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Upcoming Events:

Time Event Title
4:00 am Jul 22ndRichardson County Junior Fair Horse Show Humboldt Fairgrounds Arena
8:30 am Jul 29thNebraska Manure Demonstration Day Dawson County Fairgrounds
The 2014 Manure Demonstration Day will be a smaller version of the North American Manure Expo, held in Norfolk, NE in 2011. The event will be similar, but will focus on the manure industry in the state of Nebraska rather than nationally. Participants can view vendors, demonstrations and will have opportunities to learn more about manure management and handling.
Jul 30th2014 Dodge County Fair Dodge County Fairgrounds
For a complete schedule of events go to http://www.dodgecountyfair.org
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.
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.


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.
Aug 22ndNebraska State Fair Fonner Park

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