Nebraska Extension in Deuel & Garden Counties

Crop Production Clinics set for Gering, other locations in January

     Crop Production Clinics at Gering and other locations across Nebraska in January 2016 sponsored by Nebraska Extension will provide valuable information to help crop producers and agribusiness professionals improve their profitability and sustainability.

The clinics are also an opportunity for pesticide applicators to renew their licenses in several categories, including commercial and noncommercial ag plant, regulatory, and demonstration/research. Private pesticide applicators also can renew their licenses.

      A clinic will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 6 at the Gering Civic Center. Other dates and locations are Jan. 7, North Platte; Jan. 8, York; Jan. 12, Beatrice; Jan. 13, Hastings; Jan. 14, Kearney; Jan. 19, Atkinson; Jan. 20, Norfolk; and Jan. 21, Ithaca.

      The clinics start at 8:45 a.m. On-line pre-registration is strongly encouraged at Pre-registration closes at 3 p.m. prior to the day of the clinic. The $65 fee includes a noon meal, refreshments, the 2016 Guide for Weed Management in Nebraska and the 2016 Crop Production Clinic Proceedings. On-site registration is $80.

      Certified crop advisors may earn CEUs in the following categories: Integrated Pest Management (6 CEUs), Crop Production (2 CEUs), Nutrient Management (1 CEU), Water Management (1 CEU), and Professional Development (2 CEUs). Attendees can earn a maximum of 6 CEUs at a location. Certified Crop Advisors are required to bring their CCA number to apply for CEU credits.

      The Crop Production Clinics will feature presentations from extension specialists and educators on soil fertility; soil, water, and irrigation management; crop production; ag business management and policy; pesticide safety; and disease, insect, and weed resistance management. Program topics are tailored to meet the needs of cropping systems in different parts of the state, and vary by location.


Farm Financial Management Issues Webinar:

Now that harvest is over, or almost over, it is time to start thinking about next year. One way to get ready is to brush up on a little economics. Every Monday from Nov 23 -Dec 21 there will be a 9:00 a.m. (CST) webinar dedicated to farm finances.  Topics include economic outlook, knowing costs, negotiating leases, working with bankers, and decision making. For more information, please click on the link or contact the Department of Agricultural Economics at 402-472-3401.


Webinar series to address farm financial management issues


Attention Producers: 

Check out this great opportunity to network with other growers in the Great Plains area. The Great Plains Growers Conference will be held in St. Joseph, MO on January 7-9, 2016. Go to the link below to learn more.


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