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Big Red Fair showcases programs, activities

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln built an agricultural research station in the Panhandle 98 years ago.

As the 21st Century unfolds, agriculture is still at the heart of the university’s mission in western Nebraska, but the variety of programs has expanded to include youth and 4-H, community development, health and nutrition, personal finance and technology.

The public can learn more about UNL programs and activities in the Panhandle District on Tuesday, July 29, at the 2008 Big Red Fair.

“It’s Happening… at the Center” is this year’s theme. The event is scheduled to run from 5-8 p.m. at the Panhandle Research and Extension Center at Scottsbluff. This year’s Big Red Fair is several days earlier than in past years to avoid conflicts with several county fairs.

UNL programs in western Nebraska are wide-ranging, current, and responsive to local needs. The topics on display at the Big Red Fair are diverse as high-tech crop-breeding methods, cutting-edge livestock research, changes in the 2008 farm bill, and 4-H activities related to climate research in Antarctica.

Riding tours will showcase crop research being conducted by UNL specialists in small plots. This year’s tour will convey the diversity of this research, and how it responds to issues unique to this area’s agriculture and environment. Tour stops will include limited irrigation, no-till crop systems; western bean cutworm treatment thresholds on corn; using perennial grasses to replace invasive weed species; and growing crops with limited water supplies.

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Two horticultural tours will focus on converting bluegrass to buffalograss and also on saving water in the landscape.

Visitors will be able to visit numerous displays and enter drawings for several door prizes, including volleyballs autographed by the NU volleyball team. Health screening will be conducted by nursing students from the University of Nebraska Medical Center’s College of Nursing in Scottsbluff.

Prospective college students will have the opportunity to talk to UNL representatives. Dinner will be provided by the Scottsbluff/Gering United Chamber of Commerce, followed by an ice-cream social.

The Panhandle Research and Extension Center, at 4502 Avenue I, is one of four regional centers operated by UNL’s Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources. The Center is also the administrative hub for the 17-county Panhandle Extension District, comprising 17 counties in the Nebraska Panhandle and north-central Nebraska.

The staff includes about 18 specialists and 18 educators who are involved in gaining new knowledge through research and sharing the knowledge through extension work.

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln built an agricultural research station in the Panhandle 98 years ago.

As the 21st Century unfolds, agriculture is still at the heart of the university’s mission in western Nebraska, but the variety of programs has expanded to include youth and 4-H, community development, health and nutrition, personal finance and technology.

The public can learn more about UNL programs and activities in the Panhandle District on Tuesday, July 29, at the 2008 Big Red Fair.

“It’s Happening… at the Center” is this year’s theme. The event is scheduled to run from 5-8 p.m. at the Panhandle Research and Extension Center at Scottsbluff. This year’s Big Red Fair is several days earlier than in past years to avoid conflicts with several county fairs.

UNL programs in western Nebraska are wide-ranging, current, and responsive to local needs. The topics on display at the Big Red Fair are diverse as high-tech crop-breeding methods, cutting-edge livestock research, changes in the 2008 farm bill, and 4-H activities related to climate research in Antarctica.

Riding tours will showcase crop research being conducted by UNL specialists in small plots. This year’s tour will convey the diversity of this research, and how it responds to issues unique to this area’s agriculture and environment. Tour stops will include limited irrigation, no-till crop systems; western bean cutworm treatment thresholds on corn; using perennial grasses to replace invasive weed species; and growing crops with limited water supplies.

Two horticultural tours will focus on converting bluegrass to buffalograss and also on saving water in the landscape.

Visitors will be able to visit numerous displays and enter drawings for several door prizes, including volleyballs autographed by the NU volleyball team. Health screening will be conducted by nursing students from the University of Nebraska Medical Center’s College of Nursing in Scottsbluff.

Prospective college students will have the opportunity to talk to UNL representatives. Dinner will be provided by the Scottsbluff/Gering United Chamber of Commerce, followed by an ice-cream social.

The Panhandle Research and Extension Center, at 4502 Avenue I, is one of four regional centers operated by UNL’s Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources. The Center is also the administrative hub for the 17-county Panhandle Extension District, comprising 17 counties in the Nebraska Panhandle and north-central Nebraska.

The staff includes about 18 specialists and 18 educators who are involved in gaining new knowledge through research and sharing the knowledge through extension work.

