Loup Basin RC&D Assisting Kansas Ranchers

The Loup Basin RC&D Council accepted donations to assist Kansas ranchers that were devastated by fire in the spring and summer months of 2017.  After receiving the donations, we then worked with Brad Spelts, owner of Spelts Lumber Company to deliver 800 6 1/2′ GRN/WH 1.33 steel posts, 50 lbs. 1 3/4″ GALV Double Barbed Staples Class III and 4,000 T-post clips to Ashland Feed & Seed at Ashland, Kansas.

Pictured is Brad Spelts owner of Spelts Lumber Co in Burwell and Janet Sanders, Executive Director of the Loup Basin RC&D Council.  Photo credit: McBride Photography.

Press Release – March 28, 2017

The Loup Basin Resource Conservation and Development (RC&D) Council announces today that the nine county organization in central Nebraska is accepting donations to assist the Kansas ranchers recently devastated by fire.  The immediate need for the Kansas ranchers is fencing supplies including: creosote posts; 3 ½ inch x 8 feet, T posts; 6 1/2 feet, Red Brand 80 Ruthless 4 Pt Barbed Wire 12 1/2 Gauge, staples; 1 3/4 inch, T post clips, nine penny nails, number nine wire for tie-downs and fence corners, Goldenrod wire stretchers, post hole diggers, hammers, fencing pliers, and leather fencing gloves.  

Donations to assist the Kansas Ranchers can be made payable to the Loup Basin RC&D Council a 501(c)(3) Mark in the for area: Donation – Kansas Ranchers Fence Supplies. Mail donations to P.O. Box 400, Burwell, Nebraska 68823 or drop by the office at 330 South Highway 11, Burwell.  If you have questions, contact Dale Melia, President of the Loup Basin RC&D Council at (308) 728-7275 or Janet Sanders Executive Director of the Loup Basin RC&D Council at (308) 346-3393.  


Gabe Brown Conference – Monday, December 5

Cover Crop & No-till Conference featuring Gabe Brown

On Monday, December 5, 2016 the Loup Basin RC&D in Burwell and the NRCS office in Ord are hosting the Gabe Brown Conference.

Gabe Brown is from North Dakota and will highlight his 5,000 acre farm/ranch, discussing his no-till operation utilizing cover crops and grazing them. Promoting soil health and explaining how he now uses zero synthetic fertilizers, fungicides and pesticides in his operation and also out yields his neighbors. He successfully has less inputs and much more profit.


Brown’s information will be valuable to area producers, with Gabe answering questions during and after the program.

The conference will be held at the

Trotter Event Center,  127 Trotter Avenue,  Ord, Nebraska

The program will be from 9:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m

Registration fee –  $10.00 includes conference and lunch catered by Whitefoot Catering.
Complete registration – by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, November 21, 2016.
Make check payable to: Loup Basin RC&D Council.
Contact: Janet Sanders
Please click for flier: Gabe Brown – Cover Crop & No-till Conference December 5, 2016
YouTube – Soil Matters on the Farm