Gudmundsen Sandhills Laboratory Open House

Gudmundsen Sandhills Laboratory Open House

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The 23rd annual University of Nebraska–Lincoln Gudmundsen Sandhills Laboratory (GSL) Open House will be held on Wednesday, August 24, 2022. This year’s Open House will be a hybrid format with our traditional in-person event held at GSL along with being live streamed online webinar.

The morning session starts off with Dr. Elliot Dennis, UNL Livestock Extension Marketing Specialist, with an update of current livestock markets.  Don Day, climatologist, will discuss long-range weather forecast.  Dr. Dirac Twidwell, UNL Associate Professor in the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture, will discuss Eastern redcedar invasion and opportunities to control the invasion.  Dr. Laura Goodman, Oklahoma State University Range Extension Specialist, will follow up with discussing post-fire (prescribed and wildland fire) grazing and forage management. To wrap up the morning session, Dr. Galen Erickson, UNL Beef Feedlot Extension Specialist, discuss livestock production’s environmental footprint and on-going research at UNL focused on carbon balance in beef production systems.

In the afternoon, Dr. Jim MacDonald, UNL Ruminant Nutritionist and Beef Systems Professor, will discuss UNL’s yearling production systems research and will moderate a Q/A panel with local producers on their yearling systems.  In addition, the afternoon session will be wrapped up by range and beef research updates provided by research faculty from West Central Research and Extension Center and Panhandle Research and Extension Center. 

To register for the in-person or online webinar and view the scheduled agenda, visit ( The cost to attend is free.  If planning to attend in person, please register by Wednesday, August 17th for a meal count. 

For more information or questions, contact Travis Mulliniks (308-696-6707,