Milligan Company Receives Grant

Published on Tuesday, 17 April 2018 18:59
Written by thenebraskasigna

Slezak Ag and Natural Resources (SANR) is pleased to announce it has received a $4,890 grant from the Great Plains Biochar Initiative: a partnership of the Nebraska Forest Service, Kansas Forest Service, Wilson Biochar Associates and High Plains Biochar. The funds will support the development of biochar production and utilization in Nebraska and Kansas.
The SANR Trees2Products Biochar project is designed to produce biochar using local tree ‘waste’ from tree care companies and land clearing. SANR hopes to serve as an example of atypical tree ‘waste’ utilization in the Great Plains, with what can’t be put on the sawmill going to biochar production. The project will also demonstrate some of biochar’s many uses such as soil building.
“Biochar has the potential to enhance the quality of life for many Great Plains residents,” said Heather Nobert of the Nebraska Forest Service. “In addition to the benefits it provides in soils, it can be a source of diversified income for producers, develop rural economies, and improve the health and resiliency of our forest resources.”
For more information on biochar, please visit For general inquiries or assistance related to the Great Plains Biochar Initiative, contact Heather Nobert at (402) 782-1453 or Dave Bruton of the Kansas Forest Service at (785) 945-6147. For questions related to this project or getting your wood ‘waste’ utilized, please contact Kim Slezak of Slezak Ag and Natural Resources/Trees2Products at, 402-629-4459, or kim@