Ag Technology

Drone spraying corn field
Seven exam prep courses will be offered across the state June through August for producers and other members of the public who need to obtain a Part 107 remote pilot certification or license to fly drones for commercial applications.

Nebraska Extension Offers Part 107 Drone Test Prep Courses for Summer 2024

May 16, 2024
The second round of prep courses offered by extension this year, Part 107 will prepare producers to pass the FAA exam and earn a remote pilot certification for commercial use of drones on ag operations.

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May 29 Heuermann Lecture Symposium to Focus on Ag Tech Opportunities

May 14, 2024
The public is invited to hear discussion by numerous innovative companies on revolutionary new and emerging technologies for the ag industry at the next Heuermann Lecture, which is free to attend and will be livestreamed. 

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U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack (from left) talks to UNO Chancellor Joanne Li, UNL Chancellor Rodney D. Bennett, and Mike Boehm, vice chancellor for UNL's Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources, on March 28. (Photo by Ryan Soderlin, University of Nebraska Omaha)

Campus Leaders, Students Meet with U.S. Ag Secretary During Visit

April 11, 2024
U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack visited Nebraska in late March to discuss the future of agriculture with farmers, ag industry stakeholders, and University of Nebraska administrators and students.

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Though the startup costs can seem daunting, drones can help producers save time and reduce costs on numerous tasks involved in managing livestock.

Pasture and Forage Minute: Drones for Livestock Management, Drought Recovery

April 9, 2024
This week, extension educators weigh in on the pros and cons of drone use for livestock producers, and considerations for drought-damaged pastures and controlling winter annual weeds in alfalfa. 

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Jamie Lahowetz standing in front of trees
Jamie Lahowetz manages the High Plains Regional Climate Center’s Automated Weather Data Network, which collects and processes a range of climate data across a six-state region. The center, affiliated with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, is operated by the School of Natural Resources at Nebraska. (Photo by Ryan Soderlin, University of Nebraska at Omaha)

Climate Center’s Online Tool Strengthens Understanding of Wind Trends

April 4, 2024
A new online wind climatology tool provides detailed wind data for any location in Nebraska, which will have practical, valuable applications for the agriculture industry, energy sector and emergency services.

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Drone spraying wheat field
The Nebraska Sprayer Drone Conference will feature presentations by several industry experts, who will discuss how to get started using sprayer drones, legal requirements for using drones with ag chemicals, and how to operate drones in manned aircraft airspace.

Nebraska Extension Hosting First Nebraska Sprayer Drone Conference on March 28

March 14, 2024
This one-day event will provide participants an opportunity to interact with fellow sprayer drone enthusiasts and learn the necessary steps to enter the sprayer drone arena.

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Thompson Discusses New Nitrogen Management Tool on RFD-TV

March 12, 2024
Nebraska Extension Educator Laura Thompson shares insights on how UNL's new nitrogen tool will help farmers determine fertilizer needs for their operation and find more success in their overall farm management goals.

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O’Donnell Talks Ag Innovation With RFD-TV

February 16, 2024
Jill O’Donnell, director of the Clayton Yeutter Institute on International Trade and Finance, recently appeared on RFD-TV to discuss how gene editing technologies can boost ag innovation.

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