Calendar

Jul
26
Fri
DMC Lunch n Learn
Jul 26 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Nebraska Extension and the Nebraska State Dairy Association are hosting two Farm Bill Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) Lunch N Learn sessions. Each Lunch N Learn will focus on the dairy related changes and information in the current Farm Bill.

Enrollment in the DMC program is ongoing at Nebraska USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) county offices now through Sept. 20. The DMC program is a voluntary risk management program that offers producers protection when the difference between the all milk price and the average feed price (the margin) falls below a certain dollar amount selected by the producer.

A representative of Nebraska FSA also will be present at the education sessions.  Dairy producers also can learn more about the DMC program by visiting USDA’s online DMC Decision Support Tool. It can be found by going to www.farmers.gov.

Agenda
July 25 – Beatrice Chamber of Commerce; 218 N 5th Street, Beatrice, NE
July 26 – Madison County Extension Office; 1305 S. 13th Street, Norfolk, NE

Time: 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

There is no fee to attend and lunch is provided. RSVP’s are requested to ensure an adequate number of lunches. Click on “Register Now” below to RSVP for a session.

Sponsors
Thanks to Aschoff Construction and Automated Dairy Specialists for their sponsorship for the lunch for these Lunch N Learn sessions.

Click here to register….. dairy.unl.edu.   

Rodney Carrington @ Buffalo County Fairgrounds
Jul 26 @ 7:30 pm
Rodney Carrington @ Buffalo County Fairgrounds

Tickets on Sale Friday, March 8

HIGH VALLEY with Special Guest Ryan Hurd @ Red Willow County Fair
Jul 26 @ 8:00 pm
Jul
27
Sat
Rodney Atkins + LOCASH @ Buffalo County Fairgrounds
Jul 27 @ 7:30 pm
Rodney Atkins + LOCASH @ Buffalo County Fairgrounds

Tickets on Sale Friday, March 8

Jul
30
Tue
Farmer Record Keeping classes
Jul 30 – Jul 31 all-day

“Good Farmer to Great Manager” record-keeping classes will teach farmers and ranchers to keep accurate records for their operations. Nebraska Extension is offering the classes at three locations across the state in July.

Keeping good records is less about using a certain software and more about gathering and organizing information. The difference between a good farmer and a great manager often comes down to knowing the true financial position of a farm. Good records make it possible to track an operation’s true financial position. Inaccurate records can lead to misguided management decisions.

Class topics include: What are good records?; getting good tax records; moving to management records; and financial statements and ratios.

Dates and locations are:
Grand Island, July 30 – 31 at the Hall County Extension Office, 3180 US-34

Each class will run from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. the first day, and 8 a.m. until noon the second day. The course fee is $50 per participant; class size is limited to 25 people per location. To register, visit https://wia.unl.edu/GFGM.

The class is hosted by Nebraska Extension and is inspired by Annie’s Project. Annie’s Project is supported by Farm Credit Services of America in Nebraska.

Financial Impairment on the Farm webinar
Jul 30 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

I-29 Moo University and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will host a Financial Impairment on the Farm webinar from 12-1 p.m. on July 30. The webinar is free and open to all those involved in production agriculture, specifically, producers and agribusiness personnel.

The program will focus on issues producers face during times of financial impairment with emphasis placed on mediation, reorganization options and Chapter 12 Bankruptcy.

Donald Swanson, an attorney with Koley Jessen in Omaha, and Kristine Tidgren, director of the Center for Agricultural Law and Taxation and an adjunct assistant professor at Iowa State University, will facilitate the discussion.

There is no fee to participate in the webinar; however, online pre-registration is required. After registering, information on accessing the webinar will be provided.

