The 13th annual fall seminar series offered by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's Center for Grassland Studies will feature faculty and guest lecturers on topics ranging from ethanol's effect on cow-calf producers to effects of grassland management on birds.
The seminars, free and open to the public, are held most Mondays during the fall semester, 3 to 4 p.m., at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's East Union.
The series features Burke Teichert, this year's Leu Distinguished Lecturer. Teichert, is a management consultant for ranches in Nebraska and Wyoming who has taught agribusiness and farm and ranch management classes. Teichert's lecture, "Managing Rangelands with Cattle and Wildlife for Ecological Sustainability and Economic Return," is Oct. 1. His visit to UNL is made possible by a gift from the Frank and Margaret Leu family to the University of Nebraska Foundation.
The full schedule:
Sept. 17 - Darrell Mark, agricultural economics, UNL, "Ethanol's Effect on Cow-Calf Producers."
Sept. 24 - Pat Reece, agronomy and horticulture, Panhandle Research and Extension Center, UNL, "Observations on Grazing Myths and Practice: Three Steps to Success."
Oct. 1 - Burke Teichert, operational vice president, Farm Management Company, "Managing Rangelands with Cattle and Wildlife for Ecological Sustainability and Economic Return."
Oct. 8 - Marian Langan, director, Spring Creek Prairie Audubon Center, "Nebraska's Tall Grass Prairie: History or Legacy."
Oct. 15 - Rick Rasby, animal science, UNL, "Use of Distillers Grain in Backgrounding and Cow-Calf Systems."
Oct. 22 - No seminar (semester break).
Oct. 29 - Bruce Anderson, agronomy and horticulture, UNL, "Forage Issues in Mainland China."
Nov. 5 - No seminar.
Nov. 12 - Jim Stubbendieck, agronomy and horticulture and director, Center for Great Plains Studies, UNL, "Experiences with Wildlife in South Africa."
Nov. 19 - Brad Jakubowski, agronomy and horticulture, UNL, "Opportunities in Sports Turf Management."
Nov. 26 - Luciana Toda, graduate student, entomology, UNL, "Buffalograss Resistance to the Chinch Bug."
Dec. 3 - Larkin Powell, School of Natural Resources, UNL, "Effects of Grassland Management on Upland Game Bird Production."
Dec. 10 - Neal Bryan, graduate student, agronomy and horticulture, UNL, "Grassland to Woodland Transitions: Nebraska and the World."
The schedule is subject to revision. Changes will be noted on the Fall 2007 seminar listing on the center's Web site.
Videos of the seminars will be available for onsite viewing or checkout from the Center for Grassland Studies reference center. For more information, contact the center at 402-472-4101, e-mail [email protected], or visit www.grassland.unl.edu.