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Monday February 19, 2024
Upcoming Nebraska Extension Workshops
Several workshops and seminars are coming up in March. Extension is offering certification for pesticide applicators as well as manure management professionals. Additionally, there are upcoming seminars on the latest research findings and soil health. The Center for Ag Profitability is also offering multiple workshops focusing on the farm bill.MP3
https://extension.unl.edu/

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Tuesday February 20, 2024
Winter Tetany in Beef Cattle
Grass Tetany is considered a problem that usually occurs when cattle are eating lush green grass or cereal forage. Nebraska Extension Beef Systems Specialist Mary Drewnowski says it can also occur over the winter when cattle are being fed harvested forages.MP3
https://beef.unl.edu/beefwatch/2020/winter-tetany-beef-cattle

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Wednesday February 21, 2024
Spring Annual Forages
With spring not far off, now is the time to start planning and thinking about any spring annual forages you want to plant. Nebraska Extension Range and Forage Specialist Jerry Volesky says there are plenty of options including the traditional planting of oats.MP3
https://beef.unl.edu/beefwatch/2023/spring-annual-forages

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Thursday February 22, 2024
Colostrum 101
The first milk or colostrum for a newborn calf is extremely important. Nebraska Extension Beef Educator and Doctor of Vet Medicine, Lyndsay Waechter-Mead talks about why that first feeding of colostrum is so important.MP3
https://beef.unl.edu/beefwatch/2022/colostrum-101

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Friday February 23, 2024
Paying Family Members on the Farm or Ranch
Successfully bringing additional family members into the operation may require some creativity as all parties need to maintain a viable standard of living. Nebraska Extension Ag Economist Jessica Groskopf talks about making sure family employees are compensated for their efforts on the family farm.MP3
https://beef.unl.edu/beefwatch/2022/colostrum-101

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