The webinar will also be archived for viewing at a later date. For more information on this and other programs, contact Fred M. Hall at 712-737-4230 or fredhall@iastate.edu…. or visit dairy.unl.edu

Jul
31
Wed
IA Women in Ag Conference
Jul 31 – Aug 1 all-day

“Road Map to Resilience” is the theme of the 13th annual Iowa Women in Agriculture (IWIA) Conference Aug. 1st at the FFA Enrichment Center in Ankeny.

The 2019 Conference will address a range of challenges posed by agriculture’s current economic climate: Commodity prices, marketing strategies, global trade agreements, financial risk management, ag advocacy, water quality initiatives, transition planning, resilience, and balancing family medical care with financing the family farm.

The Conference kicks off at 8:15 a.m., and concludes at 5 p.m.

A complimentary Wine and Cheese Welcome & Networking Reception will be held on Wednesday, July 31, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at The Cellar Winery at White Oak in nearby Cambridge.

Participants also have a unique pre-conference opportunity to attend an optional pre-conference tour on July 31, hosted by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Women in Agriculture Program. The motor coach tour begins and ends at the Courtyard Marriott at SE Creekview Drive in Ankeny, with a choice of stops at John Deere Works in Ankeny, Kemin Industries, Inc. in Des Moines, the Tedesco Environmental Learning Corridor in Ames, and The Cellar at White Oak Winery in Cambridge.

Early bird registration is $50 until July 24, and $70 after that date. Registration includes the pre-conference tour, evening welcome reception, continental breakfast, lunch, and snacks. Register online in advance, by mail, or from 7:15 a.m.-8:00 a.m. on the day of the conference. (Sorry, but no registration refunds will be possible.)

For conference information, contact IWIA president Cheryl Tevis at 515-353-4425 or visit www.iowawomeninag.org for a full Conference agenda and registration details.

Aug
1
Thu
FSA County Committe nomination deadline
Aug 1 all-day

USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) will begin accepting nominations for county committee members on Friday, June 14, 2019. Agricultural producers who participate or cooperate in an FSA program may be nominated for candidacy for the county committee. Individuals may nominate themselves or others as a candidate.

Committees make important decisions about how federal farm programs are administered locally. Their input is vital on how FSA carries out disaster programs, as well as conservation, commodity and price support programs, county office employment and other agricultural issues.

Producers should visit their local FSA office to find out how to get involved in their county’s election. Check with your local USDA service center to see if your local administrative area is up for election this year. Organizations, including those representing beginning, women and minority producers, also may nominate candidates.

To be considered, a producer must sign an FSA-669A nomination form. The form and other information about FSA county committee elections are available at fsa.usda.gov/elections. All nomination forms for the 2019 election must be postmarked or received in the local FSA office by Aug. 1, 2019.

Election ballots will be mailed to eligible voters beginning Nov. 4, 2019.

Master Pork award nomination deadline
Aug 1 all-day

Nominations for 2019 Master Pork Producers, Master Pork Partners, and the Environmental Steward Award are now being accepted by the Iowa Pork Producers Association. The deadline for the nominations is Aug. 1, 2019.

The awards program is a joint effort between the Extension Service at Iowa State University and the Iowa Pork Producers Association. The Master Pork Producer award recognizes outstanding Iowa pork producers. Awardees will be evaluated based on their pork production statistics, and their commitment to We Care® principles which outline values in food safety, animal well-being, worker safety, community outreach and protection of both the environment and public health.
 
New categories for partner awards
There are two new categories for the 2018 Master Pork Partner awards. The partner awards were established in 2014 to recognize individuals demonstrating positive impacts on Iowa pork production through important partnerships with pig farmers, but are not involved in day-to-day, on-farm duties and management. In addition to the general partner award, the new categories seek to recognize Veterinarian of the Year and Driver of the Year.

The IPPA Environmental Steward Award looks to recognizes an individual who demonstrates the positive contributions the pork industry makes to the natural environment. Applications are evaluated on the following criteria: manure/nutrient management, soil & water conservation, air quality, public relations, wildlife habitat, and environmental management innovations. The Environmental Steward Award was established in 2007.

