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Cropping & Water Systems

There are many benefits to utilizing cover crops, such as improved soil health, reduced erosion, weed suppression and forage for livestock. It’s the details of how and what to do that can present challenges in using cover crops. The Eastern Nebraska Soil Health Conference will provide information to growers who are just getting started with cover crops and to those who are already making cover crops part of their operation. NEW Virtual Attendance option is now available.
Beginning Wednesday, January 5, the 2022 Nebraska Crop Production Clinics will feature live presentations and present research updates and information tailored to regional crop issues and grower interests. Sponsored by Nebraska Extension, the programs will be held in-person on nine days throughout January, with the final clinic offered via zoom on Friday, January 28.
Private Pesticide Applicator Training Sessions have been scheduled in Nemaha, Johnson, Otoe, Pawnee, Richardson and Cass Counties for 2022 to provide an opportunity for farmers to renew their license or for initial certification. Cost $50.

Check out the Nemaha County Agricultural Resources webpage for more information.  Besides newsletters & articles written by Nemaha County Extension Educator, Gary Lesoing, you can find farmer's tax information, Nebraska Farm Real Estate Market Highlights, Nebraska trends in farmland values, rental rates and custom rates.  You can also find information on pesticide certification, seed guides, grain storage management and more.

Farm operators and agronomists from across the state will obtain valuable crop production-related information from on-farm research projects conducted on Nebraska farms by Nebraska farmers in partnership with University of Nebraska faculty. The February program will provide an opportunity to hear growers who conducted on-farm research share their results from the 2021 growing season.

The Nebraska Women in Agriculture Conference will be held in person this year, February 24-25, 2022, at the Holiday Inn Convention Center in Kearney, Nebraska.