Gudmundsen Sandhills Laboratory Open House

Gudmundsen Sandhills Laboratory Open House

Aerial view of the Gudmundsen Sandhills Laboratory

The 24th annual University of Nebraska–Lincoln Gudmundsen Sandhills Laboratory (GSL) Open House will be held on Wednesday, August 23, 2023. 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 as a webinar.

The morning session will cover topics on cattle market updates, long-range weather forecasts with Don Day, flexible grazing strategies with Dr. Justin Derner, ARS-USDA Rangeland Resources and Systems Research Unit, and a post-fire producer panel.  In the afternoon, Dr. Shelby Rosasco, University of Wyoming Extension Beef Specialist, will discuss young cow management strategies to increase reproductive performance and longevity of the cowherd. Dr. Alfredo DiCostanzo, UNL Beef Educator, will cover thinking through retaining ownership as a cow-calf producer.  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 Friday, August 18th for a meal count. 

For more information or questions call 308-696-6700.