To find more information and nomination forms and instructions for these awards, go to www.iowapork.org/producer-resources/ and click on the information on the left side of the page. You can also contact the IPPA office at 800-372-7675 or email info@iowapork.org.

SOUTH CENTRAL AG LAB FIELD DAY IS AUG. 1
Aug 1 @ 8:30 am – 4:00 pm

A field day is planned at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s South Central Agricultural Laboratory on Aug. 1. The event will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 851 Hwy. 6 near Harvard.

Attendees will be able to choose from multiple field research trials to tour. Topics will focus on improving crop production and profitability. Each year more than 100 applied field research trials are conducted at SCAL by Nebraska faculty and USDA Agricultural Research Service scientists. Trials are focused on irrigation and water management, soil fertility, entomology, weed science, cropping systems and disease management.

The day will begin with registration at 8:30 a.m., followed by tours of research sites through 4 p.m. Lunch and refreshments included. Attendees are asked to preregister by July 29 for  planning purposes.

Continuing Education Units have been applied for and are pending.

Additional information, registration and a brochure can be viewed at https://extension.unl.edu/statewide/enre/2019scalfieldday/.

Aug
2
Fri
NE Extension Silage webinar
Aug 2 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

NE Extension Silage webinar
August 2nd, 2019, 12 noon 

Nebraska Extension is hosting a Silage Webinar on August 2, 2019 at 12:00 noon CST.  Dr. Hugo Ramirez-Ramirez, Assistant Professor in Dairy Nutrition and Management at Iowa State University will discuss silage moisture, chop length, inoculants, packing, covering, spoilage and safety during this one-hour webinar. 

Dr. Ramirez is an Assistant Professor of Dairy Nutrition and Management at Iowa State Unviversity.  His area of expertise is dairy cattle nutrition.  Dr. Ramirez’s research focuses on corn silage perservation and storage.  Before joining the faculty at Iowa State University, Dr. Ramirez was Assistant Professor in Dairy Science at Tarleton State University in Stephenville, Texas.  He received both is Master’s of Science and Ph.D. from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. 

There is no charge for this webinar, and you can register for the webinar by going to dairy.unl.edu.  After you register, you will receive information to join the webinar via email.

The recording of this webinar will be available at the Nebraska Dairy Extension webpage under “Webinars”. 

Aug
3
Sat
Ned LeDoux @ Frontier County Fair
Aug 3 @ 7:30 pm
Ned LeDoux @ Frontier County Fair | Stockville | Nebraska | United States

Ned LeDoux

with Chancey Williams and the Younger Brothers Band.

www.frontiercountyfair.com

 

Aug
4
Sun
Rise Above the Water @ Viaero Center
Aug 4 @ 12:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Aug
5
Mon
North 40 Farmers Open
Aug 5 all-day
NE Cattlemen Ins. Group mtg
Aug 5 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Nebraska Cattlemen Insurance Group invites NC members to an exclusive insurance meeting in your part of the State. Come learn what the possibility of a health insurance group might be. All meetings will begin at 7:00pm.
August 5 – Riverside Convention Center, 265 33rd Ave, Columbus
September 5 – Elks Lodge, 820 Ave J, Cozad
September 17 – Prairie Winds Community Center, 428 N Main, Bridgeport
September 18 – Sandhills Corral, 39359 Hwy 2, Thedford

If you are unable to attend the meeting please call us to discuss your insurance needs at 402.861.7000.

Aug
6
Tue
Beef Quality Assurance + Transport meetings
Aug 6 – Aug 7 all-day

Beef Quality Assurance certification concerns itself with practices throughout the production process, mainly dealing with animal health, food safety and product quality.  No matter what the segment, from the cow-calf producer to the dinner plate, each step affects quality as well as the eating satisfaction of consumer.  BQA works with veterinarians and extension educators to conduct trainings for feedlots, livestock auction markets, anybody who handles cattle frequently.  We train people and keep them updated on latest animal health issues, products, and practices.

