Ag Almanac Weekly Radio Features


Monday February 8, 2016
Becoming a Horse Show Judge
This spring, Nebraska Extension will be offering online and in-person workshops for aspiring horse show judges to become certified judges through training and a rulebook exam. The University of Nebraska-Lincoln also offers a spring introductory class and a collegiate level horse judging team to build experience in students interested in becoming horse show judges. Kathy Anderson, Nebraska Extension Horse Specialist. MP3
http://animalscience.unl.edu/horse-judging-information

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Tuesday February 9, 2016
Growing Unusually Colored Vegetables
During the winter months, many home gardeners are flipping through seed catalogs to decide what they want to grow this year. Instead of sticking to generic plants, add some color to your garden with ornamental colored vegetables. Sarah Browning, Nebraska Extension Educator in Lancaster County.MP3
http://lancaster.unl.edu/hort/veggie.shtml

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Wednesday February 10, 2016
31st Women in Ag Conference
With 25 percent of today’s farm operators in Nebraska, the role of women in agriculture has certainly changed tremendously over the years. Offering over 30 workshops geared to a wide range of women’s interests, the 31st Women in Agriculture Conference will be held in Kearney over Feb. 25 and 26. Cheryl Griffith, Women in Agriculture Coordinator.MP3
http://wia.unl.edu/

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Thursday February 11, 2016
Controlling Black Knot
Due to the lack of leaves during winter, it can be much easier to recognize swollen branches and twigs that indicate black knot, a fungal disease in landscapes and home orchards. By pruning and being careful with variety selection, this fungal disease can be controlled. Sarah Browning, Nebraska Extension Educator in Lancaster County.MP3
http://lancaster.unl.edu/hort/pests.shtml

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Friday February 12, 2016
4-H Companion Animal Projects
Winter months are a great time to prepare your companion animal for summer shows. Besides maintaining grooming and practicing handling, it is important to take this time to research your animal to prepare for showmanship or quiz bowls. Lisa Karr-Lilienthal, Nebraska Extension Companion Animal Specialist.MP3
http://4h.unl.edu/4hcurriculum/companionanimal

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