State Soil and Water Conservation Society Meeting June 16-18 in Beatrice - UNL CropWatch, May 26

State Soil and Water Conservation Society Meeting June 16-18 in Beatrice - UNL CropWatch, May 26

May 26, 2011

The Nebraska Chapter of the Soil and Water Conservation Society will be holding its annual state meeting June 16-18 in Beatrice. Special sessions will be held on precision agriculture Thursday afternoon and on wind power, rare earth minerals, and cover crops Friday morning.

You do not have to be a member of the society to attend the meeting, however space is limited and early registrations are encouraged.  (Members will be given preference.)

For more information contact Wally Valasek at 402-223-2874.

See this excerpt from the group's April 2011 newsletter for more information and a registration form.

Program Topics

The following are amog the topics being presented at the annual meeting.

Panel Discussion on Precision Farming: Present and Future

  • Paul Hay — Gage County Extension Educator
  • John Niemeyer — Local Farmer
  • Jeff Jensby — Business Development Manager, Farmers Cooperative, Dorchester, Nebraska

Panel Discussion on the Pros and Cons of Cover Crops

  • Paul Hay – Gage County Extension Educator
  • Ray Ward – President of Ward Labs, Western Nebraska Farmer
  • Keith Berns – Owner, Green Cover Seed, Bladen
  • Corey Brubaker – NRCS State Agronomist

Wind Power in Nebraska: Problems and Future

  • John Hay – UNL Extension Educator Energy

Rare Earth Minerals and Humboldt Fault

  • Robert Joeckel – Geologist, UNL Conservation and Survey Division

Area tours are also available and described with the registration information.