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Upcoming Events:

Time Event Title
8:00 am Aug 1stFrom Recipe to Reality (None)
National Food Entrepreneur Program Seminar

The University of Nebraska Food Processing Center is offering a one-day seminar for all individuals interested in exploring the idea of starting a food manufacturing business. Interested individuals should attend “Recipe to Reality” seminar, offered on May 16, 2014.

Pre-registration is required and space is limited. Registration deadline is May 2, 2014.

Contact Jill Gifford for an information packet.
10:00 am Aug 2ndLincoln Iris Society Rhizome Sale ST. Andrews Lutheran Church
10:00 am Aug 5thPollination Conservation Workshop Agricultural Research & Development Center, near Mead
POLLINATION CONSERVATION WORKSHOP— 10:00 am—4:00 pm at ARDC, 1071 County Rd G, Ithaca NE
$35 Registration fee—pollinator seeds and other supplies will be included, lunch provided. Topics to be covered are pollinators, pollinator habitat, and landscape modification. * A special educator's tract will be offered for those interested in teaching pollination to youth. For more information, contact Natalia Bjorklund, Dodge County Extension 402-727-2775.
12:00 pm Aug 5thMaxwell Arboretum Walking Tours Maxwell Arboretum, East Campus
UNL Gardens’s tours of the Earl G. Maxwell Arboretum on UNL's East Campus will continue this year with “First Tuesdays,” informal, one-hour walking tours held on the first Tuesday of every month beginning May 6th. The tours will be led by Emily Levine, Special Projects Research Horticulturist with the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture and former Grounds Supervisor for the arboretum. They are free and open to the public.

The tours will be held the first Tuesday of the month from noon until 1:00 pm through the summer. Participants should meet at the Karl Loerch Gazebo located one block east of the UNL Dairy Store just off Holdrege Street. Some metered parking is available on the East Campus Loop south of the arboretum. In the event of rain, that month’s tour will be held the second Tuesday.

Updates at unlgardens.unl.edu and https://www.facebook.com/unlgardens
Aug 7thCuming County Fair Cuming County Fairgrounds
12:00 pm Aug 7thWoody Plants that Take the Heat KEIM HALL
A brown bag series on all things green. The August presentation is on “Woody Plants that Take the Heat”. Nebraska Statewide Arboretum, is the sponsor of the series along with UNL Garden Friends and Friends of Maxwell Arboretum. The noon presentation will be repeated the same day at 6 p.m.

Event sponsors hope to bring together a community of on- and off-campus people who care about the environment. There will be time for discussion at each session and, when weather permits, time to walk through the campus landscape.

Future topics include “Community Crops and Organic Gardening” on September 4, and "Fall Color and Planting" on October 2.

Participants are invited to bring a meal if desired, and ideas or questions. For more information about the brown bag series, call the Arboretum at 402-472-2971, email arboretum@unl.edu or visit http://arboretum.unl.edu/.
6:00 pm Aug 7thWoody Plants that Take the Heat KEIM HALL
A brown bag series on all things green. The August presentation is on “Woody Plants that Take the Heat”. Nebraska Statewide Arboretum, is the sponsor of the series along with UNL Garden Friends and Friends of Maxwell Arboretum. The noon presentation will be repeated the same day at 6 p.m.

Event sponsors hope to bring together a community of on- and off-campus people who care about the environment. There will be time for discussion at each session and, when weather permits, time to walk through the campus landscape.

Future topics include “Community Crops and Organic Gardening” on September 4, and "Fall Color and Planting" on October 2.

Participants are invited to bring a meal if desired, and ideas or questions. For more information about the brown bag series, call the Arboretum at 402-472-2971, email arboretum@unl.edu or visit http://arboretum.unl.edu/.
Aug 12thSoybean Management Field Days Various Statewide Locations

Soybean Management Field Days Aug. 12-15, 2014 focuses on staying competitive in a global marketplace, increasing profits and meeting the world's growing food and energy needs starting right here in Nebraska.


The field days are sponsored by the Nebraska Soybean Board in partnership with UNL Extension in the university's Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources and are funded through checkoff dollars. The efforts of the checkoff are directed by the United Soybean Board promoting progress powered by U.S. farmers.


The field days will offer producers unbiased and research-based information to improve their soybean profitability.


The event consists of four stops across the state, each with replicated research/ demonstration plots, lunch and time for questions. Producers can obtain ideas and insight about the challenges they face in producing a quality crop at a profitable price in today's global economy.


By participating in the Soybean Management Field Days, producers will see their checkoff dollars at work bringing leading technology and ideas to producers.


Presenters include university specialists, educators and industry consultants.


Agronomists, plant disease, and insect specialists will be available to address production-related questions. Participants can bring unknown crop problems for complimentary identification.


The field days begin with 9 a.m. registration and conclude at 2:30 p.m. Free registration is available the day of the event.

2014 Locations include:


Aug. 12 - Louis Stukenholtz farm near Peru
Directions: Go 8.5 mi. W. of Peru OR 7.5 mi. N. of Auburn OR 13.5 mi. S. of Nebraska City.
Field day site is ½ mi. W. of intersection of Hwy. 75 and Cnty. Rd. 736.



Aug. 13 - Corey and Chris Stengel farm near Shickley
Directions: From Shickley, go W. on Hwy. 74 for 4 mi., go N. on Cnty. Rd. 2 for 2 mi.
Field day site is located just west of the intersection of Cnty. Rds. 2 and R.



Aug. 14 - Craig and Jan Frenzen near Fullerton
Directions: From Fullerton, go N. on Hwy. 14 approx. 5 mi. to Hwy 52. Go W. on Hwy. 52
for 3 mi. to Cnty. Rd. 227/Cemetery Rd. Go S. on Cnty. Rd. 227/Cemetery Rd. 3 mi.
OR from Belgrade, go 1 mi. E. on Hwy. 52 to Cnty. Rd. 227/Cemetery Rd.
and approx. 3 mi. S. Field day site is on W. side of the road.



Aug. 15 - Dennis Mueller farm near Snyder
Directions: Go 1 mi. S. of Snyder on Hwy. 79. Field day site is on the W. side of the road.



Visit the website at: http://ardc.unl.edu/soydays to learn more and download maps. For more information about the field days and maps to sites, visit the Soybean Management Field Days Web site at http://ardc.unl.edu/soydays. Or contact the Nebraska Soybean Board at (800)852-BEAN or University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension at 1-800-529-8030.


9:00 am Aug 12th2014 Nebraska Grazing Conference Kearney Ramada & Convention Center
The 2014 NGC will be held at the Kearney Ramada on August 12-13. Conference program and other details are available at http://grassland.unl.edu/current-conference
Aug 13th100 Year Extension Anniversary Open House Haskell Ag Laboratory
An open house will be held at the Haskell Ag. Lab near Concord, NE for the 100 year Extension Anniversary. Time of open house will be announced later. Trolleys will be available for tours.

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