Western Sustainable Ag Conference

Western Sustainable Ag Crops & Livestock Conference
December 3
Western Nebraska Community College
Sidney NE

The 2016 Western Sustainable Ag Crops & Livestock Conference is scheduled for Saturday, December 3, 2016, at Western Nebraska Community College in Sidney, NE.  The theme for this year's conference is "Money-Making Alternative Agricultural Enterprises for Farm Families." 

Registration fee is $35 per person.  Please call Karen DeBoer at 308-254-4455 or email her at kdeboer1@unl.edu to register.  Space is limited so register early.  Pre-registraton is requested by November 23rd.

Keynote Presentation begins at 9:30 am - "Improving and Maintaining Long-term Soil Health," Ron Godin, CSU, Delta, CO

Workshops include:westsusagpics

  • "Intro to Hops Production"
  • "Goats:  How They Fit into Your Farming Operation"
  • "Commercial Mint Production for Western Nebraska"
  • "The Nuts and Bolts of Producing Quality Hops"
  • "Utilizing Propane Flaming for Weed Control in Row Crops"
  • "Small-scale Beekeeping"

A special event is being planned by Nebraska Sustainable Ag Society on Friday evening, "A Tasting of Nebraska Craft Beers."  The event will be held at Best Western Plus.  Contact William Powers, NSAS, at 402-525-7794 or healthyfarms@gmail.com for more information about this event.

Additional information is available in the Western Sustainable Ag Crops & Livestock Conference 2016 Brochure. (PDF, 2 pg, 582 KB)

This is a joint conference sponsored by Nebraska Extension, Organic Crop Improvement Association (OCIA) NE Chapter No. 2, and Nebraska Sustainable Agricultural Society.