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As we approach the end of May, it may be time to start thinking of the summer heat, particularly that first heat event that cattle and folks who manage may not be prepared for.  The following is a list of some strategies cattle feedlot managers and their crews could begin thinking about as nice weather today turns into heat-stressing weather later. 

The list is divided into areas of focus based on cattle type, feeding and watering considerations, and facilities management.

Updated land values and cash rental rates for 2024 are now available in the 2024 Nebraska Farm Real Estate Market Survey's preliminary report.

The Nebraska Women in Agriculture program's book club offers a quarterly selection relevant to women in agriculture. We host a virtual discussion or presentation each quarter to further connect readers to each title. 

The Nebraska Women in Agriculture program has announced “The Turnaround: A Rancher’s Story,” by David Pratt, as the choice for its first book club of 2024, which will conclude with a virtual discussion at 1 p.m. Central time on March 21.

“The Turnaround” is the story of a ranch family struggling to make their ranching operation financially sustainable. The family is introduced to Ranching for Profit’s principles by a neighbor and begin a journey towards a more stable future.

Returning to the Farm 2024

Resources for Producers: In the briefing, Nebraska Department of Agriculture shared a January 17, 2024, Farm Service Agency press release focused on disaster assistance for Nebraska producers impacted by the recenter winter storm. Producers are encouraged to contact their FSA county office to learn about available programs and apply for assistance. 

 

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Summer course for Part 107 Remote Pilot Exam Prep offered in Scottsbluff

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Nebraska Extension will offer one-day (eight-hour) courses across the state to prepare individuals to pass the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Aeronautical Knowledge Exam required to receive a Part 107 remote pilot certification or license to fly drones for commercial applications.

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2024 Nebraska Soil Health School has successful launch

May 9, 2024
The first installment of a planned 2024 Nebraska Soil Health School series was held on April 24 at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln High Plains Ag Lab in Sidney, Neb. The event addressed the semi-arid Panhandle climate and potential management practices for soil health and had over 60 attendees.

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Building Bridges in Conservation: Nebraska hosts inaugural natural resources workshop

April 15, 2024
Overlooking the iconic Platte River, over 100 natural resource professionals and students met to build and foster new collaborations at the first Natural Resources Conservation Connecting Points Workshop.

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Engaging Agriculture: Embryology a classroom springtime favorite

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