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The University of Nebraska Extension, Nebraska Soybean Board and Midplains Ag in Elgin, Nebraska are collaborating on a Technologies for Irrigation Management Field Day near Elgin on Wednesday, August 30, 2017.
The field day will be held at the Rich Uhrenholdt farm located 3 miles south and 5.5 miles west of Elgin. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. with presentations beginning at 9 a.m.
Ben Buckner and Dr. Olivia Kellner are the keynote speakers. Buckner of AgResource will talk about current market outlook. Dr. Kellner, a climatologist and meteorologist with Climate Impact Company, will explain how weather forecasts can be used to help make farm and field decisions.
Demonstrations will include Jain Irrigation sprinklers, AgSense telemetry control of pivots and soil moisture sensors, drones in agriculture and phosphorus usage in soybeans.
A noon meal sponsored by Nebraska Soybean Board will be provided with free will donation to benefit the Elgin FFA.