UNL Extension Educator Rob Eirich is the director of beef quality assurance (BQA) for the state of Nebraska.  The position is a partnership between University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Nebraska Cattlemen, and the Nebraska Beef Council.

Upcoming BQA Trainings/Certification (All Times Are Local Time Zone)
    August 6 – Fordyce – Parish Hall-St John The Baptist – BQA 4:00-6:00 p.m., Meal 6:00, BQA Transportation 6:30-8:30 p.m.
    August 7 – Albion – Events Center-Fairgrounds – BQA 4:00-6:00 p.m., BQA Transportation 6:30-8:30 p.m.
    August 26 – Broken Bow – 4-H Building, Fairgrounds – BQA 4:00-6:00 p.m., BQA Transportation 6:30-8:30 p.m.
    August 29 – Bridgeport – TBA – BQA 4:00-6:00 p.m.

More BQA Trainings are being scheduled and posted ASAP to bqa.unl.edu.  Call Rob Eirich for more information at 308-632-1230, Nebraska Extension Office, or Local Veterinarians. 

ISU Beef Feedlot shortcourse
Aug 6 – Aug 8 all-day

The 2019 Beef Feedlot Short Course, organized and hosted by Iowa Beef Center at Iowa State University, is set for Aug. 6-8 at the Hansen Agriculture Student Learning Center in Ames. Topics will focus on new technology, research and best management practices, and the best way to accomplish this is in a small group setting with a mix of hands-on and classroom instruction.

The attendance limit is 30. Sessions will be at the Iowa State Beef Nutrition Farm and Couser Cattle Company in Nevada, Iowa.

The program runs from 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 6 through noon on Thursday, Aug. 8. For questions on the short course content contact Lundy at ellundy@iastate.edu or IBC director Dan Loy at dloy@iastate.edu.

2019 short course topics include:
Bunk management and the basics of starting cattle on feed.
Feed mixing demonstration and evaluation.
Feedlot nutrition.
Managing and identifying cattle health issues in the feedlot.
Facility design and cattle handling.
Data management.

The $350 per person registration fee includes transportation between designated hotel and course locations and meals listed on the agenda. The registration deadline is midnight, July 30 or when the course limit of 30 is reached, whichever occurs first. Any cancellation requesting a refund must also be received by midnight, July 30. All registrations must be done by either online registration or submitting registration form with payment. Substitutions are allowed.

See the short course website for registration information, requirements, and links at http://www.aep.iastate.edu/feedlot.

Participants are responsible for making their own lodging arrangements, if needed. A block of rooms is available at the Sleep Inn & Suites, 1310 Dickinson Ave, Ames for those wishing to stay in Ames. Call 515-337-1171 for reservations.

Aug
7
Wed
93.1 The River Listener Party with Joe & Martina @ Mac's Creek Winery and Brewery
Aug 7 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Aug
8
Thu
Early Bird: Pig Welfare Symposium
Aug 8 all-day

The National Pork Board has announced that its second Pig Welfare Symposium will take place Nov. 13-14 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The biennial forum, which debuted in 2017, 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.

The symposium will provide presentations from experts on past, current and future animal welfare issues, including looking at the evolution of animal welfare in the supply chain and understanding consumer choices. The speakers will offer their perspectives on how the pork industry can continue to evolve to meet the needs of animals, producers and consumers.

Aside from the main speaker agenda, the two-day symposium also will offer optional hands-on interactive workshops for an additional fee. Participants will have the opportunity to learn more about low-stress pig handling, foreign animal disease preparation, day-1 pig care and other topics. For the first time, a Spanish-only pre-event, Improving Pig Welfare on Farm, also will be offered.

Symposium attendees will have the chance to visit with experts at various technical exhibits and to interact with the professionals and students who will participate in the event’s poster sessions.

