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Water & Environment

Rare Chinkapin Oak Stand Helping With State's Landscape Conservation

A recent Nebraska Forest Service project helped safeguard this unique stand of dwarf chinkapin oaks that grows in shallow soil over limestone.
Chinkapin Oak

Gamma Sigma Delta Initiates New Members, Presents Awards

LINCOLN, Neb. — The Nebraska Chapter of Gamma Sigma Delta, the Honor Society of Agriculture, held its annual New Member Initiation and Awards banquet in Lincoln Jan. 27.

Soil … It's Alive!

Possibly the most important factor in growing healthy landscape and food garden plants may be the least appreciated or understood – soil. It's not easy to see, but good soil is a highly functioning and incredibly dynamic ecosystem. According to the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, "soil is by far the most biologically diverse part of the Earth."

Nebraska Wood Products Accessible Online

LINCOLN, Neb. — A new resource helps producers market forestry products. The Wood Products Exchange, created by the Nebraska Forest Service, is a free online service that facilitates the exchange of forestry-related products and services, making it quicker and more efficient to match products and services to buyers and sellers.

Corn and Soybean Growers Share On-Farm Research

LINCOLN, Neb. — Corn and soybean growers are invited to attend the Nebraska On-Farm Research Network research update program Feb. 11 at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's Agricultural Research and Development Center near Mead or Feb. 12 at the 4-H Building at the York County Fairgrounds in York.

Experts to Discuss National Climate Assessment at Feb. 4 Meeting

LINCOLN, Neb. — The University of Nebraska-Lincoln's School of Natural Resources will host a "town hall" forum that will examine the forthcoming National Climate Assessment and its implications for the Great Plains on Monday, Feb. 4.

Heuermann Speakers to Discuss 'Tomorrow's Table' Feb. 12

LINCOLN, Neb. — Co-authors of the book "Tomorrow's Table: Organic Farming, Genetics, and the Future of Food" are the Heuermann Lecturers at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12, in the Hardin Hall auditorium on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's East Campus, 33rd and Holdrege.

Drought Decisions to be Focus of Cattlemen's Day Feb. 15

LINCOLN, Neb. — This year, cattle producers face some tough decisions. The severe drought of 2012 depleted pastures and feed inventories. The beef industry is ever changing, and drought management will be key in 2013.