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Nevin Lawrence, UNL Integrated Weed Management Specialist
Mitch Stephenson, UNL Range Management Specialist

 

This article appears in the November BeefWatch online newsletter at UNL’s beef production website, https://beef.unl.edu. A new BeefWatch is posted every month, and interviews with the authors of BeefWatch newsletter articles become available throughout the month of publication and are accessible at https://go.unl.edu/podcast.

Two recent articles on rangeland weed control were published on CropWatch which may be of interest to Nebraska ranchers.

The Panhandle Research, Extension and Education Center is hosting a virtual field day, the “Panhandle Agricultural Research and Technology Tour – Plus” (PARTT Plus) on December 1 and 2 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. both days.

Held in an online webinar format through Zoom, this event is intended to supplement the in-person event held in August. Speakers from that PARTT event and other specialists will present updates on research they have been actively pursuing and completing during 2020.

Attending PARTT Plus is as simple as signing up through the link below. Everyone who registers will receive an email reminder prior, which will have a link to access the event.

LINCOLN – Nebraska Extension has announced that the upcoming Women Managing Ag Land Conference will now be a be completely virtual experience. Originally scheduled to also be held at three in-person locations across the state, the event is still set for Dec. 2, 2020 from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Mountain Time. 

The second annual conference will offer learning opportunities for female farmland owners and tenants looking to improve their business management skills and navigate the challenges of owning and renting agricultural land.

By Tammie Ostdiek
Extension Educator – Food, Nutrition and Health

Preparing for holiday meals this year may look different for many people, as we consider celebrating in smaller family groups due to COVID-19. Some people may be preparing turkey for the first time. Follow these basic turkey recommendations for food safety. 

Things to do ahead of time:

Gary Stone, Nebraska Extension Educator
Crops & Water Team

The wildfires that took place late this summer and early fall in Colorado and Wyoming are almost completely controlled, but they still might affect agriculture throughout Nebraska next growing season, and for years to come.

Why? Both of these fires as a whole or in part affect the Upper North Platte River watershed. Causes are uknown at this time for the Cameron Peak fire, west of Fort Collins, Colo., and the Mullen fire, west of Laramie, Wyo.

Nebraska Extension’s Farm and Ranch Management team will host its annual landlord-tenant cash rent workshop in Bridgeport on Dec. 17, 9 a.m., at the Prairie Winds Community Center, 428 N Main Street.

Geared toward current and future landlords and tenants, the workshop will cover trends in cash rental rates and land values, lease provisions, crop and grazing land considerations and current university crop budget information.

The presentation will be led by extension land specialists Allan Vyhnalek and Jim Jansen. They will address common agricultural landlord and tenant topics, including equitable rental rates, managing and adjusting farmland leases, landlord-tenant communication, pasture leasing and other land management considerations.

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