Video 8 - 2020 Virtual Nebraska Soybean Day and Machinery Expo
Behind the scenes employee recognition, Keith Glewen; Nebraska Soybean Association Information Update, Dennis Fujan; Announcement of Soybean Management Field Day Grand Prize Winners (Learn more at https://enrec.unl.edu/2020SoyDays), Scott Ritzman, Nebraska Soybean Board Director; and Nebraska Soybean Board Update, Richard Bartek
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[00:00:12.280]Welcome back everyone,
[00:00:13.630]to the Nebraska Soybean Day and Machinery Expo.
[00:00:17.940]Minus the machinery this year due to the pandemic,
[00:00:21.810]we're doing our Expo and Soybean Day live, virtually.
[00:00:26.690]So welcome if you were not able to join us this morning,
[00:00:30.130]my name is Keith Glewen, Extension Educator, located here,
[00:00:33.620]at the Eastern Nebraska Research and Extension Center.
[00:00:37.180]I'd like to share with you a few items right now.
[00:00:43.130]Give me a second here.
[00:00:47.105]I cannot find them.
[00:00:48.020]So, where did they go?
[00:01:07.660]Bear with me folks.
[00:01:11.070]Technology in it's fineness.
[00:01:13.600]There they are.
[00:01:21.350]I'm pleased to share with you individuals,
[00:01:26.570]who are behind the scenes,
[00:01:29.210]and they make a lot of our extension programs successful,
[00:01:33.340]and they make us look good,
[00:01:34.550]and I can't thank them enough for their support.
[00:01:40.010]Eric Bark is located on our campus,
[00:01:43.400]and he's the man who sets up the zoom information's,
[00:01:49.310]and invitation and so forth.
[00:01:51.820]And Mark Christian is an IT specialist,
[00:01:54.550]here at the Eastern Nebraska Research and Extension Center.
[00:01:58.090]And he's been in viewing all day today,
[00:02:01.810]and I think he'd rather be fishing somewhere else,
[00:02:08.070]rather being at work.
[00:02:09.210]But there you can see, he's got a nice fish,
[00:02:12.440]but Mark does an exceptional job,
[00:02:16.080]in helping us out with the technical aspects.
[00:02:18.930]Cheryl Dunbar is our Office Manager here.
[00:02:21.450]And Cheryl in the past,
[00:02:24.210]has been at the fairgrounds, over the course of the years,
[00:02:27.960]working with the Saunders County Soybean Growers,
[00:02:30.760]and making sure all you guys had (indistinct) doughnuts,
[00:02:34.760]and pancakes, and food,
[00:02:36.560]and taking care of registration and so forth.
[00:02:40.130]And then on Deloris Pittman, on the far right there,
[00:02:46.758]she is actively involved,
[00:02:48.670]with our Marketing and Promotions,
[00:02:51.630]and she's located here,
[00:02:53.250]at the Eastern Nebraska Research and Extension Center.
[00:02:56.260]And we thank her for all her work,
[00:02:59.150]in communicating with media,
[00:03:01.990]and getting the word out about our educational programs.
[00:03:07.320]They all do a great job.
[00:03:09.060]So thank you very much for the team effort.
[00:03:14.500]Again today's program, is being sponsored in part,
[00:03:18.380]by the Nebraska Soybean Board,
[00:03:23.240]and Nebraska Extension,
[00:03:25.740]as well as the Saunders County Soybean Growers Organization.
[00:03:29.870]And here you can see a slide,
[00:03:34.000]of our Saunders County Soybean Grower Directors.
[00:03:37.020]Now, a bunch of farmers got together back in the '80s
[00:03:40.870]and they decided to start a Soybean Growers Organization...
[00:03:50.540]And I need, okay.
[00:03:52.240]And so our group has been affiliated,
[00:03:56.040]with Nebraska Soybean Association,
[00:03:58.490]since the early '80s
[00:04:00.780]and they have term limits.
[00:04:02.870]And after serving your term,
[00:04:05.550]we find new directors.
[00:04:06.770]And I need to compliment these people,
[00:04:10.710]because they've been of great help,
[00:04:13.130]in conducting this educational program as well as others.
