Barta Brothers Open House

Cattle at the Barta Brothers Ranch

The University of Nebraska is hosting an open house at the Barta Brothers Ranch on July 25th from 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. The Barta Brothers Ranch is a 6,000-acre property donated to the University of Nebraska by Clifford and James Barta in 1996. The ranch has housed a variety of research projects over the years including studies on Sandhills’ biocomplexity and a 20-year-long grazing systems production survey. One of the newest research projects, commonly referred to as CAM (collaborative adaptive management), will be the primary focus of the open house. Attendees will hear from University researchers and stakeholders involved with the CAM project, along with field tours of the grazing systems involved in the experiments. This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required. A catered lunch will be provided.

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10:00 – Welcome, introductions, overview
10:15 – Presentation: Barta Brothers Ranch - History, previous research, visions for the future
10:45 – Presentation: CAM Project – About, year one results, future years
11:15 – Moderated Q&A Panel with CAM Stakeholders
12:00 – Lunch: Provided by Sandhills Lounge in Long Pine, NE
1:00 – Field tours
3:00 – End