Today’s agriculture is constantly changing, making it important for producers and their families to stay knowledgeable of current issues. Risk management is more important now than ever for agricultural producers, so to address some of the issues producers face, a new program has been developed by UNL Extension. From Farms to Families is a program designed to empower women in agriculture with a better understanding of the issues that affect their operation’s profitability.
This new and exciting program for women was offered winter of 2011 with good reviews from participants. To continue this program, a special From Farms to Families field day will be held on August 23rd starting at 6:00 p.m. with a light meal included. Registration is free, however to help with the meal count please call the Fillmore County Extension office at (402) 759-3712 or Thayer County Extension office at (402) 768-7212 by August 19th. Location of the program is at the Joe Birky farm located on county road 16, 1/4 mile south of Hwy. 74.
Specific sessions include a look at irrigation management technologies, field condition updates, range management, and a brief look on current agricultural issues. This program is sponsored by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension and Advanced BioEnergy L.L.C.