Monday Extension Report – August 17, 2015

August 18, 2015

Landlord/Tenant Cash Lease Workshop

Wednesday, August 19, 6:00 PM in the Extension Office meeting room.

Topics include:

  • Latest information about land values and cash rental rates for the area and state;
  • Expectations from the lease, including goal setting for the rental property;
  • Lease termination, including terminating handshake or verbal leases;
  • Lease communication, determining appropriate information sharing for both the tenant and landlord;
  • Pasture rental agreements.

If the evening doesn’t work for you, you can also catch the same workshop earlier that same afternoon at 1:00 pm in the Thomas Co. Courtroom in Thedford.

Gudmundsen Sandhills Laboratory open house is next week

The GSL open house is Wednesday, August 26 from 8:30-3:30 Mountain Time at the ranch north of Whitman. It’s a great line up of topics again this year, and of course lunch is provided. Call the West Central Research Center in North Platte to RSVP. The number is 308-696-6701.

Now is the best time to plant grass.

Whether it is lawns, or perennial forage, August 15 to September 15 is the preferred window for planting cool season grasses. If you don’t get it planted by September 15, then the second best option is a dormant season planting. Early or Late winter is a surprisingly good time to seed. For many people it is the second best option.

Hay probes are available for checkout from the Extension Office.

This year has been anything but a typical hay year. It is important they you test your hay for nutrient content, so you can best match your hay to your animals needs. Now is a good time to start pricing supplements, so it’s a good idea to know what exactly you need, if anything. Make sure you give us a call before you come in, just in case both probes are already out.

As always, you can call the extension office at 402-376-1850 for more information.


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