Nebraska Offers Crops-to-Fuel Workshops

John Davis

nuianr.gifThe University of Nebraska is offering producers, consultants, dealers, and others interested in agriculture a chance to attend one of five “Growing Corn or Soybeans to Fuel Nebraska” workshops, December 17th – 21st at various locations around the state.

This press release from the school’s Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources has more information:

Morning topics include pointers on making cropping system decisions, information on making fuel from cellulose, crop residue values and how much can be sustainably removed, equipment and planning for planting in heavy residues and growing crops for better biodiesel.

In the afternoon, industry specialists will discuss what grain characteristics make the best ethanol. Other topics include corn, soybean and (in Sidney) wheat production costs, recognizing and managing diseases in these grains, water management to conserve both energy and water and evaluating cropping systems.

CCA credits are available in crop management 2.5, soil and water 2.0, and pest management 0.5.

You need to register one week before the actual date of the workshop:

– Dec. 17, Antelope County Courthouse meeting room, Neligh, Dewey Teel, (402) 887-5414,

– Dec. 18, Extension Office, Beatrice, Paul Hay, (402) 223-1384,

– Dec. 19, Adams County Fairgrounds, Hastings, Ron Seymour, (402) 461-7209,

– Dec. 20, Extension Office, Lexington, Dave Stenberg, (308) 324-5501,

– Dec. 21, Holiday Inn, Sidney, Karen DeBoer, (308) 254-4455,

There is a nominal fee for lunch and program materials.

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