Conservation Workshops for Women Farmers & Landowners - Ord, Neb.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017 to Wednesday, April 12, 2017

In an environment with increased heavy precipitation events, a changing growing season, and temperature fluctuations, farmers are seeking to improve the efficacy of existing conservation tools.  This workshop series will assist women farmers, landowners and land managers in effectively adapting to a changing climate. 

Participants will receive individual consultation from conservation and climate change experts and use location-specific climate projections to create or update their existing conservation plans based on each participant’s individual production methods, region, and other factors. The presentations will also include discussions of financial opportunities to make implementation of such practices easier and more affordable.

Workshop Location:  Ord Fire Hall, 1628 M Street, Ord, NE 68862

Workshop Dates:  

February, 15 and 22, 2017, 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Please Note: there is an optional additional event this day only that will occur at 2 p.m. on Whole Farm Revenue Protection and Crop Insurance.  If you'd like to stay until 5 PM for this presentation get the details and register here.

March 15, 2017, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

April 12, 2017, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Lunch will be provided at no cost to workshop participants and served from 12 PM - 1 PM on each of the dates listed above. 

The workshop series will include five classroom sessions, field tours to local farms, and presentations by experts in Nebraska cropping systems, conservation and climate change, including Martha Shulski, Director of the Nebraska State Climate Office, Tyler Williams Cropping Systems Extension Educator for the University of Nebraska - Lincoln, as well as local NRD and NRCS representatives.

To register and for additional information, please contact Kirstin Bailey by email or by phone 402.367.8989.