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The Central Platte Natural Resources District has an agronomy position available.  Duties include working with USDA’s Adaptive Cropping Systems Lab (ACSL) and UNL scientists in assisting with crop and soil models.  Must be capable of establishing relationships with growers and gathering multi-year field data associated with local crop production. Work with growers utilizing the model to assist in best management practices associated with nitrogen and water use. Work with growers that have consistently high residual nitrogen and report to CPNRD Management and Directors.  This is a three-year grant-funded position. Competitive salary and benefits available. Email resume by February 23, 2024, to Lyndon Vogt at

Integrated Water Program Specialist
Central Platte NRD is seeking to hire an Integrated Water Program Specialist. Position will work one-on-one with producers to identify agronomic solutions to address water quality & quantity issues, assist producers with enrollment in conservation programs, host Conservation Program Forums for ag industry leaders & generate materials to highlight conservation opportunities. Applicants should send a cover letter, resume and three professional references to Lyndon Vogt at
Job Description & Requirements

BACK ROW: Tom Backer, Jake Laird, Mike Schmeeckle, Nelson Winkel, Shane Max, Mike Ostergaard, Darren Cudaback, Jess Mintken  MIDDLE ROW: Brody Vorderstrasse, Luke Zakrzewski, David Carr, Jim Harris, Courtney Widup, Dean Krull, Shelly Lippincott, Kyla Friedrichsen, Brand Flyr, Marcia Lee FRONT: Dan Clement, Deb Jarzynka, Angela Warner, Lyndon Vogt, Tricia Dudley, Kelly Cole, Bill Hiatt



Lyndon Vogt
General Manager
Jesse Mintken
Assistant Manager
Kelly Cole
Administrative Assistant
Tom Backer
Projects Assistant
David Carr
Range Management Specialist
Dan Clement
Water Resources Specialist
Darren Cudaback
Precision Conservation Specialist
Tricia Dudley
Water Quality Specialist
Brandi Flyr
Kyla Friedrichsen
Secretary/NRCS-Central City
Bill Hiatt
Resources Conservationist
Deb Jarzynka
Lisa Kennicutt
Dean Krull
UNL/CPNRD Demo Project Coordinator
Jake Laird
Cozad Ditch Rider
Marcia Lee
Information/Education Specialist
Shelly Lippincott
Shane Max
Resources Conservationist
Jim Harris, Mike Ostergard, Marci Ostergard
Thirty Mile Irrigation District Staff
Mike Schmeeckle
Cozad Ditch Manager
Brody Vorderstrasse
Communications Assistant
Lexie Zubia
Secretary/NRCS-Grand Island
Angela Warner
GIS Coordinator
Courtney Widup
Water Resources Technician
Nelson Winkel
Prescribed Fire Planning Specialist
Luke Zakrzewski
GIS Image Analyst