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Ag Update

1:00 pm–4:45 pm
Merrick County Youth and Agriculture Education Center
1784 Fairgrounds Road
Central City NE
Steve Melvin, (308) 946-3843,
1:00 pm –Opening Comments, Brad Schick, Extension Educator

1:05 pm –Irrigated Pastures-Species Selection and Establishment, Dr. Jerry Volesky, Range and Forage Specialist

1:50 pm –How to Get the Most Out of Irrigated Pastures, Brad Schick, Extension Educator

2:10 pm –Do We Know What’s Growing in Our Hay Meadows and Pastures? Brad Schick, Extension Educator

2:40 pm –BREAK

2:50 pm –Fertility on Hay Meadows, Pastures, and Alfalfa Fields, Denny Bauer, Emeritus Extension Educator

3:45 pm –Will it pay? Converting Marginal Irrigated Cropland to Irrigated Pasture, Jay Parsons, Biosystems Economist

4:35 pm –Closing Comments

Pre-register by calling the Extension office 308-946-3843 or at

Additional Public Info:
- To comply with DHM for room capacities, Pre-Registration is REQUIRED for all Extension in-person meetings this year.

- If the Local or State risk dial is Red, the in-person meeting will be cancelled and those who RSVP will be contacted for other options.

- Masks may be required in some towns and restrictions continue to change. If the risk dial is Orange, masks are currently required for in-person Extension events.

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