Calendar

May
4
Sat
Baseball: Nebraska @ Northwestern @ KNEB 960AM/100.3FM
May 4 @ 12:30 pm
May
5
Sun
Baseball: Nebraska @ Northwestern @ KNEB 960AM/100.3FM
May 5 @ 11:30 am
May
6
Mon
NASCAR: Gander RV 400 (Dover – MRN)
May 6 @ 9:30 am
Baseball: Nebraska @ Northwestern @ KNEB 960AM/100.3FM
May 6 @ 2:00 pm
BSB: Cheyenne Post 6 @ WESTCO @ 960AM/100.3FM and KNEB.com
May 6 @ 6:15 pm
May
7
Tue
Ag Solar Electric webinar series
May 7 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Photovoltaic (PV) panels are an increasingly common sight at homes, farms, and businesses across the Midwest.  Declining cost of PV solar installations makes installing a distributed solar electric system enticing for many farmers. Evaluating the financial investment in solar requires careful consideration of system costs, the value of production, and operation and maintenance costs. Unfortunately, some proposals are hard to understand making it difficult to make fully informed investment decisions.

This six part professional development webinar series will provide you with resources and tools to help consult farmers who are considering investing in a solar electric system so they are able to make fully informed investment decisions.  Although the webinars are geared to an agricultural audience, the information that will be shared applies to anyone looking for information on making a wise solar energy investment.

WEBINAR SCHEDULE – NOTE: Times are Eastern.
Part 1: Estimating System Production – Date: May 7, 2019 12:30 P.M. -1:30 P.M. (EDT)
Part 2: Assessing System Cost – Date: May 9, 2019 12:30 P.M. -1:30 P.M. (EDT)
Part 3: Forecasting The Value Of Electricity – Date: May 14, 2019 12:30 P.M. -1:30 P.M. (EDT)
Part 4: Understanding Incentives – Date: May 16, 2019 12:30 P.M. -1:30 P.M. (EDT)
Part 5: Conducting A Financial Analysis – Date: May 21, 2019 12:30 P.M. -1:30 P.M. (EDT)
Part 6: Photovoltaic Solar Example – Date: May 23, 2019 12:30 P.M. -1:30 P.M. (EDT)

CLICK HERE FOR REGISTRATION DETAILS https://osu-cfaes.zoom.us/meeting/register/7710e82d1165e33766858a512be5123a.

CONTACT INFORMATION
F. John Hay:  jhay2@unl.edu
Eric Romich:  romich.2@osu.edu

This Webinar Series is Supported by the North Central Region SARE.

Agri-Tourism Forum @ 960AM/100.3FM
May 7 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
May
8
Wed
Field Scout Training
May 8 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

A May 8 Nebraska Extension training course is scheduled for industry representatives and corn and soybean growers wanting to learn how to better manage corn and soybean pests.  The training is designed for entry-level scouts who are working for crop consultants, industry agronomists or farm service centers in Nebraska and neighboring states.  The training course is also ideal for growers who scout their own fields or are interested in improving productivity, as well as for students being employed by agribusinesses.

The course is from 8:25 a.m. to 5:10 p.m. with registration at 8:00 a.m. at the University of Nebraska’s Eastern Nebraska Research and Extension Center near Mead.

Topics include:
– Factors Influencing the Growth and Development of Corn and Soybeans
– Crop Diseases and Quiz
– Weed Control Management; Identifying Weeds – Plant Morphology, Herbicide Management; Using a Key to Identify Weed Seedlings
– Corn and Soybean Insect Management
– Nutrient Deficiencies in Corn and Soybeans

Certified Crop Advisor continuing education credits are available. 7.5 CCA credits have been applied for and pending (6 Pest Mgmt. 1 Crop Mgmt., and .5 Fertility/ Nutrient Mgmt.).

Fee for this training is $165 which includes a resource book. Or for participants attending the training only (no resource book) the fee is $60. Pre-register to reserve your seat and to ensure workshop materials are available the day of the training session. Fees include lunch, refreshment breaks, and workshop materials. About the optional resource book – the instruction manual contains a variety of reference materials that are excellent resources for crop scouting professions. Registration fees do not include the cost of lodging.

