Happy New Year! Wishing everyone a safe and blessed 2022! This week I’m going to share some info. on upcoming ag programs for the month of January.
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York Ag Expo will be held Jan. 6-7 at the Holthus Convention Center in York. Thank you to all the vendors and the sponsors of this event! An Ag Appreciation Lunch will begin each day at 11:30 a.m. and is sponsored by Cornerstone Bank. Pesticide Training will be at 9:30 a.m. on the 6th and Chemigation Training will be at 9:30 a.m. on the 7th. Please RSVP to 402-362-5508 or email@example.com if you plan on attending either of these.
Crop Production Clinics are back in person this year with a larger number of locations to attend. The closest to this area are Beatrice on Jan. 13, Hastings on Jan. 19, ENREC near Ithaca on Jan. 21, Kearney on Jan. 25, York on Jan. 26 and a virtual option on Jan. 28. There’s still the pest management room which provides for commercial, non-commercial, and private applicator pesticide certification and the crop/soil/water room. We’ve also worked to create a few highly interactive sessions and will look forward to hearing feedback regarding them. You can learn more and register at https://agronomy.unl.edu/cpc.
Cow-Calf College will be held Jan. 25 at the Clay County Fairgrounds from 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Registration starts at 9:00 a.m. This year’s program will be offered in a hybrid format through zoom & attendance in person. The 2022 Cow-Calf College will start with an in-depth look at eastern redcedar control in the morning. The afternoon will have updates by beef cow-calf specialist, Kacie McCarthy and a special presentation by Tom Field focusing on ways to engage youth in the beef industry.
This year’s program provides flexibility. For those only interested in red cedar control, you can attend the morning session, which includes development of management plans, effective integration of management tools, and use of new rangeland monitoring platforms. Those interested in bull management and strategies for transitioning the next generation of beef producers and professionals, can attend the afternoon sessions. All the sessions will be offered in-person and available via zoom. For those attending in person, lunch will be provided for those who register by calling the Fillmore County Extension Office at 402-759-3712 or Clay County Extension Office at 402-762-3644 or online at go.unl.edu/frcollege. To participate via zoom, register at go.unl.edu/onlinecowcalfcollege.
York/Hamilton Cattlemen’s Banquet is scheduled for Jan. 25, 2022 at the Holthus Convention Center in York. The evening’s entertainment will feature Greg Warren of the St. Louis, MO area. Greg is a standup comedian and was a member of the ‘Where the Field Corn Grows’ comedy tour. The evening starts at 6:30 with a cash bar, a Prime Rib meal at 7:00 with entertainment and recognition of honored guests to follow. Tickets are $25 per person, or banquet sponsorships that include two banquet tickets and recognition at the banquet are available for $150. Cattlemen’s Banquet tickets can be purchased from any of the York-Hamilton County Cattlemen’s Directors or at the Extension Offices in Hamilton and York Counties.
Also, save the date for York County Corn Growers Banquet on the evening of Jan. 20, 2022. Additional details to follow.