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Nebraska celebrates a decade of grazing conferences

Published on 22 October 2010

About 240 people, including a record 22 exhibitors, participated in the Nebraska Grazing Conference held August 10-11, 2010 in Kearney. What did conference goers think of this event, which celebrated its 10th anniversary this year?

Here is a sampling of comments from the evaluation forms:

“Tuesday was the best program day I have been to at the Grazing Conference. I especially liked the information on how families have transitioned their farms to the next generation.”

“Generational transitioning session was excellent – nice balance and very thought provoking.”

“The conference was very good, it had me glued to my seat, never bored.”

“Excellent variety once again, a little of everything for everyone; excellent topics and speakers.”

“[Neil Dennis was] an interesting and very entertaining speaker who provided very simple & down-to-earth management practices that everyone should understand.”

“Learned a lot of useful tips and skills I can apply at my operation.”

“Found all [presentations] very intriguing and beneficial.”

“Dennis Bauer's talk on minerals was an eye opener. Any speaker you can get to save the producer money is great!”

“My first conference; good fit to current trends.”

“Another valuable conference! I look forward to it every year.”

“Best year ever!”

Proceedings from the 2010 and previous conferences are still available for purchase; they contain the material submitted by most of the presenters prior to the conferences. The conference website ( contains the list of speakers and topics for each conference.

To order proceedings, send a check payable to Nebraska Grazing Conference to Center for Grassland Studies, 203 Keim Hall, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE 68583-0953. Note which year(s) you are ordering.

If you have not attended previous conferences but would like to be on the mailing list to receive notice of next year's conference, to be held in the same location on August 9-10, simply send your name and address to the CGS office. Details of the 2011 program will be posted on the conference website as they become available early next year.

The Nebraska Grazing Conference has several sponsors including this year's conference underwriters: Center for Grassland Studies, Nebraska Game and Parks Commission, and Nebraska Grazing Lands Coalition.

—Informatiion provided by the Center for Grassland Studies