UNL Gudmundsen Sandhills Laboratory to Hold Open House Aug. 22 - UNL CropWatch, August 2, 2012

UNL Gudmundsen Sandhills Laboratory to Hold Open House Aug. 22 - UNL CropWatch, August 2, 2012

August 2, 2012

UNL's Gudmundsen Sandhills Laboratory will host its 13th annual open house 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. MT Aug. 22.

Throughout the day, there will be presentations on various aspects of cattle and natural resource management in the laboratory's Wagonhammer Education Center, near Whitman. As drought continues to deepen across the state, drought management will be featured prominently among the topics

Exhibits will be on display throughout the day and guests can come and go as they please. Businesses, services, and associations supporting the beef cattle industry will be there as well.

Registration begins at 8:30 a.m., followed by a 9:30 a.m. welcome by Don Adams, director of UNL's West Central Research and Extension Center, and Linda Boeckner, director of UNL's Panhandle Research and Extension Center.

In the morning, speakers will brief participants on cattle markets, assessing agricultural risk as affected by western Nebraska's climate, and managing drought risk on the ranch. Nebraska's District 7 Regent Bob Phares and University of Nebraska Foundation's Ann Bruntz will give remarks at 11:40 a.m. before lunch at noon.

For the afternoon program, participants can select among sessions on beef systems research, protein supplements and weaning dates for cattle, and the economics of calving seasons throughout the year. A specialist panel will address questions related to drought.

To reserve a complimentary lunch, call 308-696-6701, 800-657-2113 or email ellen.heil@unl.edu by Aug. 20.

The complete agenda for the open house can be found at the Gudmundsen Sandhills Laboratory website at http://gsl.unl.edu/openhouse.

Gudmundsen is a part of the university's Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources.

IANR News Release