Calendar and Location

2021 Nebraska Ranch Practicum dates will be added soon. If you have any questions please contact Troy Walz at

The first and last sessions will be held in North Platte, NE. All other sessions will be located at the University of Nebraska, Gudmundsen Sandhills Laboratory (GSL), a 12,800 acre working ranch with research and education facilities.

  • June 8, 2020 (Monday)- WCREC, North Platte, NE
  • June 9, 2020 (Tuesday)- GSL, Whitman, NE
  • July 9, 2020 (Thursday)- GSL
  • September 2, 2020 (Wednesday)- GSL
  • September 3, 2020 (Thursday)- GSL
  • November 12, 2020 (Thursday)- GSL
  • January 13, 2021 (Wednesday)- GSL
  • January 14, 2021 (Thursday)- WCREC

Attendance at all sessions is important because of the sequential nature of the curriculum. Participants must attend at least seven of the eight sessions to receive a Certificate of Completion.




"Coming from an ecological background,
the class provided me with a better understanding of Sandhills
ranching and livestock needs that I will be able to use in the future."

-Jayne Jonas, The Nature Conservancy