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Extension Update by Jenny Rees

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Upcoming Events:

November Ag Law/Free Finance Clinics

Nov. 13, 14
Know Your Numbers, Know Your Options, 1-4 p.m., WCREC, North Platte
Nov. 12: Grazing Cover Crops Workshop, 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Fairgrounds, Ord, RSVP: (308) 346-4200
Nov. 14: Grazing Cover Crops Workshop, 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Community Center, Blue Hill, RSVP: (402) 469-6784
Nov. 18: CSI for Youth: Soil sampling, 5 p.m., jrees2@unl.edu
Nov. 18: Ag Land Management Webinar, 6:30 p.m., Register: https://agecon.unl.edu/landmanagement
Nov. 20: Pheasants Forever Cover Crop Field Day, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., 4-H Building York, RSVP 402-362-5508
Nov. 22: NE Agribusiness Association Research Symposium, Holthus Convention Center, York
Nov. 25: Farm Bill Mtg, 1-4 p.m.,Community Center, Red Cloud
Nov. 26: York County Corn Grower Annual Meeting, 6:30 social, 7 p.m. Dinner, Chances R, York
Dec. 3: Farm Bill Mtg, 9 a.m.-Noon, ENREC near Mead 
Dec. 4: Farm Bill Mtg, 9 a.m.-Noon, Ag Park in Columbus  
Dec. 5: Farm Bill Mtg, 1-4 p.m., College Park in Grand Island 
Dec. 5: Farm Bill Mtg, 1:30-4:30 p.m., Opera House, Bruning 
Dec. 6: Farm Bill Mtg, 9 a.m.-Noon, Fairgrounds Cornerstone Building York 
Dec. 9: F/R College Dr. David Kohl “Agriculture Today: It is what it is…What Should We Do About It“, 1-4 p.m., Bruning Opera House, Bruning, RSVP: (402) 759-3712
Dec. 11: Women Managing Agricultural Land, 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Nebraska Innovation Campus, Lincoln
Dec. 12-13: Know Your Options, Know Your Numbers, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Fairgrounds, Ord
Dec. 16: Farm Bill Mtg, 9 a.m.-Noon, Extension Office Lincoln
Dec. 16: CSI for Youth: Ag Tour, 5 p.m., jrees2@unl.edu
Dec. 17: Farm Bill Mtg, 9 a.m.-Noon,  Fairgrounds 4-H Bldg. Beatrice 
Dec. 17: Farm Bill Mtg, 1-4 p.m., Fairgrounds in Kearney  
Dec. 19: Nebraska Soybean Day and Machinery Expo, Wahoo

With harvest wrapping up, many of the questions/conversations this week involved economics in some way. So this week’s column will focus on upcoming learning opportunities. But before I get to that, thank you to all our veterans for your service and sacrifices! Thank you also to your families!

Ag Land Management Webinar: On Monday, November 18th at 6:30 p.m., Jim Jansen, an agricultural economist, and Allan Vyhnalek, a farm and ranch succession specialist, will lead their final ‘Agricultural Land Management Quarterly’ webinar of the year. They will provide an overview of the 2019 Cash Rental Rate Survey, conducted by the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service, and discuss prevented planting considerations for Farm Service Agency programs and crop insurance. The importance of landlord/tenant communication during the winter months and tips for leasing also will be discussed. The free session is open to everyone at https://agecon.unl.edu/landmanagement. The recorded webinar will be archived there, along with past sessions. There will be time for participants to ask questions at the end of the session. Questions also may be submitted in advance at https://agecon.unl.edu/landmanagement.

Dr. Kohl to present at Farmers and Rancher’s College: On December 9th Dr. David Kohl, Professor Emeritus at Virginia Tech and popular for his insights, will be presenting at the Bruning Opera House in Bruning from 1-4 p.m. about “Agriculture Today: It is What it is…What Should We Do About It”. There is no charge for the program due to the Farmers and Rancher’s College sponsors, but please RSVP for meal at: (402) 759-3712 or online at: https://extension.unl.edu/statewide/fillmore/agriculture-0/.

Women Managing Ag Land Conference: 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. The conference will be held Dec. 11 at Nebraska Innovation Campus, 2021 Transformation Drive in Lincoln. Participants will have the opportunity to hear from leading experts in land values, Nebraska property taxes, cash rental rates and cultivating landlord-tenant relationships. Jim Jansen, co-author of the Nebraska Farm Real Estate survey, will discuss trends in Nebraska land values. Mykel Taylor, of Kansas State University, will share resources related to negotiations and communication between landowners and tenants. Cathy Anderson, from the Nebraska USDA Farm Service Agency, will discuss the 2018 Farm Bill and its implications for Nebraska agriculture. The full conference schedule and registration form are available at https://wia.unl.edu/wmal. A registration fee of $45 per person covers materials, meals, and breaks. The conference is hosted by Nebraska Extension and is inspired by Annie’s Project. In Nebraska, Annie’s Project is supported by Farm Credit Services of America. Also, a reminder that all Farm Bill information and upcoming meetings can be found at: http://farmbill.unl.edu.

Cover Crop Day: On November 20, a workshop focusing on cover crops will be held from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. (Reg. 8:30) at the 4-H Building in York. Presentations from NRCS, UNL, and Pheasants Forever will cover using cover crops to address soil compaction and improve soil health; precision conservation opportunities to increase farm profitability while conserving soil, water, and wildlife; and opportunities for cover crop on-farm research and cost share options. A free meal and optional field tour is provided but please RSVP to: http://nebraskapf.com/product/cover-crop-field-day-habitat-tour/
or call the Extension Office at (402) 362-5508.

On-Farm Research Searchable Database: A helpful resource to view studies growers’ peers have conducted with the economics provided can be found at https://resultsfinder.unl.edu. It’s a little picky based on the words one chooses, but has a lot of great info. Also, for anyone interested in conducting studies involving anhydrous with and without inhibitors this fall or spring, I have on-farm research protocols developed, so please let me know.

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