Matt Stockton, Agricultural Economist at the West Central Research and Extension Center will discuss economic factors producers should consider as they make management decisions due to drought conditions. Registration is required to view the free webinars. To register got to http://go.unl.edu/uwk to register.
The forage supply is tightening, so what is a cow/calf or yearling operation to do if grass is not available?
Look no further than a cornfield! On June 10th, several short presentations will cover a variety of speakers, from residue use, cornstalk grazing, confinement and limit feeding cows/pairs, market outlook, ammoniating or alkaline treatments of residues, annual forages/cover crops, agronomic considerations, and app and electronic decision support tools.
You can attend 3 ways: in person at North Platte (West Central Research and Extension Center) or near Mead (Agricultural Research and Development Center), or watch online from the comfort of your own computer (https://connect.unl.edu/crop/). For those attending in person, a $10 fee will cover your lunch. Separate producer panels will be at ARDC and WCREC.
The program starts at 10 am CT and ends at 2:30 pm CT. For more information, contact Lindsay Chichester at 402.624.8007 or Aaron Stalker at 308.696.6707.
Dr. Galen Erickson, UNL Beef Feedlot Extension Specialist will give an update of recent research of alkaline treatment of crop residue and how it performs in growing and finishing diets for beef cattle. To view the webinar go to https://connect.unl.edu/extension/ (opens in new window or tab, depending on setting in your browser). Then select "Enter as a Guest". On the next screen, enter your Name and click on the Enter Room button to join the webinar.
DNA Technology continues to advance as is the use of that technology in cattle breeding and genetic selection. Dr. Matthew Spangler, UNL Extension Beef Cattle Quantitative Genetics Specialists is coordinating a meeting on Wednesday, June 26, 2013 at the USDA Meat Animal Research Center that will highlight these advancements. To attend, RSVP by June 10 to Terri Behl (email@example.com; 402-472-6411). Registration fee is $10 and includes lunch and all handout material.
All 4-H Clover Kids, ages 5-8, are invited to spend the day learning about the environment, exploring science and technology, and making new friends. Projects include: solar smores, colored t-shirts, space shuttle, and insects. Cost $10.
This new Home Environment project helps 4-Hers ages 8-12 learn about design, care for their room, and try their hand using various media to design accessories for their rooms. During this workshop, 4-Hers will do 3 projects using paper, tin, and textiles as media, make a video about caring for their rooms, and plot safe routes out of their homes for fire safety. Cost $10.