[00:04:18.460]Of course during the pandemic,
[00:04:19.830]their efforts have been put to a halt almost,
[00:04:23.440]but we know that in the months and years ahead,
[00:04:26.900]that they'll become very active again.
[00:04:29.770]Also like to recognize (indistinct)
[00:04:34.180]Local farm operator Soybean Growers, Doug Bartek,
[00:04:38.840]who is a Director,
[00:04:40.180]for the Nebraska Soybean Association District Five.
[00:04:43.150]And then Dennis Fujan, whom you're gonna hear from shortly,
[00:04:47.550]is a director or serving as an ungoverned committee,
[00:04:51.100]for the American Soybean Association.
[00:04:53.380]So, again we thank them for their efforts.
[00:05:01.450]Moving on here, I want to...
[00:05:08.640]Let's see here.
[00:05:10.450]I need to bring up another slide.
[00:05:29.100]Hi, I'm Dennis Fujan,
[00:05:30.870]with the Nebraska Soybean Association.
[00:05:33.620]I'm also one of two directors,
[00:05:35.380]from Nebraska on the American Soybean Association.
[00:05:39.270]I currently serve, as an at-large member,
[00:05:42.140]on the governing committee,
[00:05:43.680]as well as on the Farm Policy Advocacy team
[00:05:47.020]and the Soy PAC Committee.
[00:05:49.240]Thank you for tuning in today to the virtual format,
[00:05:52.100]for the Nebraska Soybean Expo,
[00:05:54.610]rather than our in-person gathering,
[00:05:56.900]that we normally have, at the Saunders County Fairgrounds.
[00:06:00.180]This has been a tough year for everyone as you know,
[00:06:02.960]and we're all trying to adapt,
[00:06:05.610]even us old guys like myself and Keith Glewen,
[00:06:08.010]are trying to make the best of it.
[00:06:11.030]Keith has put together a real good program for you.
[00:06:13.610]And so thank you Keith, for putting this together,
[00:06:15.860]and thanks to all who gave you an assist.
[00:06:18.680]Yeah, American Soybean Association,
[00:06:20.420]held their annual meeting virtually December 9th and 10th.
[00:06:24.087]And I was elected to serve,
[00:06:25.430]on the governing committee at that time.
[00:06:29.020]A lot of the issues that we're looking at right now,
[00:06:31.340]are especially with the new administration coming in,
[00:06:33.590]to the White House,
[00:06:34.970]we're going to be having a new Ag Secretary,
[00:06:38.010]appears that it's going to be Tom Vilsack,
[00:06:40.090]who served in that position for eight years,
[00:06:43.900]in the Obama administration.
[00:06:46.140]So we're going to be getting reacquainted with him,
[00:06:48.780]and his staff as well.
[00:06:51.110]We're monitoring all new appointments at USDA,
[00:06:54.260]and so now,
[00:06:55.093]we gonna have to get established relationship with them,
[00:06:57.710]and their staff too.
[00:07:00.070]The House in Senate,
[00:07:00.950]are going to be voting on new leadership positions,
[00:07:04.250]that should be done after the 1st of the year.
[00:07:07.730]The Senate Ag Chair retiring is Pat Roberts from Kansas,
[00:07:14.090]and the new chair appears to be John Boozman,
[00:07:16.890]a Republican from Arkansas.
[00:07:19.260]Now that could change, with a runoff election,
[00:07:23.450]that is scheduled to happen January 5th in Georgia.
[00:07:27.200]There's two Senate seats there, both held by Republicans,
[00:07:30.560]and if the Republicans should retain,
[00:07:32.960]either one or both of those seats,
[00:07:35.400]then the Republicans will retain control,
[00:07:37.720]of leadership positions in Senate.
[00:07:40.330]But if they should lose both of those seats,
[00:07:42.020]that would make a 50/50 split,
[00:07:44.290]in seats held by Democrats and Republicans in the Senate.
[00:07:48.170]And with the Vice President holding the typical vote,
[00:07:53.370]then the chairmanships should go to Democrats.