For an early-bird registration discount, register by Aug. 8. After that, the cost will increase from $150 to $200 per person. A reduced student rate and virtual attendance options also are being offered. For more information, go to pork.org/pws.

Landlord Tenant Cash Rent wksp
Aug 8 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Current and future landowners and tenants should make plans to attend one of six Landlord-Tenant Cash Rent Workshops hosted by Nebraska Extension this July and August. This workshop will cover current trends in cash rental rates and land values, lease provisions, crop and grazing land considerations, and current university crop budget information.

Nebraska Extension land specialists Allan Vyhnalek, Austin Duerfeldt, Glennis McClure, and Jim Jansen conduct research and outreach in land management, crop budgets, communications and negotiations. They will address common agricultural landlord and tenant questions: What does an equitable rental rate look like for my land? How do I manage a farmland lease? How could the lease be adjusted for recent flood damage? What should I expect for communications between the landlord and tenant? What are key pasture leasing considerations including stocking rates? Who is responsible for cedar tree removal from grazing land? What does it cost to raise crops on my ground?

Registration is 15 minutes prior to start time. The meeting registration cost is $15 per person or $25 per couple. Please register with the local county extension office at least 3 business days prior to the event. Registration will include refreshments and handouts.

Dates and locations:
– Aug. 8, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.: Eastern Nebraska Research and Extension Center near Mead (includes lunch). Contact Keith Glewen at 402-624-8030.
– Aug. 9, 9 a.m.-noon: Dakota County Extension Office, 1505 Broadway St., Dakota City. Contact Carol Larvick at 402-987-2140
– Aug. 21, 1 — 4 p.m.: Lancaster County Extension Office, 444 Cherrycreek Rd., Lincoln. Contact Tyler Williams at 402-441-7180

For more information or to register, please contact the local county extension office, Allan Vyhnalek, extension educator, farm succession, at 402-472-1771 or avyhnalek2@unl.edu, or contact Jim Jansen, extension economist for eastern Nebraska at 402-261-7572 or jjansen4@unl.edu.

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
9
Fri
Landlord Tenant Cash Rent wksp
Aug 9 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Current and future landowners and tenants should make plans to attend one of six Landlord-Tenant Cash Rent Workshops hosted by Nebraska Extension this July and August. This workshop will cover current trends in cash rental rates and land values, lease provisions, crop and grazing land considerations, and current university crop budget information.

Nebraska Extension land specialists Allan Vyhnalek, Austin Duerfeldt, Glennis McClure, and Jim Jansen conduct research and outreach in land management, crop budgets, communications and negotiations. They will address common agricultural landlord and tenant questions: What does an equitable rental rate look like for my land? How do I manage a farmland lease? How could the lease be adjusted for recent flood damage? What should I expect for communications between the landlord and tenant? What are key pasture leasing considerations including stocking rates? Who is responsible for cedar tree removal from grazing land? What does it cost to raise crops on my ground?

Registration is 15 minutes prior to start time. The meeting registration cost is $15 per person or $25 per couple. Please register with the local county extension office at least 3 business days prior to the event. Registration will include refreshments and handouts.

Dates and locations:
– Aug. 9, 9 a.m.-noon: Dakota County Extension Office, 1505 Broadway St., Dakota City. Contact Carol Larvick at 402-987-2140
– Aug. 21, 1 — 4 p.m.: Lancaster County Extension Office, 444 Cherrycreek Rd., Lincoln. Contact Tyler Williams at 402-441-7180

For more information or to register, please contact the local county extension office, Allan Vyhnalek, extension educator, farm succession, at 402-472-1771 or avyhnalek2@unl.edu, or contact Jim Jansen, extension economist for eastern Nebraska at 402-261-7572 or jjansen4@unl.edu.

