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The 2022 Nebraska Dry Edible Bean Day will feature the Nebraska Dry Bean Growers Association’s annual meeting, as well as information on dry bean revenue insurance, irrigation water outlook, and discussion of on-farm research with University of Nebraska-Lincoln specialists.

Dry Edible Bean Day is scheduled for 1 p.m. Tuesday, February 8, 2022 at the Gering Civic Center.

For those who want to hear the presentations remotely, the meeting will be available on the Zoom webinar platform. To obtain information about how to connect via Zoom, contact the Nebraska Dry Bean Growers Association prior to the day of the event at 308-633-1387 or email, nebeangrower@allophone.com

Applying manure management concepts on-farm will be the focus of eight Nebraska Extension Land Application Workshops across the state in February and March, including one in Bridgeport on February 9, 2022. Sessions will be held in-person. 

Each workshop will include an update on regulations and discussion on how to best use manure on farm operations. Attending all-day sessions will meet requirements for Nebraska Department of Environment and Energy Land Application Training. Afternoon or evening sessions will meet needs for recertification.

Nebraska Extension will conduct 2022 chemigation certification training sessions in February, March and April across the state, including Alliance, Sidney, Bridgeport, and Scottsbluff. Training and testing will also be available online.

Producers who plan to apply crop nutrients and pesticides through irrigation systems during 2022, including those who need to renew their chemigation applicator certification, are required to attend a training session and pass the test administered afterward, or else complete the online process. A link to the online program, with directions, is at https://water.unl.edu/cropswater/chemigation

Nebraska Extension will offer ServSafe® Manager Training Program for food service managers and employees February 15-16, 2022 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. in Scottsbluff, in the Bluestem Room at the Panhandle Research. and Extension Center, 4502 Avenue I.

Registrations are due by January 20, along with the registration fee. Space may be limited. For more information contact Nebraska Extension at 308-262-1022 or 308-632-1480, or Extension Educator Tammie Ostdiek at tostdiek5@unl.edu.

February ServSafe® Manager Training Program Flyer

Results of the 2021 variety trials for dry edible beans conducted by the University of Nebraska Panhandle Research and Extension Center have been posted on the Nebraska Extension CropWatch website.

The direct link for variety trial results for dry beans (as well as other crops such as field pea, millet, sunflowers and oats) is http://cropwatch.unl.edu/varietytest/othercrops. Or, navigate to the Other Crops Variety Trials page from the main CropWatch page (http://cropwatch.unl.edu ) by clicking on these links: management > variety testing > other crops.

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Center for Agricultural Profitability will present a land management workshop in Scottsbluff to address financial resiliency for agricultural operations to sustain risk while remaining profitable.

“Building Farm and Ranch Resiliency in the Age of Financial Uncertainty” will be presented from 9 a.m. to noon MST January 12, 2022 at the Panhandle Research, Extension and Education Center, 4502 Ave. I. 



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2022 Dry Edible Bean Day set for Feb. 8 at Gering Civic Center, with Zoom option

January 26, 2022
The 2022 Nebraska Dry Bean Edible Bean Day will feature the Nebraska Dry Bean Growers Association's annual meeting, as well as information on dry bean revenue insurance, irrigation water outlook, and discussion of on-farm research with University of Nebraska-Lincoln specialists.

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February programs to discuss supplementation strategies to mitigate nutrient challenging breeding seasons and grazing systems

January 25, 2022
Four face-to-face programs across the Panhandle on Feb. 16 and 17 hosted by Nebraska Extension will focus on management practices to improve pregnancy rates in late-spring-calving cows, and review the impacts of grazing systems on Nebraska’s plant communities and rangeland productivity.

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Chemigation certification training set in Scottsbluff, Sidney, Bridgeport, Alliance

January 24, 2022
Nebraska Extension will conduct chemigation certification training sessions in February, March and April across the state, including Alliance, Sidney, Bridgeport, and Scottsbluff. Training and testing will also be available online.

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Nebraska Extension offers Land Application Training Feb. 9 in Bridgeport, also other Nebraska sites

January 24, 2022
Applying manure management concepts on-farm will be the focus on eight Nebraska Extension Land Application Workshops across the state in February and March, including one in Bridgeport on Feb. 9.

Read more