|All day||From Recipe to Reality Lincoln, NE|
The one-day "From Recipe to Reality" seminar is the first step in developing a food business. It is specifically designed to provide entrepreneurs with an understanding of the key issues they will need to consider when starting a food business. Participants include individuals interested in marketing a family recipe, individuals with a product idea or concept, producers considering adding value to an agricultural product, restaurateurs exploring the manufacturing of a house specialty, and storeowners contemplating the development of a private label products.
Re-registration is required and space is limited. Registration deadline is October 20, 2012.
|All day||NE Sheep & Goat Producers Assoc. Conference Agricultural Research & Development Center, near Mead|
|All day-Nov 5th||Nebraska Youth Beef Leadership Symposium ANIMAL SCIENCES COMPLEX|
The Nebraska Youth Beef Leadership Symposium at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln will offer two sessions this year in order to reach high school students earlier – one for freshman and sophomores and another for juniors and seniors.
"This educational symposium will allow students to network with beef industry leaders and hear about innovative cattle production practices," said Dennis Brink, UNL animal science professor.
The first session Nov. 2-3 will be geared toward freshman and sophomores and will give them an introduction to the beef industry – an overview, interaction with faculty about current research, meat science, beef quality assurance, marketing and an introduction to careers.
They will also have an opportunity to work on a team project and do an infomercial about beef and the benefits of it in the diet.
Concluding on Nov. 3, freshman and sophomores will attend a career panel and banquet along with the juniors and seniors who have just arrived for their session. Students will be able to meet with industry sponsors.
The Nov. 3-5 session will be geared toward juniors and seniors and will follow the traditional route of NYBLS – more in-depth information about the beef industry, meat science, marketing and the opportunity to work with a professional chef. Teams will take in presentations, but also will have the opportunity to work with the chef to create a new beef dish using beef value cuts.
In addition, six $500 UNL College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources will be awarded to juniors and senior participants.
For more information about the Nebraska Youth Beef Leadership Symposium, including a list of sponsors, or to register, visit its website at http://nybls.unl.edu.
More information also is available by contacting Sara Ellicott at 402-624-8030, email email@example.com or Brink at 402-472-6446, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Registration is $30 due by Oct. 1. Late registration is $50 by Oct. 10. Registration includes all materials, meals and lodging.
|8:00 am-4:00 pm||Grapes & Herbicide Drift Seminar Southeast Community College|
A Seminar on Herbicide Drift has been scheduled on Nov. 3, 2012, at Southeast Community College, 301 So. 68th St., Lincoln. Herbicide drift has been a problem for America’s vineyards for decades. It arrests plant growth, may cause plant death, and often eliminates the crop. The early spring this year created conditions that exposed many northern states’ vineyards to high levels of damage and economic loss from 2,4-D.
The NWGGA has worked to bring together resources to help you understand the damage pesticide drift can cause in your vineyard and what resources you have available to you before, during and after a drift incident.
In this seminar, you will learn the history of harmful herbicides, how drift occurs, the visual symptoms of 2,4-D, glyphosate and dicamba injury and the harm they can do to grapes, how to mitigate the damage to rescue your plants, how to estimate your losses to a drift incident, how Driftwatch and similar programs work for you, how various state Departments of Agriculture Pesticide Investigation works and their objectives, examples of current and past investigations, differing statutes between states, what’s coming in the future – good and bad, your responsibilities when drift happens to you, and what your liability can become for the pesticides you spray in your vineyard. (Provided the technology can be brought together, this seminar may be available as a Northern Grapes Project web seminar to all cold climate state participants.)
This cooperative event is being provided by the Nebraska Winery and Grape Growers Association, University of Nebraska Viticulture program, and The Northern Grapes Project.
Registration is due by Oct. 26 and the fee for the on-site seminar is $20. Please make your check out to NWGGA and mail in care of: Cathleen Oslzly, P.O. Box 5502, Lincoln NE 68505, or call her for more details at 402-781-9213.
|9:00 am-1:00 pm||Co-Parenting for Successful Kids - Hastings First Presbyterian Church|
Co-Parenting for Successful Kids is an unbiased, research-based education class designed to help separating and divorcing parents cope with divorce and custody. Parents learn to answer the children's questions and keep their children safe and out of their conflict. Co-Parenting for Successful Kids strengthens communication skills that can improve interactions with children and the other parent. The goal of Co-Parenting for Successful Kids is to develop respectful, responsive and responsible co-parenting.
|9:00 am-2:00 pm||Experience the Power of Red Open House NEBRASKA EAST UNION|
Learn more about the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources. Students and guests have the opportunity to learn how we prepare students for careers in everything from animals to plants, soil to climate, golf to business, mechanization to leadership, food to forensic science.