Nebraska Extension

VanDeWalle family
Nebraska Extension Educator Brandy VanDeWalle with her husband Kurt, and daughters McKenzie (far left) and Meredith (far right). The VanDeWalles share a family passion for agriculture — Kurt is an ag teacher in Fillmore County, and their daughters are heavily involved in 4-H and in the process of building their own cattle herd. (Photos courtesy Brandy VanDeWalle)

Digging into Extension: VanDeWalle Bridges Divide Between Youth, Ag Industry

February 16, 2023
Brandy VanDeWalle keeps the farm kids in Nebraska — find out how her Nebraska Extension endeavors are enriching the lives of all Nebraskans in this new Digging into Extension.

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Farmers riding horses
Discounted registration fees are available until Wednesday, Feb. 8 for the 2023 Nebraska Women in Agriculture Conference, located in Kearney. (Photo courtesy Center for Agricultural Profitability)

Nebraska Women in Agriculture Conference Registration Now Open

February 3, 2023
The 38th annual conference will include a new workshop on QuickBooks Online, and keynote speakers from across the nation who will touch on topics of mental health, farm economics and their firsthand experiences as farmers and ranchers. 

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Wheat stem sawfly

Dryland Ag Production in the High Plains is Topic of Feb. 14 Meeting at Sidney

February 2, 2023
Attendees will learn about UNL research on tillage, soil health, sawfly management, wheat fertility, crop rotations and more concerning crop and livestock production challenges in the High Plains.

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Dry bean field
Dry edible bean field in western Nebraska. (Photo by Gary Stone)

2023 Dry Edible Bean Day Set for Feb. 7 in Gering

January 31, 2023
Numerous UNL experts are set to present updates on the dry edible bean breeding program, on-farm research studies, pest and nutrient management research, and more.

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Aerial view of field
Aerial image: Crop response (dark patches in chlorotic acres) to soil health restoration using soil carbon amendment in Nebraska Panhandle. Hands-on activities and demos on soil health practices will be just one part of the educational experience during the first Nebraska Soil Health School on March 2 in Bridgeport.

Nebraska Soil Health School Registration Open

January 12, 2023
Free to attend, the first Nebraska Soil Health School will feature presentations, demonstrations and hands-on activities related to soil health education, and will offer certified crop advisor CEUs.

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Land Application locations

2023 Manure Training Locations and Dates

January 12, 2023
All are welcome to attend the training sessions, which will help producers learn how to best use manure on their operations, as well as provide an update on land application regulations. 

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Combine in field
Photo by Laura Thompson

Nebraska On-Farm Research Network Meetings Begin Feb. 15

January 5, 2023
Nebraska farmers and agronomists are set to present results of their 2022 on-farm research studies on cover crops, variable rate seeding, starter fertilizer, biological products, seed treatments, variable rate nitrogen management and more.

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Calculator with financial papers

Extension Sets Financial Record-keeping Course for Farmers and Ranchers in January

December 5, 2022
The first 2023 session of Nebraska Extension's record-keeping course will be on Tuesdays in January, beginning Jan. 10.

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