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A pair of former faculty members at the Panhandle Research and Extension Center will present a seminar June 14, 2021 at the Panhandle Research & Extension Center. 

Drew Lyon, former dryland cropping systems specialist at the Panhandle Center, is now the Endowed Chair of Small Grains Extension and Research and Weed Science at Washington State University. 

The High Plains Ag Lab (HPAL) June Field Day and 50th (+1) Anniversary Celebration on June 15, 2021 will provide not only a showcase for current research at HPAL, but also recognition of the past half-century of service to agriculture in the region.

The field day will start in the afternoon and include a supper and tailgate expo at 6:30 p.m., following the field tours. Former HPAL faculty members Drew Lyon (now at Washington State University) and David Baltensperger (now at Texas A&M) will share experiences and history about ag research in the Panhandle.

Nebraska Extension will offer ServSafe® Manager Training Program for food service managers and employees Aug. 4-5 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. in Scottsbluff, at the Panhandle Research and Extension Center, 4502 Avenue I.

Registrations are due by July 2, along with the registration fee. Space may be limited.

More than 600 elementary students from around the area got a hands-on education recently about Nebraska agriculture. 

Bob Harveson embarked on his career as a plant pathologist in the mid-1980s, which in 1999 took him to Scottsbluff as a specialist on the faculty at the University of Nebraska Panhandle Research, Extension and Education Center.

But before switching to science, Harveson earned a bachelor’s degree in history, and now the two interests are coming together in the form of a book he has authored, “A Century of Plant Pathology in Nebraska.”

The 114-page book was published in December 2020 by Zea Books of Lincoln (published by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries). The publication date coincided with the centennial year of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Department of Plant Pathology.

Gary Stone, Nebraska Extension Educator Water and Integrated Cropping Systems 

Part 6 of a series about basic water law in the United States, predominately in the western part of the country, and how it affects this finite resource. Water law can be traced back to Roman times and also has roots in English common law. Across the United States, it varies from state to state, and from East to West. When conflicts arise, courts usually determine the outcome, unless there are state or federal laws or previous case studies to resolve the issue. Exceptions to the law can arise from differences in each state’s water laws.

Part 1: Basic concepts and legal terms, including riparian doctrine and prior appropriation.

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