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Jenny's REESources, by Jenny Rees, UNL Extension
The 10th annual Cornhusker Economics Outlook meeting series will be held at five locations across the state in November and will focus on ag outlook and management decisions for farmers and ranchers. The annual meeting series is offered by UNL Extension and the Department of Agricultural Economics and is available free to participants with the support of Great Western Bank along with several local sponsors. The outlook meetings are scheduled for a concise, fast-paced discussion of this year's crop, livestock, policy, and financial outlooks. Speakers and topics will be:
· Kate Brooks, extension livestock economist at UNL, will discuss the excitement and uncertainty in the livestock market as well as supply and demand issues affecting  beef and pork production and marketing decisions. 
· Cory Walters, extension crop economist at UNL, will provide outlook and analysis for corn, soybean, and wheat producers discussing the current price environment, crop insurance, and supply and demand factors influencing next year's prices.    
· Brad Lubben, extension policy specialist at UNL, will provide perspectives on how to navigate choices in the new farm bill. Lubben will discuss whether to sign up for ARC or PLC and whether this is the only policy issue worth worrying about. 
· Tina Barrett, director, Nebraska Farm Business, Inc., and agricultural economics  instructor, will discuss the financial situation facing Nebraska farmers and ranchers.  Specifically, Barrett will discuss managing cost of production through a time of "minimizing losses" rather than "maximizing profits" for crop farmers and lessons to be learned from extreme profitability for livestock producers.
This outlook agenda is packaged into a two hour format to provide producers the best available information and send them home ready to make 2015 management and marketing decisions. There is no charge but please RSVP with the local extension office of the meeting you plan to attend. Beatrice: Nov. 17 at the Gage Co. Fairgrounds, 9 a.m. Contact Paul Hay at 402-223-1384. Columbus: Nov. 18 at 9 a.m. at Central Community College. Contact Al Vyhnalek at (402) 563-4901. Curtis: Nov. 24 at 5 p.m. at NCTA Nebraska Ag Education Center Auditorium. Contact Paul Clark at (308) 367-5275. Hastings: Nov. 25 at 9 a.m. at Adams Co. Fairgrounds. Contact Ron Seymour at (402) 461-7209.
Returning to the Farm: UNL will be offering the "Returning to the Farm" workshop held over two weekends. The first weekend sessions will be Dec. 12 and 13 and the second Jan. 9 and 10.
During the program participants will:
(1) Review financial feasibility, balance sheets and trend sheets; (2) identify estate planning issues; (3) develop a farm/ranch transition plan; (4) set both personal and professional goals; and (5) look at the communication process between family members.
Returning to the farm is sponsored by the University of Nebraska ­ Ag Economics Department. Presenters will include Dave Aiken, Tina Barrett, Kate Brooks, Dave Goeller, Cheryl Griffith, Brad Lubben, Jay Parsons, Cory Walter and Roger Wilson. Information about this workshop is posted on our website:

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SHS drill team headed to Florida

The Superior High School drill team attended a dance camp in Hastings this summer. They competed against a vast array of teams from the area and qualified for the national competition in Orlando, Fla., and with their team score also qualified to compete in the Christmas Extravaganza to be held at Walt Disney World Dec. 4-7.
The team has decided to compete in the Christmas Extravaganza. The performance will be aired on television Christmas Day.

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