NGC Virtual

Virtual Conference August 11-12 2020 Nebraska Grazing Conference

Schedule of Events (PDF) Conference Information (PDF)
Cattle grazing in grasslands

The 2020 NGC was recorded and these videos will be posted over the next few weeks. To view individual presentations from the three sessions, please click on the links in the schedule below.


AUGUST 11, TUESDAY
11:30PM Virtual Lunch and Updates with Walt Schacht, Interim Director, Center for Grassland Studies
12:30PM Welcome and Opening Remarks by Daren Redfearn, Chair, Nebraska Grazing Conference Steering Committee


Session 1: Weather-Ready Ranches
12:45PM Past, Current, and Future Climate Trends with Martha Shulski, Director, Nebraska State Climate Office and Associate Professor, School of Natural Resources, University of Nebraska-Lincoln (listen to Martha Shulski's CGS Podcast episode)
1:15PM Past, Current, and Future Climate Trends on Rangeland Production and Quality with Justin Derner, Research Leader, USDA ARS Rangeland Resources and Director, Central Plains Experimental Range Long-term Agroecosysem Research
1:45PM Nebraska Sandhills: Examples of Long-term Vegetation Responses and Quality Trends with Mitchell Stephenson, Range Management Specialist, Nebraska Extension, Scottsbluff, NE (listen to Mitchell Stephenson's CGS Podcast episode)
2:15PM Producer Panel with Shannon and Melinda Sims, Sims Cattle Company, McFadden, WY and John Halstead, Ranch Manager, Fawn Lake Ranch, Gordon, NE
3:00PM BREAK
3:15PM 2019 Leopold Conservation Award Recipients with Russ and Angela Sundstrom, Broken Box Ranch, Moorefield, NE


Session 2: Ranch of the Future
3:30PM Using New Technology on the Ranch with Travis Mulliniks, Assistant Professor, Nebraska Extension, North Platte, NE (listen to Travis Mulliniks' CGS Podcast episode)
4:00PM GrassCast with Dannele Peck, Director, Northern Plains Climate Hub/Agricultural Economist, USDA ARS Crops Research Lab, Fort Collins, CO (listen to Dannele Peck's CGS Podcast episode)
4:30PM GrassSnap Update and Direction with Ben Beckman, Beef Systems Assistant Extension Educator, Nebraska Extension, Hartington, NE (listen to Ben Beckman's CGS Podcast episode)
4:45PM Grazing Tool (NGLC / NRCS) with T. L. Meyer, Beef Systems Extension Education, Nebraska Extension, Thedford, NE
5:00PM VIRTUAL BREAKOUT ROOMS FOR Q&A
AUGUST 12, WEDNESDAY
Session 3: Invasive Woody Plant Management
11:30PM Virtual Lunch and Updates with Walt Schacht, Interim Director, Center for Grassland Studies
12:30PM Can Fire be Replaced in Rangelands to Manage Eastern Redcedar with Dirac Twidwell, Department of Agronomy and Horticulture, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
1:00PM Scaling up Management for Resilient Grazing Lands: Outcomes for Livestock and Wildlife with Caleb Roberts, Post-doctoral Researcher, Department of Agronomy and Horticulture, University of Nebraska-Lincoln (listen to Caleb Robert's CGS Podcast episode)
1:30PM Fire Management with Chad Bladow, Prescribed Fire Coordinator, The Nature Conservancy—Nebraska Program, Johnstown, NE
2:00PM BREAK
2:30PM Managing Re-sprouting Woody Plants with Scott Bodie, Consultant, Environment and Natural Resources Management, Burchard, NE
3:00PM Precision Conservation: Increase Farm Profitability While Conserving Soil, Water, and Wildlife with Andrew Little, Assistant Professor, School of Natural Resources, University of Nebraska-Lincoln (listen to Andrew Little's CGS Podcast episode)
3:30PM Wildlife Use of Habitat in Response to Prescribed Fire with Dave Londe, Graduate Research Assistant, Oklahoma State University, Department of Natural Resources Ecology and Management, Stillwater, OK (listen to Dave Londe's CGS Podcast episode)
4:00PM FINAL COMMENTS, EVALUATIONS, VIRTUAL BREAKOUT ROOMS FOR Q&A