UNL West Central to host Annual Water & Crops Field Day

Using precision technology to improve profitability is the theme of the upcoming 2019 UNL West Central Research & Extension Center’s (WCREC) Annual Water & Crops Field Day. Scheduled from 8 AM to 4 PM CDT on Thursday, August 22, 2019, the field day has a packed schedule. The event will be held at the WCREC south of North Platte, Nebraska.  

If you are interested in farm-scale irrigation practices and cropping systems that can maintain or increase crop production while conserving water, this field day will be of interest and hopefully value to you and your operation. The discussions will focus in-depth on critical aspects of using precision technology for water and crop management. 

The UNL Testing Ag Performance Solutions (TAPS) program will be spotlighted with a grower’s panel that will feature competing producers from Nebraska and Kansas. 

There will be two themed breakout sessions which will focus on precision technology in water management and precision technology in crop management. 

There will be a dozen tour stops offered in the afternoon which will allow attendees to choose what topics they would like to hear about. 

Extension specialists, educators, researchers and industry leaders and over 25 commercial vendors will also be on hand to discuss precision technology that day. 

The event is free thanks to a number of generous sponsors and will include lunch and an ice cream social. 

Please register for the event by August 20th. There are three easy ways to do so: 1) Online at https://go.unl.edu/water-crops; 2) Call Jacque Herrick at 308-696-6700 or 3) Email jacque.herrick@unl.edu with your name, address, email, phone number and number of attendees.