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Ag Progress Show to focus on crops, beef production


Producers and growers can learn more about crop and beef production systems at the 2012 North Central Nebraska Ag Progress Show Dec. 11 at the Atkinson Community Center in Atkinson, Neb.

The new University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension show will give crop growers and beef producers an opportunity to not only learn more in their respective systems, but also allows time for questions and viewing commercial exhibits, said Amy Timmerman, Extension educator in Holt/Boyd counties. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. with the program starting at 9 a.m.

Presentation topics and presenters include: Herbicide Resistant Weeds Will Change Weed Control Programs in the Next Decade, Robert Wilson, UNL Extension weed management specialist; Pasture Management Following Drought, Bruce Anderson, UNL Extension forage specialist; Benefits of and Tips to Achieve a Short Calving Season, Rick Funston, UNL Extension beef specialist; Corn Diseases Update: What Could Be Lurking in Your Soil and Crops?, Tamra Jackson-Ziems, UNL Extension plant pathology specialist for corn; Use of Corn Residue as a Feed for Beef Cows - Facts and Fiction, Rick Rasby, UNL Extension beef specialist; Ensuring Water Application Efficiency for Center Pivots, Bill Kranz, UNL Extension irrigation specialist; Use of Drought-Damaged Corn Silage and the Impact of Low Test Weight Corn and Distillers Grains This Year, Galen Erickson, UNL Extension beef feedlot specialist.

Lunch is complimentary and there will be a door prize drawing for two tickets to the Nebraska versus Wyoming football game Aug. 30, 2013. Certified Crop Advisers will have the opportunity to receive continuing education hours.

For more information, contact the Holt County Extension office at 402-336-2760 or visit

Date: 12/03/2012


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