There are many timely topics planned for Southeast Nebraska agricultural producers and agri-professionals at the 2019 Wilber Crop Clinic. Host Extension Educator Randy Pryor said a wide range of presentation topics and commercial displays will be featured at this year's event scheduled for Friday, Feb. 8 at Sokol Hall in Wilber.

Pryor said we strive to bring cutting edge, research-based information to attendees and with over 20 commercial sponsors we are able to offer this program free to clientele. The clinic will begin with registration, viewing of sponsor displays, coffee, kolaches, and rolls at 8 a.m. The educational program starts at 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Speakers and Topics

· Al Dutcher, Associate State Climatologist, on how El-Nino impacts will likely dominate the first half of 2019.

· Jeff Peterson, Grain Marketing Analyst, Heartland Farm Partners, will discuss his corn and soybean marketing outlook and opportunities for 2019.

· Tim Creger, Program Manager for the Department of Agriculture Pesticide Division, will discuss key dicamba label changes for 2019 and program update.

· Brad Lubben, UNL Agricultural Economics Professor, will inform attendees key provisions in the 2018 Farm Bill and what to expect.

· The most interesting title of the program is “Don’t Get Caught with Your Plants Down!” by Tamra Jackson-Ziems, UNL Plant Pathology.

· Ray Ward, Ward Laboratories, will discuss how soil health improves fertilizer efficiency and profitability.

· Randy Pryor will discuss on-farm research being done in the area and assist with the door prizes at the end of the program.

CCA credits will be available.

For more information or for commercial booth space, contact Lou Hajek at the Nebraska Extension Office in Saline County at 402-821-2151. For program sponsors and more details, see the program flyer at Saline.unl.edu or CropWatch.unl.edu.

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