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Nebraska Grazing Conference

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Kearney Ramada
301 2nd Ave
Kearney NE
Contact: Daren Redfearn, (402) 472-2662,
The Ramada Kearney in Kearney, NE will be the site for the 2017 Nebraska Grazing Conference on August 8 and 9. Presenters will address issues of interest to beginning and experienced graziers, land managers, and policy makers. Those concerned with the utilization and conservation of our grazing lands will also find this conference of interest.

The registration fee to attend the full conference is $80 if completed before August 1 or $100 if completed after August 1. Full registration includes lunch each day of the conference and supper at an evening banquet, as well as a copy of the proceedings manual. Registration options are available for those unable to attend both days of the conference. Reduced fees are available to full-time high school and college students. To learn more about the conference go to General and student registrations may be completed online at

Keynote speakers include Jim Gerrish, grazing consultant and owner of American GrazingLands Services, LLC, and Peter Ballerstedt, forage product manager, Barenbrug USA. Gerrish will provide a presentation on fences and water points, as well as conduct a workshop on fencing and water development. Ballerstedt will talk on grass-based health and the ruminant revolution on the first day, and selecting cool-season grasses for irrigated or dryland conditions on the second day of the conference. For a complete list of topics and speakers, go to

If your organization is interested in participating in the conference as a sponsor or exhibitor, contact Brent Plugge, Extension Educator, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, at (308) 236-1235 or You’ll also find additional information on sponsorship and exhibitor registration at the first link mentioned above.

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