Nebraska beef producers and corn growers can enhance both entities of their operation through attending the inaugural 2021 Cover Crop Grazing Conference scheduled for November 16th, 2021. This conference will take place at the Eastern Nebraska Research and Extension Center near Mead. Registration and the first trade show session will begin at 9:00 a.m. and last for one hour. Other sessions held during the day will include a producer panel session, small group discussion, live field demonstration, and presentations on Early and Late Season Grazing of Cover Crops and 2022 Cash Rent and Flex Lease Arrangements by Dr. Mary Drewnowski and Jim Jansen, respectively.
There is a $10 cost that can be paid with cash or check, to attend this conference which can either be mailed in or paid on the day of the conference. This fee covers lunch and refreshments throughout the day. Registration closes on November 12th and can either be completed online or mailed back to the Saunders County Extension Office. Registration can be found at this link: (https://extension.unl.edu/statewide/enre/2021-cover-crop-grazing-conference/)
This new expo will help first time or experienced farmers looking to fine-tune their cover crop grazing management to utilize cover crops as an alternative forage source. Speakers and panelists will address important issues for Nebraska farmers and ranchers and allow for great one-on-one discussion with local, private industry exhibitors and sponsors. The University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension is uniquely suited to bring farmers unbiased and research-based information. The inaugural Cover Crop Grazing Conference is scheduled for Tuesday, November 16th, 2021, at the Eastern Nebraska Research and Extension Center near Mead. The trade show and registration will begin at 9:00 am with refreshments and exhibitor booths. The educational programs will begin at 10:00 a.m. and end at 3:30 p.m.