Farmers and Ranchers College Programs Announced for this Winter - UNL CropWatch, Oct. 25, 2013

Farmers and Ranchers College Programs Announced for this Winter - UNL CropWatch, Oct. 25, 2013

October 25, 2013

The Farmers and Ranchers College was formed in January 2000 with the purpose of providing high quality, dynamic, timely educational workshops for agricultural producers in south central Nebraska. It was developed and is supported through a collaborative effort of business, industry and higher education leaders. Last year nearly 400 producers from 14 Nebraska counties and two Kansas counties paticipated in the programs. Participants responding to a survey said the information they gained provided about $21 of benefit per acre.

Following is the schedule of upcoming programs:

  • November 20 — Land Leasing Workshop*, Shickley Community Building, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. with registration at 8:45 a.m. (Information for young or new farmers will follow the leasing discussion.)
     
  • December 9 — “Positioning Your Business for Agriculture’s Next Decade” featuring David Kohl, Virginia Tech professor emeritus in agricultural economics, at the Bruning Opera House, Bruning, at 1 p.m.
     
  • January 28 — Partners In Progress – Beef Seminar* at the U.S. Meat Animal Research Center near Clay Center from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., registration at 9:30 a.m.
     
  • March 18 — Agricultural Water Update* at the Fillmore County Fairgrounds in Geneva from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. with registration at 9:45 a.m.

** These programs are free, but registration is appreciated for a meal count. Please call the Fillmore County Extension Office at (402) 759-3712 one week prior to the program.

Brandy VanDeWalle
Extension Educator, Fillmore County