The Nebraska Soybean Management Field Days, Aug. 15 to 18, at four locations across the state, will offer producers a way to learn valuable tips for meeting the challenges of today's market.

Maximizing profitability is essential in today's market, said Keith Glewen, event Co-coordinator and University of Nebraska Cooperative Extension educator.

"Producers will take home new ideas on managing weeds, reducing harvest loss, growing value-added soybeans and controlling diseases," Glewen said.

Unbiased, research-based demonstrations and information will be provided by NU specialists, educators and industry consultants. Topics include weed management technology, harvest management, soybean value enhancement and disease and soil fertility management. Each hour-long interactive session will feature guest speakers.

The Nebraska Soybean board is sponsoring the event, in cooperation with the Untied Soybean Board and NU Cooperative Extension.

Nebraska Soybean Board Chairman Norm Husa, Barneston, said the soybean checkoff program strives to help producers achieve greater profits from quality crops. By participating, producers can see their checkoff dollars at work bringing leading technology and ideas to producers.

The field days run 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. There is no charge for admission or lunch.

Dates and locations are:

--Aug. 15, Cozad, Ray Mundell farm. Directions: from Cozad, one mile south on Highway 21, two miles west on road 759 and one-fourth mile south on road 418.

--Aug. 16, Beatrice, John Bargmann farm. Directions: on Highway 77, three-fourths mile south of the Diamond Truck Stop, turn west and go one and one-fourth miles.

--Aug. 17, York, Jerry Stahr farm. Directions: three and three-fourth miles east of the York County Fairgrounds on 25th St., which turns into Road 14.

--Aug. 18, Norfolk, northeast Community College field site, follow Eisenhauer Ave. and go two and one-half miles east of Highway 81 just past Victory Road.

Program details and maps can be obtained on the Web, at, or contact the Nebraska Soybean Board, at 800-852-BEAN or 800-529-8030.

Cooperative Extension is a unit of NU's Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources.

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