Upper Niobrara White NRD Partners with Chadron State College on Range Day

Upper Niobrara White NRD Partners with Chadron State College on Range Day


CHADRON, Nebraska -- The Upper Niobrara White Natural Resources District (UNWNRD) will again partner with Chadron State College (CSC) & C.F. Coffee Family Foundation to hold the annual Range Day at the Student Center on the CSC campus on Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023. 

“Anyone interested in improving their range health or learning more about the importance of a healthy range ecosystem, is encouraged to attend the Range Day,” noted Pat O’Brien, UNWNRD general manager.

Range Day is a one-day, educational event with presentations ranging from prescribed burning and long-range weather forecasts, to range monitoring technology and drones. There will be a free lunch for those in attendance, provided by the C.F. Coffee Family Foundation and the Nebraska Environmental Trust.

See the agenda below for the list of speakers lined up for the 2023 Range Day!

Please plan to attend the annual UNWNRD Range Day on Jan. 18, 2023, beginning at 8:30 a.m. in the Scottsbluff Room of the CSC Student Center. Please direct any questions to Pat O’Brien at obrien [at] or call 308-432-6190.

2023 Range Day Schedule

  • 8:30 Coffee and Donuts — Sponsored by P.R.I.D.E.
  • 9:00 Drought Management — Justin Derner, USDA-ARS
  • 10:00 Adding Yearlings to the Cow-calf Enterprise for Drought Mitigation or Income Diversification — Aaron Berger, UNL-Extension
  • 11:00 Break
  • 11:15 Holistic Planned Grazing – Pat Guptil, Wall, SD
  • 12:15 Lunch — Sponsored by C. F. Coffee Gallery with support from B. & V. Coffee Family Foundation
  • 1:15 Hedging, Marketing Risk Management; Who do you talk to? – Wacey Kirkpatrick, Hayes, SD