Growers Statewide to Share On-Farm Research in February Meetings

Nebraska On-Farm Research Network 2020 results update dates and location

Growers Statewide to Share On-Farm Research in February Meetings

Farm operators and agronomists from across the state are invited to attend the Nebraska On-Farm Research Network research results update meeting at a location near them. Producers will obtain valuable crop production-related information from over 100 on-farm research projects conducted on Nebraska farms by Nebraska farmers in partnership with University of Nebraska-Lincoln faculty. These research projects cover products, practices, and new technologies that impact farm productivity and profitability.

“These meetings provide a great opportunity to network with innovative farmers and hear directly from the farmers who have been conducting research on their own farms. We anticipate that people who attend the meetings will leave with new ideas to try out on their operations in the upcoming growing season,” says Laura Thompson, Nebraska Extension Educator.

Locations and times include:

  • Feb. 18 – Beatrice, NE - Holiday Inn Express - 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. CST
  • Feb. 19 – Near Mead, NE - Eastern Nebraska Research and Extension Center - 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. CST
  • Feb. 20 – Norfolk, NE - Madison County Extension Office - 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. CST
  • Feb. 26 – Kearney, NE – Buffalo County Extension Office - 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. CST
  • Feb. 27 – Alliance, NE - Knight Museum & Sandhills Center - 9 a.m.- 2 p.m. MST
  • Feb. 28 – York, NE - Holthus Convention Center - 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. CST (York special focus - Cover Crops and Soil Health - Jointly sponsored by USDA-NRCS and the Nebraska On-Farm Research Network)

Check in begins one half hour prior to the start times listed. Lunch will be served at all locations.

The Nebraska On-Farm Research Network is a statewide, on-farm research program that addresses critical farmer production, profitability and natural resources questions. Growers take an active role in the on-farm research project sponsored by Nebraska Extension in partnership with the Nebraska Corn Growers Association, the Nebraska Corn Board, the Nebraska Soybean Checkoff and the Nebraska Dry Bean Commission.

These February meetings will provide an opportunity to hear growers who conducted on-farm research share their results from the 2019 growing season. Field length replicated treatment comparisons were completed in growers’ fields, using their equipment. “Participants are using the data they collect from their own farms to evaluate new products or practices in order to improve their productivity and profitability,” Thompson said.

Research projects to be discussed will include: cover crops, variable rate seeding, planting populations, starter fertilizer, fungicide applications, alternate crop rotations, seed treatments, and sidedress nitrogen management technologies including drone and sensor based, variable-rate nitrogen management. Certified Crop Advisor Credits are applied for and pending upon approval.

There is no fee to attend. Preregistration is requested for meal planning purposes. Call 402-624-8030 or e-mail onfarm@unl.edu to register for any of the six sites. Learn more about the Nebraska On-Farm Research Network and how to participate.