UNL Family Economist: In Tough Economy, Take Charge of Finances
LINCOLN, Neb. With bad national economic news at every turn, it is important that people take steps to protect their own finances, a University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension family economics specialist said.
Rural Advantage/Healthy Farms Conference Feb. 13-14 in Grand Island
LINCOLN, Neb. Nebraskans looking for new ways to use their agricultural products, develop new ideas or just plan benefit from living, working and raising a family in the country, can learn more at the Rural Advantage/Healthy Farmers Conference Feb. 13-14 at the Midtown Holiday Inn in Grand Island.
Beef Feedlot Roundtable Offered in Norfolk, Lexington or Bridgeport Feb. 10-12
LINCOLN, Neb. Feedlot managers, owners, employees and allied industry will learn the latest on feedlot management at the 2009 Nebraska Beef Feedlot Roundtable Feb. 10-12 in Norfolk, Lexington or Bridgeport.
Conference to Focus on Benefits of Emerging Agricultural Technologies
GRAND ISLAND, Neb. New technologies are changing the way of agriculture. Producers will learn how to benefit from these advancements at a January agricultural technology conference.
Fun Family Time Together
Can't think of anything to do as a family? NebGuide 1589 lists 100 family activities, many of them free, that are fun and can help strengthen your family's relationships. (Photo credit CSREES)
Lagoons and Waste Management
Lagoons can be a useful tool for managing residential waste in rural areas. Learn more about design, maintenance and requirements in NebGuide 1423, Lagoon Maintenance. (Photo credit NRCS)
Farm to Town
Converting farmland to urban use? NebGuide 1428, Valuing Farmland Conservation Easements discusses easements and how to value them. (Photo credit NRCS)
Reducing crop water use
There are several things a crop producer can do to reduce the amount of water used to grow a crop. Bill Kranz, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension irrigation specialist, says some simple things are to check the components of your systems, make sure the sprinklers match the field situation and use ET gauges and soil water sensors to determine when to irrigate and how much water to apply. Kranz says producers can save several inches of water each year with these tools.
Backyard Farmer will return next spring
Visit the Backyard Farmer Web site to get your lawn and garden questions answered.
UNL Extension Television Program on Diabetes
Diabetes is a diagnosis that more and more Americans are getting from their doctors. The University of Nebraska-Lincoln extension is helping individuals and their families live with their diabetes. The Control Diabetes for Life program will air this weekend on NET 2. Deb Schroeder, University of Nebraska Extension Educator. mp3/ news/ web/
A number of UNL-Extension video programs are archived and available for viewing. Topics include water management, crop and livestock production and rural entrepreneurship.
An independent study shows the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources provides a conservative 15 to 1 return on state tax dollars invested with it. IANR contributes to both Nebraska's economy and quality of life.
UNL Farmers and Ranchers Cow/Calf College Near Clay Center Jan. 20
January 20, 2009