SE Nebraska Successful Farmer Series Explores Timely Topics

SE Nebraska Successful Farmer Series Explores Timely Topics

Dec. 3, 2015

Southeast Nebraska farmers are invited to tune-up their farming practices this winter with a new series of Friday morning meetings sponsored by Lancaster County Extension. The meetings, each 2.5 hours long, are designed to cover a range of timely topics for farmers, landowners, and others working in agriculture as they prepare for the 2016 season, said Tyler Williams, Nebraska Extension Educator in Lancaster County.

Program speakers are from Nebraska Extension in the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources otherwise noted. In addition to the topics listed below, attendees will be invited to pick a topic for the March 18 session.

Meetings will be held on the following Fridays from 9-11:30 a.m. at the Lancaster County Extension Officer, 444 Cherrycreek Road, Lincoln. Cost for the series of seven meetings is $15; registration for individual sessions is $5. For more information or a brochure to register, please contact the extension office at (402) 441-7180.  Walk-ins are welcome. To invite a friend, share this Successful Farming Series flyer.

Successful Farmer 2015 Schedule

Dec. 18
Monthly Climate Outlook with Tyler Williams, extension educator
Precision Ag with Joe Luck, precision ag engineer
Nebraska On-Farm Research Network with Laura Thompson, extension educator

Jan. 8

Cover Crops with Gary Lesoing, extension educator
Pasture/Range Management with Bruce Anderson, forage specialist
Conservation Programs, Brad Soncksen, NRCS assistant state conservationist for programs

Jan. 22

Monthly Climate Outlook with Tyler Williams, extension educator
Nitrogen Management with Charles Wortmann, nutrient management specialist
Disease Management with Loren Giesler, plant pathologist

Feb. 5

Weed Management and Resistance with Amit Jhala and Stevan Knezevic, weed scientists

Feb. 19

Monthly Climate Outlook with Tyler Williams, extension educator
Nitrogen Application Timing with Brian Krienke, soils extension educator
NRD Programs, Lower Platte South NRD

March 4

Farm Economics with Monte Vandeveer, extension educator; Brad Lubben, policy specialist, and Allan Vyhnalek, extension educator

March 18

Monthly Climate Outlook with Tyler Williams, extension educator
Attendee's Pick. Topic will be decided based on survey of attendees at first two meetings.