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North Platte to Host Feb. Wind Energy Symposium

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A Feb. 12 symposium aims to provide education and initiate a conversation on the appropriate siting of wind energy farms in Nebraska. 

Sponsored by the Sandhills Task Force, "Siting of Wind Energy in Nebraska" will begin at 9 a.m. and conclude by 3 p.m. at the Quality Inn and Suites Sandhills Convention Center in North Platte.

The symposium is co-sponsored by University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension, Nebraska Cattlemen, Nebraska Grazing Land Coalition and Western Nebraska Bank and the Nature Conservancy.

The one-day symposium will provide information in a balanced pro and con format, representing various viewpoints important to landowners, rural communities and Nebraska's natural resources. It is open to the public and will give an overview of wind energy development in Nebraska, implications of wind energy development for natural resources and implications of wind energy for people.

Landowners, farmers and ranchers, community public policy and business leaders are encouraged to attend.

Presentations and topics range from Balancing Economic Development and our Natural Resources to Wind Energy Development Plans in Nebraska and panel discussion of landowner and local community perspectives.

Registration is $15 by Feb. 5. After Feb. 5 through the day of the symposium, registration is $25. Walk-ins will be accepted. To register, visit

For more information or questions about the symposium, contact UNL Extension at 402-472-2966.

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