Annual West Central Crops and Water Field Day planned
Water is one of Nebraska’s most valuable natural resources.
This Field Day offers a unique opportunity for farmers and policy makers to learn and see irrigation practices and cropping systems on a farm scale that maintain or increase crop production while conserving water.
Participants will also hear from University of Nebraska–Lincoln (UNL) Extension specialists and educators, and industry leaders on water issues that may affect their operations.
In January 2007, UNL purchased a 1,280 acre farm in Keith County, now referred to as the “West Central Water Resources Field Laboratory” (WRFL).
The WRFL was purchased to research, demonstrate and teach water conserving methods in cropping and livestock systems in western Nebraska.
Field tours and demonstrations will help us educate about cropping and livestock systems with limited water resources.
There is no cost to attend the Field Day and a complimentary meal will be served.
Participants are asked to register by Friday, Aug. 15 so appropriate plans can be made for meals, resources, and meeting space.
Contact Phyllis Carney at
or 308-696-6740 for more information.