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(HOLDREGE, Neb.) — Looking for a diversion from the dead of winter? The public is invited to attend the 25th annual South Central Water Conference (formerly known as the Holdrege Water Conference) on Feb. 5 at the Phelps County Ag Center.

Water is perhaps one of the most prevalent topics of discussion across Nebraska. The conference will bring together experts involved with water issues, as well as other topics that will inform and entertain, to discuss current issues of importance to area residents.

The conference is scheduled to start at 9:30 a.m., with registration and coffee and rolls, and will conclude around 3 p.m. There is no admission fee and lunch will be served courtesy of the conference’s sponsors.

Speakers and topics for the conference include:
• “South Central On-Farm Irrigation Research Overview” Todd Whitney, UNL Extension Educator.
• “NRCS Soil Health,” Doug Garrison, NRCS Central Nebraska ARC.
• “UNL Taps Program Overview,” Daran Rudnick, Nebraska Extension WC Irrigation Specialist.
• “UNL Taps Program from a Participants View” Tim Schmeeckle, TAPS winner 2017 & 2018.
• Keynote Speaker – Devin Brundage, general manager – Central NE Public Power and Irrigaiton District.
• “Climate Outlook for 2019 Irrigation Season,” Al Dutcher, UNL Associate State Climatologist.
• “Water Resources Update,” Tyler Thulin, Central Nebraska Public Power and Irrigation District; Nolan
Little, Tri-Basin Natural Resources District; Scott Dicke, Lower Republican Natural Resource District; and Craig Scott, U.S. Bureau of Reclamation.

The Holdrege Area Chamber of Commerce joins with the Tri-Basin Natural Resources District, The Central Nebraska Public Power and Irrigation District, the Lower Republican Natural Resource District and Phelps-Gosper

Cooperative Extension to sponsor the event. Area merchants and agricultural suppliers will be on hand with booths and displays to discuss their products and services with conference attendees.

OMAHA, Neb./PRNewswire/ — Lindsay Corporation (NYSE: LNN), a leading global manufacturer and distributor of irrigation and infrastructure equipment and technology, and Nutrien Ag Solutions, the retail division of Nutrien Ltd. (NYSE: NTR), the world’s largest provider of crop inputs and services, today announced a partnership that will enable Nutrien Ag Solutions crop consultants (the company has over 3,500) to leverage Lindsay’s remote irrigation management and scheduling platform to supplement Nutrien Ag Solutions’ offerings. Through this partnership, Lindsay and Nutrien Ag Solutions will also automate the transfer of as-applied data from Lindsay’s FieldNET Advisor to the Nutrien Ag Solutions digital platform to strengthen growers’ ability to optimize water application amount and timing at every point throughout their fields.

Nutrien Ag Solutions provides crop input products and services that help growers make informed agronomic decisions. This  collaboration means that Nutrien Ag Solutions can now add Lindsay’s FieldNET Advisor to its digital and agronomic offerings, enabling growers to better streamline water usage as part of their overall field management plan. The Nutrien Ag Solutions digital platform leverages deep agronomic data science and leading-edge technology to solve real world problems for growers.

“Because growers depend on us to deliver solutions that optimize outcomes in the most sustainable way, we are committed to finding industry partners that share our mission of applying the best science and technology towards complex agricultural issues,” said Sol Goldfarb, vice president, digital strategy, at Nutrien Ag Solutions. “Our partnership with Lindsay means growers can augment their knowledge and experience with real-time digital insights from FieldNET Advisor.”

FieldNET Advisor, a solution available through Lindsay’s FieldNET remote irrigation monitoring and control platform, is the world’s first cloud-based irrigation scheduling tool that delivers automated, daily irrigation recommendations, helping growers decide precisely when, where and how much to irrigate.

“We are excited and honored to be partnering with Nutrien Ag Solutions,” said Brian Magnusson, vice president of technology and innovation at Lindsay. “This collaboration will demonstrate the utility and effectiveness of FieldNET Advisor not only at the individual grower level, but also for the ag retail business. Due in large part to FieldNET Advisor’s versatility, we expect to continue to see meaningful results across the precision ag value chain.”

The data connection between the Nutrien Ag Solutions digital platform and Lindsay’s FieldNET Advisor will save growers time by streamlining data collection and entry and will further improve the precision of the resulting crop zones, agronomic models and variable rate prescriptions. This data connection is expected to be available later in 2019.