Dairy Adventure: Fair Oaks Farms (photo journal)

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I recently had the opportunity to visit Fair Oaks Farms in Indiana. Fair Oaks Farm specializes in transparency and is an agrotourism venue highlighting dairy cows and swine. As a guest to Fair Oaks Farms you can choose to do … Continue reading

Avian Influenza: Guidelines for Backyard Poultry Flocks


The Nebraska Department of Agriculture recently decided to cancel all poultry shows, sales, and swap-meets as a proactive measure designed to increase biosecurity and decrease the potential spread of Avian Influenza. This article (written by myself and Dr. Sheila Purdum, … Continue reading

Heat Stress: Something to sweat about

Cows under tree

In Eastern Nebraska, our temperatures have jumped the last few days, the nights aren’t cooling down, there is high humidity, and no wind. Unfortunately, this combination can be dangerous for livestock. At UNL, our beef team has been trying to … Continue reading

Record rainfall accross the country shatters May records

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May was the wettest month in recorded history for many locations across the U.S. In Lincoln, Nebraska (the capital city), we received a total of 10.90 inches of rain just in May 2015. That broke the record held from 1903 … Continue reading

Avian Influenza-Nebraska Update

Photo Courtesy Nebraska Extension Poultry website.

Originally posted on JenREESources's Extension Blog:
Dr. Sheila Purdum, Nebraska Extension Poultry Specialist asked us to share the following Photo courtesy Nebraska Extension Poultry website. information about avian influenza.  Unfortunately, Nebraska has HPAI H5N2 in a commercial flock of…

Animal Agriculture Alliance Symposium take-aways


I recently attended the Animal Agriculture Alliance’s 14th Annual Stakeholders Summit. It was a great summit with top-notch speakers, important and relevant topics, and great networking opportunities (you can find the agenda and full details here). This year the theme … Continue reading

10 Things You May Not Know About GMOs


Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) are a huge advancement in agricultural technology. Wanda wrote a great blog post about some of the most common misconceptions about GMOs. 10 Things You May Not Know About GMOs. What questions do you still have? … Continue reading