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Water and Irrigation Specialist to Join Panhandle REC

April 11, 2017

Xin Qiao will join the faculty at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Panhandle Research and Extension Center May 1 as water and irrigation management specialist.

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Quicken Classes for Farm, Ranch Record Keeping in the Panhandle

March 31, 2017

When commodity prices go down, it’s important to keep financial books on the ranch for more than just tax time. Three workshops on Quicken for Farm and Ranch Record Keeping will be held in the Panhandle in April.

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Alexander Pavlista

Potato Specialist Alex Pavlista Retiring

March 30, 2017
Nebraska Extension Specialist Alexander Pavlista retired in March 2017 after 50 years working in research, 29 of them at the University of Nebraska Panhandle Research and Extension Center at Scottsbluff where he served as the university's lead potato expert.

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Program on Drones in Ag April 6 in Harrisburg

March 20, 2017

A roundtable discussion and demonstration designed to inform agriculture producers of opportunities to use drone technology in their operations is scheduled for April 6 at Harrisburg. The program will be held from 1-3 p.m. at the Banner County Museum.

Speakers and topics will include:    

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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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