[00:07:58.780]Also the House Ag chair,
[00:08:01.020]Colin Peterson from, Democrat from Minnesota,
[00:08:05.770]who was defeated this last election.
[00:08:07.920]So now the new chair probably will be Debbie Stabenow,
[00:08:11.390]from North Dakota.
[00:08:14.080]As I said, all this,
[00:08:15.950]in the Senate, is going to hinge,
[00:08:17.620]on whether or not,
[00:08:19.050]the Republican is gonna retain control.
[00:08:22.120]In Nebraska, the legislature,
[00:08:23.970]is due to begin their session in January 6th.
[00:08:27.870]There's a few new senators,
[00:08:29.220]that we're going to get to...
[00:08:30.370]Need to get to know.
[00:08:31.580]So that's part of our duties.
[00:08:35.780]Some of the priorities again,
[00:08:36.960]are going to be property taxes.
[00:08:38.930]As you know, we got some relief last year,
[00:08:41.490]but, I think that was just a start.
[00:08:43.830]I think everybody would agree that that was just a start.
[00:08:45.950]So we're gonna be back to property taxes,
[00:08:48.830]and funding for education reform.
[00:08:53.340]There needs to be a new way to fund schools,
[00:08:56.920]rather than just from property taxes.
[00:09:00.770]Rural broadband is a huge issue.
[00:09:02.650]And we found that out,
[00:09:04.790]just these last few months,
[00:09:06.280]with the virtual learning going on,
[00:09:09.690]kids need access to rural broadband,
[00:09:12.050]people with their businesses need access to rural broadband.
[00:09:16.210]I found it interesting,
[00:09:17.320]that we had had a speaker last week,
[00:09:19.530]by the name of Liam Condon.
[00:09:22.520]And he's the President of Bayer Crop Sciences,
[00:09:25.770]as well as Board of Management Director at Bayer AG.
[00:09:31.680]And he said that,
[00:09:32.530]many underdeveloped countries in the world,
[00:09:34.750]have better access to broadband,
[00:09:36.780]than we do in the United States.
[00:09:38.510]So we've got a huge job to do there,
[00:09:41.170]to try to get up to speed on broadband.
[00:09:46.720]I wanna emphasize,
[00:09:48.360]that we can't do any of this policy work,
[00:09:50.110]without your support.
[00:09:51.150]And by that support I mean your membership.
[00:09:54.550]We need your dollars to make...
[00:09:56.160]To be able to do our work.
[00:09:58.930]I've said it before, but I'll say it again,
[00:10:00.860]the checkoff money cannot be used for this policy work,
[00:10:04.640]and so we need your membership dollars.
[00:10:09.860]When prices are depressed,
[00:10:11.130]membership is more important than ever.
[00:10:14.460]NSA is again,
[00:10:17.410]they have a free seed bonus,
[00:10:18.860]with three year membership.
[00:10:20.610]There's 12 companies,
[00:10:21.660]seed companies participating in this.
[00:10:24.290]And, if you would like to join,
[00:10:26.410]I'd urge you to call Nebraska Soybean Association
[00:10:29.080]at 402-441-3239 and join.
[00:10:35.010]Thanks again to Keith Glewen and the extension staff,
[00:10:38.320]the Saunders County Soybean Growers,
[00:10:40.460]and the Nebraska Soybean Board,
[00:10:42.260]and the Nebraska Soybean Association.
[00:10:44.840]I'm Dennis Fujan,
[00:10:45.710]I'd like to wish you a Merry Christmas, a happy new year.
[00:10:48.570]Stay healthy and stay safe.
[00:10:52.900]Thank you again, Dennis.
[00:10:54.260]And thank you to Nebraska Soybean Association.
[00:10:57.940]So I wanted to bring to your attention,
[00:11:01.040]while I'm on the crop watch page,
[00:11:04.140]you can scroll down, and on the side here,
[00:11:07.440]are the virtual field day tours.
[00:11:09.810]And many of you, in fact we've had...
[00:11:13.620]Last time I looked, we were approaching 1000 video heads,
[00:11:18.640]of growers going to this,
[00:11:22.350]and checking out the different presentations,
[00:11:29.230]that we did virtually this past summer,
[00:11:31.660]at one of our locations.
