Monthly Archives: January 2013

On-farm Research

Wow, I’m sorry I haven’t published much the past two months!  Much has happened though as we’re in the middle of winter Extension ag programming season!  I love this time of year seeing farmers and ag industry reps-and just chatting about what happened last year and speculating about the upcoming season.  

Many of you are also attending numerous meetings.  You’re gathering information regarding products and production practices.  You may be wondering “Will this work on my farm?”  Why not go a step further and see for yourself?  On-farm research is a great way to test these questions for yourself using your own equipment in your own fields!

UNL Extension has partnered with the Nebraska Corn Board and Nebraska Corn Growers to form the Nebraska On-farm Research Network.  There are three main studies we are conducting state-wide:  corn population, corn nutrient, and corn irrigation studies…but we are open to helping you design a valid research experiment for your field to test what you would like-and it can be for a crop other than corn.

We have some upcoming opportunities for you to learn more.  On February 11 and February 12 from 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. at UNL’s Ag Research and Development Center near Mead and the York Co. Fairgrounds in York respectively, growers who conducted on-farm research in 2012 will be sharing their results; you can also learn more about conducting on-farm research in your own field.  There is no charge for the meetings courtesy of the Farm Credit Services of America but we do need an RSVP for meal count and handouts.  Please RSVP by calling (402)624-8030 for ARDC or (402)362-5508 for the program in York.  I hope to see you at these meetings as well!

On-farm Research Meetings

Social Media for Business

Check out these great opportunities to learn more about social media for your business!

Innovative Tips for Communities

UNL Extension in Seward County will be hosting the Social Media & Mobile Technology for Ag Businesses Webinar Series starting on January 17, 1:00 p.m. at the Extension Office, 216 S. 9th St, Seward, NE  68434.  This is a partnership effort with Penn State, Ohio State and University of Nebraska Extension.  You can register by calling 402-643-2981 or register at   Note that there is no charge for attending one or all of these one hour webinars if you join me at the Extension Office.

  • January 17 – Mobile Usage and Payment Technology
  • January 24 – Introduction to Linkedin and Pinterest
  • January 31 – Maps/Apps – Mobile & Location based Marketing
  • February 7 – SM Analysis Tools for Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest
  • February 14 – Top 10 Trends and Cool Tools in Social Media
  • February 28 – Keeping Up with the “Technology”
  • March 7 – Getting the most from Facebook

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