BQA Transport training
Aug 9 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Proper transportation can prevent bruising and improve the health status and meat quality of cattle delivered to harvest. Beef Quality Assurance Transportation is a new program that provides information for farmers and professional truckers who are involved with transporting cattle. In light of the fact that BQAT certification will be required by several major packers beginning Jan. 1, 2020, Iowa Beef Center has scheduled three BQAT trainings in mid-August for both commercial truckers and farmer/feeders who deliver cattle direct to packers.

By using best practices, transporters can save the beef industry millions of dollars each year. The certification program covers many topics including cattle handling guidelines and diagrams, loading/unloading, hot/cold weather factors, evaluating cattle before loading and biosecurity.

BQAT trainings will be held:
    Friday, Aug. 9, 1- 3 p.m. with meal provided at noon; Carroll County Extension office, 1205 West U.S. Highway 30, Suite G, Carroll. RSVP by Aug. 6 to Erika Lundy, ellundy@iastate.edu or the Carroll County Extension office, 712-792-2364.
    Monday, Aug. 12, noon – 3 p.m. with meal provided at noon; Buzzy’s Bar and Grill, 414 Main St., Welton. RSVP by Aug. 8 to Denise Schwab, 319-472-4739 or dschwab@iastate.edu.
    Tuesday, Aug. 13,1:30 – 3:30 p.m. with light refreshments provided; Terrace View Event Center, 230 St. Andrews Way, Sioux Center. RSVP by Aug. 9 to Beth Doran, 712-737-4230 or doranb@iastate.edu.

There is no cost to attend. However, preregistration is requested to plan for adequate food and supplies. Tyson and Cargill are helping fund the sessions. The Iowa BQA Program is funded by the Iowa Beef Industry Council and the Beef Checkoff; education is delivered by Iowa Beef Center extension specialists. See more information on BQAT on the IBIC website at https://www.iabeef.org/cattlemens-corner/iowa-bqa.

Aug
11
Sun
37th Annual Antique Machinery Show & Plowing Bee – Sterling @ Deer Creek Show Grounds
Aug 11 all-day

37th Annual Antique Machinery Show & Plowing Bee – Sterling Ne will be held Sunday August 11th beginning at 8:00am.

Aug
12
Mon
NE Grazing Conference
Aug 12 – Aug 14 all-day

NE Extension and the UNL IANR Center for Grassland Studies will host the 19th annual Nebraska Grazing Conference Aug 12-14 at the Exposition Bldg of the Buffalo County Fairgrounds in Kearney.
The NGC is designed for people with an interest in the utilization and conservation of our grazing lands, and a desire to learn the most current information on grazing livestock systems and their impact on our lands.

Beginning and experienced graziers, land managers, and policy makers can all benefit from attending the NGC. While the focus is on Nebraska, information is applicable beyond its borders, evidenced by the fact that participants come from several states each year. The average attendance at the NGC is 200 participants.

Pre-conference Plant Identification Tour
Topics include:
Rangeland Health
Grazinglands Management
Art and Science of Winter Grazing

Rangeland Resilience

Register by July 31!

Additional Info:
https://grassland.unl.edu/nebraska-grazing-conference-registration.

PVC Golf & Grill event
Aug 12 all-day

2019 Platte Valley Cattlemen Golf & Grill Event

Monday, August 12, 2019
Steepleview (Humphrey) & Club 91(Leigh)

-12:30 pm check-in and 1:00 pm shotgun start at Club 91
– 1:30 pm check-in and 2:00 pm shotgun start at Steepleview
– 4 person scramble, make a team or we will assign you one
-PVC directors will assign each team to a course
– Pin & team prizes awarded following the meal in Humphrey – Must be present to win
– Steak Dinner will be served at approximately 6 pm at Steepleview

Any business or individual interested in sponsoring a hole and/or pin prize, please contact Boyd Hellbusch at (402)920-0699 or bhellbusch@yahoo.com

NEFB Listening Session
Aug 12 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

NE Farm Bureau Announces Listening Session Tour
Join them for food, updates, and discussion about key agriculture issues

PUT THE POWER OF FARM BUREAU TO WORK FOR YOU!
– Attend one of our upcoming Regional Listening Sessions
– Share your thoughts on agriculture issues important to you
– Get updates from Nebraska Farm Bureau leadership and staff on key issues

WHAT’S ON YOUR MIND?
– School Funding
– Property Taxes
– Health Care
– Farm Bill
– Trade
– Broadband
– Other issues impacting your agricultural operation

YOUR OPINION AND VOICE MATTERS!

