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Extension ag land management, leasing workshop scheduled

Nebraska Extension and the Center for Agricultural Profitability at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln will host a series of in-person land management workshops covering current cash rental rates and leasing considerations for 2023. They will be...

 

Farmers and ranchers have until Nov. 18 to sign up for funding

Farmers and ranchers interested in preventing erosion, improving soil health, conserving water and wildlife, or making other natural resource conservation improvements to their property are encouraged to apply now for funding available from the USDA...

 

Optimum planting dates for wheat in North Central Kansas begin in September

What are the risks of planting wheat early? Producers will soon be drilling their 2023 wheat crop and it is always interesting to watch when drilling begins in north central Kansas. Because of our earlier soybean harvest in some fields, producers may...

 

Producers from five counties attend JCCD Field day

More than 30 producers and natural resource professionals attended a field day sponsored by The Kansas Department of Ag Department of Conservation (DOC), Kansas Association of Conservation Districts...

 

Lovewell lake down more than 8 feet from where it was on Memorial Day.

Unlike in the spring when Lovewell Lake is traditionally filled to the conservation level and beaches donʼt exist, there often are vast beaches available for the Labor Day weekend. The lower level...

 

Project leader helps 4-H youth succeed alongside their dogs

Dogs make great pets, companions and 4-H projects. Kelli Burrus, Post Rock District 4-H dog project leader, volunteers to teach dog care and training because she thrives on seeing youth find success....

 

Annual Post Rock Extension District Wheat Tour

Thanks to “Mother Nature” for the moisture, the wheat crop continues to develop! The “in-person” 2022 KSU-Post Rock Extension District Wheat Plot Tours, Thursday, May 26, will view more than 25 varieties in each of the wheat plots with four...

 

Post Rock Extension District Wheat Tour has 4 stops

The ‘in-person’ 2022 Post Rock Extension District Wheat Plot Tourswill be Thursday, May 26, and includes more than 25 varieties in each of the wheat plots with four stops, according to Sandra Wick, Post Rock District Crop Production Agent. The wh...

 

NRD's serve Nebraska for 50 years

Throughout 2022, Nebraska’s Natural Resources Districts (NRDs) will celebrate 50 years of protecting lives, property and the future. “In the past 50 years, NRDs have adapted while facing changes in technology, funding, legislation, agencies and...

 

Lack of hard freeze snarls farmers' grazing plans

We’ve had some nice harvesting weather this fall but the lack of a hard frost has thrown a wrench into grazing covers. For those with cattle on cover crops, Jenny Rees, extension educatior, warns, “Please be aware of the potential for nitrate...

 

Corn Picking Days – 2021

The 2021 Corn Picking Days are just around the corner. Hosts, Calvin and Peg Bohnert (Jewell: 785-738-7589) and JR Vandergiesen (Smith Center : 785-282-0591) are the ones to call for information...

 

Great weather for harvesting, but not for grazing cover

We've had some nice harvesting weather this fall but the lack of a hard frost has thrown a wrench into grazing covers. For those with cattle on cover crops, Jenny Rees, extension educatior, warns,...

 

Opening your garden

Now that we have made it past false spring and second winter, many of us are yearning to get out into the garden. Try not to get too overzealous. The experts say we should wait until daytime temperatures are more than 50º to avoid harming our...

 

Hay bales studied in preventing blue-green algae blooms

Researchers are studying the benefits of staking hay bales in Kansas waterways to prevent the growth of blue-green algae, bacteria often caused by high levels of nitrogen or phosphorus in water that can be lethal to animals and humans. This summer...

 

Celebrate Nebraska Agriculture

National Ag Week is March 22-28. Since agriculture is Nebraska’s number one industry, ag week is a good time to have a conversation about agriculture and recognize and thank the people behind the...

 

Husker who coined 'flash drought' helps define emerging phenomenon

From late August through early October of last year, drought engulfed much of the Southeast United States in a way that many don't expect drought to behave - suddenly. Drought throughout the...

 

Drop in commodity markets causing anxiety for farmers

A Kansas State University farm analyst says his phone has been ringing frequently as the state’s farmers and ranchers flood him with questions about the recent drop in commodity markets. “People are seeing the value of the commodities they’re...

 

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