Calendar

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
May
14
Tue
Ag Solar Electric webinar series
May 14 @ 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.

NE Beef Council mtg
May 14 @ 12:00 pm – 11:59 pm

The Nebraska Beef Council Board of Director’s will have a zoom meeting at the NBC office located at 1319 Central Ave., Kearney, NE on Tuesday, May 14, 2019 beginning at 12:00 p.m. CDT. The NBC Board of Directors will discuss USMEF Foreign Marketing opportunities. For more information, please contact Pam Esslinger at pam@nebeef.org.

BSB: Douglas, WY @ WESTCO @ 960AM/100.3FM and KNEB.com
May 14 @ 6:15 pm
May
15
Wed
Farm & Ranch Clinic
May 15 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 — Wednesday, May 15
Lexington — Thursday, May 16
Norfolk — Wednesday, May 29

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.

Farmer’s Irrigation Water Orders
May 15 all-day

Farmers Irrigation will be accepting water orders through Friday the 17th of May.

This is to determine if there will be enough orders to turn the water on and when to put water in the canal system. All orders will need to be in by noon.

Call Kevin at 308-641-7402

May
16
Thu
Farmer’s Irrigation Water Orders
May 16 all-day

Farmers Irrigation will be accepting water orders through Friday the 17th of May.

This is to determine if there will be enough orders to turn the water on and when to put water in the canal system. All orders will need to be in by noon.

Call Kevin at 308-641-7402

Pinot, Pigs & Poets
May 16 all-day

Pinot, Pigs & Poets is celebrating its 10th year in 2019! The event is May 16th at Happy Hollow Club, 1701 S. 105th Street, Omaha, NE…. and will include attendee favorites of fine pinot noir wines and delectable pork dishes, as well as slam poetry by the Nebraska Writers Collective. Pinot, Pigs & Poets is a collaborative effort with the Iowa Pork Producers Association and the Nebraska Pork Producers Association.  More information here…. www.nepork.org.

Event History
Pinot, Pigs & Poets was founded in 2010 as an effort to combat childhood hunger by directly benefiting the Completely KIDS weekend and after-school food programs. It raised $30,000 in its inaugural year. Over the past decade, the success of Pinot, Pigs & Poets has allowed Completely KIDS to increase the number of children enrolled in the program and the number of items sent home with the children each weekend. In recent years, the proceeds raised from Pinot, Pigs & Poets have consistently exceeded $275,000.

ISU Field Scouting Basics
May 16 @ 9:30 am – 4:00 pm

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is offering a Field Scouting Basics Workshop on May 16 at the Field Extension Education Lab, near Boone, Iowa. Designed for beginning-level crop scouts, as well as those looking to receive a refresher course on crop scouting principles, the course provides hands-on, in-field experience to crop scouts for the 2019 growing season. Participants will also have the opportunity to consult with extension specialists from various disciplines about crop issues to look for in 2019.

ISU Extension and Outreach specialists and field agronomists will provide instruction on weed, insect and crop disease identification in Iowa corn and soybean production. Participants will learn principles of integrated pest management and an overview of basic field scouting skills including sample collection, observation and documentation.

The Field Scouting Basics Workshop presentation topics and instructors include:
    Crop scouting tips and tricks – Angie Rieck-Hinz, extension field agronomist.
    Corn and soybean growth and development – Mark Licht, extension cropping systems specialist.
    Weed identification – Bob Hartzler, extension weed specialist.
    Crop plant disease identification – Alison Robertson, extension field crop plant pathologist.
    Insect pest identification – Erin Hodgson, extension entomologist.

Registration check-in opens at 9:30 a.m. The program starts at 9:50 a.m. and adjourns at 3:50 p.m. Registration is $100. Registration deadline is midnight, May 13 and pre-registration is required to attend. Additional workshop information and online registration is available at www.aep.iastate.edu/feel/scout

Ag Solar Electric webinar series
May 16 @ 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.