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Wheat News and Updates
NWB accepting summer internship applications
NWB is accepting applications for the position of summer intern. This position is an unpaid internship running May 15-August 15, with an expected workload of 15-20 hours per week. The selected intern can expect to gain experience in event planning, media relations, engage with at least 1 international trade delegation and develop several print and design materials to expand their portfolio. Applications are due by COB April 16, 2018. A copy of the application can be found here:Intern Application Summer unpaid 032218
NWB accepting applications for FY 18-19 Wheat Ambassador Program
NWB is currently accepting applications from UNL students interested in the Wheat Ambassador Program next school year. Selected students will complete 6 trade shows, 6 classroom/group presentations, 2 group-organized events, and receive a $1,000 scholarship. Applications are due by COB April 16, 2018. A copy of the application can be found here: Ag Ambassador Application 032218
NWB announces board of director opening
A directorship position for District 2 is open for appointment by the Governor. District 2 includes Kimball, Banner and Cheyenne counties. The term would run July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2023. The filing deadline for appointment is 5 pm CST on May 31, 2018. Rick Larson, the current district 2 director has indicated he will not seek reappointment. More information can be found here: NWB announces District 2 BOD opening
NWGA Past-President visits DC and talks with Mexican Ambassador
Randon Peters, the past president of NWGA also serves as chair of the Joint International Trade Committee for US Wheat Associates and the National Association of Wheat Growers. Recently he and a few other ag representatives were in Washington, DC to visit with Senator Sasse and the Mexican Ambassador on trade issues.
Bake & Take Month
March is Bake & Take month. This event celebrates wheat foods and education along with community outreach. For more than 40 years, Nebraska Wheat has shared wheat treats and wheat stories with members of the area community. We also encourage anyone who wishes to participate to bake a treat and share it with friends, neighbors, shut-ins others in their communities. Nebraska Wheat offers free recipe cards and stickers to persons or organizations interested in participating. Contract our office to request your materials. This year’s recipes include crockpot cherry chocolate lava cake and mini dessert tacos. A digital copy of the recipes is available here: 2018 Bake & Take cards for print.
NWB and NWGA visit Capitol Hill
Board members from both NWB and NWGA visited congressional representatives while in Washington DC for the National Winter Wheat Conference. The group discussed Farm Bill, trade policy and research concerns with legislative leaders.
UNL News and Updates
- Visit the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s page about all things wheat.
- Keep up to date with crop production and pest management practices via UNL’s CropWatch newsletter.
- View information on the 2016 Winter Wheat Variety Trials.
- Learn more about the Panhandle Research and Extension Center.
- View the Wheat Disease Profiles I and the Wheat Disease Profiles II.
- Take the Virtual Wheat Varieties Tour.
- Learn more about the Small Grains Breeding being done by Dr. P. Stephen Baenziger at UNL.