The 2014 NGC will be held at the Kearney Ramada (note new location!) on August 12-13. Conference program and other details will be posted as they become available in spring 2014. In the meantime, we have left the 2013 information on this page so readers can get an idea of the format, content, etc. You can download the 2013 brochure.
Each year the printed brochure is mailed to past NGC participants in mid-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.
2013 Topics and Speakers
Tuesday, Aug. 13 (reg. begins 9:00 AM; program begins 10:00)
- 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
- Gracie Creek Ranch grazing plan – historical and where we are now, Bob Price, daughter Lindsey Smith, and Terry DeGroff, Management Information Systems, Burwell, NE
- Insects as agents of improved rangeland quality and cattle production, Sean Whipple, UNL Panhandle Research & Extension Center, Scottsbluff, NE
- Managing grassland for multiple uses: making the pieces fit, Jim Faulstich, Highmore, SD
- Managing two billion gallons of water, Lyle Perman, Lowry, SD
- Fitting grazing strategies to your environment, Nebraska producer panel: Doug Olsen, Harrisburg; Jeff Pribbeno, Imperial; Dan Stelling, Pierce
- Banquet at 6:00 (ticketed event, no speaker)
Wednesday, Aug. 14 (reg. 8:00 AM; program begins 8:30; ends mid-afternoon)
- Adaptive grazing on semi-arid range, Grady Grissom, Fowler, CO
- Management practices of 2012 Leopold Conservation Award winner, Buell family, Bassett, 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.