South Central Water Conference

South Central Water Conference

The 2022 South Central Water Conference will be held February 1st at the Phelps County Ag Center and online via Zoom. It brings together experts and area agricultural producers to discuss important water issues.

Area merchants and agricultural suppliers are also on hand to discuss their products and services with conference attendees.

The South Central Water Conference is sponsored by Tri-Basin Natural Resources District, Lower Republican Natural Resources District, Central Nebraska Public Power and Irrigation District, Nebraska Extension, and the Holdrege Area Chamber of Commerce


9:30                  Coffee & Rolls

10:00                UNL On-Farm Research 50/50 Challenge

                        Todd Whittney, UNL Extension Educator

10:10                Nitrogen Application

                        Chuck Burr, UNL Extension Educator - Water Irrigation Crop System

10:40                Water Resources Update – Platte Basin

                        Nolan Little, Water Resources Manager, TBNRD

                        Tyler Thulin, CNPPID

11:05                Break

11:20                2022 Economic Nitrogen Application Rates

                        Matt Stockton, UNL West Central Extension Ag Economist

Noon                 Lunch

                        Provided by South Central Water Conference Sponsors


12:30                Keynote Speaker: 2021- 2022 Climate Outlook and

                        Drought Monitor update                                 

                        Al Dutcher, UNL Extension Climatologist

1:30                  Break

1:45                  Dawson Public Power & Central Nebraska Public Power

                        and Irrigation Merger

                        Devin Brundage, General Manager, CNPPID


2:15                  Water Resources Update – Republican Basin

                        Nick Simonson or Todd Siel, LRNRD

                        Craig Scott, US Bureau of Reclamation


CCA Credits applied for. Check in with UNL Extension.

Nitrogen Certification Credit - Must sign in.

Zoom Link - Will be posted soon.