"Conservation is the
'Nature' of Our Business"
Informative and Educational services are offered through the
Public Relations Department which disseminates information through
speaking engagements, press releases, quarterly newsletters, and
traveling exhibits. The goal of the department is to maintain an
"open door policy", whereby the public can easily gain access to news
worthy items and research information. The department also
provides special funding for scholarships and educational materials
related to Nebraska's natural resources.
the logo to the left for more details).
is a quarterly newsletter distributed as
newspaper insertions and through direct mail. Various NRD
project and program updates, farming tips and conservation
as well as profiling upcoming events and public information
dissemination. Numerous topics/issues are addressed in a timely
fashion between the covers of “Blueprint”. Also, each fall, the
Conservation Tree Program order form is included to assist
District constituents with ordering shrub and tree seedlings.
During FY 2006, articles discussing “CROP-TIP”, Nitrate testing,
ground water level monitoring, conservation practices and
cost-share information made their way into the pages of
Approximately 31,000 copies
are printed each quarter for District saturation.
the newsletter to the right
to read past and current issues).
The NRD works closely
with FFA programs across the District. The Hampton FFA used the
CROP-TIP research site and eventually placed second at the state
level with their agricultural demonstration.
conjunction to assisting FFA chapters with research, the NRD
FFA Project Fund
in 2006 to assist
FFA programs within the District. Various chapters have
used this fund to purchase water and soil test kits to use
locally in aiding their respective communities.
the FFA logo to the left for a program that fits your school).