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NGLC, UNL Extension to host road show

The Nebraska Grazing Lands Coalition and University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension are having Gabe Brown, a noted soil health advocate, on a four-day, eight-stop traveling road show across Nebraska.

Brown is a pioneer of the current soil health movement, which focuses on regenerating resources. Brown, along with his wife, Shelly, and son, Paul, own and operate a diversified farm and ranch near Bismarck, N.D.

The Browns holistically integrate their grazing and no-till cropping system, which includes multi-species cover crops, with all natural grass fed beef, poultry and sheep. Brown has been an invited speaker across the U.S. and beyond. He was honored with the NRDC’s 2012 Growing Green Awards winner in the food producer category. For more than 15 years, he has merged back-to-basics agrarian practices with innovative science-based sustainable farming techniques. Brown will share topics that include:

Decreasing inputs while increasing yields;

Livestock—the missed income opportunity;

Producing corn for only $1.42 a bushel;

Regenerating soil resources;

Opportunities to bring the next generation into the operation; and

Lowering cow wintering costs.

Dates, times, locations and local UNL Extension contact include (times are Central time unless noted):

Nov. 18—9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. (Mountain time), Cheyenne County 4-H Building, Sidney; contact Aaron Berger, UNL Extension Office in Banner, Kimball and Cheyenne counties, 308-235-3122;

Nov. 18—5 p.m. to 9 p.m., Nebraska Ag Industry Education Center, Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture, Curtis; contact Barb Scharf, UNL Extension Office in Frontier County, 308-367-4424 or 888-367-4424;

Nov. 19—10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Adams County Fairgrounds, Hastings; contact Ron Seymour, UNL Extension Office in Adams County, 402-461-7209;

Nov. 19—5 p.m. to 9 p.m., Nemaha County Hospital, Auburn; contact Gary Lesoing, UNL Extension Office in Nemaha County, 402-274-4755;

Nov. 20—10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Time Square Event Center, Norfolk; contact Wayne Ohnesorg, UNL Extension Office in Madison County, 402-370-4040;

Nov. 20—5 p.m. to 9 p.m., Scotia Community Center, Scotia; contact Heather DePra, UNL Extension in the Central IV Counties, 308-728-5071;

Nov. 21—10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Ainsworth Conference Center, Ainsworth; contact: Dennis Bauer, UNL Extension in Brown, Keya Paha and Rock counties, 800-634-8951; and

Nov. 21—5 p.m. to 9 p.m. (Mountain time), Chadron State College, Student Center, Chadron; contact Scott Cotton, UNL Extension Office in Dawes County, 308-432-3373.

The cost is $15, which covers cost of a meal. NGLC will pick up the cost of all student registrations. Participants must preregister by Nov. 11 to reserve a meal by calling the UNL Extension office indicated. Registrations will be taken until full.

For more information, contact Ron Bolze, coordinator, Nebraska Grazing Lands Coalition, 402-321-0067 or

Date: 11/04/2013


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