Calendar

Jun
25
Mon
CVA Horse Owner Wksp
Jun 25 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

CVA will be hosting Horse Owner Workshops to educate horse owners on changes coming to Purina horse feeds. In June, Purina will be launching a new line of Strategy GX and Strategy Healthy Edge formulated with Outlast gastric support supplement. The Outlast product contains calcium and magnesium that function to create a buffer for stomach acid and raise pH levels. This is a top-dress supplement and can also be fed as a snack before a stressful event. The current Ultium product is also offered with the Outlast Gastric Care formula. It contains a full serving of the Outlast supplement in addition to having high-quality protein and fiber sources .

Gastric ulcers are directly correlated to stressful environmental factors such as intense exercise, performance events, trailering or lack of contact with other horses. Studies have found that approximately 60% of show horses and 90% of racehorses develop moderate to severe ulcers. Ulcers can also be attributed to diet-related issues such as receiving inadequate forage, being fed meals greater than 6 hours apart, living in a stall without turnout or eating a diet with a high starch content. When the pH of the stomach drops below normal levels and pressure is increased due to a stressful event, inflammation and erosion develop in the stomach and intestinal lining, creating discomfort.

To learn more about these and other Purina horse products we invite producers to attend a Horse Owners Workshop during our events taking place. The second workshop is June 25 in Leigh at the Colfax County Fairgrounds starting at 6pm featuring Brandi Salestrom and Cassidy Curtis who will be working with 4Hers to prepare for State Horse Show and local county fairs. Libby Michaud will also be present to visit about Purina horse feed. The final workshop is July 9th in Oakland at the Burt Co. Fairgrounds at 6pm where Brandi and Cassidy will also be working with 4Hers along with Libbys Purina horse feed presentation. For all 3 workshops supper will be provided and there will be feed specials and drawings throughout the evening. Contact Brandi at 402-870-1602 for more information.

Jun
27
Wed
NE Pesticide Container Recycling
Jun 27 all-day

When dropping off your clean agricultural pesticide containers for recycling at one of Nebraska’s 18 participating recycling collection sites, you can feel good knowing the containers will be recycled into useful products that stay in the U.S.  Now in its 27th year, the recycling program encourages producers to bring clean, dry, intact containers to a nearby collection site.  There is no charge to producers. They must, however, triple- or pressure-rinse containers and drain them before dropping them off.  Containers will be collected, ground up and reused in industry-approved products such as drain tile, underground utility conduit, pallets, landscape edging and nursery pots.  To see additional sites that may be added, a container preparation checklist and more, see http://pested.unl.edu/recycling.

YEAR-ROUND
    Buffalo: Kearney Recycling Center, Kearney, Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    Cass: Wiles Bros. Fertilizer, Plattsmouth, call 402-298-8550 to schedule, accepts drums
    Cuming: West Point Transfer Station, Mon thru Fri, 8am-5pm; Sat 8am-4pm, accepts drums
    Dawson: Country Partners Coop, Lexington, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., accepts drums
    Lincoln: ABC Recycling, North Platte, Mon thru Fri 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Sat by appt, accepts drums
    Sarpy: Farmers Union Coop, Gretna, call 402-332-3315
    Scotts Bluff: Gering Landfill, Gering, Monday through Friday, 6:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., accepts drums
    Thurston: Papio MRNRD Shed, Walthill, Fridays only, accepts drums

MAY-AUGUST
    Antelope: Central Valley Ag, Royal, accepts drums
    Dawes: Solid Waste Assoc. of NW NE, Chadron, Mon through Fri, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., accepts drums
    Kearney: Cooperative Producers Inc., Minden, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    Saunders: Reids Farmacy, Ashland, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., accepts drums

OPEN SPECIFIC DAYS
    Dakota: Central Valley Ag, S. Sioux City, June and July, Wednesdays, 11 a.m. to noon, accepts drums
    Lancaster: Midwest Farmers Co-op, Waverly, June 15, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    Otoe: Midwest Farmers Co-op, Nebraska City, July 23-27, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., accepts drums

BY APPOINTMENT
    Burt: Tekamah Transfer Station, Tekamah, year-round, by appointment, 402-374-1255
    Custer: Custer County Recycling, Broken Bow, Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., by appointment, 308-870-0313, accepts drums
    Lincoln: North Platte Transfer Station, year-round, by appointment, 308-535-6700, accepts drums

For easy-to-follow instructions on triple-rinsing drums and pressure-rinsing, see G1736, “Rinsing Pesticide Containers,” http://extensionpubs.unl.edu/publication/9000016364796/rinsing-pesticide-containers/.  

