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Six Field Days Feature No-Till Farms In Nebraska Panhandle

Events will focus on continuous dryland no-till systems and the growing interest in field peas.

June 5, 2013

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The Panhandle No till Partnership will be host a series of field days June 24 through June 27.  These field days will be held at various locations throughout the Panhandle of Nebraska and will focus on the benefits of continuous no-till crop production on dryland farms.

Topics will cover all aspects of continuous no-till crop production and will allow farmers the opportunity to visit with other producers about the benefits of continuous no-till crop production. 


Also, production and marketing of field peas will be discussed at each field day. Field peas are becoming an established crop in continuous no-till crop production in the Panhandle. The crop has proven to be the ideal grain crop for transitioning to winter wheat. There are excellent marketing opportunities in our region for field peas which will increase the acres planted to field peas significantly.

The field day schedule is:

•Clinton, June 24, 9 a.m., Curt Roth’s farm will host this field day. It is located at 6072 270th Lane, Gordon.  Directions to the farm are to travel from the east side of Clinton south on 270th Lane for 1.5 miles. The farm is on the east side of the road.

•Alliance, June 25, 9 a.m., Watson Brothers farm, 1561 CR 61, which is located about 10 miles north of Alliance. From highway 385 turn east on Jefferson Road and travel 4 miles east to County Road 61, turn north on 61 and go one-half mile north. From Highway 87 turn west on Jefferson Road and travel west 2 miles to County Road 61, then one-half mile north.

•Harrisburg, June 26, 9 a.m., Art Olsen farm, 2322 Road 14, Harrisburg. Farm is located 25 miles south of Gering on Highway 71, then turn west on county road 14 and drive 10 miles to the west.

•Dalton, June 26, 2:30 p.m., Mark and Pat Ernest farm, 5485 Road 125, Dalton. The Ernest farm is located 1 mile south of Dalton on Highway 385,then  turn east on County Road 56 and drive east 5.5 miles to County Road 125. From County Road 125 turn south and travel south one-quarter of a mile, then turn east down the driveway to Mark Ernest’s farm yard.

•Big Springs, June 27, 9 a.m., Stetson Shreve’s farm, north of Big Springs and one mile from the Highway 30 junction. Turn east on Highway 30 and travel one mile, turn north and travel one mile, then one-quarter mile east to the farm.

•Brandon, June 27, 2:30 p.m., Steve Tucker farm-7540 Road 316, Brandon. Farm is located 2 miles west of Brandon on Highway 23 to County Road 316. From CR 316 turn north and travel 1 mile north to Steve’s farm. 

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