2018-2019 Farmers & Ranchers College
The Farmers and Ranchers College reopens in late November with a look at the economics of what lies ahead for production agriculture. David Kohl, agricultural economics professor emeritus at Virginia Tech University, will present the first of four programs in the series.
The Farmers and Ranchers College was formed in January 2000 to provide high quality educational workshops for agricultural producers in south central Nebraska through a collaborative effort among business, industry and higher education leaders. The programs provide tools to help agricultural producers respond positively to these changes using a profitable decision-making process.
November 27 –Agricultural Update and the Road Ahead featuring David Kohl, Professor Emeritus from the Virginia Tech University Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics, from 1-4 p.m. at the Opera House in Bruning
January 14 – Partners In Progress – Beef Seminar at the U.S. Meat Animal Research Center near Clay Center from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., with registration at 9:30 a.m.
February 12 – Managing Ag Land in the 21st Century at the Fillmore County Fairgrounds in Geneva from 9:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., with registration at 9:15 a.m.
March 14 – Connecting Gate to Plate featuring Michele Payn of Cause Matters Corp. at Lazy Horse Vineyard near Ohiowa at 6 p.m.
Programs are free; however, registration is appreciated for a meal count for the January, February, and March events. Please use this online registration form or call the Fillmore County Extension Office at (402) 759-3712 one week prior to the program to reserve your spot.