by jamesc 7/1/2014 8:38:24 AM --
LINDSAY – A member of the faculty at Northeast Community College was among several agriculture educators to take part in a water resource professional development program, sponsored by the Nebraska Environmental Trust.
Mike Zierke, agriculture mechanics/welding instructor at Northeast, attended the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s (UNL) “Excellence in Ag Sciences: Water Resource Education” Ag Sciences Day held at Lindsay Manufacturing in Lindsay. Sixty-eight agricultural education instructors throughout Nebraska participated in the one-day conference held in two locations across Nebraska that was aimed at transferring research-based, cutting edge technology into the hands of Nebraska agricultural education instructors.
The conference provided the educators the knowledge and skills needed to transfer agricultural water management information to their students, along with providing equipment needed for the experiential learning to occur. In addition to irrigation management, participants also became familiar with sustainable water conservation practices that preserve water quality.
The University of Nebraska Board of Regents received $70,000 from the Nebraska Environmental Trust to fund the “Excellence in Ag Sciences: Water Resource Education” project. This is the second and final year of the $70,000 award, which is one of the 132 projects receiving $21,750,000 in grant awards from Nebraska Environmental Trust this year.
PHOTO ID: Mike Zierke