RSVP NOW – MEETING DATES INCLUDE:
NORTHEAST LISTENING SESSION
Monday, August 12
6:00 p.m.
Nielsen Community Center
200 Anna Stalp Ave.
West Point, NE

To RSVP text LISTENING SESSIONS to 52886 or click on the button below….
Learn more at www.nefb.org/listeningsessions.

Aug
13
Tue
NE Corn Board
Aug 13 – Aug 15 all-day

The Nebraska Corn Board will hold its next meeting Tuesday, Aug. 13 through Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019 at Younes Conference Center located at 416 W Talmadge Road, Kearney, Nebraska.

The Board will conduct regular board business and hold election of officers during the afternoon of Aug. 13. During the mornings of Aug. 14 and Aug. 15, the board will hold a joint Nebraska Corn Growers Association and Nebraska Corn Board meeting. The meetings are 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, P.O. Box 95107, Lincoln, NE 68509, sending an email to nikki.bentzinger@nebraska.gov or by calling 402-471-2676.

Soybean Management Field Days
Aug 13 – Aug 16 all-day

For 21 years, Soybean Management Field Days have been helping Nebraska growers stay competitive in the global marketplace. We’ve brought research-based information to your neighborhood to help soybean growers maximize productivity and profitability through smart decisions and efficient use of resources. Meeting the world’s growing food and energy needs starts right here in Nebraska – at the 2019 Soybean Management Field Days! Join us at a site near you – complimentary admission and lunch included.

2019 Locations
The field days begin with 9 a.m. registration and conclude at 2:30 p.m. Free registration is available the day of the event. Dates, locations and directions are listed below.

Tuesday, Aug. 13 – Don Fellows Farm – SARGENT, NE
Wednesday, Aug. 14 – Tim & Angie Labenz Farm – PILGER, NE
Thursday, Aug. 15 – Ross & Judd Boekner Farm – PLYMOUTH, NE
Friday, Aug. 16 – Lynn Neujahr Farm – WAVERLY, NE

What will you learn about?
Learn how to profitably apply the products of technology and research at the farm level. This educational event is for you – the soybean grower and agronomic representatives supporting the soybean industry. Experts will share their knowledge and experiences as they relate to soybean production, marketing and management.
Making Sense of Production Costs and Policy Changes
Soybean Insects & Cover Crops
Hail Damage Impact on Growth & Development of Soybeans
Management of Cover Crops & Soybean Insects and Pathogens
Soybean Weed Control & Cover Crops
Cover Crop – Pros & Cons Associated with Soybean Production
Soybean Production & Agronomic Topics Associated with Cover Crops – Planting Rates, Row Spacing, Planting Dates, Maturity Groups, Irrigation Management

More info here: https://extension.unl.edu/statewide/enre/soydays/.

Elkhorn Valley Cattlement mtg
Aug 13 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Elkhorn Valley Cattlemen Producer Meeting

TUESDAY, AUGUST 13, 2019
Madison Fair Grounds, Madison
6:30 p.m. – Social
7:00 p.m. – Meal & Program
$5.00/ person

“Improvements to the beef industry using technology”
Speakers: Jaclyn Wilson, Flying Diamond Genetics

Nebraska Cattlemen staff will give an update on current issues.

Members and guests invited – bring a friend or a neighbor.

Please RSVP by Friday, August 9 to Allan Louthan 402-841-6601