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Registration is still open for the Third Annual Panhandle Soil Health Workshop on March 2

Registration is slated soon for the third annual Panhandle Soil Health Workshop, an in-person event for agricultural producers, consultants and others, sponsored by the University’s Center for Research, Extension and Education. of the Nebraska-Lincoln Panhandle.

The Soil Health Panhandle Workshop will be held March 2 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Prairie Winds Community Center in Bridgeport. Registration is required by February 25 .

Register online at

There is also a link on the Panhandle Center website,

Or email Bijesh Maharjan, Soil and Nutrient Management Specialist at the Panhandle Center, at [email protected]. Or call him at 308-632-1372.

Speakers from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL), the United States Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resource Conservation Service (USDA-NRCS), the University of Wyoming (UW), and the University of State of New Mexico (NMSU), along with growers, will present soil health, soil health programs, and management practices that affect soil health in the region. Crop advisors may receive continuing education units in nutrient management and crop management.


* Soil health: what is it, do we need it and can we improve it? – Jay Norton, extension soils specialist at the University of Wyoming and director of the UW Soil Resources Laboratory.

* Systems approach to no-tillage and soil health – Paul Jasa, extension engineer, UNL

*Soil Organic Matter and Cover Crops: Vesh Raj Thapa, Postdoctoral Research Associate, New Mexico State University

* Cover Crops and Soil Health – Katja Koehler-Cole, Assistant Research Professor, UNL

* Range, Grazing and Soil Health in the Sandhills – Mitch Stephenson, Associate Professor, Extension Specialist and Acting Director, UNL Center for Research, Extension and Education

* Soil Health Demonstration – Aaron Hird, State Soil Health Specialist, USDA NRCS

*Addressing Soil Health Goals with Agricultural Program Financial Assistance – Robin Foulk and Sarah Gray, USDA NRCS

* Soil Health Gap: Saurav Das, Postdoctoral Research Associate, UNL

* No-Till Practices: Challenges and Opportunities – Mark Watson, Grower

–UNL extension