Posts Tagged With: drought

Dean of Extension shares areas of focus, new outreach

At the Monday meeting of the Nebraska Agribusiness Club, Dean of Extension, Dr. Chuck Hibberd, gave a great insight to the way Extension Educators are helping the agricultural communities across the state.

Hibberd first shared about the role of the county agent in 1953 and how it looks a little different today in 2013 as an Extension Educator. The tools of the trade have changed for these educators as well.IMG_1018

He noted six areas that the Extension program are trying to focus on: Beef; Child and Youth; Crops for the Future; Entrepreneurship; Food, Nutrition and Health; and Water and the Environment.


Lastly, Dr. Hibberd shared some great web resources that are available from Extension:

Enjoy the video of Dr. Chuck Hibberd:

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Videos from Dr. Tamra Jackson-Ziems

Missed the October 1st Nebraska Agribusiness Club meeting? You can catch all of the content from Dr. Tamra Jackson-Ziems’ great presentation on these two videos (they are split into PART 1 and PART 2).

If you’d rather just read about her discussion points, click here.


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Dr. Tamra Jackson to speak at October 1st meeting

Dr. Tamra Jackson will be the guest speaker for the Nebraska Agribusiness Club’s October meeting on Monday, October 1st.

Dr. Jackson is the corn and sorghum specialist with the Extension Plant Pathology Team and the Department of Plant Pathology.  Her professional responsibilities and activities include:  statewide educational programs and resources on diseases of corn and sorghum; Crop Protection Clinics; Crop Management and Diagnostic Clinics; Field Plant Pathology Tour (AGRO896); Field Scout Training; Corn Nematode Training; NCIA and NDA Phytosanitarty Training. Her research portfolio includes: biology and management of diseases of corn and sorghum; corn nematode survey and management; management of foliar diseases of corn with fungicides; investigation into the reemergence of Goss’s wilt and leaf blight of corn; and survey of mycotoxins in ethanol distillers grains.

Dr. Jackson’s meeting topic and discussion will be related to Aflatoxin and other drought related quality issues this harvest has experienced.

Be sure to RSVP to the meeting below or by clicking here. The meeting will be held at the Lancaster Extension Education Center located at 444 Cherrycreek Road, Lincoln, NE (directions here). Buffet lunch will begin at 11:30 a.m., with the program starting at 12:20 p.m. Meeting registration, which includes lunch, is $10 per person.

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