There are two seasons this time of year: winter and meeting season. University of Nebraska Extension and a wide variety of farm and ranch organizations are sponsoring seminars this month and into March. Here is a rundown of information-packed sessions you should attend:
4-19: University of Nebraska-Lincoln Crop Production Clinics—4, Classic's Beatrice; 5, The Auditorium, York; 6, Younes Conference Center, Kearney; 10, Adam's County Fairgrounds, Hastings; 11, Sandhills Convention Center, North Platte: 12, Civic Center, Gering; 17; Community Center, Ainsworth; 18, Lifelong Learning Center, Norfolk; 19, Midland University Event Center, Fremont. Call your local Extension educator or call 402-471-2811.
9-11: Nebraska Ag Classic, annual meetings of 12 Nebraska agriculture and commodity associations, Holiday Inn, Kearney. Call 402-450-5189 or 402-366-8001 or go to www.neagclassic.org
16-18: Nebraska Seed Improvement Conference, Sandhills Convention Center, North Platte. Call 402-472-1444.
1-2: Nebraska Agricultural Technology Association, Midtown Holiday Inn, Grand Island. Call 402-727-2775.
15-16: 2012 Governor's Ag Conference, "Nebraska Agriculture: Today's Challenges, Tomorrow's Opportunities," Holiday Inn Convention Center, Kearney. Call 800-831-0550 or go to www.agr.ne.gov.
20-21: Pork Industry Day, sponsored by the Nebraska Pork Producers Association, Nielsen Community Center in West Point. Call 888-627-7675.
21-22: Nebraska Marketplace, focusing on energizing small businesses and rural communities, presented by the Center for Rural Affairs, Ramada Inn Convention Center, Kearney. Call 402-617-7946.
21-22: Central Plains Irrigation Conference, Colby, Kan. Call 785-462-7574 or 785-462-7140.
22-23: Nebraska Poultry Industries Convention, Norfolk Lodge and Suites Divots Conference Center, Norfolk. Call 402-472-2051.
29-March 1: Triumph of Agriculture Exposition, CenturyLink Center, Omaha. Call 402-346-8003 or go to www.showofficeonline.com.
1-3: 15th annual Nebraska Wine Forum and Trade Show, Holiday Inn Kearney. Call 402-310-2346 or go to www.nebraskavines.org.
4-7: 110th anniversary convention of National Farmers Union, LaVista Convention Center, Omaha. Call 202-554-1600.
13: Nebraska State Dairy Association annual convention, Divots, Norfolk. Call 402- 261-5482.28-30: Symposium "The making of the Great Plains, 1862 to 2012," sponsored by the Center for Great Plains Studies, UNL, in collaboration with Homestead National Monument of America, Student Union, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln. Call 402-472-3082.