For more information or to register, contact Nebraska Extension at (402) 624-8030, (800) 529-8030, e-mail Keith Glewen at kglewen1@unl.edu, or online at https://enre.unl.edu/crop.

Download the flyer at: https://extension.unl.edu/statewide/enre/2019MayFieldScoutTraining.pdf.

BSB: WESTCO @ Chadron (DH) @ 101.7FM and KNEB.com
May 8 @ 4:45 pm
May
9
Thu
Ag Solar Electric webinar series
May 9 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Photovoltaic (PV) panels are an increasingly common sight at homes, farms, and businesses across the Midwest.  Declining cost of PV solar installations makes installing a distributed solar electric system enticing for many farmers. Evaluating the financial investment in solar requires careful consideration of system costs, the value of production, and operation and maintenance costs. Unfortunately, some proposals are hard to understand making it difficult to make fully informed investment decisions.

This six part professional development webinar series will provide you with resources and tools to help consult farmers who are considering investing in a solar electric system so they are able to make fully informed investment decisions.  Although the webinars are geared to an agricultural audience, the information that will be shared applies to anyone looking for information on making a wise solar energy investment.

WEBINAR SCHEDULE – NOTE: Times are Eastern.
Part 1: Estimating System Production – Date: May 7, 2019 12:30 P.M. -1:30 P.M. (EDT)
Part 2: Assessing System Cost – Date: May 9, 2019 12:30 P.M. -1:30 P.M. (EDT)
Part 3: Forecasting The Value Of Electricity – Date: May 14, 2019 12:30 P.M. -1:30 P.M. (EDT)
Part 4: Understanding Incentives – Date: May 16, 2019 12:30 P.M. -1:30 P.M. (EDT)
Part 5: Conducting A Financial Analysis – Date: May 21, 2019 12:30 P.M. -1:30 P.M. (EDT)
Part 6: Photovoltaic Solar Example – Date: May 23, 2019 12:30 P.M. -1:30 P.M. (EDT)

CLICK HERE FOR REGISTRATION DETAILS https://osu-cfaes.zoom.us/meeting/register/7710e82d1165e33766858a512be5123a.

CONTACT INFORMATION
F. John Hay:  jhay2@unl.edu
Eric Romich:  romich.2@osu.edu

This Webinar Series is Supported by the North Central Region SARE.

May
10
Fri
CSP ranking deadline
May 10 all-day

The deadline for Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) applications to be considered for funding in fiscal year 2019 is May 10, 2019.

USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) plans to invest up to $700 million for new enrollments and contract extensions in fiscal year 2019. The 2018 Farm Bill made several changes to this critical conservation program, which helps agricultural producers take the conservation activities on their farm or ranch to the next level.

While applications are accepted throughout the year, interested producers should submit applications to their local NRCS office by May 10, 2019, to ensure their applications are considered for 2019 funding.

Changes to the Program
The 2018 Farm Bill authorizes NRCS to accept new CSP enrollments from now until 2023, and it makes some important improvements to the program. These updates include:
– NRCS now enrolls eligible, high ranking applications based on dollars rather than acres. For fiscal year 2019, NRCS can spend up to $700 million in the program, which covers part of the cost for producers implementing new conservation activities and maintaining their existing activities.
– Higher payment rates are now available for certain conservation activities, including cover crops and resource conserving crop rotations.
– CSP now provides specific support for organic and for transitioning to organic production activities and a special grassland conservation initiative for certain producers who have maintained cropland base acres.

For additional information about CSP, contact your local USDA service center.

On Location @ Viaero Wireless
May 10 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
On Location @ Bluffs Bar and Keno
May 10 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Baseball: Arizona State @ Nebraska @ KNEB 960AM/100.3FM
May 10 @ 5:04 pm
May
11
Sat
On Location @ Summit to Summit
May 11 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am
On Location
May 11 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Baseball: Arizona State @ Nebraska @ KNEB 960AM/100.3FM
May 11 @ 12:30 pm
NASCAR: Digital Ally 400 (Kansas – MRN)
May 11 @ 4:30 pm
May
12
Sun
Baseball: Arizona State @ Nebraska @ KNEB 960AM/100.3FM
May 12 @ 11:30 am
May
13
Mon
Governor’s Call-In Show @ 960AM/100.3FM
May 13 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm