Pheasants Forever in Nebraska Hires Precision Ag Coordinator

York, NE – May 8th, 2019 – Pheasants Forever in Nebraska hires Nathan Pflueger to serve as the organization’s Precision Ag Coordinator for the state. This position is a partnership position between, Pheasants Forever Inc (PF), Nebraska Game and Parks Commission, and the Natural Resources Conservation Service, in collaboration with the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension.

The Precision Ag Coordinator is a unique position new to Nebraska conservation groups.  This position is designed to bridge the gap between intensive agriculture and conservation.  In his role, Pflueger will work with agronomy specialists, local cooperatives, farmers, USDA, and other groups to find win-win scenarios that address economic concerns yet have a benefit for wildlife. Ultimately, this position will result in increased conservation and wildlife habitat by focusing on soil health, short-term cover contracts, and flexible systems that will work for farmers and ranchers across the landscape. The focus of the position lies in the heart of one of the most intensively farmed areas of the country, yet still has marginal soils with profit loss.

Pflueger is originally from Nebraska and received his Bachelor of Science degree in Rangeland Wildlife Management from Chadron State College. He went on to receive his Master of Science in Agronomy and Forage Science from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.  

Pflueger has gained valuable work experience throughout college including working as a private contractor with the Nebraska Grazing Lands Coalition, as a field technician for the University of Texas collecting and analyzing grass varieties, and as an agronomist with McGowen Crop Protection Services conducting soil samples, field scouting, and chemical and seed transfer among other duties. He will work out of the York USDA Service Center. To contact Nathan Pflueger, email npflueger@pheasantsforever.org or call 402-362-5700.

Pheasants Forever, including its quail conservation division, Quail Forever, is the nation’s largest nonprofit organization dedicated to upland habitat conservation. Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever have more than 149,000 members and 725 local chapters across the United States and Canada. Chapters are empowered to determine how 100 percent of their locally raised conservation funds are spent; the only national conservation organization that operates through this truly grassroots structure. Since creation in 1982, Pheasants Forever has spent $784 million on 530,000 habitat projects benefiting 17 million acres nationwide.

Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever are dedicated to the conservation of pheasants, quail and other wildlife through habitat improvements, public awareness, education and land management policies and programs.