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 23rd annual Rainwater Basin Joint Venture Informational Seminar will be held on Thursday, February 1, 2018 at the Hotel Grand Conference Center in Grand Island, Nebraska.
There will be two plenary sessions in the morning focusing on landowners and conservation behavior. They will be 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 is free for landowners and producers. For all others, a $40 fee covers registration, lunch and snacks. The annual RWBJV Habitat Stewardship Awards will be announced during lunch.
Check-in begins at 8:30 a.m. on February 1. We ask that attendees pre-register by January 26th; however, registrations will be accepted the day of the event. Registration is available online. Or, contact Niki Messmer by email (email@example.com) or phone (308-382-8112).