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Leaders from the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources at the University of Nebraska—Lincoln and the Agriculture Builders of Nebraska will visit communities across Nebraska during a statewide listening tour in April and May.

The Upper Mitchell Valley Scholarship is for $300 and will be awarded to an outstanding student who has been in 4-H within the last four years and who is interested in continuing their education.  Payments will be made directly to the school of the recipient’s choice.

The criteria for consideration for these scholarships are:

The Yonts Water Conference will be held on Wednesday, April 12, 2023, at the UNL Panhandle Research Extension and Education Center in Scottsbluff. 

The event will be from 8:30 a.m. to noon with a meal.

Guest speakers will be Rick Wilson, PE with the JEO Consulting Group Inc, discussing the irrigation district infrastructure funding sources; the U. S. Bureau of Reclamation with an update on the 2023 North Platte River Snowpack/Runoff; Dr. Xin Qiao, Nebraska Extension irrigation specialist with a research update; Marcus Krall, project manager, HDR Engineering with a tunnel repair update for GID/GFD; and Don Day, Day Weather Podcast providing a Spring/Summer 2023 weather outlook.

The Nebraska Farm Real Estate Survey’s 2023 preliminary report has been published with updated land values and cash rental rates. Land is up 14% across the state compared to the prior year. The full results are published on the Center for Agricultural Profitability’s website at https://cap.unl.edu/realestate

There is also a new Cornhusker Economics article that offers additional analysis: https://agecon.unl.edu/nebraska-farmland-values-and-cash-rental-rates-2023.

Drought resiliency for the cowherd and how beef producers can position themselves for the future. 

The last few years drought conditions, input costs, inflation and volatile market conditions have challenged beef cattle producers.

Nebraska Extension will be hosting a program titled “Learning from the Past – Looking to the Future” Tuesday, March 28, 2023 from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. at the 4-H Building in Kimball. Don Adams and Ivan Rush, Professors Emeriti from the University of Nebraska will be discussing the following topics:

Nebraska Extension is looking to gather more information on cow-calf producers’ mineral supplementation practices. To better establish research and educational resource needs for beef cattle producers, Nebraska Extension has released a producer needs assessment survey targeting cow-calf producers. Survey responses will be utilized for future research, educational programming, and resource development. Additionally, Nebraska cow-calf producers can express their interest in having their operation included in future on-farm mineral supplementation research.

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