The Rainwater Basin Joint Venture Informational Seminar is an annual event hosted by the partnership. This venue allows agriculture producers, researchers, and natural resource professionals an opportunity to come together to learn about the partnership, conservation opportunities, and new research findings.
Landowners, agricultural producers, conservation professionals, congressional staff, researchers, and students came together for a day of education and networking about conservation in Nebraska. The 23rd annual Rainwater Basin Joint Venture Informational Seminar was held on Thursday, February 1, 2018 at the Hotel Grand Conference Center in Grand Island, Nebraska.
There were two plenary sessions in the morning focusing on landowners and conservation behavior. They were followed by breakout sessions to discuss topics such as landowner experiences with conservation practices, grazing as a management tool, programs available for landowners, and current research being conducted in the Rainwater Basin region. Research is underway to study the effects of contaminants on amphibians and that of wetland restoration and variable rate irrigation on net farm income and upland game birds.
The seminar was free for landowners and producers. For all others, a $40 fee covered registration, fascinating presentations, a delicious lunch and snacks. The annual RWBJV Habitat Stewardship Awards were announced during lunch.
If you missed the seminar, you can still view the presentation pdfs by clicking on the titles below. If you find them useful or thought-provoking, plan now to attend the 24th Info Seminar in 2018! (Date still to be determined)