POSTPONED - Interconnectedness and Agriculture - Syracuse, Neb.

Monday, March 23, 2020

*Starting March 16, all Center for Rural Affairs events are postponed to prevent spread of the coronavirus.*

Community members and producers are invited to Interconnectedness and Agriculture, a panel discussion about soil and water quality in agriculture and urban areas on Monday, March 23, in Syracuse.

When: Monday, March 23, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. (Doors open at 6 p.m.)

Where: Syracuse Public Library, 480 5th St., Syracuse, Nebraska

Cost: Free. A light meal and refreshments will be provided.

The Center for Rural Affairs is collaborating with the Nebraska Healthy Soils Task Force and the Natural Resource Conservation Service to sponsor this free event from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Syracuse Public Library, 480 5th St., Syracuse, Nebraska. 

The event will feature Ray Ward, founder of Ward Laboratories, Inc. in Kearney. An expert since the 1980s, he will talk about the interconnection of nutrients with the quality of soil and water. Joining Ward for discussion will be Craig Derickson, Nebraska State Conservationist for the Natural Resource Conservation Service, will discuss the tie to natural resources and state incentives. Randy Pryor, Saline County Extension Educator, will talk about their work on atrazine and the watershed on Turkey Creek. Andy Licht will discuss the perspective of Nebraska agricultural retailers on nutrients and steps forward in the state

For more information, contact Trenton Buhr, Center for Rural Affairs policy assistant, 402.687.2100 ext. 1010 or