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Trenton Houston, master's degree student at WCREEC was featured in the North Platte Telegraph regarding his research to develop protocols for applying pesticides with drones, or as Trenton prefers call them "unmanned aircraft systems" UAS.  Continue reading about the drone-aided research. . .

Greg Kruger, associate professor of agronomy and horticulture explains spraying technique and environmental impact  to North Platte Telegraph reporter Job Vigil.  The full interview along with a video of the equipment in action can be found at nptelegraph.com 

The Testing Ag Performance Solutions (TAPS) program has been awarded an $850,000 Conservation Innovation Grant award from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Natural Resource Conservation Innovation Grant to develop ag competitions.  Congratulations to the TAPS team!

The National Agricultural Aviation Association had the opportunity to visit the University of Nebraska's Pesticide Application Technology Lab this past summer.  The purpose of the visit was to tour the lab and find out more about its research and the potential for future work involving aerial application.  Dr. Greg Kruger, associate professor and director of the PAT lab provided the tour and information on the research being conducted.  With the NAAA's permission, the article can be read in the Fall 2019 issue of Agricultural Aviation.

University of Nebraska Range and Forage Specialist Dr. Jerry Volesky provides an update on pasture conditions across the state, and what it means for calving and hay production.

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Nebraska Extension Educator Susan Harris-Broomfield has an in-depth look at some of the psychological challenges producers face in the wake of natural disasters, like the recent flooding. She also provides some effective ways to cope.

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Nebraska Grazing Conference to be held in August

July 1, 2022
The 2022 Nebraska Grazing Conference will be held August 9 and 10 at the Younes Conference Center in Kearney, NE with a program bridging grazing lands conservation and management.

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Bergland-Riese recognized by NU Board of Regents with Kudos Award

June 29, 2022
Michael Bergland-Riese, communications coordinator for Nebraska Extension at the University of Nebraska - Lincoln, has received a Kudos Award from the University of Nebraska Board of Regents. Bergland-Riese was recognized during the June 23 Board of Regents Meeting.

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Faculty Spotlight: Brett Kreifels

June 28, 2022
Meet Brett Kreifels, the Urban 4-H Program Coordinator and Head of the Douglas-Sarpy 4-H Program in Omaha.

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Registration open for ServSafe® training Aug. 16-17 in Scottsbluff

June 28, 2022
Nebraska Extension will offer ServSafe® Manager Training Program for food service managers and employees Aug. 16-17 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. in Scottsbluff, at the Bluestem Room at the Panhandle Research and Extension Center, 4502 Avenue I.

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