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Nebraska Extension in Nemaha County will host an estate planning workshop for farmers and ranchers in Auburn from 9 a.m. to noon on December 8 at the Educational Service Unit (ESU) 4 building, 2301 Dahlke Ave.

Check out the Nemaha County Agricultural Resources webpage for more information.  Besides newsletters & articles written by Nemaha County Extension Educator, Gary Lesoing, you can find farmer's tax information, Nebraska Farm Real Estate Market Highlights, Nebraska trends in farmland values, rental rates and custom rates.  You can also find information on pesticide certification, seed guides, grain storage management and more.

The 2022 Nebraska Soybean Day & Machinery Expo on Thursday, Dec. 15th will assist farmers in planning for next year’s growing season. The expo, which begins at 8:30 a.m. and concludes at 2:15 p.m., will be in the pavilion at the Saunders County Fairgrounds in Wahoo. The event opens with coffee, doughnuts and the opportunity to view equipment and exhibitor booths. Speakers start at 9:10 a.m.

Nebraska Extension in Nemaha County will host a two-part Annie’s Project Inspired workshop on budgeting and financial management for agricultural operations, along with research updates and stress management strategies. It will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on both Nov. 29 and Dec. 13 at the ESU 4 Conference Center, 2301 Dahlke Ave., in Auburn.

With soybean harvest in full swing, you may want to consider getting your fields sampled for soybean cyst nematode (SCN) after harvest, especially if you have never sampled for SCN or it has been a while. Other reasons for sampling include, yields were lower than expected or if you have areas in fields that yielded poorly. These could be hot spots for SCN. It would be good to definitely sample these areas of the field. Sudden Death Syndrome (SDS), a disease that lives in the soil also has showed up in some fields over the years. There is a very close relationship between SDS and SCN.

Fall is an excellent time to soil sample fields for nutrients following harvest. With the very dry conditions for most of the region, crop yields may be impacted as well as nutrients used by the crop. With the high fertilizer prices, you may be able to save money on your fertilizer bill.