The 2013 NGC will again be held at the Kearney Holiday Inn Hotel and Convention Center on August 13-14. The below program schedule is as of mid-April. Any needed updates will be posted to this site as they become available.
You can download the 2013 one-page registration form or wait for the downloadable brochure that will be available by mid-June. Each year the printed brochure is mailed to past NGC participants, generally by late June. For questions, or to be added to the brochure mailing list, contact the Center for Grassland Studies, 402-472-4101, firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also download the one-page promotional flyer.
2013 Topics and Speakers (as of 4-17-13)
Tuesday, Aug. 13 (program begins 10:00 AM)
- Opening remarks, Chuck Hibberd, Dean and Director, UNL Extension
- Key indicators of ranch efficiencies, Burke Teichert, Teichert Management and Consulting and former Rex Ranch manager, Orem, UT
- Grazing plan – historical and where they are now, Bob Price, daughter Lindsey Smith and their consultant Terry DeGroff, Burwell, NE
- Dung beetles, Sean Whipple, UNL Panhandle Research & Extension Center, Scottsbluff, NE
- Managing grassland for multiple uses: making the pieces fit, Jim Faulstich, Highmore, SD
- Managing three billion gallons of water, Lyle Perman, Lowry, SD
- Fitting grazing strategies to your environment, Nebraska producer panel: Doug Olson, Harrisburg; Jeff Pribbeno, Imperial; Dan Stelling, Pierce
Wednesday, Aug. 14 (program begins 8:30 AM; ends mid afternoon)
- Semi-arid range: how to make it work, Grady Grissom, Fowler, CO
- Management practices of 2012 Leopold Conservation Award winner, Buell family, Rose, NE
- Fitting hunting into the rest of a grazing operation, Jim Faulstich
- Grazing has gone to the birds at Calamus Outfitters, Sarah Sortum, Calamus Outfitters/Gracie Creek Landowners, Burwell, NE
- Cover crop and fall annual forage grazing, Karla Jenkins, UNL Panhandle Research & Extension Center, Scottsbluff, NE and Jerry Volesky, UNL West Central Research & Extension Center, North Platte, NE
- Resource management and monitoring, Burke Teichert
Registration is $80 if postmarked by Aug. 1 and $95 afterward. One-day registrations are also available, and walk-ins are welcome. Reduced registration fees are offered for full-time high school or college students. Registration fees will be paid by the UNL College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources for students who will still be in high school this fall and who pre-register by the Aug. 1 deadline. Contact the Center for Grassland Studies for details, 402-472-4101.
SPONSORSHIPS AND EXHIBITS:
If your company/organization has never been a sponsor/exhibitor at this annual conference and you wish to know more about sponsoring/exhibiting, contact Brent Plugge, Extension Educator in Kearney, 308-236-1235, email@example.com. You can also view the current sponsorship form.
2013 HOTEL INFORMATION:
110 2nd Ave (Exit 272 on I-80)
To get the Conference rate, make room reservations directly with the Holiday Inn either by calling 308-237-5971 (specify the Nebraska Grazing Conference), or booking online, which the hotel has set up for this conference (enter arrival and departure dates and click on the “View Rates” button; it automatically gives the group rate). Rooms at Conference rate of $77.95 + tax per room (1-4 persons) per night are held until July 15, 2013.