Calendar

Aug
26
Mon
Grain Buyer Road Show
Aug 26 – Aug 27 all-day

Barchart, a leading provider of data and analytics to the commodities industry, is excited to announce the launch of the cmdtyExchange Roadshow, a free conference series being held in five states across the Midwest this summer.  Taking place August 26-30, the cmdtyExchange Roadshow will bring grain buyers, elevators/co-ops, processors, commodity professionals, and industry experts together to gain insights and perspectives on the 2019 grain market, and to share information on the latest data and tools used to manage physical grain buying.

In addition to learning about the tools and technology currently driving commodity markets, the program gives attendees an in-depth look at data, analytics and tools behind Barchart’s cmdty product line – including an overview of Barchart’s patent-pending county, growing region and state-based grain price and basis indexes.  

cmdtyExchange Roadshow dates and locations include:
    8/26 – Old Boston’s Restaurant & Pub – Ft. Dodge, Iowa
    8/27 – FireWorks Restaurant – Lincoln, Nebraska
    8/28 – 44 Stone Public House – Columbia, Missouri
    8/29 – The Gin Mill – Decatur, Illinois
    8/30 – The Warehouse – Marion, Ohio

In May, Barchart hosted the inaugural cmdtyExchange conference in Chicago which brought together over 300 agriculture and commodity professionals. The 3-day event included panel discussions from industry-leading speakers and sponsors, startup presentations from emerging AgTech startups, multiple networking opportunities, as well as an in-depth look at the cmdty product line.

To register and to learn more about the cmdtyExchange Roadshow, please visit www.cmdtyexchange.com.

Aug
27
Tue
Farm Finance & Ag Law Clinic
Aug 27 all-day

Free legal and financial clinics are being offered for farmers and ranchers at six sessions across the state in August. The clinics are one-on-one meetings with an agricultural law attorney and an agricultural financial counselor. These are not group sessions, and they are confidential.

The attorney and financial advisor specialize in legal and financial issues related to farming and ranching, including financial and business planning, transition planning, farm loan programs, debtor/creditor law, debt structure and cash flow, agricultural disaster programs, and other relevant matters. Here is an opportunity to obtain an independent, outside perspective on issues that may be affecting your farm or ranch.

Clinic Sites and Dates
    Grand Island — Thursday, August 1
    North Platte — Thursday, August 8
    Lexington — Thursday, August 15
    Fairbury — Thursday, August 22
    Norfolk — Tuesday, August 27
    Valentine — Wednesday, August 28

To sign up for a free clinic or to get more information, call the Nebraska Farm Hotline at 1-800-464-0258.  Funding for this work is provided by the Nebraska Department of Agriculture, Legal Aid of Nebraska, North Central Extension Risk Management Education Center, and the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture.

NE Extension Soybean Prod Clinic
Aug 27 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

This soybean production training session focuses on current research-based production and management recommendations for improving yield and profit potential.  The clinic provides an opportunity for hands-on interaction and to check out field demos up close. The training will help participants make sensible decisions with a better understanding of variety selection, weed and pest control, management systems, soil types, and more. 

Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019
Registration begins at 8:00 a.m; Clinic is from 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
University of Nebraska Eastern Nebraska Research and Extension Center
1071 County Road G, Ithaca, NE

Topics will focus on Cultural practices, genetics and agronomy, insect management, plant pathology, soil fertility, IPM for successful weed management, and irrigation. 

More details here:  https://extension.unl.edu/statewide/enre/2019MidwestSoybeanProductionClinic.pdf. ‘

For Credit Card Registrations:http://go.unl.edu/2018cmdc, call (402)472-2966 or email extevents@unl.edu. 

Cash or Check Registrations can be directed to:Nebraska Extension CMDC Programs,1071 County Road G, Ithaca, NE 68033 If sending a check or bringing cash or check day of program. 

Soybean Production Clinic – Aug. 27 – $115 by 8/21, $120 after
Corn Production Clinic – Aug. 28 – $115 by 8/22, $120 after
Both Corn/Soy Production Clinics – $170 by 8/22, $220 after

Rep. Adrian Smith Ag Update Tour
Aug 27 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

 As part of his 2019 Ag Update Tour, Congressman Adrian Smith (R-NE) will host August listening sessions in Alliance, York, and Auburn.

