Corn and Soybean Growers Share On-Farm Research

Corn and Soybean Growers Share On-Farm Research

February 11, 2009

Corn and soybean growers are invited to attend the Nebraska Soybean and Feed Grains Profitability Project on-farm research update March 4 at UNL's Agricultural Research and Development Center near Mead.

The 9 a.m.-3 p.m. program will be at the August N. Christenson Research and Education Building.

Producers will obtain valuable crop production-related information from on-farm research projects conducted on Nebraska farms by Nebraska farmers.

The Nebraska Soybean and Feed Grains Profitability Project is an on-farm research project designed to provide farm operators with an understanding of how to conduct crop research on their farms using their own machinery. Comparisons are scientifically designed, statistically analyzed, and conducted for three years to assure reliable, useful information.

The luncheon speaker is Otto Doering of Purdue University who will present via interactive videoconference. Doering is a public policy specialist on economic issues affecting agriculture, natural resources, and energy. He will discuss "Global Influences and Implications of the Financial Crisis on Agriculture and Commodities." Doering will review progress of the farm program, its ramifications, and make recommendations to producers. He will review the dynamic commodity, fertilizer, and fuel markets. He also will discuss global influences and the implications of the current financial crisis on agriculture.

Registration is $30 for non-NSFGPP members and includes a copy of the annual on-farm research report, refreshments and noon luncheon. Pre-registration is encouraged by Feb. 27. To register or for more information about the Nebraska Soybean and Feed Grains Profitability Project or how to conduct crop-related research on your farm, call (800) 529-8030 or visit the Web at http://on-farmresearch.unl.edu/.

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