4th Annual Successful Farmer Series

2019 Sessions for the Successful Farmer Series -
Session Details and Register On-line here

January 18 - Spray Drift Management
Instructor: Greg Kreuger, Associate Professor
Sponsor: Nebraska Soybean Board

Session Description: Featuring a mobile lab, this session will provide one of the most complete sessions on pesticide applications that can be found. Information will be given on the major factors influencing drift, an overview on nozzles that are used for broadcast applications, how to utilize the label to maximize pesticide applications, and points to consider when setting up to manage weeds. The session will also cover the latest research at the Pesticide Application Technology Laboratory located at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s West Central Research and Extension Center which one of the world’s leading research facilities on pesticide application technology.

January 25 - Changes in Ag
Instructors: Tyler Williams, Extension Educator & Hilary Maricle, Commonground Nebraska
Ag Tech Panel: Joe Luck, Associate Professor, & Kelly Maaske, Midwest Farmers Cooperative, & a local ag producer
Sponsor: Midwest Farmers Cooperative

Session Description: One thing that doesn’t change in agriculture is the fact it is constantly changing; however, it is changing faster than ever. Keeping up with the changes can be challenging, but a necessary part of a successful operation. This session will feature speakers talking about changes in our weather and climate, as well as changes in the consumer and their demands. There will also be a panel discussion on changes in ag technology featuring University and industry experts, as well as local producers.

February 1 - Disease and Nutrient Deficiency ID
Instructors: Kyle Broderick, Coordinator, UNL Plant & Pest Lab & Ellen Paparozzi, Professor of Agronomy
Sponsor: Nebraska Corn Board

Session Description: What’s wrong with my plants? A new twist on old symptoms. Nutrient deficiency and disease identification is a key component to successfully growing crops in Nebraska and Ellen Paparozzi and Kyle Broderick will cover standard diagnostics and new theories for identification and management of crop disease and nutrient issues.

February 8 - Ag Marketing
Instructors: Austin Duerfeldt, Extension Educator & Cory Walters, Associate Professor
Sponsor: Farmers Cooperative

Session Description: We will discuss how to develop a written marketing plan and understanding basis and carrying charges, using location-and commodity-specific information. The session will also feature the Marketing in a New Era simulator and the Grain Marketing Plan smartphone application. All attendees will be given access to a computer to follow along.