Nebraska soybean producers can get the latest in production research and take a chance to win some fuel by attending one of the Soybean Management Field Days, Aug. 14-17, on four Nebraska farms.
The Nebraska Soybean Board, national soybean checkoff and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln are sponsoring the field days. If you do attend, you might win up to 300 gallons of B5 biodiesel (a blend of 5% biodiesel with 95% petroleum diesel).
Two B5 biodiesel drawings will be conducted at each of the four field days, one for repeat attendees and one for folks who are new to the event. Each repeat attendee will receive one entry for each new soybean farmer attendee they help register. Those soybean farmers will also have their names entered one time each into a drawing for biodiesel. Winners of biodiesel need not be present to win.
"We want farmers to bring a neighbor or two," says Victor Bohuslavsky, executive director of the Nebraska Soybean Board.
University of Nebraska Extension agents and industry consultants will address several topics, including soybean seed treatments; row spacing and seed rates; soybean-variety development and breeding-advancement; and soil fertility options for soybean production.
"The Soybean Management Field Days provide an excellent opportunity for soybean farmers to see research being conducted in their own backyard and have discussions on topics and issues that are very relevant to soybean production across the state," says Keith Glewen, University of Nebraska extension educator.
Registration begins each day at 9 a.m. One-hour sessions rotate from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. All attendees will receive free lunch and an opportunity to receive certified crop adviser credits.
Farm locations include the Tim Rowe farm in Lexington, the Bob Kracl farm in O'Neill, the Keith Pillen farm in Platte Center and the Hotovy farm in David City.
"We've always been extremely happy about the turnout and end results of the previous field days," says Bohuslavsky. "We look forward to this being another successful year for us."
For information on the event, visit http://ardc.unl.edu/soydays.