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Jun
23
Sun
Child Ag Injury Prevention wksp
Jun 23 – Jun 24 all-day

A national workshop dedicated to childhood agricultural safety is scheduled for June 23-24 in the agricultural and insurance hub of Des Moines, Iowa.  The Child Agricultural Injury Prevention (CAIP) Workshop is designed for those who work in or with the agriculture industry, and want to establish and enhance child injury prevention strategies for their organizations.

Early-bird registration ($199) runs through Friday, May 10. The fee will then increase to $249. Scholarships are available to assist with the cost of registration. More information, including the registration link, is available at www.marshfieldresearch.org/CAIP-Workshop.

Co-hosts include the Great Plains Center for Agricultural Health (University of Iowa) and the Central States Center for Agricultural Safety and Health (University of Nebraska Medical Center), along with the National Children’s Center for Rural and Agricultural Health and Safety. Sponsors include John Deere, Westfield Insurance and the National Farm Medicine Center.

By the end of the workshop, participants will be able to:
–    Understand the leading causes of injuries to children who are either working or playing on farms;
–    Describe interventions most likely to be effective in preventing childhood farm injuries; and
–    Identify their (and their organization’s) unique role in helping farm children grow up happy and healthy.

The workshop will be co-located with the International Society for Agricultural Safety and Health (ISASH) annual conference, which begins June 24 and runs through June 27, https://vafb.swoogo.com/ISASH2019. Those who register for both the workshop and the ISASH Conference will save $50 on the combined registration fees. Both events will be held at the Embassy Suites Downtown Des Moines.

For more workshop information, email nccrahs@marshfieldresearch.org or call 1-800-662-6900. The National Children’s Center is funded in part by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Jun
24
Mon
ICGA Roundtalbe
Jun 24 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Policy development at the Iowa Corn Growers Association (ICGA) is a vital grassroots process. Each year, ICGA hosts roundtable meetings in local communities across the state to gather insight and feedback on priorities from members. The meetings, which will be held in June and July, allow ICGA members to come together, share a meal, and discuss key issues impacting corn farmers. Policies brought forward and approved at roundtable meetings go on to the annual ICGA Grassroots Summit on August 26-27 for the ICGA delegates to debate for adoption into the ICGA policy book. This process enables the organization to take action in lobbying for and supporting sound policy development and pro-farmer legislation.

June 24 – Galva – Quad County Corn Processor Plant, (5PM optional tour of plant, 6PM Roundtable)
June 25 – Red Oak – AgriVision, (6PM)
July 9 – Ames – Johnny’s at Hilton Coliseum with ISU VIP guest appearance, (5PM)

Roundtables are FREE for ICGA members, but registration is requested. A meal will be included at each session. If you can’t attend a roundtable but wish to present a policy resolution for consideration, please contact your local ICGA Board member. Go to iowacorn.org/roundtables for more information.

Jun
25
Tue
IA Farm Env. Leader Award nomination deadline
Jun 25 all-day

Iowans are invited to nominate families in their communities for the Farm Environmental Leader Award. Farmers who voluntarily take actions, like planting cover crops or installing conservation infrastructure in their fields, are eligible for the award. The deadline to nominate a deserving farmer has been extended to June 25.

To qualify, individuals must make environmental stewardship a priority and incorporate best management practices into their operation. As true stewards of the land, they recognize that improved water quality and soil sustainability reaps benefits that extend beyond their fields to citizens of Iowa and residents even further downstream.

An appointed committee of representatives from both conservation and agricultural groups will review the nominations and select the winners. The recipients will be recognized on Wednesday, Aug. 14 at the Iowa State Fair.

Since the creation of the award in 2012, more than 500 farm families have been recognized. Winners are presented a certificate as well as a yard sign donated by Bayer. The nomination form, a list of previous awardees and other information can be found at iowaagriculture.gov/farm-environmental-leader-awards.

Tree Workshops @ Panhandle Research and Extension Center
Jun 25 @ 9:00 am

A Tree Pest Detector and Tree and Landscape Management Workshop will be held at the Panhandle Research and Extension Center.  Admission is free, attendance is optional for either session or if you wish to attend both.

