Farm & Ranch - March 2020


MARCH 2020

Twin Platte NRD office to remain open

Telegraph staff reports The Twin Platte Natural Resources District office will re- main open during the

meeting will be May 14. Please view the TPNRD website and so- cial media for updates. Call 308-535-8080 with questions.

Disease Control and Prevention and state and local public health officials to mitigate the spread of the COVID-19 virus. The next board

is sick.

release. However, peo- ple needing assistance are asked to call ahead if they are not feeling well or have been ex- posed to someone who

COVID-19 virus out- break. The staff will re- main in the office working as normal, according to a press

The April 9 TPNRD board meeting has been canceled as rec- ommended by the national Centers for

Registration opens for 2020 Nebraska Ranch Practicum Telegraph staff reports Ranchers interested in duction systems. The practicum will be pleted application and registration fee byMay 1.

order to cover the production cycle of livestock and for- age resources. Participants will have the opportunity to learn about a variety of top- ics, including the effective use of decision support tools to evaluate management and marketing alternatives, plant identification, range condi- tion and grazing strategies, wildlife management, evalu- ation of cow body condition scores, and beef cattle pro-

The practicum can count for college or continuing ed- ucation credit. The registration fee is $675. The fee for a spouse is an additional $350. Registration covers educa- tional materials, noon meals and breaks. Participants are responsible for travel and lodging expenses. The pract- icum can count for college or continuing education credit. To register, submit a com-

June 8-9, July 9, Sept. 2-3, and November 12, 2020, and January 13 and 14, 2021. Classroom activities will open and close the practi- cum in North Platte with the remainder of the classes conducted at the universi- ty’s Gudmundsen Sandhills Laboratory, a working ranch with education and research facilities, near Whitman.

Applications will not be accept- ed after that date. Enrollment is limited to 35 participants. Applicants will be notified of their status no later thanMay 21. Refunds will be issued if space is not available. To learn more or register, visit nebraskaranchpracti- or contact Troy Walz at 308-872-6831 or troy.

learning about the latest cut- ting-edge research in range livestock production from the University of Nebraska– Lincoln are encouraged to register for the 2020 Nebraska Ranch Practicum offered by Nebraska Extension. The practicum will be held during eight sessions over the course of three seasons in

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