Project GROW Winter Workshop

Project GROW Winter Workshop

Tuesday, December 7, 2021
Holthus Convention Center, York, NE

Breakout sessions and presentations from 8 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. and again from 12:30 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. Attendance at one session (morning or afternoon) will fullfill Phase II/III Management Area nitrogen certification requirement.

Free Registration (please register by Dec. 1)
*CCA Credits Available
 
8:00-8:15 a.m.                             Registration/Check In
8:15-9:00 a.m. NRD Rules and Regulations Overview
9:00-9:45 a.m.     Morning Breakout #1
Nutrient Management
  • Topic: The Nitrogen Cycle
  • Ron Jakubowski, Precision sales and service agronomist with Aurora Co-Op
Special Topics
  • Topic: How to reduce your risk in marketing commodities
  •  Jack Fenske, president of York Commodities Inc
   
Crop Management 
9:45-10 a.m. Break
10-10:45 a.m. Morning Breakout #2
Nutrient Management
  • Topic: Tools for Nitrogen Management
  • Laila Puntel, Assistant Professor at UNL 
Soil & Water Management
  • Topic: Soil Health Programs and Funding
  • Jacob Fritton, Water and Agricultural Program Manager, The Nature Conservancy 
Crop Management
  • Topic: The Benefits of Using Wheat in a Crop Rotation
  • Harvey Cool, Associate Agronomist, Bayer Crop Science 
Special Topics
 
  • Farmer-led Nitrate Solutions (roundtable discussion)
  • Crystal Powers, Research and Extension Communication Specialist, Nebraska Water Center
10:45 to 11:45  a.m.                                 Morning Breakout #3
Nutrient Management
  • Topic: Understanding a Soil Test
  • Tim Mundorf, Nutrient Management Lead at Central Valley Ag
Soil and Water Management
  • Topic: Healthy, Productive Soils Produce Nutrient Dense Food 
  • Jill Clapperton, CEO of Rhizoterra Inc 
Crop Management
  • Topic: Working with NRDs to Stabilize Groundwater Nitrate in the Bazile Groundwater Management Area
  • Jeremy Milander, Bazile Water Quality Management Area Cropping Systems Assistant Extension Educator at University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Special Topics
  • Topic: How Will a Developing La Nina Event Influence the 2022 Growing Season?
  • Al Dutcher, Nebraska State Climatologist
12-12:30 p.m.                             Break for lunch (lunch is not provided, but there are many restaurants in a close proximity to the venue); Participants are not required to attend both morning and afternoon sessions to receive credit
12:30-12:45 p.m. Registration/Check In for Afternoon Session
12:45-1:30 p.m. NRD Rules and Regulations Overview
1:30-2:15 p.m.     Afternoon Breakout #1
Nutrient Management
  • Topic: The Nitrogen Cycle
  • Ron Jakubowski, Precision sales and service agronomist with Aurora Co-Op
   
Crop Management
 
  • Topic: The Benefits of Using Wheat in a Crop Rotation
  • Harvey Cool, Associate Agronomist, Bayer Crop Science 
Special Topics
 
  • ​Farmer-led Nitrate Solutions (roundtable discussion)
  • Crystal Powers, Research and Extension Communication Specialist, Nebraska Water Center
2:15-3:00 p.m. Afternoon Breakout #2
Special Topics
  • Topic: How to reduce your risk in marketing commodities
  • Jack Fenske, president of York Commodities Inc
Crop Management
 
Soil and Water Management
  • Topic: Soil Health Programs and Funding
  • Jacob Fritton, Water and Agricultural Program Manager, The Nature Conservancy
Nutrient Management
  • Topic: Tools for Nitrogen Management
  • Laila Puntel, Assistant Professor at UNL 
3:00-3:15 p.m. Break
3:15-4:15 p.m.                                  Afternoon Breakout #3
Nutrient Management
  • Topic: Understanding a Soil Test
  • Tim Mundorf, Nutrient Management Lead at Central Valley Ag
Soil & Water Management
  • Topic: Healthy, Productive Soils Produce Nutrient Dense Food 
  • Jill Clapperton, CEO of Rhizoterra Inc 
Crop Management
  • Topic: Working with NRDs to Stabilize Groundwater Nitrate in the Bazile Groundwater Management Area
  • Jeremy Milander, Bazile Water Quality Management Area Cropping Systems Assistant Extension Educator at University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Special Topics
 
  • Topic: How Will a Developing La Nina Event Influence the 2022 Growing Season?
  • Al Dutcher, Nebraska State Climatologist
4:15-4:30 p.m. Questions and Wrap Up
 

CEUs Approved for Certified Crop Advisors
  • Nutrient Management: 5
  • Soil & Water Management: 4
  • Crop Management: 2.5
  • Provessional Development: 2