Friday, February 18, 2011

Fillmore County Extension Update: Upcoming Events

Farmers & Ranchers College: Economics Management & Outlook Program
        On February 24th starting at 9:00 a.m. with registration at 8:30 the last Farmers & Ranchers College program for this season will take place as part of the Cornhusker Economics Management & Outlook Conference series. The conference will take place at the Fillmore County Fairgrounds in Geneva and end at 2:30 p.m.
        This is one of a series of Cornhusker Economics Management and Outlook Conferences across the state and will cover a number of key economic topics affecting farm management and production decisions for 2011. The opening session will focus on the fundamental outlook for agriculture in 2011 while the closing session will address the challenge of management for the coming year.
Cost of this conference is $25/participant statewide, but with the generous contributions of the Farmers & Ranchers College, the first 100 participants to register will attend FREE!  To ensure a spot, please register ASAP by calling the Fillmore County Extension Office at (402) 759-3712.

62nd Annual Milligan Grassland Day – Entrepreneurship Topics
Tuesday, March 1st will be the 62nd annual Milligan Grassland Day with registration at 9:30 A.M. and the morning program beginning at 10 A.M. at the Milligan Auditorium.  This year’s program features a look at rural entrepreneurship in southeastern Nebraska.  Vaughn Hammond, UNL Extension Educator will provide a look at how various small business owners in southeastern Nebraska are turning their talents into success.  A panel of local entrepreneurs will follow including but not limited to the following:  Kim Slezak, Everlasting Light Images; Dave Welsch, direct marketing of poultry and beef; Carey Potter, Pour House Tasting Room; Chloe Diegel & Alex McKiernan, Robinette Farms; Sharon Auld, Awesome Pretzels; and Reid Ely, Ely Farms.  Lyndsey Pohlmeier, UNL Extension Assistant in Fillmore County, will give a brief overview of the 4-H project ESI which is a project focusing on developing entrepreneurship skills for youth.
In the afternoon prepare to laugh along with our speaker, Susan Brown, retired UNL Extension Educator, as we learn the importance of laughter in our lives.  We finish up the afternoon with highlights of the LEAD International Study Travel Seminar to Nicaragua, Panama, and Costa Rica provided by Deanna Karmazin, UNL Extension Associate in Lancaster County.  Contact our office for more details at 402-759-3712.

For more information contact:
Brandy VanDeWalle
Extension Educator
University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension
Fillmore County
972 G St
Geneva, NE 68361-2005
Phone: (402) 759-3712
Fax: (402) 759-3764

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