 The Ag Update Tour provides Third District constituents an opportunity to hear from Smith and his special guests on the future of agriculture policy.

Alliance Ag Update Tour Session

Tuesday, August 27

West Side Event Center

2472 Co Rd 62, Alliance, NE 69301

10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (MDT)

Special Guest:

Jim Macy, Director

Nebraska Department of Environment and Energy

 

York Ag Update Tour Session

Wednesday, August 28

Crossroads GPS

2711 Enterprise Ave, York, NE 68467

10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (CDT)

Special Guest:
Jim Macy, Director
Nebraska Department of Environment and Energy

 

Auburn Ag Update Tour Session

Thursday, August 29

Auburn City Hall

1101 J St, Auburn, NE 68305

10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (CDT)

Special Guests:

Ambassador Gregg Doud, Chief Agricultural Negotiator
Office of the U.S. Trade Representative

Steve Wellman, Director
Nebraska Department of Agriculture

NCIG Info/Follow-up meeting
Aug 27 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Health insurance continues to be a challenge to individuals, families, and businesses.  The Nebraska Cattlemen’s Insurance Group (NCIG) is looking at options.  They invite you to a follow-up meeting in Wisner on Tuesday Aug 27th, 7:30pm at the 529 Social.  This meeting will dive deeper into the health insurance situation in rural Nebraska.  However, in order to help move this health insurance option forward, they are asking for some help from you.  They asking you to bring information on your current plans, including claims, dependents, and health statements.  This would also be an excellent time to express your interest in receiving a quote and potentially getting signed up.  If you’d like more information, call 402-861-7000 or 800-344-5624.  You can also view more at www.nebraskacattlemen.org/ncig

Aug
28
Wed
Farmers Pride Answer Plot sessions
Aug 28 all-day

Farmers Pride Cooperative is hosting two sessions at their Answer Plot location on at the Hiway 275 and Hiway 121 junction near Battle Creek. These sessions will focus on 2020 production strategies, with insights from the industry’s most in-depth field trials and data to maximize your return on your investment for the 2020 crop year. Specific topics will focus on high yielding genetics and fungicides, including traits, options, and application timing… Advanced weed management from fall burndown to pre- and post-application… and crop nutrient management, efficient use and application timing. The tour will be lead by Winfield United agronomist Mark Heinemann. Two sessions will be held on Wednesday Aug 28, 10am and 4:30pm… meals included with both sessions. Two $100 gift cards and a pair of Nebraska Husker Football tickets will be given away at each session. For more information, contact your local Farmers Pride agronomist, or call the home office at 402-675-2375.

NE Extension Corn Prod Clinic
Aug 28 @ 7:30 am – 5:00 pm

Weeds, pests, weather, nutrients…and the list goes on.  You’ve got a lot to manage to keep crops healthy and growing strong. Nebraska Extension’s Midwest Corn Production Clinic can help you make those decisions, whether you are working as a consultant, industry representative or grower.  This one-day, research-based workshop tackles issues that are central to making those decisions with the goal of a more profitable corn crop.

Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019Registration begins at 7:30 a.m; Clinic is from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
University of Nebraska Eastern Nebraska Research and Extension Center
1071 County Road G, Ithaca, NE

Topics will focus on Agronomy Cultural practices, genetics and agronomy, insect damage in corn, plant pathology, soil fertility, and IPM for successful weed management.

More details here:  https://extension.unl.edu/statewide/enre/2019MidwestCornProductionClinic.pdf.

For Credit Card Registrations:http://go.unl.edu/2018cmdc, call (402)472-2966 or email extevents@unl.edu.

Cash or Check Registrations can be directed to:Nebraska Extension CMDC Programs,1071 County Road G, Ithaca, NE 68033 If sending a check or bringing cash or check day of program.

Soybean Production Clinic – Aug. 27 – $115 by 8/21, $120 after
Corn Production Clinic – Aug. 28 – $115 by 8/22, $120 after
Both Corn/Soy Production Clinics – $170 by 8/22, $220 after

Smith Ag Update tour
Aug 28 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

As part of his 2019 Ag Update Tour, Congressman Adrian Smith (R-NE) will host August listening sessions in Alliance, York, and Auburn.

