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Irrigation conference set for Feb. 23-24 in Kearney

Participants at the Central Plains Irrigation Conference and Exposition will learn the latest information on irrigation equipment and water management practices Feb. 23-24 at the Kearney Holiday Inn.

The two-day event hosted by University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension and sponsored by the Central Plains Irrigation Association in partnership with the Nebraska Corn Board and Nebraska corn Growers Association will offer insight into water management and managing irrigation systems and equipment. CPIA is a joint effort of UNL, Kansas State University, Colorado State University and the irrigation industry.

Irrigators, irrigation managers, crop consultants, agribusiness personnel, personnel from resource agencies and state and federal agency personnel involved in water management will benefit from the conference.

The conference also will feature a trade show.

There will be a lunch time general session each day in addition to eight technical sessions.

Speakers for the sessions include experts from UNL, KSU and CSU, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Research Service and the irrigation industry.

Registration before Feb. 9 is $65; $75 if applying for Certified Crop Advisor continuing education credits. After Feb. 9, fees are $80; $90 if applying for CCA CEUs.

For Nebraska corn growers, the Nebraska registration includes admission to all sessions, equipment exposition, copy of the proceedings, breaks, two lunches and social hour. The Nebraska Corn Board and Nebraska Corn Growers Association are offering a scholarship to attend free to the first 100 Nebraska growers who register for the conference.

For more information or to register, call Donna Lamm at (785) 462-7574, e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or visit on-line here.

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