An assortment of conservation topics will be presented by USDA, university, and other technical specialists in the coming months. When applicable, conservation webinars provide professional certification credits for American Forage and Grassland Council, Certified Crop Advisors, Conservation Planning, Society of American Foresters, Society for Range Management, and The Wildlife Society.
Webinar announcements are released approximately 30 days in advance and provide more information and instructions to join the presentation.
In partnership with the Nebraska Environmental Trust, Prairieland RC&D, the University of Nebraska, and the Natural Resources Conservation Service, No-till on the Plains is hosting two Whirlwind Expos. June 3 the event will take place just outside of Paxton, NE AGENDA and June 5 in northeast Nebraska near Hartington AGENDA. Mornings will be in the field with soil pits, rainfall simulators and equipment tips. Afternoon sessions will have presentations from expert speakers.
Fees: Registration cost for each event is $30. Register by calling 888-330-5142.
The Nebraska Youth Range Camp is for students 14 -18 yrs. old interested in rangeland management, conservation, ecology, animal science, and wildlife. Students will learn information that will help them become more aware of Nebraska’s most prevalent land use. Rangelands cover nearly 50% of Nebraska and approximately 60% of the United States. The students will participate in field activities, hand-on experience, and recreational leadership and team-building activities that are all led by up to 20 of Nebraska’s most respected and dedicated leaders, teachers, and professionals from various agencies, colleges, and universities. Each student will be sent home with a binder that is filled with educational materials. Must be 14-18 years old. Check out our Facebook page
Fees: Registrations need to be submitted by May 26th by visiting http://www.nesrm.org/YouthRangeCamp.html
Mark your calendars for the Nebraska Grazing Lands Coalition (NGLC) –Nebraska Cattlemen (NC) joint Summer Grazing Tour scheduled for June 10, 2014, in southwestern Nebraska.
The tour will involve three long standing southwest Nebraska ranches and one commercial feedyard in the Imperial and Wauneta areas including the Maddux Cattle Company, Wine Glass Ranch Inc. Kuenning and Son, Inc and Imperial Beef.
Do not miss this opportunity to learn from some of the most experienced grazers and one of the most progressive feedlots in Nebraska as they relate their unique incorporation of grazing techniques and time tested managerial practices that make their operations work. Lunches will be provided. The day concludes with an evening beef dinner featuring a panel discussion of the owners from the tour stops. Come and learn more about the activities of the NGLC and NC.
Fees: Registration fee is $25 per person and can be paid upon arrival. Please preregister by May 31.
Brian or Keith Berns
Location: Waco and Bladen Nebraska
Join us to learn from nationally acclaimed soil health experts Ray Archuleta, Jim Hoorman, Ray Ward, and Keith Berns. For ore information on these events and the presenters, visit http://www.greencoverseed.com/.
Fees: $45 per person and includes noon meal and certificate for a HALF PRICE Haney Soil Test ($25 value)
Participate in this webinar to learn about changes to Highly Erodible Land And Wetland Conservation Compliance.
This free webinar will provide training on how the new Farm Bill will impact conservation compliance activities. New provisions such as In Lieu Fee wetland mitigation, priority technical assistance, and equitable contribution will be explained. This training is developed for USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service Field, Area, and State Office staffs; however, all are welcome to attend. More information is available here.
Location: Dawson County Fair Grounds, Lexington, Nebraska
The 2014 Manure Demonstration Day will be a smaller version of the North American Manure Expo, held in Norfolk, NE in 2011. The event will be similar, but will focus on the manure industry in the state of Nebraska rather than nationally. Participants can view vendors, demonstrations and will have opportunities to learn more about manure management and handling. More information available here.