The Ag Update Tour provides Third District constituents an opportunity to hear from Smith and his special guests on the future of agriculture policy. In addition to Smith, officials such as Director Steve Wellman of the Nebraska Department of Agriculture, Director Jim Macy of the Nebraska Department of Environment and Energy, Angel Velitchkov, Counsel for International Trade with the State of Nebraska, and Nebraska Secretary of State Bob Evnen will join the discussions on selected dates. Due to unforeseen circumstances, Ambassador Gregg Doud will no longer be in attendance.

Alliance Ag Update Tour Session
Tuesday, August 27
West Side Event Center
2472 Co Rd 62, Alliance, NE 69301
10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (MDT)

York Ag Update Tour Session
Wednesday, August 28
Crossroads GPS
2711 Enterprise Ave, York, NE 68467
10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (CDT)

Auburn Ag Update Tour Session
Thursday, August 29
Auburn City Hall
1101 J St, Auburn, NE 68305
10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (CDT)

For questions about these events, please contact Smith’s Grand Island office at (308) 384-3900.

Rep. Adrian Smith Ag Update Tour
Aug 28 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

 As part of his 2019 Ag Update Tour, Congressman Adrian Smith (R-NE) will host August listening sessions in Alliance, York, and Auburn.

 The Ag Update Tour provides Third District constituents an opportunity to hear from Smith and his special guests on the future of agriculture policy.

Alliance Ag Update Tour Session

Tuesday, August 27

West Side Event Center

2472 Co Rd 62, Alliance, NE 69301

10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (MDT)

Special Guest:

Jim Macy, Director

Nebraska Department of Environment and Energy

 

York Ag Update Tour Session

Wednesday, August 28

Crossroads GPS

2711 Enterprise Ave, York, NE 68467

10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (CDT)

Special Guest:
Jim Macy, Director
Nebraska Department of Environment and Energy

 

Auburn Ag Update Tour Session

Thursday, August 29

Auburn City Hall

1101 J St, Auburn, NE 68305

10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (CDT)

Special Guests:

Ambassador Gregg Doud, Chief Agricultural Negotiator
Office of the U.S. Trade Representative

Steve Wellman, Director
Nebraska Department of Agriculture

Aug
29
Thu
Rep. Adrian Smith Ag Update Tour
Aug 29 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

 As part of his 2019 Ag Update Tour, Congressman Adrian Smith (R-NE) will host August listening sessions in Alliance, York, and Auburn.

 The Ag Update Tour provides Third District constituents an opportunity to hear from Smith and his special guests on the future of agriculture policy.

Alliance Ag Update Tour Session

Tuesday, August 27

West Side Event Center

2472 Co Rd 62, Alliance, NE 69301

10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (MDT)

Special Guest:

Jim Macy, Director

Nebraska Department of Environment and Energy

 

York Ag Update Tour Session

Wednesday, August 28

Crossroads GPS

2711 Enterprise Ave, York, NE 68467

10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (CDT)

Special Guest:
Jim Macy, Director
Nebraska Department of Environment and Energy

 

Auburn Ag Update Tour Session

Thursday, August 29

Auburn City Hall

1101 J St, Auburn, NE 68305

10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (CDT)

Special Guests:

Ambassador Gregg Doud, Chief Agricultural Negotiator
Office of the U.S. Trade Representative

Steve Wellman, Director
Nebraska Department of Agriculture

Mo. Co. Cattlemen Meeting and BQA Trainings @ Prairie Winds Community Center- Bridgeport
Aug 29 @ 2:00 pm

The Morrill County Affiliate of the Nebraska Cattlemen will be hosting BQA Trainings and a meeting Thursday, August 29, at the
Prairie Winds Community Center in Bridgeport.

Transportation BQA Training will begin at 2:00 and run
approximately 2 hours. This training is free.

Producer BQA Training will begin at 4:00 and also run approximately 2 hours. There is a $20 fee to Nebraska Extension for Producer BQA Training. BQA Trainings are open to the public and no RSVP is required.

A 6:00 Social with a meal and presentation to follow is open to Nebraska Cattlemen members and guests.  Clay Mead from Allflex will talk about “Animal ID; New Technology and New Requirements.”

The cost of the meal will be $10. The meeting is sponsored by Allflex and Torrington Livestock Markets.

For more information or to RSVP for the Cattlemen meeting, please contact Lewis Coulter at 308-631-8240.