The Tree Pest Detector Workshop is at 9:00am.

The Tree and Landscape Workshop is at 1:30pm

(Lunch is on your own at Noon)

The program is FREE, but registration is required!

NFS.UNL.EDU/Workshops

 

Pepsi #CashWall Cash Stop @ Discount Fireworks
Jun 25 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
ICGA Roundtalbe
Jun 25 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Policy development at the Iowa Corn Growers Association (ICGA) is a vital grassroots process. Each year, ICGA hosts roundtable meetings in local communities across the state to gather insight and feedback on priorities from members. The meetings, which will be held in June and July, allow ICGA members to come together, share a meal, and discuss key issues impacting corn farmers. Policies brought forward and approved at roundtable meetings go on to the annual ICGA Grassroots Summit on August 26-27 for the ICGA delegates to debate for adoption into the ICGA policy book. This process enables the organization to take action in lobbying for and supporting sound policy development and pro-farmer legislation. 

June 18 – Okoboji – Pearson Lakes Art Center, 2201 US-71 (6PM)
June 20 – Templeton – Templeton Center (3PM optional tour of Templeton Rye, 5PM Roundtable)
June 24 – Galva – Quad County Corn Processor Plant, (5PM optional tour of plant, 6PM Roundtable)
June 25 – Red Oak – AgriVision, (6PM)
July 9 – Ames – Johnny’s at Hilton Coliseum with ISU VIP guest appearance, (5PM)

Roundtables are FREE for ICGA members, but registration is requested. A meal will be included at each session. If you can’t attend a roundtable but wish to present a policy resolution for consideration, please contact your local ICGA Board member. Go to iowacorn.org/roundtables for more information.

ICGA Roundtalbe
Jun 25 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Policy development at the Iowa Corn Growers Association (ICGA) is a vital grassroots process. Each year, ICGA hosts roundtable meetings in local communities across the state to gather insight and feedback on priorities from members. The meetings, which will be held in June and July, allow ICGA members to come together, share a meal, and discuss key issues impacting corn farmers. Policies brought forward and approved at roundtable meetings go on to the annual ICGA Grassroots Summit on August 26-27 for the ICGA delegates to debate for adoption into the ICGA policy book. This process enables the organization to take action in lobbying for and supporting sound policy development and pro-farmer legislation.

June 25 – Red Oak – AgriVision, (6PM)
July 9 – Ames – Johnny’s at Hilton Coliseum with ISU VIP guest appearance, (5PM)

Roundtables are FREE for ICGA members, but registration is requested. A meal will be included at each session. If you can’t attend a roundtable but wish to present a policy resolution for consideration, please contact your local ICGA Board member. Go to iowacorn.org/roundtables for more information.

NC Road Trip
Jun 25 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The Nebraska Cattlemen Road Trip 2019 will make its way through Wisner on Tuesday June 25th with a stop at the 529 Social. Meal at 7pm, meeting to follow. Topics will include a legislative update, membership and NC programs, federal issues update, and discussion about animal disease traceability. Hope to see you there!

BSB: Gering @ WESTCO (TV) @ KNEB.tv, Allo ch. 15, Mobius ch. 1500
Jun 25 @ 6:45 pm
Jun
26
Wed
NE Ext. Weed Mgt Field Day
Jun 26 @ 8:30 am – 1:00 pm

Growers, crop consultants, ag professionals and extension educators are encouraged to attend Nebraska Extension’s weed management field day from 8.30 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 26 at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s South Central Agricultural Laboratory near Clay Center.

The field day will include on-site demonstrations of herbicides for weed control in corn, popcorn and soybean. An early morning demonstration will focus on weed control in soybeans followed by a demonstration of projects for weed control in corn and popcorn.

A number of projects will be demonstrated during the field day, including weed control in XtendFlex soybean, Enlist Corn, and Alite 27 Soybean. New this year for participants to learn about research project aimed at terminating cereal rye before and after planting soybean and control of volunteer corn in Enlist Corn.

