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Extension Update by Gary Zoubeck [January 24, 2013]

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Coming Events

  • Jan. 22 – Private Safety Education Program, 1:30 p.m., York 4-H Building
  • Jan. 22 – Business Transition Workshop, 1:00 p.m., Harvest Hall, Seward Co. Fairgrounds
  • Jan. 22 – Nebraska Farmers and Ranchers – Cow Calf College, 9:30 a.m., Meat Animal Research Center, Clay Center, NE  dlienemann2@unl.edu
  • Jan. 28 – Extension Board Meeting, 7:00 p.m., Extension Office, York
  • Jan. 31 –Soybean Management Field Day Research Update, Noon-3:00 p.m., Wunderlich’s Catering, Columbus, 304 23rd St., Columbus (on Highway 30), 402-563-4901
  • Jan. 31 –Soybean Management Field Day Research Update, 6:00-9:00 p.m., Hruska Memorial Public Library, David City, 399 Fifth St., 402-367-7410
  • Feb. 8 – Private Pesticide Training, 9:00 a.m., York, 4-H Building
  • Feb. 11 – Nebraska On-Farm Research Update, 9:30 a.m.–3:00 p.m., UNL’s ARDC near Mead
  • Feb. 12 – Nebraska On-Farm Research Update, 9:30 a.m.–3:00 p.m., 4-H Building, York

On-Farm Research Updates Planned
Keith Glewen, Extension Educator, and others have been busy summarizing the results of the past years On Farm Research efforts that producers across the state have conducted.  This year’s updates will be held at two locations; the first on Feb. 11 at the ARDC near Mead and the second Feb. 12 at the 4-H Building in York on the fairgrounds beginning at 9:30 a.m.!  You’ll have an opportunity to learn about the research results conducted by producers on their farms and how you can get involved next year!  No charge and we have a meal planned!  If you’re planning to attend the York meeting, let me know at 402-362-5508 or email me at gary.zoubek@unl.edu to reserve your spot.  If you’re planning to attend the ARDC meeting on Feb. 11, call 402-624-8030 to reserve your spot.

These are great sessions, so I hope you’ll plan to attend one of the two sessions and hopefully get involved next season.  Give me a call if you’d like more information.

Soybean Management Field Day Research Updates Planned
Soybean Management Field Day Research Update sessions are planned for next week and will provide the latest information and yield results gathered from on-farm field plots conducted last season.  At these updates, University of Nebraska faculty will share and discuss yield results at each of the Research Update locations.

A complimentary meal is included.  To RSVP or for more information, contact the Nebraska Soybean Board at (800)852-BEAN, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension at (800)529-8030, or the respective host county extension office at the number listed above.

Research Update topics include:
1) Quest for the Holy Grail in Soybean Production (Row spacing/seed rate, fungicides; plant populations/planting date and maturity group interactions)

2) Soybean Seed Treatments and Foliar Fungicides and Growth Enhancement Interactions with Herbicides

3) Herbicide – Carrier Rate Study

It looks like a great program and hope you’ll have a chance to attend.

Scholarship Opportunities
I want to remind area students of several scholarship opportunities.  Information about them can be found on our webpage at:  http://york.unl.edu/web/york/4hscholarships.

First is the York County Corn Growers and York Area Chamber of Commerce Scholarship.  Completed applications are due February 15, 2013.

Second is the York County Pork Producer Scholarship which is due March 1, 2013.

The Nebraska Association of County Extension Boards (NACEB) Scholarship Program is now excepting application.  One is a $1,000 scholarship at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources (CASNR) or in the College of Education and Human Sciences (CEHS) for an incoming student (freshmen or transfer student), and one is a $500 scholarship for a current student (sophomore or higher) enrolled in CASNR or CEHS.  Completed applications are due March 15, 2013.

CropWatch Website Information
Have you checked out this week’s issue of CropWatch on the web yet?  It contains Bruce Johnson’s latest Cornhusker Economics article about “Land Booms, Bubbles, and Busts: Reflecting on Land Values at the Start of 2013” as well as the updated 2013 Nebraska Crop Budgets!  Check it out at http://cropwatch.unl.edu.

It’s your one stop source for Nebraska cropping information!  I hope you’ll check it out on a regular basis.

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