Calendar

Oct
26
Mon
YCC Nomination deadline
Oct 26 all-day

The next generation of Nebraska Cattlemen will ensure Nebraska remains the global epicenter of the beef industry.

Identifying and educating leaders to help guide and strengthen our beef industry is important to the future of Nebraska’s agriculture. The goal of the Young Cattlemen’s Conference is to deliver a strong foundation of industry knowledge to young and emerging leaders. YCC provides the leadership tools these producers need to build a successful future.

Get more details here…. https://nebraskacattlemen.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/2021-ycc-brochure.pdf.  Nomination deadline:  Monday, October 26.   

Oct
28
Wed
PPD: Int’l Conf. on Pig Survivability
Oct 28 – Oct 29 all-day

As of July 6, 2020, this event has been postponed to October, 2021.  More details at www.piglivability.org.

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The International Conference on Pig Survivability is planned for October 28 and 29 in Omaha, Nebraska, at the Hilton Omaha. The conference is part of the Improving Pig Survivability project, a five-year, interdisciplinary, multi-university project funded by the National Pork Board and Foundation for Food and Agriculture. It’s aimed at reducing mortality in the U.S. swine industry by 1% or more per year of the project.
Joel DeRouchey, swine extension specialist with Kansas State University, said the conference objective is to facilitate the discussion and dissemination of the most current information relative to sow, litter, weaned pig and grow-finish mortality.  Confirmed speakers and topics are:
    Dr. Lee Schulz, Iowa State University; economics of swine mortality
    Ron Ketchem, Swine Management Services, a division of MetaFarms; trends of U.S. swine survivability
    Dr. Bill Christianson, COO of Genus PIC; trends of international swine survivability
    Cassie Edgar, McKee, Voorhees, and Sease, PLC; advancing technology — regulatory, advocating, and future
    Gustavo Pizarro, DVM, Pipestone Veterinary Services; industry successes and failures in pre-weaning survivability
    Chris Rademacher, DVM, Iowa State University; industry successes and failures in post-weaning survivability
    Valerie Duttlinger, Chief Analytics Officer at Summit Smart Farms; finding the right people for the right jobs
    Sara Probst Miller, DVM, Ag Create Solutions president and creative director; effective training: what works and what does not
    Larry Coleman, DVM; keeping the urgency with employees
    Dr. Justin Ransom, senior director, Sustainable Food Strategy at Tyson Foods; social responsibility of pig survivability
    Dr. Fernando Bortolozzo, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil; breeding herd mortality: opportunities for measurable impact
    Dr. Kara Stewart, Purdue University; pre-weaning mortality: opportunities for measurable impact
    Deb Murray, DVM, New Fashion Pork; nursery mortality: opportunities for measurable impact
    Jim Pillen, DVM, Pillen Family Farms; finishing mortality: opportunities for measurable impact
    Bill Even, CEO National Pork Board; call to action
    Dr. Noel Williams, COO Iowa Select Farms, and Mike Tokach, Kansas State University; conference impressions: now, what should we do to capture value in academics and industry
    Numerous industry panels for interactive discussions

To learn more about the conference, visit https://www.regcytes.extension.iastate.edu/survivability/. Registration will open in May. To be notified when registration is open and to receive other updates from the Improving Pig Survivability project, subscribe to project updates at www.piglivability.org.

The Improving Pig Survivability project is organized as a collaborative effort by Iowa State University, Kansas State University and Purdue University.

Oct
29
Thu
LENRD Irrigated Acres sign-up
Oct 29 all-day

Landowners within the Lower Elkhorn Natural Resources District (LENRD) boundaries, will have an opportunity to apply for new irrigated acres in some portions of the district this fall.

The LENRD board voted, at their August meeting, to allow up to 295 acre-feet of new stream water depletions for new groundwater irrigation development in the Hydrologically Connected or 10/50 Area.  This is in accordance with their Voluntary Integrated Management Plan.  They also voted to allow up to 2,500 acres of new groundwater irrigation development in the Non-Hydrologically Connected or Non 10/50 Area under the district’s standard variance process.  An approved variance is a requirement for any expansion of irrigated acres in the LENRD, whether from an existing or new irrigation well.

Geographic portions of the district that are eligible to be considered for standard variances are areas that fall within the top three categories of the classification map.  A map of the eligible locations will be available at the LENRD office in Norfolk by Friday, September 4th.  Excluded from consideration for this sign-up period will be any parcel of land located in any Quantity Management Subarea or Phase 3 Area located within the LENRD.

