Nebraska Ranch Practicum
June 6, 2022 - January 11, 2023$675.00
The Nebraska Ranch Practicum is a three–season, hands–on educational program designed to give participants the skills and education needed in today’s complex ranching industry. Participants benefit from cutting-edge research in range livestock production and marketing at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln Gudmundsen Sandhills Laboratory, a nationally-recognized research and education facility. Additionally, attendees will develop their ability to efficiently use decision support tools to evaluate management and marketing alternatives dealing with grazing strategies and systems, methods of managing market risk, calving and weaning dates, winter livestock nutrition, cull cow management, feed rations and mineral supplements.
The first and final sessions will be in North Platte, NE. All others will be held at the Gudmundsen Sandhills Laboratory, a 12,800–acre working ranch with research and education facilities, located near Whitman, NE. Attendance at all sessions is important because of
the sequential nature of the curriculum. Participants must attend six of the eight sessions to receive a Certificate of Completion.