NRD hall of fame to induct Newcastle native

September 16, 2018

A Newcastle native will be among those honored by Nebraska’s Natural Resources Districts as a hall of fame inductee later this month.

Don McCabe, who grew up near Newcastle and currently lives in Lincoln, will be inducted at the organization’s annual conference on Sept. 24-25.

McCabe was nominated by the Central Platte NRD as an NRD supporter. He grew up on a farm near Newcastle and worked for the Nebraska Farmer magazine for 37 years.

McCabe was instrumental in helping farmers in Nebraska learn about how to implement conservation practices to protect Nebraska’s soil and water. He covered natural resources issues that needed to be addressed through groundwater management plans, as well as new techniques and technologies available to help farmers address production and natural resources issues.

Individuals who have made significant contributions through Nebraska’s NRDs resulting in improvements to the state’s natural resources are selected for the hall of fame honor once a year.

The candidates are elected into the hall of fame by vote of current NRD managers and Nebraska Association of Resources Districts board of directors.

“I was pleasantly surprised and honored to be named to the NRD hall of fame,” McCabe said. “Throughout my career, I enjoyed working with Nebraska NRDs and informing Nebraska Farmer magazine readers about the many types of NRD projects and the district’s wise management of the state’s natural resources.”

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