Nebraska Extension in Butler County

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

2016 Nebraska Cutworm Trapping Numbers

Bison Advantage Workshops

Bison Advantage Workshops ( PDF 590 MB) are held on working, sustainably managed bison operations. The workshops are free and include training in holistic management and marketing.

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. 

2015 Beef Cattle Report

Click the live link to download the 2015 Beef Cattle Report.
http://beef.unl.edu/nebraska-beef-report-2015



2014 Butler County Agricultural Update

The Butler County Agricultural Update, Winter 2014,  (14720 KB) is available on-line. Topics include:

  • Butler County Producers Eligible for 2012 Drought/Heat Related Losses
  • USDA Disaster Assistance Information
  • Increasing Smooth Brome Forage Production
  • Water Related: Evapotranspiration/precipitation and Groundwater Level Changes
  • Gyphosate Resistant Weed Research in Soybeans-Butler County
  • Delaying/Preventing Pesticide Resisitance
  • Handy BT Trait Table
  • Fruit Tree Production Workshop

Contact Nebraska Extension in Butler County at 402-367-7410 or email butler-county@unl.edu for more information.


Ag Transitions

AgTransitions was developed by the Center for Farm Financial Management and a nationally known team of educators, AgTransitions provides a means for farm and ranch families to develop a written transition plan on the web.

AgTransitions is built on the same framework as its companion product, the AgPlan business planning tool. AgTransitions provides users with a built in "curriculum" in the form of an outline for sections that might be included in a plan, tips for each section, web resources, and worksheets. Most importantly, it allows family members to communicate with each other and outside reviewers (like you) as they develop their plan. AgTransitions is not intended to replace farm succession planning workshops. Rather, it provides a means for producers to put what they have learned into action while allowing you, as an educator, to follow-up on their progress.

For a quick overview of AgTransitions, go to the AgTransitions Website and watch the introductory video on the home page.


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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Aug 8 – The fall seminar series offered by the University of Nebraska's Center for Grassland Studies will include 12 lectures on topics related to grasslands, including wildlife and grasslands, the role of soil greenhouse gas emissions in perennial grass production systems, pollinator conservation and turfgrasses, and multiple talks on beef systems and grazing management. Read more
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Aug 8 – Faculty and staff within the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln gathered on Aug. 16 to hear from Interim Vice Chancellor Ron Yoder during the IANR All Hands Meeting. Read more