Nebraska No-till and Soil Health Conferences

Nebraska No-till and Soil Health Conferences

January 28, 2016

No-till and soil health will be the focus of two Nebraska Extension conferences scheduled for this February.
"Capturing our Full Potential with Soil Carbon" will be the theme of the events Feb. 22 in Hallam and Feb. 23 in Holdrege. Programs at each site begin with registration and refreshments at 8 a.m. followed by the program from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

  • Monday, Feb. 22 — Hallam, Hallam Community Center. Southeast Nebraska Conference. See Hallam program flyer. Preregistration for a meal count is appreciated by Tueday, Feb. 16. To register contact UNL Extension in Saline County, (402) 821-2151 or lou.hajek@unl.edu. Program lead: Randy Pryor, Nebraska Extension Educator in Saline County
  • Tuesday, Feb. 23 — Holdrege, Phelps County Ag Center. Nebraska Conference. See Holdrege program flyer. Preregistration for a meal count is appreciated by Friday, Feb. 19. To register contact UNL Extension in Phelps County, (308) 995-4222 or twhitney3@unl.edu. Program lead: Todd Whitney, Nebraska Extension Educator in Phelps County

Topics and speakers vary by site so please check program schedules for more information. Speakers will include Midwest producers and specialists from Nebraska Extension, NRCS, and USDA, including:

  • Climate Tools/Climate Resiliency with Martha Shulski, Nebraska state climatologist, or Tyler Williams, Nebraska Extension educator
  • Systems Approach to No-Till Farming with Paul Jasa, UNL Extension engineer
  • Carbonomics: The Wonderful Economy of Plants and Soil with Keith Berns, farmer and president of Green Cover Seed
  • Managing Ephemeral Erosion in Continuous No-Till Systems with Dan Gillespie, NRCS no-till specialist
  • Integrating Cover Crops and Livestock with No-Till with Josh Lloyd, No-Till Farmer, Oak Hill, Kan.
  • Soil Health: Capturing the Full Potential of No-Till with Jerry Hatfield, USDA soil scientist and director of the National Laboratory for Agriculture and the Environment in Des Moines, Iowa
  • Cover Crop Research Update with Jasa
  • Producer Panel, moderated by either Nebraska Extension Educators Randy Pryor (Hallam) or Todd Whitney (Holdrege)