Experts will discuss topics related to grazing animals and stewardship of grazing lands at the 13th annual Nebraska Grazing Conference at the Kearney Holiday Inn Aug. 13-14.
Reduced registration fees will be paid by the UNL College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources for students still in high school this fall and who pre-register by Aug. 1.
The event will feature Burke Teichert, a former Rex Ranch manager from Orem, Utah, speaking on key indicators of ranch efficiencies and resource management and monitoring.
Other topics/speakers are:
• The Gracie Creek Ranch grazing plan, Bob Price and daughter Lindsey Smith with Gracie Creek as well as Terry DeGroff from Management Information Systems in Burwell.
• Insects as agents of improved rangeland quality and cattle production, Sean Whipple, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Panhandle Research & Extension Center, Scottsbluff.
• Fitting grazing strategies to your environment, Nebraska producer panel: Doug Olsen, Harrisburg; Jeff Pribbeno, Imperial; and Dan Stelling, Pierce.
• Managing two billion gallons of water, Lyle Perman, Lowry, S.D.
• Adaptive grazing on semi-arid range, Grady Grissom, Fowler, Colo.
• Management practices of 2012 Leopold Conservation Award winner, Buell family, Bassett.
• Grazing has gone to the birds at Calamus Outfitters, Sarah Sortum, Calamus Outfitters/Gracie Creek Landowners, Burwell.
• Cover crop and fall annual forage grazing, Karla Jenkins, UNL Panhandle Research & Extension Center, Scottsbluff and Jerry Volesky, UNL West Central Research & Extension Center, North Platte.
Registration is $80 by Aug. 1; $95 afterward. One-day registrations; walk-ins welcome.
More information is available at http://nebraskagrazingconference.unl.edu, or from the UNL Center for Grassland Studies at 402-472-4101, e-mail
, or your local UNL extension office.