Meeting planned Aug. 18 to receive input, direction, on feedlot research-extension program
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln Panhandle Research and Extension Center will have an open meeting on Aug. 18 to ask key feedlot industry people in the region for input on direction as the feedlot research and extension program moves forward during the transition of feedlot specialists.
The meeting also will introduce Dr. Robbi Pritchard, with whom UNL has contracted as a bridge between Dr. Matt Luebbe’s departure and the time it takes to advertise, recruit, interview, hire and relocate the next specialist. Pritchard will serve as a bridge until the next feedlot specialist is hired.
The meeting will begin in the Bluestem Room at 1:30 p.m. with welcome and introductions by Jack Whittier, Panhandle Research and Extension Director. This will be followed by introduction and conversation with Pritchard, including near-term research plans with Dr. Karla Jenkins, cow-calf and range management specialist at the Panhandle Center.
There will be discussion of the role, scope and direction of the Panhandle Research Feedlot going forward, and a review and discussion of plan, timetable and position description for the next feedlot specialist.
At 2:45 p.m., the group will travel to and tour Panhandle Research Feedlot to view pens, meet the feedlot crew, view current research trials in progress, and view the new working facility. The meeting will adjourn by 4 p.m.