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Contact: Susan Cook, (402) 223-3514
National Park Service
Homestead National Monument of America
8523 W. State Hwy 4
Beatrice, NE 68310
National Park Service News Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE –August 3, 2018
Susan Cook 402-223-3514
Join us for a Lesson on Precision Agriculture
at Homestead National Monument of America
The final 2018 Campfire program at Homestead National Monument of America will be on August 11, 2018, at 7 p.m at the Homestead Education Center. Wesley Hedges will present his program, titled “All Original, All Nebraska,” which is about Precision Agriculture. Wesley is the Precision Ag Manager for Farmers Cooperative. He utilizes his expertise in digital ag technology and agronomy to help growers make economic, yield increasing decisions. At the same time, he focuses on being a good steward of the land for the benefit of future generations by making agronomic recommendations that optimize the placement and rate of the products applied.
Wesley’s talk will be followed by a performance by folk musician Nina Rohlfs. Nina will play historical folk tunes and some of her own music where she sings of country schools and farming.
“Homestead National Monument of America is excited to announce the last of our summer campfire programs. The agricultural evolution that started with the homesteaders and continues today is a big part of the story of homesteading, and will be explained in full by our guest Wesley Hedges and Nina Rohlfs,” stated Superintendent Mark Engler.
Come early and enjoy the Heritage Center exhibits. Bring a picnic for one of the picnic areas. Chairs are provided but feel free to bring your own lawn chairs. Visit https://home.nps.gov/home to learn more on the programs.
Remember, Homestead National Monument of America has an exciting schedule of events planned for 2018. Keep up with the latest information by following us on Twitter (HomesteadNM) and Facebook (Homestead National Monument of America).
Homestead National Monument of America is a unit of the National Park Service located four miles west of Beatrice, Nebraska. Hours of operation are 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily through Labor Day. Admission is free of charge. For additional information, please call 402-223-3514 or visit http://www.nps.gov/home/index.
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