Ribbon-cutting planned at Stumpf Wheat Center
In September 2013, Marvin Stumpf donated $1 million and a section of land just east of Grant to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in memory of his family.
The Henry J. Stumpf International Wheat Center will research, demonstrate and teach wheat-based system practices that improve food production on dryland and limited irrigation fields.
Research findings will address problems that western Nebraska producers face. These practices will also be applicable to wheat production worldwide.
Water is one of Nebraska’s most valuable natural resources.
A field day later this month near Grant offers a unique opportunity for farmers and policy-makers to learn and see practices and cropping systems on a farm scale that maintain or increase crop production while conserving water.
Participants will also hear from Nebraska Extension specialists and educators, and industry leaders on water issues that may affect their operations at the West Central Water and Crops Field Day June 23.
The morning agenda includes:
8 a.m.—Registration at the Wheat Center near Grant
8:20 a.m.—Welcome from Don Adams, District Director, UNL with WCREC Moderator: Strahinja Stepanovic, Extension Educator, Perkins & Chase Counties
8:35 a.m.—Effect of Cover Crops on the Water Budget, John Holman, K-State
9:15 a.m.—Managing Glyphosate-Resistant Kochia, Phillip Stahlman, K-State
9:55 a.m.—Fifty-five years of Residue Management, Bob Klein, WCREC
10:25 a.m.—Break, courtesy of sponsors and exhibitors; view exhibits
10:40 a.m.—Panel discussion on Rural Futures with Chuck Hibberd, Chuck Schroeder, Tom Field
11:30 a.m.—Nebraska Water Balance Alliance (NEWBA), Roric Paulman
12 noon—Ribbon-cutting to open the Henry J. Stumpf International Wheat Center to be led by Chuck Hibberd, Dean & Director of Nebraska Extension
Three afternoon tours are planned, starting at 1:30 p.m.
Tour 1—Wheat Variety Tour
Tour 2—Mobile Pesticide Application Technology with Greg Kruger
Tour 3—Understanding Soil Biodiversity for Managing Insect Pests and Plant Pathogens with Julie Peterson and Tony Adesemoye
There is no cost to attend the field day and a complimentary noon meal will be served.
Participants are asked to register by Friday, June 19, so appropriate plans can be made for meals, resources and meeting space. Lunch will be provided by Olsen Certified Seed, Jeff & Keith Olsen.
Please complete a registration form (available at Extension offices) and mail or FAX to: WCREC, Attn: Phyllis Carney, 402 West State Farm Road, North Platte, NE 69101. FAX: 308-696-6780.
Producers may also send the necessary information in an e-mail to:
or call her at 308-696-6740.