The Nebraska Corn Board will hold its next meeting, Monday, November 20, 2017 and Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at The Cornhusker Marriott, 333 South 13th Street in Lincoln, Nebraska.
The Board will be hold a joint Nebraska Corn Growers Association and Nebraska Corn Board meeting the afternoon of November 20, 2017. The following day, November 21st the Nebraska Corn Board will meet to address regular board business. The meeting is open to the public. A copy of the agenda is available by calling either 402/471-2676 or by emailing
Dodge County Cattlemen will hold their monthly meeting on Tuesday, November 21st, at Z’s Bar & Grill in Scribner. Social begins at 6:30 p.m. with meal at 7:30 p.m. Social & Program are sponsored by Nutrient Advisors of West Point.
The National Pork Board is searching for the next Pig Farmers of Tomorrow, with applications now open for the industry award through Nov. 21 at www.pigfarmersoftomorrow.com. The award, in its second year, is designed to recognize, inspire and connect with the next generation of American pig farmers.
This award recognizes future farm leaders, ages 18 to 29, who intend to make pig farming their life’s work and are committed to the U.S. pork industry and to raising pigs using the We CareSM ethical principles.
Up to three award recipients will be selected. Winners will be invited to speak at National Pork Board events, including the March 2018 National Pork Industry Forum in Kansas City. They also will be responsible for providing content for the pork industry’s social media program, #RealPigFarming. To apply, applicants must be actively involved in raising pigs in the United States on a full- or part-time basis and be between the ages of 18 and 29 as of Jan. 1, 2018. Students currently enrolled in a college program also are encouraged to apply.
Applicants must have a completed Common Swine Industry Audit or be willing to have one conducted and paid for by the National Pork Board. Applicants must submit up to five photos that represent them as a Pig Farmer of Tomorrow. The National Pork Board selection committee will name up to eight semi-finalists who will be interviewed by a panel of judges to select the finalists. Three winners will be chosen based on a combination of all application materials.
Iowa State University Extension and Outreach has scheduled a series of Pro-Ag Outlook and Management Seminars to be held across the state in November and December.
The program is designed to provide agribusiness leaders a concise evaluation of current market conditions, expected trends in crop and livestock income potential and management implications. Participants also will receive an overview of the agricultural industry and learn how changes may affect Iowa producers.
Speakers will vary by location but will include ISU Extension and Outreach state specialists Chad Hart, associate professor in economics and extension grain markets specialist; Alejandro Plastina, assistant professor and extension economist; Lee Schulz, assistant professor and livestock economist; and Wendong Zhang, assistant professor and extension economist. ISU Extension and Outreach field specialists will also be present at the meetings.
This program takes a deep look into the outlook for agriculture in 2018 and provides an opportunity to discuss the current Iowa economic situation with university experts.
Seminars locations and dates
Waterloo – Friday, Nov. 10 at 9:30 a.m. Hawkeye Community College, Tama Hall
Altoona – Monday, Nov. 13 at 9 a.m. Polk County Extension Office
Fort Dodge – Thursday, Nov. 16 at 4 p.m. Webster County Extension Office
Mason City – Friday, Nov. 17 at 1 p.m. Hardin County Extension Office
Carroll – Tuesday, Nov. 21 at 9:30 a.m. Carroll County Extension Office
Spencer – Friday, Dec. 1 at 1:30 p.m. Spencer School Administrative Building
Greenfield – Monday, Dec. 4 at 9 a.m. Warren Cultural Center
Iowa City – Wednesday, Dec. 6 at 12:30 p.m. Johnson County Extension Office
Registration can be done on-site 30 minutes prior to the start of each program. There is a registration fee for the program. Additional registration information can be found at www.extension.iastate.edu/agdm/info/meetings.html.
If you’ve inherited or received farmland and want to learn more about the best strategies for managing this asset, learn what it means to own agricultural land today at one of several Nebraska Extension programs being hosted this fall across the state.
Topics to be covered in the 2.5-hour workshop include:
– Am I keeping the farm or selling it?
– How do I manage a farm?
– If leasing, what are key lease provisions?
– What legal considerations do I have with this decision?
– And, how do we manage family communications and expectations when other family is involved?
Program Dates, Sites and Contact Info
Nov. 21 – Fire Hall Wayne 9:30 a.m. 402-375-3310
Dec. 4 – Cass County Extension Weeping Water 9:30 a.m. 402-267-2205
Dec. 14 – Northeast Community College South Sioux City 6:30 p.m. 402-987-2140
Pre-registration is requested by two days prior to the event. Advance registration is requested to ensure enough handouts for the program. For more information or assistance, please contact Allan Vyhnalek, Extension educator, farm succession, at 402-472-1771 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or contact Jim Jansen, Extension economist for northeast Nebraska at 402-261-7572 or e-mail email@example.com.
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Seward County Visitor’s Committee Meeting.
The public is invited to an open house public hearing concerning the Drought Management Plan for this area. The Lower Elkhorn Natural Resources District (LENRD) will hold the hearing on Tuesday, November 21st from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the Lifelong Learning Center on the campus of Northeast Community College in Norfolk.
The Drought Management Plan defines drought locally and identifies processes to respond to and manage the impacts of future drought events. The open house public hearing will allow for public comment regarding the proposed integration of the Drought Management Plan into the LENRD’s Groundwater Management Plan. The public is encouraged to spend as much or as little time as they like at the open house public hearing and it is important to note that written or oral comments carry equal weight in the decision-making process. The hearing is the first in a multi-step decision process, and consideration of the adoption (or modification) of the proposed changes will be determined at a later date.
The full text of the proposed amendment is on page 105 of the Groundwater Management Plan, which is available at the LENRD office in Norfolk and on the district’s website at www.lenrd.org/latest-news/.
Individuals with disabilities may request auxiliary aids and service necessary for participation by contacting the LENRD by November 14, 2017. Testimony relevant to the purposes of the hearing may also be submitted in writing (prior to the close of the hearing) to the Lower Elkhorn Natural Resource District, 601 E. Benjamin Avenue, Suite 101, Norfolk, Nebraska 68701.
For more information on this planning effort, contact the LENRD at 402-371-7313 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The November board meeting will follow at 7:30 p.m. in the Lifelong Learning Center on the campus of Northeast Community College in Norfolk.