Calendar

May
20
Mon
Ag Land Mgt quarterly webinar
May 20 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

The second edition of Agricultural Land Management Quarterly will cover 2019 cash rental rates and land values in Nebraska and critical communication issues between landlords and tenants. The webinar will also include a special segment addressing flood related damages on rented properties. The webinar is May 20 at 6:30 p.m. CT and can be viewed online at agecon.unl.edu/landmanagement.

Jim Jansen and Allan Vyhnalek of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Department of Agricultural Economics lead the webinars. Jansen’s work focuses on agricultural finance and land economics. He directs the annual Nebraska Farm Real Estate Market Survey and Report. Vyhnalek is a farm succession and transition extension educator.

There will also be time for webinar participants to get questions answered during the program. Participants are encouraged to sign up in advance and submit questions before the event at agecon.unl.edu/landmanagement

The webinars are free and open to the public. Recorded webinars are available online. Future webinar dates include:
  – August 19
  – November 18

For more information, contact Jim Jansen at 402-261-7572 or jjansen4@unl.edu

May
21
Tue
Ag Solar Electric webinar series
May 21 @ 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
22
Wed
Ag Marketing Fellowship deadline
May 22 all-day

The National Pork Board is accepting applications through May 22 for the Agricultural Marketing Fellowship. Students who are accepted for full-time enrollment in a graduate/professional school program for the 2019-2020 academic year are encouraged to apply.

Up to three students will be selected for fellowships of $20,000 spread across two academic years. The fellowship requires students to pursue coursework and research in the livestock and meat marketing areas.

The guidelines and application form for the fellowship application can be found at https://library.pork.org/l/2408f6fb0ca9e94a/. Send all submission materials by May 22 to: National Pork Board, Attention Bill Winkelman, 1776 NW 114TH St., Clive, IA 50325.

CattleFax Trends+ webinar
May 22 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

How will the market respond after a prolonged winter created poor conditions for much of the cattle industry? An upcoming free CattleFax webinar will address that question as well as provide an outlook for the cow-calf and entire beef industry.

The CattleFax Trends+ Cow-Calf Webinar, which is free to attendees thanks to sponsor Elanco Animal Health, will be held May 22, 2019, at 6:30 p.m. CT. To participate in the webinar and access program details, producers and industry leaders simply need to register online at https://www.cattlefax.com/#!/about.

Even though one of the most aggressive U.S. beef cowherd expansions in the last four decades has recently slowed its pace, the rapid growth has increased beef supplies and caused cow-calf profitability to be reduced back toward long-term levels. As profits have narrowed, well-informed producers can maintain healthy margins by adjusting production, marketing and risk management plans with increasing supplies in mind.

CattleFax analysts will discuss a variety of topics in the one-hour session, including:
–    Cattle and feedstuff market projections for the next 12 to 18 months
–    Outlook of the summer and fall calf markets for 2019
–    Review of the recent Cow-Calf Survey
                                                                       
The Trends+ webinar is designed to update cattle producers about current market realities and provide producers with decision-friendly information to assist in making intelligent marketing decisions. More than 6,500 producers have benefited from the analysis and strategies shared through the webinar series since fall 2013.

BSB: Nebraska vs. Minnesota (Big Ten Tournament @ Omaha) @ KNEB 960AM/100.3FM
May 22 @ 7:04 pm
May
23
Thu
Ag Solar Electric webinar series
May 23 @ 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.

BSB: Gering at Alliance @ 101.7 The Trail
May 23 @ 6:45 pm
May
24
Fri
BSB: Nebraska vs. Iowa (Big Ten Tournament @ Omaha) @ KNEB 960 AM/100.3 FM
May 24 @ 10:00 am
Pepsi #CashWall Cash Stop @ HWY 92 Raceway
May 24 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
BSB: Pioneers @ Casper Horseheads @ 101.7 The Trail & KNEB.com
May 24 @ 6:15 pm
May
25
Sat
BSB: Nebraska vs. Michigan (Big Ten Tournament @ Omaha) @ KNEB 960 AM/100.3 FM
May 25 @ 7:30 am
BSB: Nebraska vs. Michigan (Big Ten Tournament @ Omaha) @ KNEB 960 AM/100.3 FM
May 25 @ 2:30 pm
BSB: Pioneers @ Casper Horseheads @ 101.7 The Trail & KNEB.com
May 25 @ 6:15 pm
May
26
Sun
Indianapolis 500 @ KNEB 960 AM/100.3 FM and KNEB.com
May 26 @ 9:00 am
BSB: Nebraska vs. Ohio State/Minnesota (Big Ten Tournament @ Omaha) @ KNEB 960 AM/100.3 FM
May 26 @ 1:30 pm
NASCAR: Coca-Cola 600 (Charlotte – PRN)
May 26 @ 4:00 pm
May
29
Wed
Explore Beekeeping classes
May 29 all-day

Those interested in beekeeping have a new learning opportunity.  The Center for Rural Affairs and University of Nebraska-Lincoln are partnering to offer Great Plains Master Beekeeping, a regional beekeeper training and certification program.

The program’s purpose is to increase the amount of well-educated beekeepers, to provide new and experienced beekeepers with resources to continue their education, and to help others become advocates for bees.

The Center for Rural Affairs is leading Exploratory Beekeeping classes, with four set for this summer:
  – May 29 in Macy,
  – June 15 in Schuyler,
  – June 22 in Grand Island, and
  – Aug. 28 in Crete.

Sessions in Schuyler, Grand Island, and Crete will be in English and translated into Spanish.

To participate in the program, contact unlbeelab@unl.edu or 402.472.8378, or visit gpmb.unl.edu. For more information or to RSVP to Exploratory Beekeeping classes, visit cfra.org or contact Bailey at 402.367.8989 or kirstinb@cfra.org.

Farm & Ranch Clinic
May 29 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 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.

BSB: Fremont Moo @ Pioneers @ 960AM/100.3FM
May 29 @ 6:15 pm
May
30
Thu
BSB: Fremont Moo @ Pioneers (Double Header) @ 960AM/100.3FM
May 30 @ 4:45 pm