Nebraska Extension Event

Hemp seedling
Hemp seedling. (Image by 7raysmarketing from Pixabay)

Workshop to Focus on Industrial Hemp Production

December 11, 2019
Industrial hemp production will be a focus at this year’s Great Plains Grower Conference Jan. 9-11 in St. Joseph, Mo. The conference, which focuses on commercial horticulture production in the Midwest, is adding a day long workshop on hemp production and marketing this year.

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The Successful Farmer Series offers southeast Nebraska growers an opportunity to hear about current topics in agriculture.
The Successful Farmer Series offers southeast Nebraska growers an opportunity to hear about current topics in agriculture.

Successful Farmer Series to Feature Timely Topics

December 10, 2019
The southeast Nebraska “Successful Farmer Series” will tackle current topics in agricultural production on Friday mornings from Jan. 10 to Feb. 14. Enjoy a morning coffee, talk with other growers, and hear from a slate of speakers from Nebraska Extension and ag agencies.

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Thistle caterpillar on a soybean leaf
Figure 1. Thistle caterpillar feeding will be one topic covered at the Confronting Cropping Challenges meetings. (Photo by Aaron Nygren)

Confronting Cropping Challenges Program Starts Dec. 16

December 5, 2019
Farmers in northeast Nebraska will have an opportunity to learn from cropping issues they may have faced in 2019, make plans for 2020, and renew their private pesticide applicator license at the Confronting Cropping Challenges programs Dec. 16-20.

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Nebraska Crop Management Conference details

Nebraska Crop Management Conference this January

December 2, 2019
This year's Nebraska Crop Management Conference will focus on preparing for extreme weather events and integrating ag technology and feature research updates on important pests in Nebraska.

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CPC Information

Extension Crop Production Clinics at 6 Sites This January

November 25, 2019
This year's clinics will feature research updates and information tailored to regional crop issues and grower interests. Session topics will include cropping system management, extreme weather impact on agriculture, soil nutrition, irrigation, pest management, and marketing.

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Women Managing Ag Land Promotion

Conference for Women Managing Agricultural Land Dec. 11

November 8, 2019
Female agriculture landowners, farmers, and ranchers looking to increase their business management skills are encouraged to register for the 2019 Women Managing Agricultural Land conference.

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Grazing Cover Crop Workshops at 4 Sites in November

October 31, 2019
Local farmers and ranchers with experience grazing cover crops on row crop acres will be among the speakers at Grazing Cover Workshops to be held at four sites in November.

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Cover crop demonstration plots at the Rogers Memorial Farm
Cover crops help suppress weeds as shown here with a grain sorghum cover crop growing in wheat stubble on the left compared to no cover crop on the right. If you don’t grow something, Mother Nature will. The field day will show some of the benefits of using cover crops to control weeds, including marestail and Palmer amaranth.

Cover Crop Field Day Sept. 13 at UNL Rogers Memorial Farm

August 30, 2019
This tour will feature cover crop cocktails that serve specific functions as well as cover crops growing in wheat stubble, cover crop recovery after simulated grazing, and row crops growing in the residue from cover crops.

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