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Graze Master Events


Graze Master Group Field Day

Paths to Profitability

Wednesday, July 24, 2024

Denton Community Center

7115 Lancaster Ave., Denton, NE. 68339



Schedule of Events:


8 to 9 a.m. Arrive at Brian Brhel’s outside Denton, Neb. for Field Day Tour


9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Brian Brhel, farmer and cattle producer laser-focused on soil health practices.  Brhel is implementing cover crops, unique crop rotations, regenerative grazing and more! Also presenting will be Zack Smith with his impressive invention – the Stock Cropper, “Stock cropping is a regenerative agricultural system that raises row crops in conjunction with multiple species of livestock simultaneously in the field.”

Brian Brhel’s farm

481 140th
Denton, NE 68339


11 a.m. Travel to Denton Community Center 

11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Lunch and speakers:  Rosalie Hillmer of Hillmer Feed & Supply and presentation of the “Nebraska Marine Daegan William-Tyeler Page Defending the Soil Memorial Award.” 


1 to 1:45 p.m. -

Vance McCoy – Owner, Triple Creek Cover Crops and Nebraska farmer will present: “The Power of an Honest Answer - Changing Practices to Change the Future.” He will discuss topics such as:

  • The good, bad, and ugly of transitioning to more responsible use of resources.

  • The “how to’s” and “how not to’s” when improving soil health.

  • How a mindset shift is one of the most important aspects of changing your farm/ranch. 


1:45 to 2:30 p.m. Dr. Nick Ward – President, Ward Laboratories


2:30 p.m. Break

2:45 - 3 p.m. Farm Legacy Planning with Kirk Peterson and Vance Heyer of Peterson Asset Protection Group. 


3 to 3:45 p.m. Profitability panel featuring:  Clay Craighton – Agoro Carbon, Del Ficke – Ficke Cattle Company, Nate Belcher – Hybrid85 and Scott Heinemann, Nebraska regenerative farmer. 


3:45p.m. Break   


4 to 4:30 p.m. Get to know our event supporters. 


4:30 to 4:45 p.m. Pastor Christopher Maronde – The Lutheran Institute of Regenerative Ag  


4:45 p.m. to 5 p.m. Closing comments from Del Ficke and Kerry Hoffschneider, co-founders of the Graze Master Group. 

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