Friday Facts, Fun and Food

Another week down — the University of Nebraska – Lincoln’s Drought Monitor is showing the drought improving across Nebraska and South Dakota.  Now we just need some sunshine.

The University of Nebraska – Lincoln’s School of Natural Resources has a new temperature app called Climate App — it informs farmers of high and low temperatures, 7 day average soil temperatures, 1 day soil temperature, and 1 day precipitation total.

It is amazing that something as seemingly simple as corn cobs could be the future of more cost-effective biofuel production.

FSA County Committee Nominations begin June 17; the deadline is August 1.

Geotourism is on the rise, especially in rural areas.

June 8th is National Get Outdoors Day — I’m sure the farmers and ranchers reading this will not have a problem with getting outdoors that day.  The South Dakota Outdoor Expo is an official National Get Outdoors Day site; the Expo is at the State Fairgrounds in Huron on June 8-9 and a free event.

After you burn off some calories at National Get Outdoors Day, I can’t recommend these Chocolate Chip Brown Sugar Rolls enough.