Nebraska Extension is offering its first-ever Crops Practicum in 2020. The Nebraska Crops Practicum is a hands-on educational program that will highlight techniques and technologies used in agricultural research, pest management and sustainable agriculture, while encouraging best management practices to improve farm efficiency and profitability.
Extension educators, Extension specialists and ag industry representatives will present on several different topics that will encourage participants to incorporate best management practices into their operation to increase farm efficiency and profitability.
This multisession program begins in April and concludes in August. Participation at all sessions is required to complete the program.
Dates and topic areas are as follows:
April 2-3. Precision ag technology and precision ag equipment
May 28-29. Farm profitability and irrigation technologies
June 18-19. Weed management and technology
July 9-10. Insect management and disease management
Aug. 13-14. Soils and final project
Aug. 27. Final presentations and graduation (afternoon of the 2020 West Central Research Extension and Education Center Field Day)
This program is open to Women in Ag participants (producers, industry professionals, students, etc.) who wish to learn more about techniques, tools and technology used in agricultural research, and how these tools can increase efficiency and profitability in row-cropping operations.
All classes will take place at the West Central Research Extension and Education Center, 402 W. State Farm Road, North Platte. The cost to attend is $600 per person. Online registration can be completed at wia.unl.edu. The class size is limited to 25 participants to facilitate discussion. Registration ends March 5.