Certified Crop Advisor (CCA) continuing education units are available.

There is no cost to attend the field day, but participants are asked to register at http://agronomy.unl.edu/fieldday.

The South Central Agricultural Laboratory is 4.5 miles west of the intersection of Highways 14 and 6, or 12.4 miles east of Hastings on Highway 6. GPS coordinates of the field day site is 40.57539, -98.13776.

Jun
27
Thu
Farm & Ranch Clinic
Jun 27 all-day

Openings are available for one-on-one, confidential farm finance and ag law consultations being conducted across the state each month. An experienced ag law attorney and ag financial counselor will be available to address farm and ranch issues related to financial planning, estate and transition planning, farm loan programs, debtor/creditor law, water rights, and other relevant matters. The clinics offer an opportunity to seek an experienced outside opinion on issues affecting your farm or ranch.

Clinic Sites and Dates
Norfolk — Thursday, June 27
Valentine — Friday, June 28

To sign up for a free clinic or to get more information, call Michelle at the Nebraska Farm Hotline at 1-800-464-0258. The Nebraska Department of Agriculture and Legal Aid of Nebraska sponsor these clinics.

ISU Swine Day
Jun 27 all-day

The 2019 Iowa Swine Day will offer pork producers an agenda of expert speakers who will address current issues affecting the industry. Topics will include the status of and response to African Swine Fever, what makes a biosecurity program successful, improving company culture, precision pork production and feeding the high-producing sow. The event will be hosted by the Iowa Pork Industry Center at Iowa State University, Ames, on June 27.

The morning session will feature Dr. Frank Mitloehner from the University of California-Davis, who will explore how improvements in livestock production efficiencies, genetics, nutrition and veterinary care can help meet the increasing demand for animal protein as the world’s population grows, without depleting natural resources.

Dr. Wes Jamison from Palm Beach Atlantic University will share how “Gen Z” consumers influence the pork industry, and Troy Van Hauen of Accelerated Performance Technicians will present a mini-workshop on how to improve your company’s culture by developing and exemplifying a standard of leadership principles.

The afternoon will be structured into four concurrent breakout sessions with 16 presentations to choose from. Some of the afternoon topics include nutrition for high-producing sows, precision pork production technologies, and causes and consequences of leaky gut. One afternoon session will be focused on foreign animal disease preparation, including an update on African Swine Fever worldwide from Dr. David Casey of PIC in China.

Registration is $65 and includes lunch and refreshments. Early registration ends midnight, June 14. Late or on-site registration is $90. Registration is free for students before the early registration deadline, and is $45 after the deadline has passed. Iowa Swine Day will be held at the Scheman Building, Iowa State Center, 1805 Center Drive, Ames. The full program, directions and online registration are available on the Iowa Swine Day conference website… http://www.aep.iastate.edu/iowaswineday/

Iowa Swine Day is hosted by Iowa Pork Industry Center in collaboration with the ISU College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and the Iowa Pork Producers Association.

BSB: Hastings Sodbusters @ Pioneers (DH) @ 960AM/100.3FM
Jun 27 @ 4:15 pm
Jun
28
Fri
IFBF Economic Summit
Jun 28 all-day

Flooding, volatile market swings, prevented planting, trade stalled—it seems this year more than ever before—the future is uncertain for many Iowa farmers.  Long before this year’s crops are ready for harvest, Iowa farmers need to take proactive steps to manage their risk.  Iowa Farm Bureau Federation (IFBF) is bringing a variety of experts and resources to Des Moines June 28th to help farmers manage their way through yet another downturn.

“Managing Through Challenging Times” is the focus for the 2019 Iowa Farm Bureau Economic Summit at the Des Moines Marriott-Downtown.  The one-day event features a variety of risk management, banking, trade and new market experts to help Iowa farmers remain sustainable.

IFBF Senior Economist Dr. Sam Funk says the featured speakers bring national expertise to Iowa to help farmers learn how they can remain sustainable.  Farmers will hear from a variety of experts, including a Canadian farmer who grows industrial hemp who will discuss regulations, production, and what he’s learned along the way.  Also coming to the 2019 IFBF Economic Summit is Ms. Debra Bauler, the chief information officer for Cargill Protein and Salt, who will examine the growing use of blockchain systems in the production of meat and other foods. 

