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Women in Ag Sidney Conference

Women in Agriculture Conference April 7 at Sidney March 9, 2017

The Women in Agriculture Conference: Improving Agriculture, Improving Lives will feature information and advice on a range of subjects, including: coping with stress, preserving food, creating sustainable landscapes, setting priorities, and preparing for disasters.

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pea variety trials at the High Plains Ag Lab
Figure 1. Dipak Santra is shown here in one of the field pea trials that Vernon Florke will be discussing at the annual High Plains Agricultural Laboratory Research Update March 2 in Sidney.

UNL High Plains Ag Lab Research Update March 2 February 20, 2017

The latest results from crop and livestock research at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s High Plains Ag Lab (HPAL) near Sidney, as well as administrative and business updates, will be presented March 2 in Sidney.

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Ron  Yoder, IANR Interim Vice Chancellor of the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources, and Carlos Urrea, UNL dry bean breeding specialist at the Panhandle REC
Carlos Urrea (right) is presented the Omtvedt Innovation Award by Ron Yoder, IANR Interim Vice Chancellor of the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources.

Panhandle Dry Bean Breeding Specialist Receives Omtvedt Award December 15, 2016

Carlos Urrea, associate professor and dry bean breeding specialist at the Panhandle Research and Extension Center, recently was presented the Omtvedt Innovation Award from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources.

The award recognizes IANR faculty who demonstrate exceptional abilities and innovation.

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Dec. 3 Conference to Focus on Alternative Ag Enterprises for Farm Families November 9, 2016

A December 3 conference will explore a variety of opportunities for farmers and ranchers to add an alternative, income-generating ag enterprise to their operation. From goats to beekeeping, and from hops to mint, speakers will address key information to help growers determine whether a new option is a good fit for their family.

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Figure 1. The hops yard at the UNL Panhandle Research and Extension Center
Figure 1. The hops yard at the UNL Panhandle Research and Extension Center

Hops Open House and Tour Set for Sept. 12 September 2, 2016

 The University of Nebraska Panhandle Research and Extension Center will host a hops information seminar, open house and yard tour Sept. 12 from 5:30-6:30 p.m.

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Bijesh Maharjan
Bijesh Maharjan

New Soils and Nutrient Management Specialist Joins Panhandle REC August 17, 2016

Bijesh Maharjan will join the faculty at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Panhandle Research and Extension Center Sept. 6 as soil and nutrient management specialist. He will conduct research and extension programs focused on improved soil productivity and precision nutrient management in irrigated, limited-irrigation, and rainfed crop and forage production systems in the Panhandle.

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Sustainable Agriculture Profitability Focus of Aug. 18 Panhandle Seminar August 4, 2016

“Making Sustainable Agriculture Profitable” is the title of a seminar to be presented Aug. 18 at the UNL Panhandle Research and Extension Center at Scottsbluff.

The speaker will be Carrie Eberle, who was recently hired by the University of Wyoming and is based at the James C. Hageman Sustainable Agriculture Research and Extension Center (SAREC) in Lingle, Wyo.

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Annual Nebraska Dry Bean Field Tour Set for Aug. 16 August 3, 2016

The 2016 Dry Bean Field Tour, scheduled for Aug. 16, will be an opportunity to view the latest bean research at the University of Nebraska Panhandle Research and Extension Center and hear updates on topics of interest to bean producers.

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