[00:11:33.700]And you can go on there and watch.
[00:11:34.980]The videos are short,
[00:11:36.350]they're usually anywhere as from five,
[00:11:39.460]to maybe 15-20 minutes the longest I think,
[00:11:43.440]but most of them are probably in that 10, 12 minute range.
[00:11:47.340]And you can watch these videos,
[00:11:50.820]on all these different topics,
[00:11:52.330]by our faculty who participated in that.
[00:11:55.310]You can download The Field Days,
[00:11:58.890]a growers booklet virtually,
[00:12:02.500]and read through that,
[00:12:04.380]when the snow (indistinct) ,
[00:12:06.090]and so I bring that to your attention.
[00:12:08.290]Now, as you know, we had an incentive,
[00:12:12.160]for you to do that prior to the day, and that was,
[00:12:15.440]if you watched one of these video segments,
[00:12:18.250]then, and you completed an evaluation,
[00:12:21.650]then your name went into the hat,
[00:12:24.340]for a drawing compliments in the Nebraska Soybean Board.
[00:12:28.490]And that those prizes are a Yeti Cooler,
[00:12:33.180]and $200 worth of Pork,
[00:12:36.100]and also some Carhartt jackets,
[00:12:37.870]and some high-oleic soy grease.
[00:12:39.470]So with that, I'm going to turn my screen,
[00:12:44.420]over to Scott Ritzman, who is Executive Director.
[00:12:51.320]And Scott is going to share with us,
[00:12:54.430]who the winner might...
[00:12:55.360]Who the winners are.
[00:13:11.160]All right Keith, can you see my screen?
[00:13:12.680]I see your screen you're coming in loud and clear Scott.
[00:13:19.340]So thanks Keith.
[00:13:20.790]I'm Scott Ritzman,
[00:13:21.623]the Executive Director of the Nebraska Soybean Board.
[00:13:23.610]I wanna thank everyone who viewed,
[00:13:25.140]our Soybean (indistinct) Field Days videos,
[00:13:27.020]that were produced this year.
[00:13:28.710]Like today's Nebraska Soybean Day Machinery Expo,
[00:13:31.920]we wish we could have held it in person,
[00:13:33.940]but we had to do what was in the best interest,
[00:13:35.730]of all our producers.
[00:13:37.500]We look forward to going back to Hildreth,
[00:13:39.340]Elgin, Shelby in Arlington in 2021,
[00:13:42.910]for the Soybean manual build days.
[00:13:45.390]With that, I'd like to announce,
[00:13:46.750]the winners of the giveaways.
[00:13:49.200]I'll start with the winner of the grand prize,
[00:13:51.200]which is a Yeti Cooler,
[00:13:52.790]filled with $200 worth of Nebraska assorted Pork.
[00:13:56.850]And the winner of the grand prize is Dwight Dam.
[00:14:09.310]Next I'd like to announce the four winners,
[00:14:10.930]of the Carhatt jackets,
[00:14:11.960]with the Nebraska Soybean Board logo on them,
[00:14:14.397]and a box of 10 high-oleic soybean oil,
[00:14:17.370]multipurpose grease tubes.
[00:14:19.660]The four winners of the giveaway,
[00:14:23.850]are John Oehlerking,
[00:14:27.040]Keith Gillham, Adam Sidlo,
[00:14:30.820]and Rob Meyer.
[00:14:32.480]Congratulations to all of you on winning these prizes.
[00:14:36.450]The soybean office will be in contact,
[00:14:38.020]with the winners to get their prizes.
[00:14:39.670]Again, congratulations to the winners.
[00:14:41.950]We want to thank everyone who viewed,
[00:14:44.120]the Soybean Management Field Days videos,
[00:14:45.950]and completed the surveys.
[00:14:47.700]On behalf of the Nebraska Soybean Board.
[00:14:49.830]We wanna thank you for attending, and doing the videos,
[00:14:52.060]of the virtual Soybean Field Days.
[00:14:54.620]And we look forward to seeing everyone next year.
