UNL's Gudmundsen Sandhills Laboratory Open House Aug. 25

Preserving the family ranch, animal welfare and beef nutrition updates are on the agenda.

Published on: Aug 12, 2010

An open house at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's Gudmundsen Sandhills Laboratory in the Sandhills will be held Aug. 25, beginning at 8:30 a.m., MDT.

Presentations on a wide variety of cattle and natural resources management topics are planned throughout the day at the laboratory near Whitman at the Wagonhammer Education Center. Don Adams, director of UNL's West Central Research and Extension Center, and Linda Boeckner, director of UNL's Panhandle Research and Extension Center, will provide the welcome comments.

The 11th annual open house is geared toward producers, but anyone can participate. Exhibits also will be on display during the entire time of the open house. Businesses, services and associations supporting the beef cattle industry will participate.

Morning presentations include "Preserving and Protecting Nebraska's Most Precious Asset: The Family Business," "New Prospects for the Old Ranch" and "The Uniqueness of the Groundwater Supply at Gudmundsen Sandhills Laboratory."

UNL Extension Dean Elbert Dickey will give remarks before lunch.

For the afternoon program, participants have the choice of attending presentations addressing HSUS and other animal activist groups, animal welfare, the Sandhills Grazing Systems, beef nutrition research update and beef systems research,

For more information, call 308-696-6701, 800-657-211 or e-mail eheil@unlnotes.unl.edu by Aug. 23.

The complete agenda for the open house can be found at Open House.