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NWB Announces Participants in the 2020-2021 Ambassador Program

NWB Announces Participants in the 2020-2021 Ambassador Program Lincoln, NE— The Nebraska Wheat Board is excited to announce the selection of two students for the 2020-2021 Wheat Ambassador Program. The program will work to enhance student leadership, identify career goals and gain insight into the Nebraska wheat industry.     Emma Goosic of Franklin, NE […]


Delsing & Knobel re-elected as Chair & Vice Chair of the NWB

Delsing & Knobel re-elected as Chair & Vice Chair of the NWB The Nebraska Wheat Board (NWB) held their first quarter meeting on August 3, 2020 in North Platte, NE. The meeting included the swearing in of Rick Dunbar as representative of District 7, updates from the University of Nebraska – Lincoln, a strategic planning […]


Rick Dunbar of Eustis appointed to Nebraska Wheat Board

Rick Dunbar of Eustis appointed to Nebraska Wheat Board Governor Pete Ricketts recently appointed Rick Dunbar of Eustis as director for District 7 on the Nebraska Wheat Board (NWB). Prior to farming, Rick Dunbar graduated from the University of Nebraska – Lincoln with a degree in Agricultural Economics. Following graduation he worked in Ag Lending […]


Nebraska Wheat Board Announces August Meeting

Nebraska Wheat Board Announces August Meeting Lincoln, NE— The Nebraska Wheat Board (NWB) will hold its next meeting Monday, August 3, 2020 at West Central Research and Extension Center, 402 W State Farm Rd., North Platte, NE 69101. The meeting will begin at 8:30 a.m. CDT. During the meeting, the NWB board will receive reports […]


Wheat harvest continues to move through Nebraska

Wheat Harvest Continues to Move Through Nebraska A lot of progress was made this past week for wheat harvest in Nebraska. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) reports that harvest is 50 percent complete in the state. This past fall, producers planted 920,000 acres of wheat, though only 850,000 are expected to be harvested. […]


Wheat Harvest Begins Across Nebraska

Wheat Harvest Begins Across Nebraska After extreme highs and lows in Nebraska throughout the wheat growing season, harvest has finally begun. Producers along the southern border and in the southwest corner of the state have cleaned and tuned up their combines and are hitting the fields this week. As the month progresses we will see harvest continue to […]


The Future of Plant Breeding Depends on Sound Science-Based Policy

The Future of Plant Breeding Depends on Sound Science-Based Policy JUNE 19, 2020 By Shelbi Knisley, USW Director of Trade Policy New breeding technologies are forecast to offer many promises for consumers, producers and the environment. Plant Breeding Innovations (PBI) is a term defined by the International Seed Federation as, “the constantly evolving ideas and practices which […]


UNL Field Days

UNL Field Days CONTACT: David Ostdiek, 308-631-1859; Cody Creech at ccreech2@unl.edu or 308-632-1266   UNL field days, wheat variety tours are available as self-guided and online events The COVID-19 pandemic is putting limits on public face-to-face programs, but Nebraska Extension will sponsor a variety of events in mid-June to share updates on the wheat variety trials […]


Nebraska Wheat Board Ambassador Program

Nebraska Wheat Board Ambassador Program The Nebraska Wheat Board (NWB) is now accepting applications for the 2020-2021 school year Ambassador Program. The goal of the NWB Ambassador Program is to develop college-aged students into better advocates and leaders in agriculture and to help them grow both personally and professionally. The program consists of ambassadors participating […]