"Meeting Global Food and Fiber Demand Through Innovations in Agriculture: How do Entomologists in the Ag Biotech Industry Contribute to This Process?
Basic Prescribed Burn Workshop
Tuesday, January 21st,
Chadron. Wednesday, January 22nd, Grand Island. Thursday, January 23rd, Lincoln & North Platte.Guidance and instructions for people with or without prescribed burning experience. See www.NebraskaPF.com for more info.
Estate and Transition Workshops
Tuesday, January 21. Norfolk. Call the Farm Hotline at 800-464-0258 to sign up.
January 21. Join eOrganic for a webinar on Using Contans (Coniothyrium minitans) for White Mold Management on Organic Farms, by Alex Stone of Oregon State University. She will discuss the life cycles of the biocontrol agent Contans and the white mold pathogen (Sclerotinia sclerotiorum). Farmers will learn how to incorporate Contans into an integrated white mold management program. http://www.extension.org/
WEBINAR—AGRICULTURE & FOOD RESEARCH INITIATIVE (AFRI) AGRICULTURAL ECONOMICS & RURAL COMMUNITIES (AERC) FOUNDATIONAL PROGRAM AREA
National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Dept. of Agriculture. January 22. 1:00 – 3:00 PM Eastern. Highlights of the AERC program area, eligibility requirements, and other aspects of the following five programs will be discussed along with questions and answers. http://nifa-connect.
Online Invasive Plant Short Course
January 22 – 23. Online Invasive Plant Short Course, will provide in-depth learning about the topics you’d expect in a traditional invasive plants field course. These include the principles of integrated weed management herbicide modes of action, mapping and spatial distribution analysis of invasive plant species population, restoration, and much more. Visit http://ipscourse.unl.edu/ for more course and registration information.
Water Seminar Series
Williams Lecture: Rural Private Wells: Concerns and Well Owner Responsibilities. Wednesday, January 22nd. 3:30 pm-4:30 pm. Eight public lectures on a varied slate of state and regional water issues will form the University of Nebraska's spring semester water seminar series that begins Jan. 15 and runs through April. The seminars are free and open to the public. Hardin Hall in Lincoln. Contact: Steven Ress, 402-472-9549, sress@
Dr. Marion Ellis Retirement Reception
Thursday, January 23rd. All day. A retirement reception for Dr. Marion Ellis will be held from 3:00–5:00 p.m. with remarks at 3:30 p.m. Nebraska East Union
Webinar: New USDA Cover Crop Termination Policy
January 23. 2 p.m. More than ever before, farmers are planting cover crops because they retain soil moisture, reduce erosion, and maximize profitability. Given these, and other, recognized conservation benefits of cover crops, USDA directed an interagency task force to put together cover crop termination guidelines so farmers who adopt this practice do not lose their crop insurance coverage. This webinar will feature short presentations by experts in cover crops and crop insurance policy. They will explain the new cover crop termination guidelines and then answer any questions from webinar participants about how these new guidelines will affect farmers on the ground. Learn more information and register here. https://www2.
Introduction to Holistic Management Course
January 23-24. Ames, Iowa. A series of Holistic Management short courses will be held in the Iowa-southern Minnesota region during 2014. The workshops, which are being co-sponsored by the Land Stewardship Project and Practical Farmers of Iowa, will cover financial planning, planned grazing, and biological monitoring, among other things. http://landstewardshipproject.
Pumpkins and Gourds
January 23. Online. The University of Illinois Extension presents a weekly educational series for the small farm community, providing practical knowledge on emerging topics which advance local food production in Illinois. Webinars are held from 1:00 - 2:30 pm on Thursdays and are free. This webinar is presented by Nathan Johanning, University of Illinois Extension Small Farms/Local Foods Educator. https://webs.extension.uiuc.
Legal and Financial Clinic
Climate Change: The Latest Findings and What We Must Do
Winter Lecture Series. Sunday, January 26th. 7:00 pm-8:00 pm. Climate change is the focus of the 2014 Winter Lecture Series that will take place on several Sunday evenings at Hardin Hall auditorium. The lectures are free and open to the public. Room: 107 (auditorium), Hardin Hall in Lincoln.
Feeder Pigs Available
Hello All! --Due to a recent accident, Alex will not be working on the farm this summer and we are temporarily downsizing many of our operations. We have 8 feeder pigs available for sale. They came to us in November from Larry and Lanette Stec at Erstwhile Farm, and we estimate their average current weight at 140 lbs. They have been fed with feed ground by Mike Ostry and Family at Wagon Wheel Farm in Bruno, NE that is based on their certified organic corn, peas, wheat, barley and oats. We are asking $250 each, but are open to other offers. Thanks! Alex & Chloe, Robinette Farms, 17675 SW 14th, Martell, NE 68404,402.794.4025, robinettefarms.com, facebook.com/robinettefarms
Hello everyone. I am sending this out to begin the search for land for our farm, Cook Grow Sew, to continue our Vegetable production and possibly begin the expansion into raising animals. We have been renting a small plot of land (1 acre) for the last 2 years in Northeast Lincoln from Sunwest farms, and this year might be our last. We currently live in that part of Lincoln so it has been an ideal situation when it comes to managing the daily commute, but we are open to options. Ideally we would like to find a place we can be on for a longer period of time, as building soil is a time consuming and dedicated process. I have talked to a couple of folks and gotten some leads, but so far nothing has panned out. We really appreciate any information that could help us to continue to grow local food for our community. Thanks, Jeremiah Picard, Cookgrowsew.com, 402.570.3746
Custom Grazing/Finishing Available
Veggie Farm for RentHope this finds everyone well. We've been blessed with the opportunity to lease some additional ground and are looking to take in some cattle in 2014. We can take them in at anytime. We have turnips, organic cornstalks, creek/timber ground and hay that are available now until the growing season. From there, we will have warm season pastures and annual forages for grazing/finishing. Depending on timing and a few other factors, we can take in, up to, an additional 30-60 AU's. Since we are building our herd, we will consider cash or cows as payment. Please feel free to call me on my cell if you'd like to discuss further, 402-309-4088. Thank You, Jon
Small house, shed, garage, 2.5? acres. West Burnham Street. Near Pioneers Park. Recently renovated house. Perfect for starter veg farm. Call Jeff at 402-429-9507.
Anyone have a single row transplanter for sale or rent, suitable for bare rooted raspberrries? Mike @ firstname.lastname@example.org
Naturalist Position Available
The Nebraska Game & Parks Commission is now hiring for a naturalist to plan, coordinate and present a wide variety of environmental education and outdoor skills programs to a range of audiences. Programs may include: outdoor skills (fishing, etc.), natural history (bird watching, insects, mammals, etc.), other sciences (amateur astronomy, geology, paleontology), guide hikes, night programs and others. The position will be located in the Nebraska Panhandle and cover Fort Robinson State Park, Chadron State Park and Wildcat Hill State Recreation area. Closing date: February 7, 2014. For more information, please visit http://outdoornebraska.ne.gov/admin/jobs for the official job announcement. To apply, please visit www.statejobs.nebraska.gov
2014 Healthy Farms Conference
February 14th & 15th. Kearney. Deadline to reserve lodging is quickly approaching. $89.95/night good for single/ double/ triple/quadruple occupancy. To reserve a room call, 308.237.4400 and reserve a room under The Healthy Farms Conference reservations. We have numerous opportunities to participate including young and beginning farmer rates, family packages, and member discounts. To register for the conference please visit, http://www.eventbrite.