Ag Almanac Weekly Radio Features

Monday August 21, 2017
Plant Scientists Aim To Turn Sorghum Into Jet Fuel
The University of Nebraska - Lincoln will partner with 15 other institutions on a $100 million dollar grant looking a new bio-energy and bio-product innovations. The research will focus on sorghum, a drought tolerant plant that has potential for high bio-oil content. Tom Clemente, University of Nebraska Professor of Agronomy and Eugene W. Price Distinguished Professor in Biotechnology, Center for Plant Science Innovation.MP3
http://news.unl.edu/newsrooms/today/article/plant-scientists-aim-to-turn-sorghum-into-jet-fuel/

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Tuesday August 22, 2017
Nebraska Food Manufacturer's Exhibit
State fair goers we have an opportunity to sample and purchase locally produced food products at this years UNL Food Processing Centers Nebraska food manufacturer's exhibit. The exhibit runs the duration of the fair and it located in the 4-H/FFA building. Jill Gifford UNL Food Processing Center National Food Entrepreneur Program Manager.MP3
http://www.statefair.org/events/2017/unl-food-processing-center-nebraska-food-manufacturers-exhibit

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Wednesday August 23, 2017
Flooded Gardens
Heavy rain in central caused flooding to many agriculture crops as well as many home vegetable gardens. Most vegetable plants will survive if flooding is under 48 hours. Standing water over 48 will result in yield reduction and plant death. Elizabeth Killinger, Nebraska Extension Educator.MP3
http://extensiontv.unl.edu/v/4093

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Thursday August 24, 2017
Irrigation Field Day
Coming up on Wednesday August 30th, producers have a chance to attend the 2017 irrigation management field day near Elgin. Presentations, field tours, demonstrations and a tradeshow will be part of the daylong event. Amy Timmerman, Nebraska Extension Educator.MP3
www.midplainsag.com

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Friday August 25, 2017
Raising Nebraska
Visitors to the 2017 Nebraska state fair have an opportunity to experience the Raising Nebraska exhibit. This incredible 25,000-foot interactive agriculture exhibit allows visitors to experience science, innovation, community and culture. Beth Janning, Nebraska Extension 4-H Science and Agriculture in Action Educator.MP3
www.midplainsag.com

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