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Growers Statewide to Share On-Farm Research

LINCOLN, Neb. — Farm operators and agronomists from across the state are invited to attend the Nebraska On-Farm Research Network research update program March 10 at UNL’s Agricultural Research and Development Center near Mead or March 11 at the York County Fairgrounds (4-H Building) in York.

The session also can be viewed via the web on March 10 at the Gage County or Phelps County Extension offices online at http://go.unl.edu/2014onfarmupdate.

The program is from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. CDT at all locations. Producers will obtain valuable crop production-related information from on-farm research projects conducted on Nebraska farms by Nebraska farmers in partnership with University of Nebraska faculty.

The Nebraska On-Farm Research Network is a statewide, on-farm research program addressing critical farmer production, profitability and natural resources questions. Growers take an active role in the on-farm research project sponsored by University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension in partnership with the Nebraska Corn Growers Association and the Nebraska Corn Board.

These March programs will provide an opportunity to hear growers who conducted on-farm research share their results from the 2013 growing season. Field length replicated treatment comparisons were completed in growers’ fields, using their equipment.

The luncheon speaker at these events will be Joe Luck, UNL Extension precision ag specialist, who will be speaking on “Making Use of Your Precision Ag Data”.

If participating in person and for meal planning purposes, preregistration is requested by calling 402-624-8030 for the March 10 program at the ARDC or 402-362-5508 for March 11 program at the York 4-H Building. There is no registration fee as a result of funding from the Nebraska Corn Board.

To learn more about the Nebraska On-Farm Research Network and how to participate, visit http://cropwatch.unl.edu/farmresearch.

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