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CRP Meetings Scheduled in May

LINCOLN, Neb. – Public informational meetings are scheduled across the state in May so landowners can learn about the May 20-June 14 Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) general signup.

CRP is a voluntary program that helps agricultural producers use environmentally sensitive land for conservation benefits in exchange for rental payments and cost-share assistance.

The meetings are free and no registration is required. The following is a list of meetings by date:

April 30 – Dakota City, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) office, 1505 Broadway, 1 p.m.

May 7 – Scotia, Community Hall, 102 S. Main St., 10 a.m.; Ord, Lower Loup Natural Resources District (NRD), 2620 Airport Drive, 1 p.m.; Bloomfield, Community Center, 101 S. Broadway, 2 p.m.; Loup City, Community Center, 803 O St., 5 p.m.; Ogallala, USDA Service Center, 1605 E. 1st St., 7:30 p.m.; Neligh, UNL Extension Service, 501 Main St., 7:30 p.m.

May 8 – Pawnee City, Library, 735 8th St., 1 p.m.; O’Neill, UNL Extension Service, 128 N. 6th St., Ste. 100, 5 p.m.

May 9 – Hartington, VFW, 126 E. Main St., 2 p.m.; Lincoln, UNL Extension Service, 444 Cherry Creek Road, 2:30 p.m.; Bartlett, Wheeler County Fairgrounds, 3 p.m.; Newcastle, Fire Hall, 205 Mary St., 7 p.m.; Stapleton, Community Center, 236 Main St., 7:30 p.m.

May 10 – Beatrice, Homestead National Monument, 8523 Nebraska Hwy. 4, 1 p.m.

May 13 – Alliance, Natural Resources Conservation Service, 124 E. 24th St., 10 a.m.; Omaha, Chalco Hills Recreation Area, 8901 S. 154th St., 1 p.m.; David City, Hruska Memorial Library, 399 5th St., 7:30 p.m.

May 14 – Rushville, American Legion, 206 Sprague St., noon; Norfolk, Lifelong Learning Center, 801 E. Benjamin Ave., 2 p.m.; Pleasanton, Community Center, 202 N. Sycamore St., 5 p.m.; Imperial, Mid-Plains Community College, 1324 Broadway, 7 p.m.; May 14 – Albion, Cornerstone Bank, 240 S. 3rd St., 7 p.m.; Wahoo, Lower Platte North NRD, 511 Commercial Park Road, 7:30 p.m.; Wallace, American Legion, 217 S. Commercial Ave., 7: 30 p.m.

May 15 – Fairbury, Union Bank and Trust, 1313 K St., 9 a.m.; Franklin, Franklin County Fairgrounds, 10 a.m.; Bridgeport, USDA, 902 Main St., 11 a.m.; Lexington, Library, 907 N. Washington St., noon; St. Paul, The Gathering Place, 612 Howard Ave., 7 p.m.; Benkelman, Farm Service Agency, 1303 A St., 7 p.m.; Seward, The Cattle National Bank, 104 S. 5th, 7:30 p.m.

May 16 – Sidney, South Platte NRD, 551 Parkland Drive, 9 a.m.; North Platte, UNL West Central Research and Extension Center auditorium, 402 W. State Farm Road, 7:30 a.m.; Blue Hill, Senior Center, 555 W. Gage St., 10 a.m.; Wilber, UNL Extension Service, 306 W. 3rd St., 2:30 p.m.; Sargent, Community Center, 314 W. Main St., 4:30 p.m.; Broken Bow, Mid-Plains Community College, 2520 S. E St., 6 p.m.; Pawnee City, Library, 735 8th St., 7 p.m.; Grant, Library, 246 Central Ave., 7 p.m.

May 17 – Scottsbluff, North Platte NRD, 100547 Airport Road, 9 a.m.

May 20 – Trenton, USDA, 36465 U.S. Hwy. 34, 6 p.m.

May 21 – Chadron, Country Kitchen, 1250 W. 10th St., noon; Hayes Center, American Legion, 603 Tate St., 6 p.m.

May 22 – Alma, Johnson Center, 509 Main St., 10 a.m.; Beaver City, Community Building, 318 10th St., 2 p.m.; McCook, 4-H Meeting Room, 1400 W. 5th St., 6 p.m.

About Jerry Kane

Jerry Kane is the news manager with the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. He can be contacted at jerry.kane@nebraska.gov or 402-471-5008.

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