The Central Plains Irrigation Conference is scheduled for Feb. 23-24 in Kearney. The meeting is hosted by Nebraska Extension in collaboration with Kansas State University and Colorado State University.
The conference will include presentations by experts in irrigation water management and water resources issues. In addition, during an equipment exposition, participants will have access to companies that manufacture and market equipment used to manage and apply irrigation water. Keynote speeches will be delivered by Don Kraus with the Nebraska Public Power and Irrigation District and Kent Zimmerman with the Nebraska Department of Natural Resources.
“Participants will hear about recent research results dealing with water use by cover crops, evaluation of different soil-monitoring equipment, accuracy of water meters, a new way of characterizing the underground aquifer and much more,” said Bill Kranz, Nebraska Extension irrigation specialist who led the planning team for the conference.
The conference will take place at the Holiday Inn and Convention Center, 110 S. Second Ave. in Kearney.