Flood ResourcesThe following link provides current resources related to flooding.
UNL at Forefront of Innovation in Irrigation, ConservationDeploying the latest technology and strategies, the University has helped Nebraska farmers save more than 326 billion gallons of water and more than $50 million in fuel costs since 2005.
Protecting Crops in a Warmer WorldHigher temperatures caused by climate change aren’t just increasing the number of daytime scorchers. Nights are getting warmer as well, stressing plants and decreasing yields of vital crops worldwide.
Grow Your Local CommunityJoin other like-minded communities as we learn programs and resources, share best practices and ideas, empower ourselves and others to assist entrepreneurs and grow our local communities at the annual Connecting Entrepreneurial Communities (CEC) Conference.
Communicating with Farmers Under Stress - Thursday, August 15, 2019 at the Haskell Ag. Lab located at 57905 866 Road, Concord. This is a FREE PROGRAM specifically for agricultural professionals such as bank lenders or ag suppliers who work with farmers and ranchers. The program will run from 9 to 11 a.m. Refreshments will be provided. To register, call Mary at 402-584-3828 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Attend a full day Workshop, Monday, August 19, 2019, Eastern NE Research & Extension Center (ENREC), University of Nebraska, Ithaca, NE.
We will teach you how to do proper flaming to control over 10 major Midwestern weeds in 7 agronomic crops (field corn, sweet corn, popcorn, soybean, sorghum, sunflower, and wheat).
We have been working hard to plan a fantastic Science & Ag Family Field Day that is open to the public. This is a family event that has something for everyone of all ages. Please make plans now to attend. More details will be forthcoming with presentations, attractions, and vendors. Stay tuned!
Associate Director NED
William (Bill) Kranz serves as Associate Director of the Northeast Extension District and has his office at the Haskell Agricultural Laboratory near Concord, NE. He has served as Associate Director since November 2016. Prior to assuming his current role, Bill served for 30 years as an Extension Irrigation Specialist at Concord. His work involved equipping and management of center pivot systems and water quality impacts of applying animal manures to cropland.
Bill was born and raised on a diversified farm near Watertown, South Dakota with small dairy and commercial turkey production facilities. He is the ninth child of eleven with five brothers and five sisters.
Last summer, hundreds of northeast Nebraskans gathered over the course of a month in coffee shops, community centers, pole barns and at county fairs to participate in candid discussions of their needs.
Community members were clear: More collaboration between PK-12 schools and institutions of higher education is required, along with agricultural workforce development and improved water quality. They also weighed in on how the Haskell Agricultural Laboratory could help address these issues.
As a result of those conversations, I and other University of Nebraska-Lincoln leaders have concluded that HAL should play a key role in expanding the university’s engagement in the region.