A West Central Crops and Water Field Day Aug. 21 at the West Central Water Resources Field Laboratory near Brule will offer an opportunity for farmers and policy makers to learn and see irrigation practices and cropping systems on a farm scale that maintains or increases crop production while conserving water.
Presented by UNL Extension within the University's Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources and the West Central Research and Extension Center, registration will start with 8 a.m. (Mountain Daylight Time) and the workshop will begin at 8:30 a.m.
Participants will hear from UNL Extension Specialists and Educators and industry leaders on water issues that may affect their operations.
The afternoon will consist of field tours. The day will adjourn at 2:15 p.m.
There is no cost to attend this year's field day; however, registrations are needed by Aug. 15 for planning. For more information or a registration form, contact Phyllis Carney at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 308-696-6740.
CCA credits have been applied for in soil and water.
Lunch will be provided by Ag Valley Coop, Farm Credit Services of America, Nebraska Corn Board, Twin Platte NRD and the WCRE Center.
Sponsors and exhibitors include: Adams Bank and Trust/Western Insurance, Ag Valley Coop – Water Resources, AquaCheck USA, Central NE Public Power and Irrigation District, Eurodrip USA, Holzfaster's Equipment Inc., Irrometer Company Inc., Senninger Irrigation.