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.