[00:15:02.499](bright upbeat music)
[00:15:05.793]to the 2020 Nebraska Soybean Day and Machinery Expo.
[00:15:10.070]I'm Richard Bartek, I represent district three,
[00:15:13.210]Nebraska Soybean Board the Checkoff.
[00:15:15.500]This event is part of a Nebraska Checkoff dollars,
[00:15:20.470]The checkoff involves four different areas,
[00:15:23.910]generally in research, international marketing,
[00:15:27.370]domestic marketing, and consumer and producer education.
[00:15:31.480]And this is one of an events,
[00:15:33.060]that falls into the last category there.
[00:15:35.240]But, in addition to that,
[00:15:37.300]we sponsor Soybean Management Days,
[00:15:40.650]which is a very good research program with...
[00:15:46.360]Invested by the checkoff dollars.
[00:15:48.150]We do the Cover Crop Program,
[00:15:50.530]usually held at the Pan Rec Center in Wheat Nebraska.
[00:15:54.380]So those are just a few of the events that we sponsor,
[00:15:58.700]of Machinery Expo.
[00:16:00.670]It's an excellent opportunity for Soybean Producers,
[00:16:03.830]to listen to speakers.
[00:16:05.700]And, a lot of these involved problems,
[00:16:08.230]that happen in Nebraska,
[00:16:10.960]and also involve management tips,
[00:16:14.860]and good ideas that Soybean Producers team picked up.
[00:16:18.580]We have also in the past sponsored this event,
[00:16:24.140]and it has provided good ideas on them.
[00:16:29.980]Pest problems, weed management, marketing, weather,
[00:16:34.560]is all you know, affect us as Nebraska Soybean Producers.
[00:16:38.920]So, one thing I can say about the checkoff,
[00:16:41.630]Nebraska Checkoff dollars,
[00:16:43.940]partnering with United Soybean Board dollars,
[00:16:47.780]have come up with a lot of new products,
[00:16:50.870]that have really put more income,
[00:16:53.310]into the soybean industry, and for producers.
[00:16:56.740]At event, Soybean by all of this have been developed,
[00:17:01.410]a lot of soybean products being developed,
[00:17:04.730]excellent cooking oil varieties,
[00:17:07.780]developed by research dollars,
[00:17:10.490]have come up with healthier food items,
[00:17:13.410]and there's a whole lots surprise.
[00:17:15.640]Cleaners, carpet products you know,
[00:17:18.600]soybeans are a very useful commodity,
[00:17:22.310]that is excellent for us as producers, consumers,
[00:17:27.500]and worldwide users.
[00:17:28.980]At the end I just wanna welcome you to this event,
[00:17:32.140]we look forward to doing a good job next year.
[00:17:36.580]Soybean Management Field Days was canceled,
[00:17:39.470]due to COVID, which was very unfortunate,
[00:17:41.790]but the virtual event turned out really, really good.
[00:17:46.710]So I hope you all have had a chance view that.
[00:17:50.470]And we look forward to you being involved,
[00:17:54.490]in all the projects,
[00:17:56.230]and events in purchasing products,
[00:17:59.530]along with consumers,
[00:18:01.330]things that were developed by the Soybean Checkoff dollars,
[00:18:03.770]in Nebraska, and throughout our country.
[00:18:06.240]So, again I just wanna say welcome, and enjoy the event.
[00:18:12.136](bright upbeat music)
[00:18:17.860]I really like to thank all the growers,
[00:18:20.020]and industry people who participated today,
[00:18:23.238]and in the years past.
[00:18:24.850]Your support, these educational programs,
[00:18:28.910]is impressive to say the least.
[00:18:30.590]So, thank you.
[00:18:31.517]Thank you Nebraska Soybean Board,
[00:18:33.690]for their long-term commitment and support.
[00:18:37.510]Wish you all well, safe,
[00:18:41.250]and a prosperous new year.
[00:18:43.200]And hopefully we can be together face to face,
[00:18:47.640]in the months ahead,
[00:18:48.810]and enjoy our fellowship together.
[00:18:52.600]So with that,
[00:18:54.250]thank you, and God's speed.
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