Wilber Crop Clinic Feb. 10
“Adapting to Today’s Agricultural Economy” is the main theme for the 2017 Wilber Crop Clinic. Host Extension Educator Randy Pryor said a wide range of presentation topics and commercial displays will be featured at this year's event scheduled for Friday, February 10 at the Sokol Hall in Wilber. The clinic will begin with registration, viewing of sponsor displays, coffee, kolaches, and rolls at 8 a.m. The educational program is slated for 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
“This year all participants will receive a laminated billfold guide on crop nutrient removal rates that is handy to use,” said Pryor. “Registration is at the door and this a fully sponsored program supported by area agricultural industry businesses including numerous door prizes,” he said.
Speakers & Topics
Katie Spohn of the Bruning Law Group will address key legal issues in agriculture and update attendees on a class action lawsuit. USDA Soil Conservationist Rebecca Houser will present an NRCS program update.
Speakers from Nebraska Extension covering cutting edge agronomic and management topics will include:
- Al Dutcher, associate state climatologist, on the weather outlook
- Justin McMechan, crop protection and cropping systems specialist, on corn ear formation issues in 2016 and non-GMO corn considerations
- Steve Melvin, Extension educator, on a common sense approach to irrigation management that can save producers energy and money.
- Paul Hay, Extension educator, with practical information on soil health, stalk grazing, and stalk harvest
- Allan Vyhnalek, Extension educator, on landlord tenant lease considerations
- Cory Walters, assistant professor in agricultural economics, on corn and soybean markets and cash flow
- Randy Pryor, Extension educator, on new Extension management tools
For more information or for commercial booth space, contact Lou Hajek at the Nebraska Extension Office in Saline County at 402-821-2151. For program sponsors and more details, see the program flyer.
CCA credits will be available.