NE NE Corn Growers Show Plot Tour
Aug 29 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The Northeast Nebraska Corn Growers 2019 Show Plot tour is set for Thursday August 29th, 5pm at the Rod Kvols Farm, 87307 574th Ave, Laurel, NE. All are welcome! Members are asked to bring a friend and potential member. Supper and beverages to follow the plot tour. Don’t miss out on the great door prizes! The person who guesses the winning hybrid and yield will win $500 – Must be present to win. For more information or questions, call Mitch at 402-380-4931 or Taylor at 712-203-1922. See you there!

Pepsi #CashWall Cash Stop @ Haun Nelson
Aug 29 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Wildfire Exercise Meeting @ Wildcat Hills Nature Center
Aug 29 @ 7:00 pm

The Gering Fire Department would like to extend an invitation to an Wildfire Exercise Informational Meeting to landowners and homeowners within the Wildcat Hills. This roundtable discussion gives opportunity to discuss concerns and information and to brief on the exercise.

On September 14-15, in conjunction with Nebraska Forest Service, Nebraska Emergency Management Agency, Nebraska Fire Marshal Office, US Forest Service, National Parks, Nebraska National Guard and other local resources, the Gering Fire Department will be hosting a live fire exercise at the Cedar Canyon WMA on approximately County Road 17 and County Road W within the Wildcat Hills. This exercise is to benefit local fire departments with managing a wildfire within the Wildcat Hills. Similar to last year’s exercise, roughly 30 different departments and several federal and state resources will be on hand to mitigate the live fire over the course of two days.

Please join us on Thursday August 29th at 7 pm at the Wildcat Hills Nature Center Community Room.

Aug
30
Fri
Soil Health Field Day
Aug 30 @ 8:30 am – 11:30 am

Positioning your farm to become more resilient to extreme weather includes focusing on long-term soil health. The United States Department of Agriculture Natural Resource Conservation Service (USDA-NRCS) and Nebraska Extension in Dodge County will be hosting a Soil Health Demo Farm Field Day on Friday, August 30 at 8:30 am, 3 miles south of Snyder at the Lennemann Farm.

Area landowners and farmers are encouraged to attend this field day to gain a better understanding of soil health and conservation practices than can help improve soil health over time.

Speakers will discuss the following topics during the field day from 9:00 to 11:30 am:
·    Welcome – Brach Johnson (NRCS Soil Conservationist) and Bill Lennemann (Demo Farm Producer)
·    NRCS Soil Health Demonstration Farms – Aaron Hird (NRCS Soil Health Specialist), Andrea Basche (UNL Assistant Professor), and Fernanda Souza Krupek (UNL Graduate Student)
·    Lower Elkhorn Natural Resource District and NRCS Cost Share Programs – Curt Becker (LENRD Projects Manager) and Brach Johnson (NRCS Soil Conservationist)
·    Winter Wheat Production in Eastern Nebraska – Nathan Mueller (Nebraska Extension Educator)
·    Demo Farm Walk and Talk
·    Forage Crop Options and Value in Crop Rotations – Daren Redfearn and Mary Drewnoski (Nebraska Extension Specialists)

The field day starts at 8:30 am with registration at the demo farm which is located 3 miles south of Snyder on Highway 79 and ¼ east on County Road G. Donuts, juice, and coffee will be served. The demo farm field day will run from 9:00 to 11:30 am on Friday, August 30.

The field day is free and pre-registration is highly encouraged to ensure all attendees have some breakfast and resources. To get more information and to pre-register, visit croptechcafe.org/registration or call the Dodge County Extension Office at 402-727-2775.

Sep
7
Sat
Pepsi #CashWall Cash Stop @ Chimney Rock Pioneer Days
Sep 7 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am
Frontier Coop – Randy Robeson Retirement
Sep 7 @ 6:00 pm – Sep 8 @ 12:00 am

Frontier Cooperative invites you to a retirement party in honor of Randy Robeson! The party will be held at the Starlight Event Center, 2045 Co Rd K, Wahoo, NE. It’s on September 7th from 6pm to midnight. Hope to see you there!

Sep
10
Tue
Husker Harvest Days
Sep 10 – Sep 12 all-day

Husker Harvest Days is a place to find useful tips, strategies and tools to take home to your operation — things that you can control, and hopefully improve in a profitable way.

