Nebraska Extension in Butler County

Butler County Extension Educators Receive National Recognition

Katelyn Pleskac, Nebraska Extension 4-H and Youth Development Extension Educator in Butler County, was awarded the Distinguished Service Award from the National Association of Extension 4-H Agents(NAE4HA) on Oct. 13, 2016 at the national meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana. Continue reading the press release...

Michael Rethwisch, University of Nebraska-Lincoln cropping systems extension educator for Butler and Polk Counties, was recently honored with a Distinguished Service Award from the National Association of County Agricultural Agents (NACAA) at its national meeting held in July, 2016 at Little Rock, Ark. Continue reading the press release...

Grain Marketing Workshop

A free grain marketing workshop will be held in David City Nebraska.
Friday, March 24, 2017 at the Hruska Library, 399 N 5 Street from 9:30 am to 3 pm. This workshop will assist producers in minimizing losses during this time of low prices. Topics include: developing a written marketing plan, and understanding basis and carrying charges. The workshop features the Marketing in a New Era simulator and the Grain Markting Plan smartphone application. Register on-line.

2016 Butler-Polk Crop Newsletter

2016 Fall- Winter Crop Production Update (PDF 15MB) by Michael D. Rethwisch, Extension Educator-Crops.

Butler County Field Research Reports

Field research reports for Corn, Soybeans, Forages, Turf and other miscellaneous projects. Butler County Research Reports

2016 Nebraska Cutworm Trapping Numbers

Nebraska Noxious Weeds

"Noxious weeds compete with crops, rangeland, and pastures reducing yields substantially. Losses from noxious weed infestations can be staggering, costing millions of dollars due to lost production."- Statement from Nebraska Department of Agriculture.

View the Butler County Weed Control presentation, Identifying Nebraska Noxious Weeds (PDF 10745 KB). Contact the Butler County Extension Office, (402) 367-7410, for EC130, Guide for Weed Management in Nebraska for noxious weed control recommendations.

Lower Platte River Documentary--"A River at Risk".  A River at Risk tells the story of the battle to control non-native phragmites and other invasive plants on the Lower Platte River. The film was written and directed by Becky Hughes McMillen of Scottsbluff, NE for the Papio-Missouri River Natural Resources District with two other NRDs, the Lower Platte South and Lower Platte North. 

2017 Beef Cattle Report

Click the live link to download the 201 Beef Cattle Report.
http://beef.unl.edu/nebraska-beef-report-2017

2017 Butler County Fair

July 18-23, 2017!

The 2016 4-H Fairbook (PDF 1.7 MB) and 2016 Open Class Fairbook are available online.


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Junior faculty earn awards for excellence in research
Mar 3 – The Agricultural Research Division (ARD) of the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln presented awards to three assistant professors on March 22, in recognition of excellence in research. Read more
LEAD fellowship applications available for group 37
Mar 3 – Fellowship applications for Nebraska LEAD (Leadership Education/Action Development) group 37 are now available for men and women involved in production agriculture or agribusiness. Read more