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Grand Island to host on-farm research meeting Feb. 21

Grand Island to host on-farm research meeting Feb. 21

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Are you curious about conducting on-farm research on your operation? Are you looking for ways to maximize profitability in 2018?

If so, consider attending a UNL on-farm research meeting this month. The Hall County Extension Office at College Park will host a meeting on Feb. 21.

The program starts at 9 a.m,. includes a noon meal, and concludes around 4:30 p.m. Producers and consultants will have the opportunity to hear about research projects conducted in 2017 by farmers across the state, in cooperation with Nebraska Extension.

While there is no cost to attend the meeting, pre-registration is urged at least two days in advance for meal planning purposes. To pre-register, contact the Extension’s on-farm research team at (402) 624-8030 or

More information about the UNL On-Farm Research Network, the past year’s results and additional meeting dates can be found online at

Women in Ag

The Nebraska Women in Agriculture (WIA) Conference is scheduled for Feb. 22-23 at the Holiday Inn Convention Center in Kearney. This two-day conference is held annually and is designed to educate and uplift women producers involved in any aspect of Nebraska’s agricultural industry.

Attendees will learn how to better manage risk, improve their farms and ranches, and become more successful operators and business partners. The conference will focus on five areas — production risk, market risk, financial risk, human risk and legal risk.

Registration is open and early-bird registration ($125) is due by Feb. 13. Registration fees increase to $150 after that date. Registration includes workshop materials, breaks and meals.

You can register online at or by phone at (402) 472-1576.

Attendees may also register by mail. Checks should be made out to the University of Nebraska and mailed to Women in Ag Conference, attn: Eric Buck, 211 Ag Hall, Lincoln, NE 68583-0703.

The conference agenda, registration forms, hotel information, presentation information and speakers can be found online at For more information, contact Bethany Johnston at (308) 645-2267 or, or Jessica Groskopf at (308) 632-1247 or

Irrigation conference

The Central Plains Irrigation Conference is set for Feb. 20-21 at the City Limits Convention Center in Colby, Kan. The two-day conference is open to individuals interested in irrigation management, technology, economics, water conservation and research efforts.

For planning purposes, registration is required. Additional information can be found online at the CPIA website. You also may contact Donna Lamm at (785) 462-7574 or

Sarah Sivits is the Dawson County Extension educator in crops and water, and serves Dawson, Buffalo and Hall counties. Contact her at (308) 324-5501 or by email at


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