This event has a Google Hangouts video call.
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NE Ext. feedlot webinar
Jun 27 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

Nebraska Extension is offering a new way to get information on timely beef topics in a series of hosted webinars. The webinars will be on select Wednesdays 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. CST, and will feature discussions from participants to determine educational needs on new topics, presentations by experts, and updates on current activities. The educational presentations will be recorded and posted at beef.unl.edu for later viewing.

Past webinar topics and speakers included:
•    February 28 – Impact of BRD on Subsequent Performance, Dr. Clint Krehbiel
•    March 28 – Heat Stress Preparedness, Terry Mader
•    April 25 – Runoff Pond Monitoring Requirements, Amy Schmidt
•    May 30 – Fly Control in the Feedyard, Dave Boxler

The final webinar in the series is set….
•    June 27 – Antimicrobial Resistance: Is it Everywhere?   Speaker:  Terry Arthur

To join the webinars live visit, https://unl.zoom.us/j/801256438. To access the webinars using a telephone, dial 408-638-0968 or 646-876-9923. The meeting ID is 801-256-438.

For more information, contact Galen Erickson at 402-472-6402 or gerickson4@unl.edu.

Jun
28
Thu
Iowa Swine Day
Jun 28 @ 7:30 am – 4:30 pm

The seventh annual Iowa Swine Day will feature speakers addressing important issues facing pork producers. The event, scheduled for Thursday, June 28 on the Iowa State University campus, Ames, is planned and hosted by Iowa State’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and Iowa Pork Industry Center, and by the Iowa Pork Producers Association. Co-organizer John Patience, professor of animal science, said planners continue to reply to producer input as they develop a strong program relevant to the industry.

The morning plenary session features Ray and Dave Price from Canada’s Sunterra Farms, who will describe the strategic decisions made to transition their family’s traditional farrow-to-finish farm of the 1970s into a multinational producer, processor, retailer and exporter of pork.  Also during the morning session, David McDonald of the OSI Group will talk about the global future of the food industry.

Following lunch, 16 presentations will be part of four concurrent sessions. Co-organizer Jason Ross said the afternoon topics range from updates on the use of sexed semen to cyber security to pricing/negotiating hog prices. Ross, who is associate professor of animal science and director of IPIC, said topics also include mitigation of mycoplasma pneumonia and best practices in siting new barns.

Check-in and onsite registration opens at 7:30 a.m. on June 28, with sessions beginning at 8:30 a.m. The program will adjourn at 4:30 p.m. followed by the conference barbecue. Registration is $50 and includes lunch, refreshments and barbecue. Early registration ends midnight, June 15. Late or on-site registration is $75. Students may register at no cost prior to the early deadline. Their fee increases to $45 thereafter. Iowa Swine Day will be held at the Scheman Building, Iowa State Center, 1805 Center Drive, Ames, Iowa. Additional information, directions and online registration is available on the Iowa Swine Day conference website…. http://www.aep.iastate.edu/iowaswineday/

Iowa June-Dairy Month Open House
Jun 28 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

June is dairy month and the public is invited to celebrate the efforts of Iowa’s dairy farmers who deliver a wholesome and nutritious supply of milk and dairy products, making a significant contribution to the state’s economy. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is offering several educational opportunities across the state to learn about dairy production first-hand.

The dairy month open house schedule includes face-to-face conversations with farmers and on-farm milking demonstrations. Open house activities vary by location and may include a meal or samples of dairy products, a kid friendly area to meet calves and visit educational exhibits, and a guided farm tour allowing families to milk a cow and see robotic milking machines.

June Open Houses
– Wednesday, June 28, 4-8 p.m. – 11th Annual Western Iowa Dairy Alliance Open House, Summit Dairy (5564 390th St., near Primghar)

Events are held in partnership with the Midwest Dairy Association, Iowa State Dairy Association, Western Iowa Dairy Alliance, Northeast Iowa Dairy Foundation, Northeast Iowa Community College and various agriculture and commodity group sponsors and supporters in the local communities.

