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Plan to attend the Nebraska Local Food and Farm Conference on February 4th and 5th in Aurora, NE. This conference is a dynamic collaboration combining Nebraska Sustainable Agriculture Societies Healthy Farms Conference, the Nebraska Regional Food Systems Summit, and the Nebraska Specialty Crops Conference & Trade Show into two full days of educational sessions, farmer forums, roundtable conversations, and keynotes.
There are many benefits to utilizing cover crops, such as improved soil health, reduced erosion, weed suppression and forage for livestock. It’s the details of how and what to do that can present challenges in using cover crops. The Eastern Nebraska Soil Health Conference will provide information to growers who are just getting started with cover crops and to those who are already making cover crops part of their operation.
Beginning Wednesday, January 5, the 2022 Nebraska Crop Production Clinics will feature live presentations and present research updates and information tailored to regional crop issues and grower interests. Sponsored by Nebraska Extension, the programs will be held in-person on nine days throughout January, with the final clinic offered via zoom on Friday, January 28.
The Northwest Missouri Certified Crop Advisors Conference is scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday, January 18th and 19th in St. Joseph, MO at the Stoney Creek Hotel & Conference Center, 1201 N. Woodbine Rd. This is an excellent 2-day conference where crop advisors and producers learn from experts from Nebraska, Kansas and Missouri.
Private Pesticide Applicator Training Sessions have been scheduled in Nemaha, Johnson, Otoe, Pawnee, Richardson and Cass Counties for 2022 to provide an opportunity for farmers to renew their license or for initial certification. Cost $50.
Farm operators and agronomists from across the state will obtain valuable crop production-related information from on-farm research projects conducted on Nebraska farms by Nebraska farmers in partnership with University of Nebraska faculty. The February program will provide an opportunity to hear growers who conducted on-farm research share their results from the 2021 growing season.


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Panhandle Perspectives: New geophysical equipment at UNL Panhandle Center heralds major research advances

January 19, 2022
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln Conservation and Survey Division (CSD) School of Natural Resources has established a new applied geophysics research program in Scottsbluff that is prepared to investigate environmental and agricultural issues in the Scottsbluff area and elsewhere in Nebraska.

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Faculty Spotlight: Maria de Guzman

January 18, 2022
Meet Maria de Guzman, professor and Extension specialist in the Department of Child, Youth and Family Studies, as well as chair for the Department of Textiles, Merchandising and Fashion Design.

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Digging into Extension: The Right Path for Jenny Rees

January 13, 2022
Her story begins the same as many others in agriculture.

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Student scholarships available for 2022 Women in Agriculture conference

January 12, 2022
The Nebraska Women in Agriculture Conference will award up to 15 scholarships to students to attend the 2022 Nebraska Women in Agriculture Conference, Feb. 24 and 25 in Kearney.

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