Growing Corn and Soybeans to Fuel Nebraska Workshop offered at five locations
November 25, 2009
LINCOLN, Neb. – University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension’s Growing Corn and Soybeans to Fuel Nebraska workshops are planned for five locations across the state.
The workshop will start with 9 a.m. registration and conclude at 3 p.m. local time. Dates, locations and local hosts are:
– Nov. 30, Barney Stone Restaurant, O’Neill, Dewey Teel, (402) 887-5414, and Gary Stauffer, (402) 336-2760
– Dec. 1, Wunderlich’s Catering, 304 23rd St., Columbus, Aaron Nygren, (402) 352-3821, and Allan Vyhnalek, (402) 563-4901
– Dec. 2, Foundation Hall, 11120 N. 141st St., Waverly, Tom Dorn, (402) 441-7180
– Dec. 3, Dawson County Extension Office, Lexington, Bruce Treffer, (308) 324-5501
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– Dec. 4, Hitchcock County Fairgrounds, Culbertson, Robert Tigner, (308) 882-4731, and Brain Strauch, (308) 345-3390
Topics and presenters include:
– Crop Systems Decisions, presented by the local UNL Extension educator
– Equipment and Residue Considerations, Paul Jasa, UNL Extension engineer
– Cellulose to Fuel, John Hay, UNL Extension educator
– Crop Residue Values – How Much Can I Remove?, Robert Klein, UNL western Nebraska crops specialist
– Putting Biofuels to Use, Loren Isom, UNL’s Industrial Agricultural Products Center coordinator
– How to Improve the Management Decision Process for the Whole Farming Operation, Allan Vyhnalek, UNL Extension educator, Columbus location only
– What Does Industry Want in Our Grain for Better Ethanol?, Jerome Fagerland, NEDAK Ethanol Association, O’Neill location; ADM representative, Columbus location; Andrew Johansen, E Energy Adams, Adams, Waverly location; and speakers at Lexington and Culbertson to be announced.
– 2010 Corn/Soybean Production Costs, Robert Klein, UNL western Nebraska crops specialist
– Recognizing and Managing Corn/Soybean Diseases, Tamra Jackson, UNL Extension plant pathologist, O’Neill location, and Jennifer Rees, UNL Extension educator, Columbus, Waverly, Lexington and Culbertson locations.
– Water Management to Conserve Energy and Water, Dewey Teel, O’Neill location; Managing Water Using Watermark Sensors and the ET Gage, Aaron Nygren, Columbus location; Water Management to Conserve Energy and Water, Tom Dorn, Waverly location and Steve Melvin, Lexington location; and Crop Marketing Strategies for Profit, Brian Strauchand and Robert Tigner, Culberston location.
For more information about these workshops, contact the location’s host educator or a local UNL Extension office.
CCA credits in crop management, soil and water and pest management are available.