West Central to Host 19th Annual Water and Crops Field Day

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Producers, industry representatives and researchers are invited to attend the field day in North Platte, which will feature the latest technologies and practices in agriculture.

West Central to Host 19th Annual Water and Crops Field Day

On Thursday, Aug. 24, the West Central Research, Education and Extension Center in North Platte, Nebraska, will be hosting the 19th annual Water and Crops Field Day. Come join producers, industry representatives and researchers to expand your knowledge of the latest technologies and practices in agriculture.

The event will host producer and industry panels focused on cover crops and the USDA’s Climate Smart Initiatives focused on conservation and payments that may be available through certain programs. Panelists include:

  • Jimmy Emmons, senior vice president of Climate Smart Programs;
  • John Schroeder, manager at Darr Feedlot;
  • Sarah Carlson, director of Practical Farmers of Iowa;
  • Grant Keenen, director of cattle management at Walmart; and
  • Jeff Huffman, Frito-Lay corn producer.

Additionally, lunch will be provided with a legislative update from Nebraska Sen. Mike Jacobson (District 42). The afternoon sessions will invite participants to participate in field tours and demonstrations, which will cover the topics of irrigation sensing tools, cover crops, western bean cutworm and drones in pesticide application.

The Water and Crops Field Day registration begins at 8:30 a.m. and the program is from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at WCREEC, 402 West State Farm Rd, North Platte. Register online or call WCREEC at 308-696-6700 by Monday, Aug. 21 to attend this informative and free event.

This event is sponsored by NebraskaLand Bank and Practical Farmers of Iowa.

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