The Gudmundsen Sandhills Lab open house will be held at the University of Nebraska’s Wagonhammer Education Center near Whitman on Wednesday, Aug. 25.

The open house will be a hybrid format — in- person at the beef cattle research facility and an online webinar streamed only in the morning sessions.

Sustainability is a key aspect of agriculture, and Dr. Jason Sawyer with the Kind Ranch Institute of Ranch Management will discuss sustainability at the ranch level.

Leah Beyer from Elance will dissect media’s influence on sustainability.

Wrapping up the morning session, Brianna Buseman, UNL Youth Meats Extension assistant professor, will moderate a question and answer panel with local producers on their perspectives on direct marketing to consumers.

In the afternoon, attendees will have the opportunity to hear from Brian Vander Ley of the Great Plains Veterinary Center and Bruce Hoffman with Elanco about calf immunity and vaccination strategies.

The final portion of the open house features four breakout sessions, where attendees have the option to attend three of the four sessions. Sessions include flies and lies, a beef research update, range research update and a pregnancy checking demonstration.

To register online for the GSL Open House, go to If you are planning to attend in person, please register by Wednesday, Aug. 18 for a meal count. 

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