Panhandle No-Till Partnership Field Days planned
August 25, 2011
There are two Panhandle No-till Partnership field days planned over the next couple of weeks. The Panhandle No-till Partnership consists of representatives of the South Platte, North Platte, and Upper Niobrara White Natural Resources Districts, along with local Natural Resource and Conservation Services and University of Nebraska Extension staff and myself. The goal of the PNTP is to provide educational events for producers and landlords in our area on the benefits of continuous no-till crop production practices which conserve our water and soil resources and add profitability to farming operations.
On August 30th there will be a no-till field day in Deuel County. The field day will begin at 9 a.m. at the University of Nebraska’s research farm located north of Big Springs two miles east of the intersection of CR P and CR 120. We will focus on dryland no-till crop production at the research center. Following our tour of the research farm we will also visit local no-till producers Darrell Zorn at approximately 11 a.m., break for lunch at Grandma Max’s in Big Springs, then continue on to Kenny Rhoades, and Stetson Shreve’s farms. These producers use no-till crop production practices on their farms and have a wide variety of crops on their farms and will share in their experiences with no-till production practices.
On September 7th there will be a no-till field day in Dawes County beginning at 9:30 am. This field day will begin at 9:30 a.m. at the Sellman Ranch. Local producer Brent Shaw operates the ranch and has been using no-till crop production practices. Directions to the Sellman Ranch are from the intersection of Highway 385 and Table Road 13 miles south of Chadron, Neb., proceed seven miles west on Table Road to the Table School, then one quarter of a mile back east on Hereford Road. The meeting will start on the south side of Hereford Road. Lunch will be provided following the field day tour.
The field days will offer a wide variety of no-till crop production practices. Each field day is designed to provide local knowledge on implementing no-till crop production here in western Nebraska. These field days are informal educational events, so please bring all your thoughts and questions regarding no-till crop production. We will do our best to answer any and all questions regarding no-till crop production pertaining to this region. I’ll look forward to visiting with you at these field days.
For more information, contact the office at (308) 632-2749.