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Wine and Grape Growers Forum Feb. 27-March 1 in Kearney

The 17th annual Nebraska Winery and Grape Growers Forum and Trade Show Feb. 27-March 1 will feature both state and national industry experts sharing their advice on everything from growing grapes to marketing the wine they produce.

Panel: U.S. Ag Research Spending Lags, But It Must Remain Global Leader

Public investment in agricultural research in the United States is lagging behind other nations, but land-grant university scientists still have the intellectual heft to make the country a leader in the challenge of feeding a growing global population, a former secretary of agriculture said Tuesday.

UNL Program to Focus on Managing Cropping Challenges

The Northeast Research and Extension Crops Team is hosting upcoming programs designed to help local producers with challenges they are encountering with crop production.

Land Application Training Days Offered in January/February

University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension workshops at seven extension offices across the state in January and February will provide livestock and crop farmers with information on how to turn manure nutrients into better crop yields while protecting the environment.

Symposium to Initiate Conversation on Wind Energy Development in Nebraska

A Feb. 12 symposium at the Quality Inn and Suites Sandhills Convention Center in North Platte will provide education and initiate a conversation on the appropriate siting of wind energy farms in Nebraska.

Jan. 14 Heuermann Lecture to Cover Leadership in Research, Education

"Regaining the U.S. Lead in Agricultural and Natural Resources Research and Education" is the topic for the 7 p.m. Heuermann Lecture Tuesday, Jan. 14, at the Nebraska East Union on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's East Campus.

UNL Research Raises Concerns About Future Global Crop Yield Projections

About 30 percent of the major global cereal crops – rice, wheat and corn – may have reached their maximum possible yields in farmers' fields, according to University of Nebraska-Lincoln research published this week in Nature Communications.

Commercial and Noncommercial Pesticide Safety Education Begins In January

Nebraska commercial and noncommercial pesticide applicators seeking first-time certification or recertification in 2014 to use or purchase restricted-use pesticides can get training through University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension.

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