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln built an agricultural research station in the Panhandle 98 years ago.

As the 21st Century unfolds, agriculture is still at the heart of the university’s mission in western Nebraska, but the variety of programs has expanded to include youth and 4-H, community development, health and nutrition, personal finance and technology.

The public can learn more about UNL programs and activities in the Panhandle District on Tuesday, July 29, at the 2008 Big Red Fair.

“It’s Happening… at the Center” is this year’s theme. The event is scheduled to run from 5-8 p.m. at the Panhandle Research and Extension Center at Scottsbluff. This year’s Big Red Fair is several days earlier than in past years to avoid conflicts with several county fairs.

UNL programs in western Nebraska are wide-ranging, current, and responsive to local needs. The topics on display at the Big Red Fair are diverse as high-tech crop-breeding methods, cutting-edge livestock research, changes in the 2008 farm bill, and 4-H activities related to climate research in Antarctica.

Riding tours will showcase crop research being conducted by UNL specialists in small plots. This year’s tour will convey the diversity of this research, and how it responds to issues unique to this area’s agriculture and environment. Tour stops will include limited irrigation, no-till crop systems; western bean cutworm treatment thresholds on corn; using perennial grasses to replace invasive weed species; and growing crops with limited water supplies.

Two horticultural tours will focus on converting bluegrass to buffalograss and also on saving water in the landscape.

Visitors will be able to visit numerous displays and enter drawings for several door prizes, including volleyballs autographed by the NU volleyball team. Health screening will be conducted by nursing students from the University of Nebraska Medical Center’s College of Nursing in Scottsbluff.

Prospective college students will have the opportunity to talk to UNL representatives. Dinner will be provided by the Scottsbluff/Gering United Chamber of Commerce, followed by an ice-cream social.

The Panhandle Research and Extension Center, at 4502 Avenue I, is one of four regional centers operated by UNL’s Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources. The Center is also the administrative hub for the 17-county Panhandle Extension District, comprising 17 counties in the Nebraska Panhandle and north-central Nebraska.

The staff includes about 18 specialists and 18 educators who are involved in gaining new knowledge through research and sharing the knowledge through extension work.

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln built an agricultural research station in the Panhandle 98 years ago.

As the 21st Century unfolds, agriculture is still at the heart of the university’s mission in western Nebraska, but the variety of programs has expanded to include youth and 4-H, community development, health and nutrition, personal finance and technology.

The public can learn more about UNL programs and activities in the Panhandle District on Tuesday, July 29, at the 2008 Big Red Fair.

“It’s Happening… at the Center” is this year’s theme. The event is scheduled to run from 5-8 p.m. at the Panhandle Research and Extension Center at Scottsbluff. This year’s Big Red Fair is several days earlier than in past years to avoid conflicts with several county fairs.

UNL programs in western Nebraska are wide-ranging, current, and responsive to local needs. The topics on display at the Big Red Fair are diverse as high-tech crop-breeding methods, cutting-edge livestock research, changes in the 2008 farm bill, and 4-H activities related to climate research in Antarctica.

Riding tours will showcase crop research being conducted by UNL specialists in small plots. This year’s tour will convey the diversity of this research, and how it responds to issues unique to this area’s agriculture and environment. Tour stops will include limited irrigation, no-till crop systems; western bean cutworm treatment thresholds on corn; using perennial grasses to replace invasive weed species; and growing crops with limited water supplies.

Two horticultural tours will focus on converting bluegrass to buffalograss and also on saving water in the landscape.

Visitors will be able to visit numerous displays and enter drawings for several door prizes, including volleyballs autographed by the NU volleyball team. Health screening will be conducted by nursing students from the University of Nebraska Medical Center’s College of Nursing in Scottsbluff.

Prospective college students will have the opportunity to talk to UNL representatives. Dinner will be provided by the Scottsbluff/Gering United Chamber of Commerce, followed by an ice-cream social.

The Panhandle Research and Extension Center, at 4502 Avenue I, is one of four regional centers operated by UNL’s Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources. The Center is also the administrative hub for the 17-county Panhandle Extension District, comprising 17 counties in the Nebraska Panhandle and north-central Nebraska.

The staff includes about 18 specialists and 18 educators who are involved in gaining new knowledge through research and sharing the knowledge through extension work.