The board established a sign-up period to receive applications for Standard Variances between October 1st, 2020 and October 31st, 2020.  Contact the LENRD for more information or visit:  www.lenrd.org.  Application forms will be available online and at the LENRD office beginning October 1st.

UNL Farm & Ranch Mgt webinars
Oct 29 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Farm and Ranch Management Webinar Schedule

Join us on Thursdays at noon Central time. Essential information for essential decisions.

    Oct. 1: The Economic Impact of Nebraska Agriculture. With Brad Lubben, Jeffrey Stokes and Eric Thompson, University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

    Oct. 8: 2020 Property Tax Changes. With Dave Aiken, Department of Agricultural Economics.

    Oct. 15: Update on Farm Income and Farm Program Payment Projects. With Brad Lubben, Department of Agricultural Economics.

    Oct. 22: Financial State of Ag for Nebraska Producers. With Tina Barrett, director and farm financial consultant, Nebraska Farm Business, Inc.
    Oct. 29: Ballot Initiatives: Election Day 2020. With Dave Aiken, Department of Agricultural Economics.

Register for the free presentations and view archived recordings on our webinar page at farm.unl.edu/webinars.

Nov
2
Mon
NIAA Antibiotic Symposium
Nov 2 – Nov 4 all-day

During its 10th annual symposium, the National Institute for Animal Agriculture will convene leaders from the animal health, human health and environmental health spaces to discuss, learn and collaborate on the latest research and knowledge about responsible antibiotic use and practices to combat antimicrobial resistance. The 10th Annual NIAA Antibiotic Symposium is themed, Humans, Animals and the Planet … Vital for our Future and will continue to be the leading One Health symposium in the nation. The Symposium will be hosted virtually, November 2-4.

The first Symposium was convened in 2011 with a goal for animal health and human health experts to share science‐based information so an honest dialogue can ensue. Ten years later, the dialogue continues and is just as pertinent as ever. The 2020 Symposium will celebrate the successes that have been achieved as leaders from across the human, animal and environmental spectrum have, together, become better stewards of antibiotics while also worked to combat antimicrobial resistance. The Symposium has long viewed antibiotic stewardship and the combating of antimicrobial resistance as a journey of continuous improvement and the 10th annual Symposium will follow this model.

During the 2020 sessions, participating leaders will explore research and insights with conversations facilitated by the Symposium planning committee. Facilitators include:
    Dr. Andy King, Iowa State University Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication
    Dr. Heather Fowler, National Pork Board
    Dr. Michael Costin, American Veterinary Medical Association
    Dr. Megin Nichols, The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
    Dr. Paul Plummer, National Institute for Antimicrobial Resistance Research and Education
    Dr. Leah Dorman, Phibro Animal Health
    Dr. Eric Moore, Norbrook, Inc.

The 2020 Symposium – Humans, Animals and the Planet … Vital for our Future, will feature updates on the latest research on antibiotic stewardship, antimicrobial resistance and alternatives within human, animal – both farm and companion, and environmental health. Leaders participating in the Symposium also will receive updates on global issues affecting U.S. animal agriculture and engage in conversations about how to better share information on antibiotic stewardship and antimicrobial resistance with a variety of audiences.

To register for the 10th Annual NIAA Antibiotic Symposium and see the full agenda, visit www.AnimalAgriculture.org .   

Nov
6
Fri
NE Corn Internships application deadline
Nov 6 all-day

Nebraska Corn is starting the process of recruiting for our next class of interns! This is a great opportunity for college students to get real-world experiences. These internships work directly with Nebraska Corn cooperating organizations including the U.S. Grains Council, the U.S. Meat Export Federation and the National Corn Growers Association.

Six of the internships are located outside the state and two are located in the offices of the Nebraska Corn Board and the Nebraska Corn Growers Association in Lincoln. All eight opportunities are paid experiences. Applications are due November 6, 2020.

More Information here…. https://necga.org/nebraska-corn-internships/.

Nov
10
Tue
Larry Sitzman Youth in Ag Scholarship deadline
Nov 10 all-day

College students enrolled as full-time undergraduate or graduate students at a fully accredited Nebraska college, university or technical college in an agriculture related degree program are encouraged to apply for the Larry E. Sitzman Youth in Nebraska Agriculture Scholarship.

The deadline to apply is November 10. Applications will be reviewed, and selection notifications will be sent by December 1. Students may apply for the scholarship online by visiting www.nepork.org.

