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Panhandle Agricultural Summit Dec. 12-13 in Gering
Wild swings in market prices ... drought ... not enough water or too much water ... new regulations and new technology: What does this all mean for Panhandle agriculture? Can the regional ag sector take action now to better position itself for the future?
The Panhandle Agricultural Summit Dec. 12-13 in Gering will bring ag leaders together to discuss key issues and make a plan to position the Panhandle for the future. The summit is sponsored by the Scottsbluff-Gering United Chamber of Commerce Agribusiness Committee and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Panhandle Research and Extension Center. It will take place at the Gering Civic Center.
The first day, Dec. 12, begins with registration at 11 a.m. and will conclude by 5 p.m. The second day begins at 7 a.m. with continental breakfast and will conclude by noon.
Advance registration is required and due by Dec. 5. There is a $35 per person registration fee to cover the costs of meals and speakers. To register, contact the Scottsbluff-Gering United Chamber of Commerce, 308-632-2133.
Several discussion points will steer the sessions:
- Major factors driving change that affect agriculture
- Issues related to our crops, livestock and water
- How the Panhandle can respond to these factors
Day one will focus on emerging trends that affect producers and the region. The summit begins at 11 a.m. with registration and welcome. The luncheon keynote speaker will be Dr. Ronnie Green, NU Vice President of Agriculture/IANR Harlan Vice Chancellor.
Three afternoon speakers will address trends in specific ag sectors. In crops, Corby Jensen, Regional Technology Development Lead for Monsanto Co., will speak about “Technology and Trends Shaping High Plains Agriculture.”
In livestock, Dr. Tom Field, Director of the UNL Engler Agribusiness Entrepreneurship Program, will speak on “Transformational Influences on the Livestock Industry.” Water will be covered by Lincoln Attorney Lee Orton, who will speak on “Water Resources - Nebraska’s Investment?”
A response summing up the afternoon’s main points will be provided by Dr. Chuck Hibberd, Dean of UNL Extension, and Leo Hoehn, ag producer, Hoehn Farms.
The second day will consist of small-group discussions in which participants will prioritize main issues from day one, then develop action plans with pragmatic objectives. The morning will consist of a structured session led by Tobias Spanier, University of Minnesota Extension Educator. The day begins with continental breakfast at 7 a.m. and will conclude by noon.