Feb 9 CPNRD Water Conference

Credits Available at CPNRD Water Programs Conference on February 9th  Program Flyer

Attendance at Central Platte Natural Resources District’s Water Programs Conference next Thursday replaces the requirement for landowners to take the Nitrogen Management Certification Test for the NRD’s Groundwater Quality Management Program.  Continuing Education Credits (4 credits) have also been applied for through the NHHS for professional Water Well Contractors License.

CPNRD staff and guest speakers will report on groundwater level readings, results from current water usage research, and using CPNRD’s irrigation websites. Al Dutcher, Nebraska State Climate Office, will discuss where dryness issues are most prevalent and whether those areas will be a precursor to localized dryness Jessie Winter, Nebraska Department of Natural Resources, will present the NDNR’s INSIGHT website; and Joe Krolikowski, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service will present new cost share programs available to landowners.

The conference will take place from 9:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 9, 2017 at the Buffalo County Fairgrounds, 1400 E. 34th St in Kearney, NE.  The public is invited to attend.  There is no registration fee and lunch will be catered by Luke & Jake’s Bar-Be-Q.  RSVP is requested for lunch count by calling the CPNRD office at (308) 385-6282 or email Marcia Lee at: lee@cpnrd.org.

Updates by CPNRD staff will include:
-Groundwater Levels & Real-Time Water Usage Results- Duane Woodward, engineering hydrologist
-2 & 10 Rule, Groundwater Exchange Program- Jesse Mintken, assistant manager
-Certified Acre Website- Luke Zakrzewski, GIS image analyst
-Online Crop Reporting Form-Sandy Noecker, data compliance officer
-Project SENSE Results- Dean Krull, CPNRD/UNL demo projects coordinator
-Social Media- Marcia Lee, information/education specialist
-Platte River Program, Legislative Updates- Mark Czaplewski, biologist

Sponsors of the event: Central Nebraska Seed & Chemical-CropMetrics, Gothenburg Irrigation & Well Service, Hansen Well Service Inc., Holdrege Irrigation, Seim Ag Technology, Woodman Drilling & Irrigation