New PCM Region in Nebraska!

New PCM Region in Nebraska!

Precision Conservation Management (PCM) is expanding to a new region in Nebraska with support from Farmers for Soil Health Climate Smart Commodities Partnership, Nebraska Soybean Board, Nebraska Corn Board, and the Upper Big Blue Natural Resources District. This work enhances soil health, water quantity, and carbon sequestration in Nebraska while providing important social and economic benefits to agricultural producers.  

Farmers for Soil Health (FSH) is a collaborative initiative led by the Soy Checkoff, Pork Checkoff, and National Corn Growers Association and provides incentive payments to farmers for adopting cover crops. Through this grant, PCM serves as the technical assistance partner in Nebraska providing support for farmers in navigating program enrollment and implementing the cover crop systems. FSH is available to farmers statewide in 20 states, including Nebraska.  

“The Nebraska Soybean Board remains diligent in making sure to adapt to the needs of the progressive producer,” says Andy Chvatal, Executive Director. “We’re excited to help expand PCM in Nebraska, as it will expand our footprint in communicating with growers about climate-smart ag and next generation farming practices.”

PCM targets watersheds and industry supply-sheds strategically to have the greatest impact on nutrient loss in our waterways and climate change concerns. By supporting farmers as they reduce tillage, implement cover crops, and maximize irrigation efficiency in this region, we can move the needle on carbon and climate concerns.  

Welcome, Seth Norquest!  

PCM is excited to have Seth Norquest join the team as the second Nebraska Specialist! In this position, Seth will provide support and expertise to farmers in the York, NE region who are implementing in-field conservation practices and help farmers throughout Nebraska with enrollment in the Farmers for Soil Health incentive program.  

Seth holds an M.S. in Agronomy from the University of NE Lincoln, with a specialization in precision nitrogen management technology. While obtaining his M.S., Seth also worked for Extension at UNL, as well as his family farm.   

“Seth will be a welcome addition to our team,” said David Eigenberg, general manager of the Upper Big Blue Natural Resources District. “He has lot of knowledge and experience that will benefit producers in our district as he works with them to understand the economic impact of adopting conservation.”

To enroll in PCM or FSH, reach out to your regional specialist.

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