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American Agri-Women Foundation 2022 Daughters of American Agriculture Scholarship Applications Now Being Accepted

Hart, Texas — The American Agri-Women (AAW) Foundation is now accepting applications for the 2022 Daughters of American Agriculture Scholarships. Get an application at https://americanagriwomen.org/scholarships. The application deadline is...

 

Aksarben Foundation Accepting Applications for Farm Family Awards

OMAHA – The Aksarben Foundation, along with Nebraska Farm Bureau and the Nebraska Association of Fair Managers, announces that applications for the Nebraska Pioneer Farm and Nebraska Heritage Farm Awards are being accepted now through April 15,...

 

Continued Good News for Grasshopper Risk on Rangeland

Bob Wright and Jeff Bradshaw Extension Entomologists The risk of grasshopper infestation in Nebraska rangelands will be low in 2022, with slightly higher risk in southwestern Nebraska, based on fall...

 

Ag Land Management Webinar to Offer Updates on Cash Rents, Leasing for 2022

Lincoln — The Center for Agricultural Profitability at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln will cover the latest trends in Nebraska cash rental rates, new leasing considerations and more during its Land Management Quarterly webinar at 10 a.m. on...

 

Nebraska Extension to Host Virtual Financial Record-keeping Course

LINCOLN — The next session of “Know Your Numbers, Know Your Options,” Nebraska Extension’s four-part record-keeping course, will be held virtually from 1 to 3 p.m. Central time on March 15, 17, 22 and 24. Participants should plan on...

 

Stress: Don't Let It Manage Your Life

There is a “healthful,” stimulating kind and level of stress. It’s called eustress. Susan Harris, University of Nebraska Extension Educator in Rural Health, Wellness, and Safety, says eustress a...

 

2022 Beef Feedlot Roundtable February 22 at Bridgeport

Lincoln — Beef feedlot managers, owners, employees and allied industries will learn new information related to feedlot price reporting, health, labor and sustainability at Nebraska Extension's 2022 Beef Feedlot Roundtables Feb. 22-24 in...

 

PANHANDLE PERSPECTIVES:

The third annual Panhandle Soil Health Workshop sponsored by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Panhandle Research, Extension and Education Center will be an in-person event for ag producers, consultants, and others in the region. The workshop will...

 

Annual High Plains Ag Lab Research Update is Feb. 9 at Sidney

The annual University of Nebraska-Lincoln High Plains Ag Lab Research Update and Advisory Board Meeting is scheduled for Feb. 9 at the Western Nebraska Community College campus in Sidney. The latest results from crop and livestock research at HPAL,...

 

2022 Beef Feedlot Roundtables Set for Feb. 22-24

LINCOLN – Beef feedlot managers, owners, employees and allied industries will learn new information related to feedlot price reporting, health, labor and sustainability at Nebraska Extension’s 2022 Beef Feedlot Roundtables Feb. 22-24 in...

 

Nebraska Agri-Business Association Holds 64th Nebraska Agri-Business Exposition, Announces 2021 Awards, CCA Awards

(La Vista, NE) The 64th Nebraska Agri-Business Exposition was held January 25-26, 2022 at the Embassy Suites La Vista Conference Center in La Vista, Nebraska. This day and a half event consisted of educational training on Agricultural Budgeting,...

 

Grain Entrapment: Don't Risk It

Every time a farmer sidesteps grain-bin entry safety guidelines, they’re rehearsing for a tragedy. With the size of modern bins, the risk of grain entrapment, the leading cause of grain bin related...

 

Farm Bureau President Commends Smith House Ways and Means Trade Committee Appointment

LINCOLN – “On behalf of the Nebraska Farm Bureau (NEFB), I want to congratulate Congressman Adrian Smith (NE-3) for being selected to serve as the Ranking Republican Member of the House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Trade. Given the importance...

 

Nebraska Corn Fertilizer Price Concerns Elevated Following Release of New Report

LINCOLN – Nebraska Corn Board (NCB) and Nebraska Corn Growers Association (NeCGA) – collectively known as “Nebraska Corn” – are crying foul after researchers at Texas A&M University released an economic analysis suggesting pending tariffs...

 

Funding Available for Farmers to Establish Soil Health Demonstration Projects

LINCOLN – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service  is continuing an effort to enhance the adoption of soil health practices through the establishment of Soil Health Management Demonstration Projects....

 

'Farming Evolution' Feb. 16-17

Get out your calendars and mark Wednesday & Thursday, February 16 and 17 as the dates for the annual Farming Evolution event. Whether you look at regenerative agriculture concepts with a wary eye or fully embrace the ideas, this event is for you....

 

Wittrock New SPNRD General Manager

Galen Wittrock has taken over as the new General Manager for the South Platte NRD (District). Wittrock, who was just honored for 30 years of service to the District, takes over for Rod Horn who...

 

Property Tax Relief, Broadband, Federal Tax Proposals Top Ag Stories for 2021

LINCOLN – Nebraska’s agricultural economy rebounding this year and the subsequent property tax relief tied to the economy are among the top agriculture stories of 2021, according to Nebraska Farm Bureau (NEFB). Also making the list is the move...

 

In Search of Reliable Ag Workers

Finding it difficult to hire and retain great ag employees? Consider attending the Leading Farm and Ranch Employees Virtual Seminar Series to be held in January. Nebraska Extension will host a virtual seminar series in January (Jan. 18, 20, 25 and...

 

Soil Health Fund Established to Promote Regenerative Agriculture

BATTLE CREEK – Battle Creek no-till farmer and advocate Dan Gillespie sought to leave any land he farmed in better condition than he found it. Nebraska Community Foundation (NCF), in collaboration with Nebraska Soil and Water Conservation Society,...

 

Unit Cost of Production Workshop Jan. 13-14 in Scottsbluff

A two-day workshop this January will provide a hands-on learning experience for producers to learn how to calculate a unit cost of production for a cow-calf operation. Having information to make effective business decisions is important for ranch...

 

Private Pesticide Training Schedule for 2022

The 2022 private pesticide applicator training dates, times, and locations have been set, with sessions beginning in early January and continuing through early April at sites throughout the Nebraska Panhandle and Sandhills. Notification letters will...

 

PANHANDLE PERSPECTIVES: Soil Disease Index, Tool for Managing Sugarbeet Diseases, Available for Growers

For more than 20 years the UNL Panhandle Research and Extension Center’s Plant Pathology Program has been using a soil index test as a forecasting tool for sugarbeet root rot diseases in Nebraska. A recent conversation revealed that some sugarbeet...

 

USDA Offers Funds For Economic Relief to Biofuel Producers, Restore Renewable Fuel Markets Hit by Pandemic

LINCOLN – U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack announced recently that USDA will make up to $800 million available to support biofuel producers and infrastructure. The announcement includes $700 million to provide economic...

 

App Connects Farmers to Experts, Benefits Both

  Des Moines, IA,  – Farmmee, the app that connects farmers with farmers when they need help the most, is proving its mettle around the country.   The most recent example is straight from the heartland.   Tim Sinn runs a 600-head...

 

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