Irrigation and Energy Conservation Workshops for Corn Growers
February workshops for irrigated corn growers will focus on the fundamentals of irrigation systems and agricultural water management.
The Irrigation and Energy Conservation Workshops for Corn Growers, sponsored by the Nebraska Corn Board and the Nebraska Corn Growers Association in partnership with UNL Extension, begin with 9 a.m. registration and training from 9:20 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Growers are encouraged to register in advance as seating is limited. Dates and locations include:
Register by contacting the location's local UNL Extension office at: Madison County Extension Office in Norfolk, (402) 370-4040, firstname.lastname@example.org; Dawson County Extension Office in Lexington, (308) 324-5501, email@example.com; or Fillmore County Extension Office in Geneva, (402) 759-3712, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Growers will learn how to apply less water and maximize the value of water, reduce irrigation pumping costs, further protect and enhance the environment, be aware of new technological advances in water management, and use information relative to their farming operations to enhance profitability.
Presentations include: “Nebraska Irrigation—Past, Present and Future,” “Developing Your Irrigation Management Plan,” “Irrigation Basics,” “Soil Physical Properties,” “Soil Water Measurements and Flow,” “Crop ET Components,” “Pumping Energy Cost,” “Rainfall Probabilities” and “In-Season Water Management.”
UNL Extension faculty will conduct the training.
Registration is available at no cost to producers and is provided in part through funding by the Nebraska Corn Board and the Nebraska Corn Growers Association. Certified Crop Advisor credits are available. For more information call (800) 529-8030, visit the ARDC Web site, fax (402) 624-8010 or e-mail email@example.com.