A series of conferences focusing on agricultural issues will be held over the next two weeks through the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension. Brad Luebben, in the UNL Department of Agricultural Economics, says these conferences are traditionally well-attended by producers from across state.
“It’s important to have the latest outlook on economics, crop outlook, livestock outlook, as well as land policy and input costs,” Luebben says. “Our fundamental goal is to get information out there that producers can quickly apply into production and management decisions.”
Luebben says experts from the University will discuss issues ranging from livestock to crops.
He says, “We have a number of specialists here at the university, both within our department as well as extention educators across the state, and they’ll all contribute a part to the discussion of markets and outlook and management decisions.”
Conferences are scheduled on February 24th in Geneva and Lincoln, on February 25th in Norfolk, February 28th in Kearney and North Platte, and March 1st in Scottsbluff.
“We’re in uncharted territories and the analysis of the past with projections for the future are difficult to work with because we don’t know where those trend lines would take us,” Luebben says.
For more information, producers can contact their local extension office.
Dave Niedfeldt, KWBE, Beatrice