NeFB Ag Issues Listening Session
Jun 28 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The Nebraska Farm Bureau will hold a series of listening sessions across the state in June. The sessions are open to the public and will provide farmers and ranchers with the opportunity to share their thoughts on issues impacting their operations. These listening sessions will give farmers and ranchers the chance to talk about issues of concern directly with Nebraska Farm Bureau leadership and staff so we can continue to work together to address issues.

Listening sessions are scheduled for:
Thu., June 28 – West Point
Nielsen Community Center
200 Anna Stalp Ave.
West Point, NE 68788

All listening sessions will begin with a social at 6 p.m. local time, to be followed by a meal and program at 6:45 p.m. Those interested can RSVP by texting NEFB to 52886. RSVPs are appreciated, but walk-ins are welcome.

Jun
29
Fri
Youth Tractor Safety training
Jun 29 – Jun 30 all-day

Youth Tractor Safety and Hazardous Occupations Courses will be held at 12 locations this year for 14- and 15-year-olds who will be working on a farm other than their own.  Anyone older than 15 years is also welcome to take the Nebraska Extension class, but those under age 14 are not eligible.

The class includes extensive training on tractor and ATV safety with classroom lessons and hands-on activities. Instilling an attitude of safety and a respect for agricultural equipment are primary goals of the course.

The first day includes classroom instruction and hands-on demonstrations, concluding with a written test. Classroom instruction will cover the required elements of the National Safe Tractor and Machinery Operation Program. Students are required to pass the written test before taking the driving test. Day two includes lessons on equipment operation and ATV safety and a physical driving test. To receive certification, students must demonstrate competence in hitching and unhitching equipment and driving a tractor and trailer through a standardized course. Instructors will offer an ATV simulator experience to learn about safe behaviors and laws for ATVs and UTVs. Students will also need to complete homework assignments for the second day.

All on-site classes begin at 8 a.m.; end times will vary, depending on the number of participants.
Fairgrounds, Weeping Water – (402) 267-2205 – June 29-30

Cost of the course is $60, which includes educational materials, instruction, supplies, and lunches.

Print and complete a registration found at kearney.unl.edu, and submit with payment to the appropriate Extension office for the site location at least one week before the course. (Call the number listed for the particular site for further registration details.)

Jul
1
Sun
Iowa Dairy Princess Candidate deadline
Jul 1 all-day

Midwest Dairy’s Iowa Division is seeking candidates to serve as Iowa’s 65th Dairy Princess. The entry deadline is July 1.

The Iowa Dairy Princess serves as the official goodwill ambassador for the state’s dairy industry, helping communicate with people about dairy farmers’ stewardship for animals and natural resources, the safety and wholesomeness of dairy products, and the economic importance of dairy to Iowa’s economy.

Eligible candidates include young women from 17 to 24 years old from active Iowa dairy farms, who work on a dairy farm, or whose parents are employees of an Iowa dairy farm. Candidates must also have completed their junior year of high school.

Judging will be held Aug. 7-8, 2018, in Ankeny, Iowa. Selection is based on communications skills, general knowledge of the dairy industry and enthusiasm for dairy promotion. The 65th Iowa State Dairy Princess will be crowned Wednesday, Aug. 8, at 7:30 p.m. at the Multi-Media Center of the Cattle Barn at the state fairgrounds in Des Moines.

The 2018-19 Iowa Dairy Princess and Alternate will both receive $1,000 scholarships from Midwest Dairy Iowa Division.

For complete rules and application materials, contact LeAnne Philips at 712-551-7918 or leanne.philips@gmail.com or visit Midwestdairy.Com/For-Farmers/Dairy-Princess-Contests.

Jul
9
Mon
CVA Horse Owner Wksp
Jul 9 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

CVA will be hosting Horse Owner Workshops to educate horse owners on changes coming to Purina horse feeds. In June, Purina will be launching a new line of Strategy GX and Strategy Healthy Edge formulated with Outlast gastric support supplement. The Outlast product contains calcium and magnesium that function to create a buffer for stomach acid and raise pH levels. This is a top-dress supplement and can also be fed as a snack before a stressful event. The current Ultium product is also offered with the Outlast Gastric Care formula. It contains a full serving of the Outlast supplement in addition to having high-quality protein and fiber sources .

