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Hamilton County Ag Day planned Jan. 17 PDF E-mail

On-farm research, irrigation efficiency, fungicide timing, cornstalk grazing and many more topics will be covered Jan. 17 during Hamilton County Ag Day 2013 in the Ag Auditorium on the Hamilton County Fairgrounds in Aurora.

Registration begins at 8 a.m. with coffee and refreshments provided by Aurora Area Chamber and Development

Sessions kick off at 8:30 a.m. with Nebraska Corn Growers and Nebraska Corn Board reports by Brandon Hunnicutt.

Aaron Stalker, UNL beef specialist from North Platte, will follow with a session on cornstalk grazing at 8:45 a.m.

UNL Extension educator Jenny Reese from Clay County will give an update on on-farm research at 9:30 a.m., followed by Hamilton County Extension educator Todd Whitney’s presentation on on-farm research team building.

Following a break at 10 a.m., UNL plant pathologist Tamra Jackson will discuss foliar fungicide timing and seed treatments.

At 11 a.m., UNL Extension educator Tim Lemmons will discuss cash leasing and give a farm bill update.

Morning door prizes will be awarded at 11:50 a.m., followed by lunch, sponsored by Grosshans Case IH. Those attending also will be given time to view the commercial exhibits and network.

The afternoon session begins with Nebraska state climatologist Al Dutcher discussing La Nina weather forecasting and sunlight availability.

At 1:45 p.m., York County Extension educator Gary Zoubek will talk about soil water monitoring.

UNL Extension irrigation specialist Bill Kranz will follow at 2:05 p.m., speaking on the topic "Ensuring Efficient Center Pivot Irrigation."

Whitney will wrap up Ag Day at 2:50 p.m. with the awarding of door prizes.

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