Producer Driven Education to Improve Bio-Diversity in Semi-arid and High-Plains Cropping Systems

Project Overview

Project Type: Research and Education
Funds awarded in 2003: $141,000.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/2005
Region: North Central
State: Nebraska
Project Coordinator:
Gary Hergert
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
David Baltensperger
University of Nebraska

Annual Reports


  • Agronomic: canola, millet, sunflower


  • Animal Production: feed/forage, winter forage
  • Crop Production: conservation tillage
  • Education and Training: technical assistance, demonstration, display, extension, farmer to farmer, focus group, mentoring, on-farm/ranch research
  • Farm Business Management: budgets/cost and returns, feasibility study, risk management, value added, whole farm planning
  • Natural Resources/Environment: biodiversity
  • Production Systems: transitioning to organic
  • Soil Management: organic matter
  • Sustainable Communities: new business opportunities, public participation, sustainability measures
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