Nov
13
Mon
NE Wind & Solar Conference
Nov 13 – Nov 14 all-day

The 10th Annual Nebraska Wind & Solar Conference has an impressive line-up of speakers and exhibitors who will share the latest advances in the industry. There will be great opportunities for networking,†as well as information on:
– 21st century job opportunities
– The state of the national wind and solar industries
– Ideas for curriculum
– Latest trends in local policy and legislation
– Perspectives from across the industry

Check out our website http://www.nebraskawsc.com/ for:
– Conference schedule and list of tentative speakers
– Exhibitors and other participants
– Information on the LES Wind Turbines and Bluff Road Landfill Gas to Energy tour on Sunday, November 12

Early Bird registration ends October 15. Hotel Room Block closes October 16.

Nov
14
Tue
NePPA Producer webinar
Nov 14 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The Nebraska Pork Producers Association is hosting a series of producer education seminars this year. Webinars will generally be held on the second Tuesday of each month from 12-noon to 1pm. Dates and topics include:

November 14 – Barn Maintenance

These webinars lead up to a table-top crisis training session. It’s an all day, in person training for producers, county officials, first responders, state officials, Extension, and allied members. Two separate sessions will be held on December 6 and December 7 at the Nielsen Community Center in West Point.

Check out the website nepork.org for more details and to register for the webinars.

Nov
17
Fri
NE Youth Beef Leadership Symposium
Nov 17 – Nov 19 all-day

November 17 – 19, 2017
Application Deadline: Friday October 6th

If you’re selected to participate, a $75 registration fee will be needed. This covers the cost of hotel, meals, and materials.

The annual Nebraska Youth Beef Leadership Symposium will be held at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Animal Science Complex on November 17 – 19. The symposium is designed to introduce youth to careers opportunities and current issues in the beef industry, as well as offer education and practice in the use of leadership skills.

Project Groups:
E-Communicating the Beef Story
– eligible if you are a 9th or 10th grader or an 11th grader who has never attended NYBLS
– interact with faculty and learn about the current research, meat science, beef quality assurance, and marketing
– introduction to careers
– will have the ability to put their team and leadership skills to work by completing a project

Showcasing Beef: A Culinary Challenge
– eligible if you are an 11th or 12th grader (regardless of whether you’ve attended NYBLS before)
– get more in-depth information about the beef industry
– interact with faculty and learn about genetic markers, reproduction, environment/manuare management, and antibiotic resistance
– develop and market a beef product and work with a professional chef from Omaha Steaks
– learn more about career opportunities in the beef industry

At the Sunday luncheon we will conclude with this group and they will present their new products and marketing plan to a panel of judges. Parents and guests will also get a chance to taste their products!

CASNR Scholarships will be awarded to a few junior/senior participants!!!!

For more information, contact:
Alli Raymond, Department of Animal Science
(402) 472-0204
araymond2@unl.edu

Nov
29
Wed
NE Ext. Beef Feedlot webinar
Nov 29 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Nebraska Extension is offering a new way to get information on timely beef topics in a series of hosted webinars. The webinars will be on select Wednesdays for one hour, and will feature discussions from participants to determine educational needs on new topics, presentations by experts and updates on current activities.

The educational presentations will be recorded and posted at beef.unl.edu for use and viewing at later times.

Webinars will be held on Nov. 29 from 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.

During the Nov. 29 webinar, Galen Erickson, Nebraska Extension beef feedlot specialist, will review nutrition highlights from the 2018 Nebraska Beef Report.

To view the webinars online visit, https://nebraskaextension.zoom.us/s/751919398. To access the webinars using a telephone dial 408-638-0968 or 646-876-9923. The meeting id is 751-919-398.

For more information, contact Galen Erickson at 402-472-6402 or gerickson4@unl.edu.

Dec
6
Wed
NePPA Table-Top Crisis Training
Dec 6 – Dec 7 all-day

The Nebraska Pork Producers Association is hosting a series of producer education seminars this year. Topics have included an employee Toolkit and Other Producer Resources, Biosecurity, Heat Stress on Hogs in Farrow to Wean, Trade and Relations, Farm Level Crisis Planing, Environment/NDEQ, and Barn Maintenance. These webinars have now lead up to a table-top crisis training session. It’s an all day, in person training for producers, county officials, first responders, state officials, Extension, and allied members. Two separate sessions will be held on December 6 and December 7 at the Nielsen Community Center in West Point. Check out the website nepork.org for more details and to register for the training.

Jan
18
Thu
NE Grower & Brewer Conf & Trade Show
Jan 18 – Jan 19 all-day

The University of Nebraska–Lincoln has announced the dates for the second annual Nebraska Grower and Brewer Conference and Trade Show. The two-day conference will be held Thursday and Friday, Jan. 18-19, 2018, at Embassy Suites Omaha – Downtown/Old Market, 555 S. 10th St., Omaha.

The two-day event will feature a variety of sessions for hop growers and craft brewers. Several prominent speakers from around the country will be on hand to discuss market outlook, horticultural practices of growing hops, pest and disease control, harvest and post-harvest practices, nutrient management, legal and regulatory topics, water sciences, marketing and branding, crop and brewery insurance and much more.

A networking reception featuring a Nebraska-hopped beer, brewed specifically for this conference, will be held Thursday evening, Jan. 18th and is open to all conference attendees.

This event is sponsored by the University’s Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Nebraska Hop Growers Association, Nebraska Craft Brewers Guild and Midwest Hop Producers, LLC.

There will be a discount for those who register before December first.

For more information and to register, visit http://www.growbrewnebraska.com/. Follow along on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/negrowerbrewerconference/.

Soil Health Summit-Chicago
Jan 18 – Jan 19 all-day
Save the Date!
Soil Health Partners’ Soil Health Summit * Jan. 18 – 19, 2018
Loews Chicago O’Hare Hotel
Rosemont, Illinois
This year, delivering even more returns for your time at this event. More data. More education. More opportunities to share and learn with others about the value of soil health.
Jan
30
Tue
No-till on the Plains Winter Conference-Wichita
Jan 30 – Jan 31 all-day

The time is now to register for the nation’s most popular soil health event. Online registration is open for growers, industry partners and soil health enthusiasts to attend the popular No-till on the Plains Winter Conference, set for January 30-31, 2018 at the Hyatt Regency and Century II Convention Center, Wichita, Kan. Wichita hosts the Conference in 2018 for the first time. The new venue brings new networking opportunities for attendees, and Wichita offers ample entertainment and dining opportunities.

The premiere conference is in its 22nd year and continues to offer international, national and state experts on topics designed to promote soil health. The 2018 Winter Conference features a line-up of more than 20 soil experts and top line soil health producers, 45 breakout sessions and a special question and answer session with the presenters. For the second year a one-day Beginner’s Workshop will precede the Winter Conference. The Agriculture’s Innovative Minds (AIM) Symposium returns again post Winter Conference to cater to the advanced crowd of growers and producers.” Certified Crop Advisor Credits will also be available for conference attendees.

Registration for the No-till on the Plains Conference is available now online at no-till.org. The Winter Conference registration price is $275.

 Visit notill.org or call (785) 307-0433 for registration information. Pre-registration online is encouraged.