The full-day summit will feature a range of Iowa-based and national experts on other topics critical to agriculture today, including Jim Knuth, Iowa-based senior vice president of the Farm Credit Services of America, who will provide an update on the farm lending environment and factors to consider when working with your banker.  Dr. Allan Gray, director of the Center for Food and Agriculture Business at Purdue University, is also on the agenda to provide attendees insight into technology use in agriculture, and how to best utilize technologies during a time of trade uncertainty for farmers.  Additionally, Dr. Art Barnaby, Emeritus Professor at Kansas State University, will share his insight on farm risk management, particularly government crop insurance programs, which will likely be utilized by thousands of Iowa farmers following devastating spring flooding.

Summit registration, which includes access to all presentations and lunch, is $30 for Farm Bureau members and $150 for non-members before June 19.  Tickets will be available at the door–$60 for members and $150 for non-members.  Visit www.iowafarmbureau.com/EconomicSummit or contact Lavonne Baldwin (515-225-5633; lbaldwin@ifbf.org) for more information.

Stockmanship & Stewardship
Jun 28 – Jun 29 all-day

Five sessions of the Stockmanship & Stewardship program will be conducted in 2019 to help bring cattle producers together for further education on proper stockmanship techniques, including local stewardship that is appropriate for their regions.

The two-day California, Iowa, Colorado, Louisiana and Kansas events are made possible through sponsorship from Merck Animal Health and will be coordinated by the producer education team at the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association and local host organizations. Additional funding and support for the program is provided by the beef checkoff-funded Beef Quality Assurance program.

Tour dates for the 2019 Stockmanship & Stewardship tour are:
Ames, Iowa June 28-29

Stockmanship & Stewardship events include live cattle demonstration and hands-on opportunities. They also include BQA training and classroom sessions highlighting issues that affect cattle producers in each region. In addition to cattle handling and effective stockmanship, possible elements of regional sessions include sustainability and environmental stewardship, animal health and regional issues and hot topics.

For more information on either the Stockmanship & Stewardship or BQA programs, contact DeCoite at cdecoite@beef.org.

NC Farmer Stockman tour
Jun 28 @ 9:30 am – 4:00 pm

The Nebraska Cattlemen Farmer Stockman tour is set for Friday June 28th. The tour starts at 930am at Sysco in Lincoln, followed by stops at Ohnoutka Farms in Valparaiso, the UNL Rogers Memorial Farm in Lincoln, and ending the day at the NEW NE Cattlemen office in Lincoln for the Grand Opening ceremony. Those attending the tour can part at the NC office, 4611 Cattle Drive in Lincoln, and carpool from there. There is no charge to be on the tour, but an RSVP is very much appreciated, especially for a meal count. Contact Bonita at 402-450-0223 or email blederer@necattlemen.org for more information at to reserve your spot!

BSB: Badlands Big Sticks @ Pioneers @ KNEB 960AM/100.3FM
Jun 28 @ 6:15 pm
Legion Baseball: Chadron @ Gering
Jun 28 @ 6:45 pm
Jun
29
Sat
BSB: Badlands Big Sticks @ Pioneers @ KNEB 960AM/100.3FM
Jun 29 @ 6:15 pm
Jun
30
Sun
NE FFA Foundation Grants
Jun 30 all-day

The Nebraska FFA Foundation is now seeking applications for 2019-20 local chapter grants and storm relief fund grants.

The local chapter grant program, in its third year, supports Nebraska agricultural education classrooms, FFA programs and individual student entrepreneurship Supervised Agricultural Experiences. Funds are provided by supporters of the Nebraska FFA Foundation and its general fund.

This year, grant requests may be any amount up to $10,000 each. Applications are being accepted until June 30, 2019. Successful proposals from 2018-19 varied from greenhouse repairs to a CNC router to grow towers to animal learning lab.

To learn more, visit www.neffafoundation.org.