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Extension Update by Jenny Rees

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Upcoming Events:

Jan. 20: Crop Science Investigation for youth: soil sample analysis, 5 p.m., 4-H Bldg York, RSVP jrees2@unl.edu
Jan. 20: Pesticide Training, 6:30 p.m., 4-H Bldg, York
Jan. 21: Chemigation Training, 1:30 p.m., Fairgrounds, Central City
Jan. 22: Horsemen’s Update 2020, A211 Animal Science East Campus, RSVP: 402-472-6414
Jan. 22: Pesticide Training, 10 a.m., Community Center, Davenport 
Jan. 22: Pesticide Training, 1 & 6:30 p.m., ENREC near Mead
Jan. 22: Dicamba Training, 2 p.m., Community Center, Davenport
Jan. 22-23: Nebraska Crop Management Conf., Kearney
Jan. 23-24: Good Farmer, Great Manager, 4-H Building, York, RSVP 402-362-5508
Jan. 23: Pesticide Training, 9 a.m., ENREC near Mead
Jan. 23: Pesticide Training 9 a.m. & 1 p.m., Fairgrounds, Clay Center
Jan. 23: Dicamba Training, 6 p.m., Fairgrounds, Clay Center
Jan. 24: Chemigation Training, 1:30 p.m., Courthouse Meeting Room, Hebron
Jan. 25: Lambing and Kidding School, Fairgrounds, Broken Bow, RSVP: ne.sheep.goat@gmail.com 308-386-8378
Jan. 27: Pesticide Training, 9:30 a.m. & 2 p.m., 4-H Center Fairgrounds, Seward
Jan. 27: Dicamba Training, 5 p.m., 4-H Center Fairgrounds, Seward
Jan. 27-28: Nebraska Brewer’s Conference, Younes, Kearney, www.growbrewnebraska.com
Jan. 28: Cow-Calf College, 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. (Reg. 9:30), US Meat Animal Research Center near Clay Center, RSVP: (402) 759-3712
Jan. 28: Ag Day, 9 a.m., Fairgrounds, Central City
Jan. 28: York-Hamilton Cattlemen’s Banquet, 6:30 p.m. Social, 7 p.m. Dinner, Holthus Convention Center, York
Jan. 28-29: No-Till on the Plains Conference, Wichita, KS
Jan. 28, 30, Feb. 4, 6: Know Your Options, Know Your Numbers, 1 p.m. Extension Office Fullerton
Jan. 29: Nebraska Extension Weed Science School, 8:45 a.m., ENREC near Mead
Jan. 29: Pesticide Training, 9 a.m., Extension Office, Hastings
Jan. 29: Pesticide Training, 10 a.m. & 2 p.m., Auditorium, Nelson
Jan. 29: Dicamba Training, 12 p.m., Extension Office, Hastings
Jan. 29: Nutrient Mgmt and Precision Ag Clinic, 1 p.m., Ag Park, Columbus
Jan. 29: Pesticide Training, 1 p.m., Sokol Hall, Wilber
Jan. 29: Dicamba Training, 6 p.m., Auditorium, Nelson
Jan. 30: Sorghum Symposium, NCTA Curtis
Jan. 30: Starting an Organic Grain Farming Operation: What you Need to Know, ENREC near Mead
Jan. 30: Land Application Training (Initial at 9 a.m., Recertification at 1 p.m.), Library, Geneva
Jan. 30: Dicamba Training, 10 a.m., Fairgrounds, Central City
Jan. 30: Dicamba Training, Noon, Fairgrounds, Bladen

This week was asked to share on these additional Jan./Feb. meeting opportunities. Also, Please Save Feb. 3 for the York County Corn Growers Tour! I’m working on the tour details-will share next week.

A few times a month, I receive questions about hops or hemp. For those interested in hops, the Nebraska Brewer’s Conference will be Jan. 27-28 at the Younes Convention Center in Kearney. You can learn more details here: www.growbrewnebraska.com.

Merrick Co. Ag Day is Jan. 28 at the Fairgrounds in Central City. Topics include weed control in prevent plant acres, farm bill, pivot wheel track management, understanding the hydrogeology of wells in Central Nebraska, groundwater protection/water quality sampling and testing, and domestic/farm level water treatment equipment. There is no charge and please RSVP for meal to 308-946-3843.

72nd Annual York-Hamilton Cattlemen’s Banquet will be Jan. 28 at the Holthus Convention Center in York beginning with social at 6:30 p.m. and prime rib meal at 7 p.m. Entertainment will be Jay Hendren, a farmer from Ohio.  Hendren uses his experiences in farming to tickle the funny bones of audience members of all walks of life. Hendren has entertained groups across the country from banquets and conventions to comedy clubs. Tickets are $25 per person. Sponsorships are also available that include two banquet tickets and recognition at the banquet for $150.  Cattlemen’s Banquet tickets can be purchased from any of the York-Hamilton County Cattlemen’s Directors including Brian Blase of Hordville; Brock Ekhoff and Terry Ross of Aurora; Jeff Underwood of Exeter; Allen Klute and Mark Klute of Hampton; David McDonald of Phillips, Jeff Meradith, Kim Regier and Josh Chrisman of York; Kim Siebert of Henderson, plus the UNL Extension Offices in York County and Hamilton Counties.

Lambing and Kidding School Jan. 25: The closest location to this area will be in Broken Bow at the Fairgrounds. Registration begins at 10 a.m. Topics include: Keeping ewes healthy through disease control and treatment (Dr. Brian Vander Ley DVM, Great Plains Educational Center); Economical feeding programs for the doe (Dr. Steve Hart, Goat Extension Specialist OK); Economical feeding programs for the ewe (Dr. Ivan Rush, sheep producer, Scottsbluff); Treating chilled newborns, tubing lambs/kids/Q&A session (local veterinarians). The program is followed by a hands-on tour to Beth & Hannah Smith’s Farm 44306 Road 786 Broken Bow. More info and pre-register at: ne.sheep.goat@gmail.com or 308-386-8378.

2020 Sorghum Symposium will be held at the NE College of Technical Ag in Curtis on Jan. 30th. I don’t have details regarding the time, but program highlights include: weather (Al Dutcher); sorghum production and management (Dr. Brent Bean, Agronomist); D.C./Farm Bill Update (Jerad Reimers, Office of Congressman Smith); grain sorghum variety performance in 15” and 30” rows (Strahinja Stepanovic, UNL); sorghum TAPS program panel; how to win an argument without arguing via social media (Nate Blum). The annual meeting will follow the program and several vendors will be present. There’s no charge but please RSVP for meal count to sorghum.board@nebraska.gov or 402-471-4276.

Annie’s Inspired: Feb. 3rd from 6-8 p.m. is the next Annie’s Inspired Workshop for women involved with agriculture. It will be held at the Library in David City. Glennis McClure will cover Farm/Ranch budgets and financials. These workshops include a light supper, plenty of networking time and hands-on learning. Cost is $5 to cover supper. Please RSVP to 402-367-7410 or 402-362-5508 if you’re interested in attending!

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