Ag Life

Wed
17
Feb

Successful Ag Day brings in dozens of local farmers

Farmers got an in-depth look at how their land is valued and how much it has been varying over the years at Hamilton County’s Ag Day event on Feb. 8, which brought out crowds of students and farmers to discuss issues in the agriculture community.

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Wed
10
Feb

New feed plant brings farmers financial opportunities

A Gretna based business is bringing its technology to a new York location is hoping to help area farmers to eliminate excess corn stover, while providing an opportunity to make money at the same time.
Randall Pelzer, general biomass manager of Pellet Technology USA (PTUSA), brought his agricultural knowledge to Aurora on Jan. 29 where he informed local farmers of the new technology.

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Wed
03
Feb

Ag Day lineup promises diverse discussions

Hamilton County's Ag Day, held through the University of Nebraska (UNL) Extension office, has been scheduled at the fairgrounds Feb. 8 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Attendees will be offered an array of different topics relating to agriculture and natural resources affecting Nebraska farmers. Troy Ingram is the Extension educator for Merrick County, but also shares duties in Hamilton County since former educator Todd Whitney took up another position late last year.
“We hope anyone who's interested will try and show up,” Ingram explained as he went into detail about the upcoming event. “It's here to provide research based information to growers in Hamilton and surrounding counties.”
Like most of the other ag days, there will be live talks, demonstrations, a lunch and booths scattered around the auditorium to showcase their wares.
“We'll start with our private pesticide and applicator training,” Ingram said. “That will be for anyone who needs a license in 2016.”

Wed
27
Jan

In’s and out’s of USMARC cattle production

The Roman L. Hruska U.S. Meat Animal Research Center (USMARC), located in neighboring Clay County played host to the Farmers and Ranchers Cow/Calf College 2016 Partners in Research Beef Seminar Jan. 20 highlighting the many issues livestock producers face in today’s society.

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Wed
20
Jan

Agricultural experts discuss water concerns

The Nebraska League of Conservation Voters (NLCV) and the Nebraska Conservation Education Fund (NCEF) hosted the second annual Nebraska Conservation Summit to discuss the topic of water conservation in the state just over a month ago.
As one of the many topics covered during the conference, agricultural concerns became the focus at the top of everyone's list. A panel of Nebraska experts was set up to discuss the effects of water conservation and the combined efforts in research for crop, livestock and utility production.    

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Wed
06
Jan

Management and benefits of cover crops

Cover crops were a topic of discussion during the Upper Big Blue NRD’s annual Crop-tip meeting held  in early December in York. Paul Jasa, a University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension engineer, discussed with producers the general management of cover crops which included which ones to choose and their benefits.
“This is a fairly new topic to some of you and then some of you have probably been using them for a number of years,” he said.

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Wed
30
Dec

UNL representative speaks on the effect of climate change

Kim Morrow, climate change resource specialist at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, presented her climate change report at the 2015 Nebraska Conservation Summit held at the beginning of December.
Morrow’s goal during her presentation was to remove the topic of climate change as a partisan issue.

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Wed
23
Dec

Nitrogen efficiency a topic of discussion at field day

The issues of nitrogen haven’t subsided. The topic was a main point of discussion during the NRD Upper Big Blue’s 12th annual Crop-Tip field day held Dec. 9 in York.
Dr. Ray Ward of Ward Laboratories in Kearney told producers nitrates are still a serious problem.

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Wed
16
Dec

Water conservation focus of Omaha Summit

The Nebraska League of Conservation Voters (NLCV) and the Nebraska Conservation Education Fund (NCEF) hosted their second annual Nebraska Conservation Summit Dec. 6 to discuss the topic of water conservation in the state.
Executive director of the NLCV, Eliot Bostar explained why his organization has been taking steps to provide a public discussion on this important topic.

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Wed
09
Dec

Guest speaker sheds light on markets and weather

The Nebraska Corn Growers Association and the Nebraska Soybean Association held their annual board meetings Thursday in Grand Island at the Raising Nebraska Building. After the groups’ meetings, they listened to chief meteorologist and broker from Indiana, Ryan Martin, give a presentation on -- no surprise here -- weather and the markets.

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