Gastric ulcers are directly correlated to stressful environmental factors such as intense exercise, performance events, trailering or lack of contact with other horses. Studies have found that approximately 60% of show horses and 90% of racehorses develop moderate to severe ulcers. Ulcers can also be attributed to diet-related issues such as receiving inadequate forage, being fed meals greater than 6 hours apart, living in a stall without turnout or eating a diet with a high starch content. When the pH of the stomach drops below normal levels and pressure is increased due to a stressful event, inflammation and erosion develop in the stomach and intestinal lining, creating discomfort.

To learn more about these and other Purina horse products we invite producers to attend a Horse Owners Workshop during our events taking place. The final workshop is July 9th in Oakland at the Burt Co. Fairgrounds at 6pm featuring Brandi Salestrom and Cassidy Curtis who will be working with 4Hers to prepare for State Horse Show and local county fairs. Libby Michaud will also be present to visit about Purina horse feed. For all 3 workshops supper will be provided and there will be feed specials and drawings throughout the evening. Contact Brandi at 402-870-1602 for more information.

Jul
11
Wed
NE Pesticide Container Recycling
Jul 11 all-day

When dropping off your clean agricultural pesticide containers for recycling at one of Nebraska’s 18 participating recycling collection sites, you can feel good knowing the containers will be recycled into useful products that stay in the U.S.  Now in its 27th year, the recycling program encourages producers to bring clean, dry, intact containers to a nearby collection site.  There is no charge to producers. They must, however, triple- or pressure-rinse containers and drain them before dropping them off.  Containers will be collected, ground up and reused in industry-approved products such as drain tile, underground utility conduit, pallets, landscape edging and nursery pots.  To see additional sites that may be added, a container preparation checklist and more, see http://pested.unl.edu/recycling.

YEAR-ROUND
    Buffalo: Kearney Recycling Center, Kearney, Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    Cass: Wiles Bros. Fertilizer, Plattsmouth, call 402-298-8550 to schedule, accepts drums
    Cuming: West Point Transfer Station, Mon thru Fri, 8am-5pm; Sat 8am-4pm, accepts drums
    Dawson: Country Partners Coop, Lexington, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., accepts drums
    Lincoln: ABC Recycling, North Platte, Mon thru Fri 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Sat by appt, accepts drums
    Sarpy: Farmers Union Coop, Gretna, call 402-332-3315
    Scotts Bluff: Gering Landfill, Gering, Monday through Friday, 6:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., accepts drums
    Thurston: Papio MRNRD Shed, Walthill, Fridays only, accepts drums

MAY-AUGUST
    Antelope: Central Valley Ag, Royal, accepts drums
    Dawes: Solid Waste Assoc. of NW NE, Chadron, Mon through Fri, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., accepts drums
    Kearney: Cooperative Producers Inc., Minden, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    Saunders: Reids Farmacy, Ashland, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., accepts drums

OPEN SPECIFIC DAYS
    Dakota: Central Valley Ag, S. Sioux City, June and July, Wednesdays, 11 a.m. to noon, accepts drums
    Lancaster: Midwest Farmers Co-op, Waverly, June 15, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    Otoe: Midwest Farmers Co-op, Nebraska City, July 23-27, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., accepts drums

BY APPOINTMENT
    Burt: Tekamah Transfer Station, Tekamah, year-round, by appointment, 402-374-1255
    Custer: Custer County Recycling, Broken Bow, Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., by appointment, 308-870-0313, accepts drums
    Lincoln: North Platte Transfer Station, year-round, by appointment, 308-535-6700, accepts drums

For easy-to-follow instructions on triple-rinsing drums and pressure-rinsing, see G1736, “Rinsing Pesticide Containers,” http://extensionpubs.unl.edu/publication/9000016364796/rinsing-pesticide-containers/.  

This event has a Google Hangouts video call.
Join: https://hangouts.google.com/hangouts/_/apps.ruralradio.com/apps-ruralradio?hceid=YXBwcy5ydXJhbHJhZGlvLmNvbV9oc29uNjhhZHRxajVyNmJtajVpcHNlbmRlc0Bncm91cC5jYWxlbmRhci5nb29nbGUuY29t.36io6u0g3ko25dvn1po2ujtlbf&hs=121