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Landlord/Tenant Lease Workshop
UNL Extension is hosting Landlord/Tenant Cash Lease workshops to help landlords and tenants develop a lease that is right for both parties while maintaining positive farm lease relations. As crop budgets tighten, it is more important than ever to learn the latest information about leasing options and issues.
Program topics will include:
- The latest information about land values and cash rental rates for the area and state
- Expectations for the lease, including goal setting for the rental property
- Lease termination, including terminating handshake or verbal leases
- Lease communication, determining appropriate information sharing for both the tenant and landlord
- Alternative cash lease arrangements, flexible provisions considerations for your situation
- Other topics as time allows, such as irrigation systems, hay rent, pasture rental agreements, and grain bin rental.
December 11, 2013, 9 am - noon
Hruska Library, David City NE
Butler County Extension Board Openings
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln Butler County Extension Board has three positions becoming available January 2014.
Position (A) represents Summit, Olive, Reading and Union Townships;
Position (B) represents Franklin, Center, Oak Creek and part of Skull Creek Townships;
Position (C) represents Read, Ulysses, Plum Creek and Richardson Townships.
Eligible citizens must be registered voters residing in the aforementioned townships/precincts. Completed applications must be received by December 2 in the Butler County Extension Office. Applications are available online or at the Butler County Extension Office in the courthouse, 451 N 5th Street, in David City.
If you have questions, please call the Butler County Extension Office at 402-367-7410 or email email@example.com.
Introducing "Ag Transitions"
We would like to introduce you to AgTransitions. Developed by the Center for Farm Financial Management and a nationally known team of educators, AgTransitions provides a means for farm and ranch families to develop a written transition plan on the web.
AgTransitions is built on the same framework as its companion product, the AgPlan business planning tool. AgTransitions provides users with a built in “curriculum” in the form of an outline for sections that might be included in a plan, tips for each section, web resources, and worksheets. Most importantly, it allows family members to communicate with each other and outside reviewers (like you) as they develop their plan. AgTransitions is not intended to replace farm succession planning workshops. Rather, it provides a means for producers to put what they have learned into action while allowing you, as an educator, to follow-up on their progress.
For a quick overview of AgTransitions, go to the AgTransitions Website and watch the introductory video on the home page.
We would like to acknowledge the contributions of the AgTransitions development team:
- John Baker, Beginning Farmer Center, Iowa State University
- Laurie Dickinson, Only Connect, St. Paul, Minnesota
- Dave Goeller, University of Nebraska
- Marsha Goetting, Montana State University
- Gary Hachfeld, University of Minnesota
- Jeff Johnson, Texas Tech University
- Steve Richards, Farm Credit East
- Mike Sciabarrasi, University of New Hampshire
- Jeff Tranel, Colorado State University
The CFFM team included Dale Nordquist, Jeff Reisdorfer, Kevin Klair and Bob Craven. AgTransitions was developed with grant funding provided by the North Central, Northeast, and Western Risk Management Education Centers.
Human cases of influenza A (H1N1) - commonly referred to as swine flu - have been identified in several states and in other countries. This is a new influenza A virus that has not been identified in people before, and human-to-human transmission of the virus appears to be ongoing. For science-based facts you should know, go to:
2014 Butler County Fair
July 17-21, 2014!
The Butler County Ag Society has set the dates of July 15-20 for the next Butler County Fair. Please check the Butler County Fair Website as it will be updated as the fair approaches.
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New or newly revised publications are posted to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension Publications Web site. Here you can browse our catalogue (use the topic headers in the left navigation) or search for topics of interest.
Late Fall Seeding Risky
Cool season turfgrasses like Kentucky bluegrass and turf-type tall fescue are best seeded by September 15. While seeding might still be done successfully after October 1 with significant inputs and precautions, poor establishment and/or winterkill should be expected. Winterkill of all turfgrass plants can be through desiccation in dry windy areas, crown hydration in poorly drained areas, and/or direct low-temperature kill with dramatic temperature drops to extreme cold in the fall or winter. More at...
Fall Frost Dates
Many Nebraska corn and soybean fields were planted later than normal due to prolonged wet conditions last spring. Tapan Pathak, UNL Extension Educator for Climate Variability, summaries the earliest, latest, and average frost dates for Nebraska
Hail Damaged Corn and Ear Rot
Corn damaged from hail can not only be at risk of stalk rot, but ear rot can also be a concern. Ear rot conditions will impact corn storage risks and could lead to possibility of fusarium and micotoxins. Tamra Jackson-Ziems, UNL Extension plant pathologist, discusses what you can look for and storage conditions key to limiting rot growth during storage. Additional information is available for Corn Disease Profile and Major Fusarium Diseases on Corn.
Opportunities for High Soybean Yields
On-farm research at the Soybean Management Field Days is providing insights to practices that can increase soybean yields. Greg Kruger, UNL Cropping Systems Specialists, discusses opportunities for increased yields based upon row spacing and plant populations. The Soybean Management Field Days are a joint effort of the Nebraska Soybean Board and UNL Extension.
UNL Extension's Hort Update
for October, 2013
An email newsletter designed to assist horticulture professionals and Extension staff with seasonal environmental topics for lawns, trees and shrubs, landscape ornamentals, fruits and vegetables, and miscellaneous items. Some topics featured this issue include: Kentucky bluegrass rust, late fall seeding risks and sodding, final fertilization, issues with over mulching, rabbit and deer protection, fall and winter watering, proper produce storage and more. Share with your colleagues and friends Hort Update, Visit our web site for archived issues .
UNL Extension cropping system experts discuss the latest updates on cropping issues in Nebraska such as appearance of Pythium in corn and soybeans, wheat disease updates, and a new UNL climate app. During the growing season, each weeks CropWatch newsletter is posted on Fridays at http://cropwatch.unl.edu/
Acreage Insights e-News
The December Acreage Insights e-News, published by UNL Extension Acreage team, is a monthly electronic newsletter providing acreage owners with timely information to better manage their rural living environment. Click here to subscribe to this newsletter or check out the team’s Acreage Insight web resources (http://acreage.unl.edu/).
UNL Extension's BeefWatch for December 2013
Check out the October issue of UNL BeefWatch Newsletter. newsletter, designed to assist Beef producers and professionals, features antibiotic use guidelines, emergency management planning for livestock operations, pasture rangeland forage insurance and multiple additional topics. You mail subscribe to receive this newsletter in your email and view the latest summaries on beef industry issues at http://Beef.UNL.edu
Programs for Communities (Free)
As a leader in your community, often you are asked to present a program to club meetings, civic groups or professional organizations. Finding information for such a program and then organizing it can be challenging and time consuming. Look no further!
Faculty from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension are providing you research-based, educational program resources free-of-charge. Information in each program is based on research from educational institutions around the world. The programs listed reflect the variety of topics which our clientele cite as issues within their communities. Congratulations on leading your organization to a greater understanding of these priorities! For lessons....
Provides current grain/livestock market commentary and analysis; weather, climate, and soil moisture updates; practical advice from seasoned, working producers; and more.
View entire episodes or search for answers to your plant, yard, and insect problems. Watch Backyard Farmer live on NET1 April to mid September (Thursday, 7:00 pm CT).
Audio and video interviews with University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension specialists and educators on topics ranging from crop and livestock production to health and nutrition to lawn and garden care, and more.