Pasture and Forage Forum: Snow is Good for Alfalfa & Legume Frost Seeding

January 11, 2021

Jerry Volesky discusses how snow helps alfalfa survive the winter and Brad Schick discusses interseeding legumes to increase production from pastures or hay fields.

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Conservation Reserve Program General Signup Begins

January 8, 2021

Agricultural producers and private landowners interested in the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) can sign up for the popular program beginning today, Jan. 4, 2021, until Feb. 12, 2021. The competitive program, administered by USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA), provides annual rental payments for land devoted to conservation purposes.

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On RFD-TV: Craig Allen of the Center for Resilience in Agricultural Working Landscapes

December 23, 2020

Craig Allen of the Center for Resilience in Agricultural Working Landscapes shared live on RFD-TV about new initiatives to study resilience saying, "Resilience seeks to guarantee output under a broad range of conditions..."

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Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program (BFRDP)

December 22, 2020

The Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (aka the 2018 Farm Bill) reauthorized the Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program and provides mandatory funds for which supports education, mentoring, and technical assistance initiatives for beginning farmers and ranchers.

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Happy Holidays from the Center for Grassland Studies

December 14, 2020

As the end of 2020 rapidly approaches, the faculty and staff of the Center for Grassland Studies would like to wish everyone a Happy Holiday. We greatly appreciate the commitments and efforts of our stakeholders and partners in assisting the Center in achieving its program goals, but in this year of the COVID pandemic, we are especially grateful for everyone’s support.

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USDA Announces Increase to Certain Incentive Payments for Continuous Conservation Reserve Program

December 10, 2020

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is increasing incentive payments for practices installed on land enrolled in the Continuous Conservation Reserve Program (CRP). USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) is upping the Practice Incentive Payment for installing practices, from 5 percent to 20 percent. Additionally, producers will receive a 10 percent incentive payment for water quality practices on land enrolled in CRP’s continuous signup.

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Brad Goetsch Wins Omtvedt Innovation Award for Teaching

December 9, 2020

Brad Goestch, Assistant Professor of Practice in the PGA Golf Management program, is the 2020 recipient of the Omtvedt Innovation Award for Teaching. Brad was selected for his work and commitment to the education of the PGA golf management students and his many contributions to the PGM program.

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Ag Economics: Tax Planning 2020

December 8, 2020

With harvest wrapping up or complete, it is time to finish the last bits of 2020 operation tasks. Many of these tasks are part of tax planning. Extension Educator Austin Duerfeldt gives a brief summary of some of the topics to discuss with your tax preparer before year-end.

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Pasture and Forage Forum: Pasture Fertility & Winter Hay Access

December 7, 2020

Extension Educator Ben Beckman addresses developing a plan for pasture fertility and getting hay to animals in the field or pasture in the winter.

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PGA Golf Management Student Accepts Internship at the Pinehurst Resort for Summer 2021

December 3, 2020

Beth Hildebrant (senior from Brookings, S.D.) has accepted an internship at the Pinehurst Resort in North Carolina for summer 2021. All PGA golf management students are required to complete a minimum of 16-month paid internship during their undergraduate career at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Our students intern at a variety on facilities from coast to coast and even globally.

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