Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Idaho Hay and Forage Conference Feb 25-26

The Idaho Hay and Forage Conference and Trade Show is coming to the Burley in on Thursday and Friday February 25th and 26th.  The conference is produced by the Idaho.

Registration opens at 7:00 AM and the first presentation begins at 8:20 AM.

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Power Up Your Farm: Women In Ag Conference March 19


Save the date: March 19, 2016

Mark your calendar and join us for inspiration, knowledge and networking on Saturday, March 19, 2016 for the 5th Annual Women in Agriculture Conference.

"Power Up Your Farm" is the theme for the fifth annual Women in Agriculture Conference and will be an engaging, interactive day full of inspiration, learning and networking with other women farmers. This conference is a one-day event held simultaneously in 31 locations throughout Washington, Alaska, Idaho, Montana and Oregon.

Extension Educator for Beef Systems Needed in Nebraska

Extension Educator Beef Systems

University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Nebraska Extension is looking for an Extension Educator headquartered in Saunders County at the Eastern Nebraska Research and Extension Center to provide regional leadership and develop comprehensive learning programs focused on Integrated Crop and Beef Production Systems. The program emphasis is nutrition/reproductive management, beef herd improvement, and adoption of technologies that will lead to development of new profit centers and expanding Nebraska’s cow herd.  For a detailed position description & how to apply, go to, requisition F_160025. Review of applications will be 03/08/2016. The University of Nebraska is committed to a pluralistic campus community through affirmative action, equal opportunity, work-life balance, & dual careers. . See

Friday, February 5, 2016

USDA Pest Management Program Targets Virus-transmitting Mosquitoes

By Sandra Avant
February 3, 2016
U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists and their collaborators recently completed an area-wide pest management program targeting the Asian tiger mosquito (ATM), Aedes albopictus, which can transmit viruses such as dengue, chikungunya, yellow fever and Zika.

Click Here to read more about it!

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Western Idaho Cropping School February 9th

Olga Walsh, the western Idaho cropping system specialist, is hosting a workshop at the Best Western Plus Caldwell In and Suites at 908 Spect Avenue in Caldwell, February 9th from 8 AM to 1 PM.  The program will provide Crop Advisor Credit and will cover subjects from resistant weeds to unmanned aerial vehicles.  Cost of the program is $20.

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Wednesday, February 3, 2016

New Idaho Custom Rate Guide Available

The extremely popular Bulletin 729, Custom Rate for Idaho Agricultural Operations has been revised for 2013-14 and is now available.  The publication by Paul Patterson and Kathleen Painter reviews a survey of custom rates from the 3 regions of Idaho.  It includes an explanation  of how to evaluate cost of operating machinery custom basis.

The publication may be ordered from the University of Idaho Extension Publication Catalog in printed form for a fee, or downloaded as a PDF file for free.

If you are a custom operators or are considering hiring a custom rate operator, this is a publication that you need.  Review the publication at:

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

The Annual Univeristiy of Idaho, Souther and Eastern Idaho Cereal Schools This Week

 Check out this link for program details...


Registration starts at 8:30 AM. Lunch is provided. Agenda runs through about 3:00 PM - 3:30 PM depending upon location. AND THERE WILL BE NEW LOCATIONS IN BURLEY & IDAHO FALLS! Admission will be charged at the door to assist in paying for room, breaks, and food. 


Feb 2 - Burley, Morey’s Steak House, 219 E 3rd Street 

Feb 3 - Pocatello, Red Lion Hotel, 1555 Pocatello Creek Road

Feb 4 - Idaho Falls, Residence Inn, 635 West Broadway 

Feb 4 - Ashton, Trails Inn Restaurant

Feb 6 - Preston, Robinson Building, 186 West 2nd North


The Cereals Small Grain Report will no longer be free. Please bring $15 cash or check or feel free to download it yourself at our website: