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Barta Brothers Ranch Field Day

Date: Time: 10:15 am–3:30 pm
Barta Brothers Ranch
85565 Eagle Ridge Ave
Rose NE
Contact: Mary Jarvi, (402) 370-4021,
10:15 Introductions

10:20 - 10:50 Understanding Available Marketing Tools: Futures Markets and Livestock Risk Protection Insurance – Jim Jansen, Extension Educator

10:50 – 11:45 Grazing period length/grazing strategies on upland range – Jerry Volesky, Range Specialist
Stocking density/grazing strategies on meadow – Walt Schacht, Professor
Nutrient cycling on meadow – Martha Mamo, Professor
Plant community response to disturbances – Josiah Dallmann, Graduate Student

11:45 Lunch & Speaker: Dr. Chuck Hibberd, Dean & Director Nebraska Extension

12:40 Pasture Walk—Meadow
Ultrahigh stocking density (mob grazing) – Aaron Shropshire, Graduate Student
Nutrient cycling – Martha Mamo, Professor
Drone demonstration – Amanda Sanford, Graduate Student

Pasture Walk—Upland
Grazing distribution – Mitch Stephenson, Professor and Jace Stott, Graduate Student
Length of grazing period and stocking rate – Jerry Volesky, Range Specialist
Frequency and intensity of drought – Dan Ruterbories, Graduate Student

3:30 Adjourn

Additional Public Info:
RSVP by June 26 to Mary Jarvi. Email: or phone: 402-370-4021 so we can plan for meals for the event.

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