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This Week on N Field: Precision Sprayer Part 2

June 13, 2024
Extension Weed Management Specialist Amit Jhala goes into depth on the advantages of the new John Deere precision sprayer's dual tank system.

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Jordyn Bader discusses her work with the ag-tech startup Marble Technologies during the Heuermann Lecture on May 29. She was part of a panel of ag-tech entrepreneurs that also included (from left) Shane Forney of Sentinel Fertigation; Chad Johnson of Grain Weevil; Jacob Hansen of ALA Engineering; and Jessica Korinek of Nave Analytics. (Photo by Cara Pesek, IANR Media)

Heuermann Lecture Panel Touts Nebraska’s Ag Tech Strength

June 13, 2024
The lecture highlighted Nebraska’s strengths in ag tech, including diverse startups, increased venture capital, and large-scale strategic investments enabling research innovations.

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This Week on N Field: Precision Sprayer

June 7, 2024
Extension Weed Management Specialist Amit Jhala shares details about a new John Deere precision sprayer, which has the ability to detect weeds and spray herbicide in real-time.

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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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Aerial rendering of the $160 million USDA laboratory building and greenhouse facility that will be built at Nebraska Innovation Campus. (IANR News image)

University Leaders Thank Federal Delegation for USDA Ag Research Facility Investment

March 29, 2024
A $25 million investment from USDA ARS will fund construction of a new research facility at UNL's Innovation Campus, dedicated to the development of ag tech and precision agriculture tools.

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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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