Brand new for HHD this year is the International Visitors Center, which is intended to foster connections between U.S. businesses and international customers and partners, and to showcase Nebraska’s resources and products to foreign companies.

However, it isn’t limited to large companies — if you’re a small Nebraska business owner, this is a prime opportunity to learn about the Nebraska Department of Economic Development’s State Trade and Expansion Program, and how the program can help defray the costs of marketing internationally.

This year, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln is emphasizing strategies for staying strong in the wake of extremes — including extreme weather and stress — at the Husker Red Building on Lot 827 on Eighth Street in the southeast quadrant of the exhibit field.  Nebraska Extension faculty will discuss weather readiness, stress management, ag economics, ag leadership, beef and crop production, irrigation efficiency, horticulture, and careers in agriculture. So, if you’ve got a question on any of these topics, bring it with you — there’s likely an expert who can provide some insight.

This year, HHD has split up field demonstrations to give two chances to see new combines in the field, with demonstrations running once in the morning and again in the afternoon. There will be one pass of each combine in the morning, starting at 10:30 a.m., and again in the afternoon, starting at 1 p.m. — rather than two passes in the morning, as in previous years. This way, if you can’t make it to one demonstration, you can still catch a demo later or earlier on in the day.

More details and the full exhibitor list can be found at www.huskerharvestdays.com.

Hours are Tues Sept 10 and Wed Sept 11 – 8am to 5pm, and Thursday Sept 12 8am to 4pm. 

It’s been a rough year for agriculture — there’s no way around it. If you’re feeling the crunch this season, whether because of economics, weather extremes or stress, we hope there’s something at HHD you can bring home to help improve your ranch or farming operation.

NE NE Corn to HHD
Sep 10 all-day

The Northeast NE Corn Growers Assoc. has chartered a bus to Husker Harvest Days on Tues Sept 10. Join your fellow NE NE Corn Growers on the bus trip to HHD!. The bus leaves from Jackson NE on Tues Sept 10 at 7am, from the Corner Mart in Laurel at 750am, and from Pilger Pride in Pilger at 840am. Time spent at HHD will be roughly from 11am to 4pm. The bus leaves from HHD at 4om, with a planned supper stop in Columbus at 530pm. Drops are planned in Pilger at 8pm, Laurel at 8:40pm, nad Jackson Express at 9:20pm. All expenses will be paid for, but attendees MUST be members of the NE NE Corn Growers. You can join or renew that day. Expenses covered include entry ticket, lunch vouchers, the meal in Columbus, and beverages on the bus. There are only 56 seats on the bus, and it’s first come, first served. For more information or to RSVP, contact Mitch at 402-380-4931, Travis at 402-640-9449, or Taylor at 712-203-1922.

ILF Pasture Restoration field day
Sep 10 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

Iowa Learning Farms, in partnership with Iowa Monarch Conservation Consortium and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, will host a pasture restoration and monarch habitat field day Sept. 10 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Nathan Anderson’s farm near Cherokee. The event is free, open to the whole family and includes a complimentary meal.

The field day will begin on the Anderson Farm where host farmer, Anderson, will lead the group on a walking tour to the pasture being restored to native species of grasses and forbs to help improve the pasture performance and livestock health. Anderson will share information on how he began the restoration process and the resources he used, as well as the benefits and challenges he has faced during the process. Adam Janke, ISU Extension and Outreach wildlife specialist, will discuss opportunities for wildlife habitat around the farm including establishing monarch habitat and the impacts of pasture restoration on bird, mammal and other wildlife in the area. The field day will conclude with a complimentary meal back at the farm site.

The field day will be held at Nathan Anderson’s farm, 1950 520th St., Cherokee. From Cherokee, head east on IA 3/530th St. for three miles. Turn north on T Ave./M10 for 1 mile. Turn left on 520th St. for 1/2 mile and the farm will be located on the south side of the road. The event is free and open to the whole family, but reservations are suggested to ensure adequate space and food. Please RSVP to Liz Juchems at 515-294-5429 or ilf@iastate.edu.

For mobility accommodations to the pasture, please contact Liz Juchems at 515-294-5429 or ilf@iastate.edu by Thursday, Sept. 5.

Iowa Learning Farms field days and workshops are supported by the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service. For more information about Iowa Learning Farms, visit www.iowalearningfarms.org.