Panhandle Center to Host Virtual Field Day Dec. 1-2

Panhandle Center to Host Virtual Field Day Dec. 1-2

The Panhandle Research, Extension and Education Center is hosting a virtual field day, the “Panhandle Agricultural Research and Technology Tour – Plus” (PARTT Plus) on December 1 and 2 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (MST) each day.

Held in an online webinar format through Zoom, this event is intended to supplement the in-person event held in August. Speakers from that PARTT event and other specialists will present updates on research they have been actively pursuing and completing during 2020.

Attending PARTT Plus is as simple as registering online. Everyone who registers will receive an email reminder prior, which will have a link to access the event.

Register for PARTT Plus

There is no cost to attend, and participants are welcome to join for the talks from researchers they wish to engage with. There is no requirement to be present for all talks both days. All you need to attend is a device with internet access and a web browser such as Firefox, Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge. Recorded videos of each talk will be shared following the event.

Participants can expect to hear short talks about dry edible bean research, including entomology, weed management, breeding, pathology and on-farm research. There will also be talks focused on irrigation management and water-quality research, cow-calf feeding and grazing research, and an overview of economics for the Panhandle region. Each researcher will be available for a question-and-answer session following their presentation.

Panhandle Center Interim Director Jeff Bradshaw says, “PARTT Plus will add additional content that attendees of the summer PARTT in-person event would not have had the opportunity to see: yield data, results following the PARTT event, as well as speakers that did not present at PARTT. Additionally, there will be more time to have discussion with the presenter and to share your insights with the scientist about their work and your perspectives on the 2020 growing season! Essentially, PARTT+ presents a new way to interact with our researchers and presenters, more results to discuss, and the opportunity to interact with researchers that did not present earlier in the year.”

Support from PARTT Plus comes from University of Nebraska -Lincoln Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Nebraska Dry Bean Commission and 21st Century.