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.
Join landowners, agricultural producers, conservation professionals, congressional staff, researchers, and students for a day of education and networking about conservation in Nebraska. The 24th annual Rainwater Basin Joint Venture Informational Seminar will be held on Thursday, February 7, 2019 at the Ramada Midtown Grand Island (the former Hotel Grand Conference Center) in Grand Island, Nebraska. The Seminar will run from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. with the exhibit hall open and check-in available starting at 8:30 a.m. The schedule is here.
The presentations are designed to be highly informative and useful. Participants will learn about conservation funding opportunities, programs that combine wildlife and habitat conservation with agricultural and livestock production, successful wetland management techniques, methods for grazing cattle while enhancing wetlands, and much more.
The seminar is FREE for landowners and operators. For all others, a $40 fee covers registration, lunch, coffee/tea/snacks, and a conference . Greg Soulliere, Science Coordinator for the Upper Mississippi/Great Lakes Joint Venture, will deliver a plenary address on the human dimensions aspect of managing the North American Wetland Management Plan (NAWMP) priority areas. This will be followed by concurrent sessions on three tracks – sure to provide something for everyone! And, the annual RWBJV Habitat Stewardship Awards will be announced during lunch.
Pre-registration ends January 31, 2019. Register NOW by clicking Register for RWBJV 2019 Informational Seminar. Contact Niki Messmer by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) with questions. Registration will be available the day of the event.
To hear what your colleagues and neighbors liked best about the 2018 Info Seminar, click here. To see last year's presentations, click below.