The Northeast Nebraska Resource Conservation & Development (RC&D) Council meeting on May 30th began with a tour at the new Central Valley Ag (CVA) facility west of Royal. Jeff Krebs, spokesperson for CVA, spent time showing and telling about the locations of the various buildings, rail line, tanks, office and explaining the construction process. This state-of-the-art grain and agronomy hub will employ 25 people and bring in approximately $300,000 in tax revenue annually to Antelope County. CVA will have their Ribbon Cutting event September 5, approximately just one year from the beginning of construction.
Following the tour members held their meeting at Green Gables Restaurant led by President Dennis Wacker. The Electronic Waste project recently completed properly recycled over 12,000# of obsolete computers and related equipment and served citizens from 21 communities.
Several local educational tours are being finalized. A Habitat Management Tour will be hosted on Thursday, July 11th in Cedar County northeast of Hartington with a separate Wining & Dining Event that evening at the new Nissen Winery & Outlaw Trail Center. On August 22nd a Wine & Wildlife Day will be offered. And then on September 28th, led by historian and local expert Brad Kellogg, a Dixon County Cemetery Tour will be held.
Also coming up on Sunday, September 22nd, the 20th RC&D Anniversary Affair will be held in Plainview at the school’s Tartan gym and feature cowboy poet R. P. Smith. A grant from the Pierce County Convention & Visitor’s Bureau was received to help in promotion of this event.
Watch for more information on each of these activities. The next RC&D meeting will be Monday, June 24th at 7 p.m. in Plainview at the RC&D office. Participation by the public is welcome and encouraged.
The RC&D office is handicap accessible. This institution is an equal opportunity provider & employer.