The Larry E. Sitzman Youth in Nebraska Agriculture Scholarship is a $1,000 scholarship that will be awarded to one deserving applicant each year.

The scholarship is named for Larry E. Sitzman, who retired in 2016 as Executive Director of the Nebraska Pork Producers Association. Sitzman learned patriotism, service to our country, and respect for our leaders from his parents. While in high school, he heard John F. Kennedy’s inaugural address, in which he said, “Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.” This address increased his desire to serve.

Agriculture has always been his passion. Throughout his life he has provided service in various forms and from different positions of leadership. Sitzman is known for sharing his voice defending perspectives and asking challenging questions. He served on many state and national agricultural boards before being named the Director of Agriculture for Nebraska in 1991. Today, Sitzman serves as an active volunteer leader at the Veterans Administration in Lincoln.

Academics, agriculture, military, and other forms of public service have all improved in some measure due to the leadership, service, and voice of Larry E. Sitzman. Upon his retirement, the Nebraska Pork Producers Association established this scholarship in his honor.

Eligibility Requirements:
    Must be currently enrolled as a full-time undergraduate or graduate student at a fully accredited Nebraska college, university or technical college in an agriculture related degree program
    Must have at least one full year of study remaining toward a degree
    Must have plans to work in the agriculture industry upon graduation

Selection will be based on qualities of leadership and participation in collegiate or extracurricular activities related to the agriculture industry.

Remember, the deadline for applications is November 10. Go to www.nepork.org to apply online.

NE Ext Dairy Webinar series
Nov 10 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Nebraska Dairy Extension is hosting a no fee dairy webinar the second Tuesday of every month at 11:00 am CDT.

Agenda – Date – Topic – Presenter
April 14 – Feed Efficiencies – shrink, wind loss, spoilage, etc. – Mike Brouk, Kansas State University
May 12 – Preparing for the evaluation: FARM 4.0 – Kim Clark, UNL
June 9 – Improving Cropland Resiliency, Making Manure Part of Fertility Planning – Amy Schmidt, UNL
July 14 – Nutritional Energetics – Logan Morris, UNL
August 11 – Value of Manure – Rick Koelsch, UNL
Sept. 8 – Mindful Manure Mgt: 5 Tips for Staying Safe During Manure Appl. Season – Amy Schmidt, UNL
October 13 – Can a Weather Forecast Reduce Neighbor Odor Exposure? – Rick Koelsch, UNL
November 10 – Does pelleting affect digestibility? – Kirby Krogstad, UNL
December 8 – Feeding strategies with low quality and quantity forages – Paul Kononoff, UNL

No registration is required. To join the webinar visit: go.unl.edu/dairywebinar

Nov
13
Fri
ICON Annual Meeting
Nov 13 all-day

The Independent Cattlemen of Nebraska will be postponing their 15th Annual Meeting & Convention from Friday June 19th, 2020 to tentative Friday November 13th, 2020 in Broken Bow, NE due to continued restriction from the Covid-19 pandemic.

Be assured that ICON continues to be on the front line fighting for and working for the Independent Cattlemen of Nebraska. Our focus continues to be on reinstatement of Mandatory Country of Origin Labeling, property tax reform, fair cattle market restructuring and the voice for the Mother Cow in the state of Nebraska.

Dec
8
Tue
NE Ext Dairy Webinar series
Dec 8 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Nebraska Dairy Extension is hosting a no fee dairy webinar the second Tuesday of every month at 11:00 am CDT.

Agenda – Date – Topic – Presenter
April 14 – Feed Efficiencies – shrink, wind loss, spoilage, etc. – Mike Brouk, Kansas State University
May 12 – Preparing for the evaluation: FARM 4.0 – Kim Clark, UNL
June 9 – Improving Cropland Resiliency, Making Manure Part of Fertility Planning – Amy Schmidt, UNL
July 14 – Nutritional Energetics – Logan Morris, UNL
August 11 – Value of Manure – Rick Koelsch, UNL
Sept. 8 – Mindful Manure Mgt: 5 Tips for Staying Safe During Manure Appl. Season – Amy Schmidt, UNL
October 13 – Can a Weather Forecast Reduce Neighbor Odor Exposure? – Rick Koelsch, UNL
November 10 – Does pelleting affect digestibility? – Kirby Krogstad, UNL
December 8 – Feeding strategies with low quality and quantity forages – Paul Kononoff, UNL

No registration is required. To join the webinar visit: go.unl.edu/dairywebinar