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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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Dr. Matt Stockton joins the program to tell us what the recent flooding means for Nebraska beef producers. To get more information regarding flood recovery and to help those affected by the disaster, visit flood.unl.edu.

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Dr. Matt Stockton of Nebraska Extension shares his findings on the advantages and drawbacks of particular calving seasons. He helps decide which one is right for your operation.

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Ag Economist and Extension Educator Robert Tigner joins the show to discuss ways producers can stretch their cash flow for their farm.

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Overview

The Gudmundsen Sandhills Laboratory is located in the heart of the Nebraska Sandhills in Grant, Hooker and Cherry counties. In 1978, Elmer "Pete" and Abbie Gudmundsen gave the former Rafter C Ranch to the University of Nebraska Foundation. The University of Nebraska-Lincoln leased the Gudmundsen Sandhills Laboratory from the Foundation in 1981. To convert the Rafter C from an improved commercial ranch to a research orientated facility, many improvements were made. During the first six years, approximately 17 miles of fence, 24 watering locations, sorting pens, scales, a calving barn and a ranch home were added.

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Explore new research and technology at panhandle tour on August 23

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The University of Nebraska Panhandle Research and Extension Center will partner with the Nebraska Dry Bean Growers Association on Aug. 23 to host the annual field tour, Panhandle Agricultural Research and Technology Tour (PARTT).

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