2018-2019 Farmers & Ranchers College
October 15, 2018
Perennial favorite David Kohl, agricultural economics professor emeritus at Virginia Tech University, will present the first of four programs in the Farmers and Rancher College series. Kohl will speak Nov. 27 at the Bruning Opera House.
Youth Learn, Compete in Crop Scouting Contest
July 27, 2018
Youth honed their crop scouting skills while vying for top honors in the fifth annual Crop Scouting Competition for Nebraska Thursday at the Eastern Nebraska Research and Extension Center near Mead.
Team Registration Open for Youth Crop Scouting Contest
April 11, 2018
Teams of youth interested in learning crop scouting and competing for cash prizes are encouraged to enter the 5th annual Crop Scouting Competition for Nebraska Youth. Teams are encouraged to form and register now for the July 26 event so they can start studies and preparations to compete.
Applications for Innovative Youth Corn Challenge Due by April 1
March 16, 2018
Applications are due by April 1 for teams of youth participating in the 2018 Innovative Youth Corn Challenge to implement a production practice different than normal to determine if it increased yield.
Feb. 23 Workshop to Focus on Crop Insurance, Farm Bill
February 9, 2018
Crop insurance, the farm bill, and other farm policy issues will be the focus of the next Farmers and Ranchers College program Feb. 23 in Geneva.
Nebraska Crop Scouting Youth Winners to Advance to Regionals
August 4, 2017
Five teams of talented youth crop scouts recently vied for the state title. Congratulations to all who tested their skills and good luck to the Colfax County 4-H and Kornhusker Kids 4-H Club of Cuming County who will move on to regionals.
Form Your Teams & Start Preparing for Youth Crop Scouting Contest
May 9, 2017
Registration is now open for the 2017 Youth Crop Scouting Competition to be held this August in eastern Nebraska. The contest is open to FFA and 4-H club members and will help those interested in crops test their skills and those new to crops better understand crop production.
10 Years of Research Shows Benefit of Reducing Soybean Seeding Rates
March 30, 2017
A review of 10 years of soybean research shows that reducing your seeding rate from 150,000 to 120,000 seeds/acre can result in a $10.69/acre savings without affecting yield (assuming a $60/unit seed cost at 140,000 seeds/unit).