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Karla Wilke, Cow-Calf Range Management Specialist, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Panhandle Research and Extension Center

This article and other research-based beef news are available on beef.unl.edu, Nebraska Extension’s beef cattle production website. Interviews with the authors of BeefWatch newsletter articles become available throughout the month of publication and are accessible at https://go.unl.edu/podcast.

Early weaning of calves may be advantageous in times of drought, when cows are in a confinement system, or as a body condition management tool for very young or old cows.

David Ostdiek, Communications Associate
Panhandle Research and Extension Center, Scottsbluff

Student interns who worked in Nebraska Extension offices throughout the state this summer have gotten a taste of careers in Extension by putting on experiential learning programs for local 4-H programs – planning and leading activities in which kids have fun while learning science, math, nutrition and healthy living.

Scotts Bluff, Morrill, Garden and Cheyenne counties in the Panhandle are four of the numerous offices in the state where interns are working. The interns help teach 4-H classes and organize county fairs, in addition to many other activities that are part of everyday business at a county-based extension office.

By Jessica Groskopf, Dave Aiken & Allan Vyhnalek
Nebraska Extension

Some farm leases are not written but are verbal or "handshake" agreements. Because nothing is in writing, the parties may have different recollections of their agreement, making lease disputes more difficult to resolve.

The most common legal issue associated with verbal farm leases is how a lease may legally be terminated. For both year-to-year leases and holdover leases, six months advance notice must be given to legally terminate the lease. However, the lease date (the date from which the six months is counted) may be different. In contrast, the termination of a written lease is determined by the terms of the written lease.

Terminating verbal leases

The University of Nebraska Panhandle Research and Extension Center will partner with the Nebraska Dry Bean Growers Association on August 19, 2021 to host the annual field tour, Panhandle Agricultural Research and Technology Tour (PARTT).

The 2021 event will highlight up-to-date research on dry beans, corn, sugarbeets, and alternative crops. Entry is free. PARTT will include tours of crop research plots; lunch; afternoon presentations on timely topics; and a chance to see new ag technology.

This year’s PARTT will return to a true field day format, with trailers carrying visitors on a tour of the research plots. In accordance with UNL guidelines, attendees are asked to wear masks if they are not fully vaccinated to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

After postponement in 2020, the Nebraska Water Center’s annual conference will return August 2021 at the Panhandle Research & Extension Center.

Entitled “The Shape of Water in Western Nebraska,” the conference will be held Monday, August 16th at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Panhandle Research and Extension Center in Scottsbluff. An all-star lineup of Nebraska water professionals will discuss water infrastructure in the panhandle, western Nebraska’s unique hydrogeology, and innovation in water and agricultural management.

Learn more and register for the conference at https://watercenter.unl.edu/.

Irrigation is in full swing for the North Platte Valley in the Panhandle of Nebraska.

Water deliveries by the four major irrigation districts (Pathfinder, Gering-Fort Laramie, Goshen and Farmers) are expected to be near normal. The districts hope to deliver water to growers through the first week in September.

Read the rest of the information on IANR News at https://ianrnews.unl.edu/update-2019-tunnel-collapse-and-canal-washout-and-irrigation-water-outlook-2021.

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