West Central Research, Extension and Education Center

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Since 1904, the West Central Research, Extension and Education Center (WCREEC) at North Platte has addressed problems and concerns specific to the counties of West Central Nebraska.

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I grew up in Louisville, Kentucky and completed my PhD in Entomology at the University of Kentucky in 2012. I started at UNL in March 2014.

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UNL West Central Research, Extension & Education Center's
Annual Water & Crops Field Day
Thursday, August 25, 2022 - 8 am - 4 pm CDT
Two Tracts of Interest:

Critical Issues in Ag Soil Health

Please join us at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln Gudmundsen Sandhills Laboratory for the 23rd Annual Open House. This year’s Open House will be a hybrid format with our traditional in-person event held at GSL along with the live streamed online webinar. The online webinar will only cover the morning sustainability topics. Activities, demonstrations and commercial exhibits are planned so our guests can come and go as they please throughout the day. AGENDA

Water Riches Field Trip

Faculty, staff and students at WCREEC spent the day learning about Nebraska water and its history on June 9 with a Water Riches Field Trip.

The day was spent discussing the hydrogeology of Nebraska Sandhills, the High Plains Aquifer and the North Platte River near Lake Ogallala.

Retried Professor, Robert Diffendal, explained how the Brule Formation, the Ash Hallow Formation, and Broadwater Formation developed millions of years ago.

Central Public Power and Irrigation District hosted a tour at the Kingsley Hydroplant to explain the purpose of the plant and how it works.

The tour concluded at the water interpretive center to give context to all the ponts covered in the tour.

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Communicating with Farmers Under Stress Program set for August 16

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The North Platte River – Multiuse Water

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UpStarts extension program aims to support entrepreneurship and social connectedness among youth in rural communities

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At the Sun Theatre in downtown Holdrege, two teams of high school students presented potential solutions for a problem their community is currently facing: population decline.

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The University of Nebraska–Lincoln 2022 4Rs Nutrient Stewardship Field Day at the Eastern Nebraska Research, Extension and Education Center on July 19 featured knowledge and tools on improving nutrient management and water quality through research and demonstrations.

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