2014 Fall Seed Guide

Results from the 2014 wheat variety trials is now available online. The 2014 Fall Seed Guide contains information on winter wheat, winter barley and triticale.

The Five Essentials of Successful Ranch Management

The Nebraska Grazing Lands Coalition (NGLC) and UNL Extension are hosting Burke Teichert, noted ranch profitability strategist, on a four day, eight stop traveling road show across Nebraska. Western Wyoming native, Burke was the General Manager of the Livestock Division of U&I Inc. in the Tri-Cities area of Washington where he developed a livestock division to graze the crop residue on two very large farms irrigated with water pumped from the Columbia and Snake Rivers. From 1980 to 1990 he worked with the Welfare Services Department of the LDS Church as Manager of Production and later as Manager of seven cattle ranches in Utah. For 10 years, he worked as a General Manager and later as Vice President and General Manager with AgReserves Inc. where he was involved in seven major ranch acquisitions in the US and the management of a number of farms and ranches in the US as well as Canada and Argentina. He developed a reputation

for organizing ranches to be very cost-effective and profitable with very efficient, small crews. Burke is also a proponent of planned, time-controlled grazing for improved soil health and ranch productivity. Since retirement, he has worked as a contract manager, consultant and speaker. He has also traveled extensively in the U.S. and in parts of Canada and Central and South America as well as England, Australia and New Zealand on company business or as a consultant or speaker.

Please join us to hear Burke Teichert speak to the five essentials of Successful Ranch Management including:
 Approach should be both integrative and holistic.
 Strive for continuous improvement of the key resources—land, livestock and people.
 Use good analysis and decisions making tools
 War on costs
 Emphasis on marketing

"The interesting thing is that it all begins with the way we manage our grazing and farming. Good grazing improves the land, lets us control costs by using larger herds and reduce our dependence on fed feeds, helps us cut overhead costs, makes us look at calving season and the breeding program to more closely fit the natural environment, etc."- Burke Teichert

8 Nebraska Locations in 4 days
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
9:30 AM – 1:30 PM (MT time) Cheyenne Co. 4-H Building, Sidney, NE
Contact Aaron Berger, UNL Extension Office in Banner, Kimball and Cheyenne Counties
308 235 3122

5 PM – 9 PM (Central time) Nebraska Ag Industry Education Center, NCTA, Curtis, NE
Contact Barb Scharf, UNL Extension Office in Frontier County
308 367 4424 or 888 367 4424
Wednesday, November 19, 2014

10 AM – 2 PM (Central time) Blue Hill Community Center, Blue Hill, NE
Contact Dewey Lienemann, UNL Extension Office in Webster County
402 746 3417
5 PM – 9 PM (Central time) Gage Co. Ext. Office Meeting Room, Beatrice, NE
Contact Paul Hay, UNL Extension Office in Gage County
402 233 1384
Thursday, November 20, 2014
10 AM – 2 PM (Central time) Bloomfield Community Center, Bloomfield, NE
Contact Ruth Vonderohe, UNL Extension Office in Knox County
402 288 5611

5 PM – 9 PM (Central time) Burwell Legion Hall, Burwell, NE
Contact Steve Niemeyer, UNL Extension in Office for Garfield, Loup and Wheeler Counties
308 346 4200

Friday, November 21, 2014
10 AM – 2 PM (MT time) Gudmundsen Sandhills Lab, Whitman, NE
Contact Bethany Johnston, UNL Extension Office in Central Sandhills Area
308 645 2267

5 PM – 9 PM (MT time) Chadron State College, Student Center, Chadron, NE
Contact Christi Yeatts, UNL Extension Office in Dawes Co
308 432 3373

Cost $15 which covers the cost of the meal. NGLC will pick up the cost of all student registrations. Must preregister by November 14 to reserve a meal by calling the UNL Extension office indicated. Registrations will be taken until full. For more information, contact Ron Bolze, Coordinator, Nebraska Grazing Lands Coalition, 402 321 0067 (cell) or ron@nebraskagrazinglands.org

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Disaster Recovery Resources

We have complied a collection of resources to help those that have been affected by recent storms. More...

Marketing 2014 Calves

With current price levels, cow/calf producers could see good profits when selling 2014 calves. Aaron Berger, UNL Extension educator, outlines a few options to consider when thinking about marketing this year's calf crop. UNL's Beef website features more information on Livestock Risk Protection Insurance and determining costs of production.

Storing Distillers Grains

Distillers grains have become much cheaper, compared with earlier in the year. Aaron Stalker, UNL Extension beef range systems specialist, explains why using distillers grains could benefit producers – if they can properly store the product. More resources on storing distillers grains can be found here.

UNL Extension's Hort Update for August 18, 2014

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An email newsletter designed to assist horticulture professionals and Extension staff with seasonal environmental topics for lawns, trees and shrubs, landscape ornamentals, fruits and vegetables, and miscellaneous items.  Share with your colleagues and friends Hort Update,  Visit our web site for archived issues .

CropWatch Newslettercropwatchlogo

UNL Extension cropping system experts discuss the latest updates on cropping issues in Nebraska such as appearance of Pythium in corn and soybeans, wheat disease updates, and a new UNL climate app. During the growing season, each weeks CropWatch newsletter is posted on Fridays at http://cropwatch.unl.edu/

Acreage Insights e-News for September 2014


The Acreage Insights e-News, published by UNL Extension Acreage team, is a monthly electronic newsletter providing acreage owners with timely information to better manage their rural living environment. Click here to subscribe to this newsletter or check out the team's Acreage Insight web resources (http://acreage.unl.edu/).

UNL Extension's BeefWatch for September 2014

Check out the latest issue of UNL BeefWatch Newsletter. newsletter, designed to assist Beef producers and professionals. You may subscribe to receive this newsletter in your email and view the latest summaries on beef industry issues at http://Beef.UNL.edu 

Educational Program Resources for Communities (Free)Community1

As a leader in your community, often you are asked to present a program to club meetings, civic groups or professional organizations. Finding information for such a program and then organizing it can be challenging and time consuming. Look no further!

Faculty from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension are providing you research-based, educational program resources free-of-charge. Information in each program is based on research from educational institutions around the world. The programs listed reflect the variety of topics which our clientele cite as issues within their communities. Congratulations on leading your organization to a greater understanding of these priorities!  For lessons....

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Provides current grain/livestock market commentary and analysis; weather, climate, and soil moisture updates; practical advice from seasoned, working producers; and more.

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View entire episodes or search for answers to your plant, yard, and insect problems. Watch Backyard Farmer live on NET1 April to mid September (Thursday, 7:00 pm CT). 

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Audio and video interviews with University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension specialists and educators on topics ranging from crop and livestock production to health and nutrition to lawn and garden care, and more.