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.
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.