Nebraska Pheasants Forever is hosting 54 CRP Landowner Workshops in Nebraska this February and March to inform farmers, ranchers and conservationists about the Conservation Reserve Program General Sign-Up 43. The sign-up, which runs from March 12, 2012 through April 6, 2012, is crucial to Nebraska’s ring-necked pheasant population.

At the workshops, landowners can learn from Pheasants Forever Farm Bill Wildlife Biologists how to improve the chances of their land being accepted in the competitive CRP General Sign-Up 43. Pheasants Forever will also be informing producers on how conserving marginal lands through CRP can prove mutually beneficial for wildlife and agriculture production.

Grassland habitat in Nebraska has helped maintain the state’s status as one of the nation’s top pheasant producing states, but Nebraska has faced continued loss of critical CRP acres in recent years. Subsequently, Nebraska’s pheasant population dropped 27 percent last year. “These meetings are designed to help landowners understand the conservation program options available to them with CRP as well as a host of additional conservation programs and incentives,” said Pete Berthelsen, Pheasants Forever Senior Field Coordinator. “Even in a time with significant commodity prices, there are often great opportunities where conservation programs can be used to increase farm and ranch income.”

February 281:00-3:00 pmBassett RC&D OfficeBassett
February 286:00 – 8:00 pmUNL Extension OfficeWilber
February 291:00 pmUnion Bank & TrustFairbury
February 296:00 pmBuffalo CountyExtension BuildingKearney
March 17:00 – 9:00 pmCornerstone BankAlbion
March 11:00 pm4-H BuildingAuburn
March 17:00 pmNemaha NRD BuildingTecumseh
March 17:00 pmFirst National Bank NortheastTekamah
March 51:00 pmBreadeaux PizzaFalls City
March 56:30 pm MSTPublic  LibraryGrant
March 66:00 pmUSDA Service CenterBroken Bow
March 66:00 pmHruska Memorial LibraryDavid City
March 66:30 pm MSTPublic LibraryImperial
March 612:00 – 3:00 pmKimball Event CenterKimball
March 63:00 – 5:00 pmExtension ServiceNeligh
March 611:00 – 2:00 pmLifelong Learning Center (NE Community College)Norfolk
March 66:00 pmThe MaxWayne
March 710:00 am – 12:00 pm MSTPublic LibraryAlliance
March 71:00-3:00 pmHomestead National Monument
Education Center
March 76:00 pmPublic LibraryLexington
March 76:00 – 8:00 pmUNL Extension OfficeLincoln
March 72:00 – 4:00 pmExtension ServicesO’Neill
March 72:00 pmUSDA Service CenterWalthill
March 83:00 – 5:00 pmFairgroundsBartlett
March 86:30 pm MSTFarm Bureau
Meeting Room
March 810:30 amBridgeport USDA
Service Center
March 86:00 pmHooper VFWHooper
March 86:00 pmCity AuditoriumRavenna
March 81:00-3:00 pmTrailblazer RC&DRed Cloud
March 910:00 am – 12:00 pm MSTCountry KitchenChadron
March 91:00 pmMethodist Fellowship HallPawnee City
March 126:00 pmFire Hall Community RoomCulbertson
March 1212:00 – 2:00 pm MSTAmerican LegionRushville
March 126:30 pmCommunity HallWallace
March 131:00 pmJohnson CenterAlma
March 139:00 – 11:00 amLegion ClubBurwell
March 136:00 pmUSDA Service CenterColumbus
March 137:00 – 9:00 pmGoodrich BuildingGreeley
March 134:00 – 6:00 pmCommunity CenterLoup City
March 136:30 pmUNL Extension Conference RoomNorth Platte
March 1312:00 – 2:00 pmLower Loup NRDOrd
March 139:00 am – 12:00 pm  MSTSouth Platte NRD OfficeSidney
March 141:00-3:00 pmCommunity BuildingBeaver City
March 146:00 pmBulls Bar & GrillHayes Center
March 146:00 pmLower Platte
North NRD
March 152:00 pmMaywood Village HallMaywood
March 156:00 pm4-H BuildingMcCook
March 157:30-9:00 pmAmerican LegionNelson
March 152:00 pmLake McConaughy Visitors Center Community RoomOgallala
March 151:00-3:00 pm MSTCity AuditoriumOshkosh
March 157:00 – 9:00 pmThe Gathering PlaceSt Paul
March 156:00 pmFirehallNewcastle
March 1610:00 amCommerical HotelVerdigre
March 216:00 pmThe Cattle National
Bank & Trust Co

For more information regarding landowner workshops in Nebraska, please visit the Nebraska Pheasants Forever website or contact Pete Berthelsen at (308) 754-5339 / Email Pete. For all other inquiries, please contact Rehan Nana, Pheasants Forever Public Relations Specialist at 651-209-4973 or Email Rehan.

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