On-Farm Research and Grower Info at Feb. 10 Wilber Crop Clinic

On-Farm Research and Grower Info at Feb. 10 Wilber Crop Clinic

February 3, 2012

This year's Wilber Crop Clinic will cover a range of timely topics for today's crop producer. The event will begin with registration, viewing of sponsor displays, and coffee and rolls at 8:30 a.m. with the program following at 9:00 a.m. at the Sokol Hall, 317 South Wilson St. in Wilber.

Program Flyer

Program flyer with list of sponsors

Speakers from UNL extension and private industry will cover cutting edge agronomic and management topics, said Randy Pryor, extension educator in Saline County and program host. Speakers will include:

  • Al Dutcher, UNL climatologist, will review the current La Nina weather pattern and explain its affect on agriculture this spring.
  • Paul Hay, UNL extension educator, will update producers on emerging nutrient management issues and research results from the Soybean Management Field Days.
  • Dr. Dave Specht, coordinator of UNL's Family Business Programs and a lecturer in Family Business Management, will present on “Preserving Nebraska’s Most Precious Asset – The Family Farm.” Specht writes and speaks on the unique complexities of family owned businesses. His work was recently featured in Farm Journal, Nebraska Farmer Magazine, Bloomberg Businessweek, Family Business Magazine and The New York Times.
  • Dr. Ray Ward, CEO of Ward Laboratories in Kearney, will be discussing crop nutrient management.
  • UNL Extension Educators Jenny Rees and Randy Pryor will cover on-farm research and weed resistance strategies.
  • Jeff Jensby, Farmers Cooperative, will discuss new R-7 satellite imagery technology that is showing promise for producers who are not receiving yield monitor information.

For more information or for commercial booth space, contact Lou Hajek at the UNL Extension office in Saline County at 402-821-2151. Registration is at the door.