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...

Solar Energy in Agriculture
This seminar will focus on applications of Solar Photovoltaic for farms, ranches and rural businesses.


Butler County Research Reports

Field research reports for Corn, Soybeans, Forages, Turf and other miscellaneous projects.


2016 Nebraska Cutworm Trapping Numbers


Daylilies Under Attach by Aphids

This is the second year Daylilies have been infested with aphids. Information and treatment methods will help with identification and control of the aphids.

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


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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CEO of National FFA Organization to present Heuermann Lecture
Dec 12 – Mark Poeschl, chief executive officer of the National FFA Organization and the National FFA Foundation, will speak at the next Heuermann Lecture on Jan. 10. Poeschl will present "Sustainability and Survivability: The Balancing Act to Feed the World." Read more
Farm Beginnings Program to begin Jan. 7 in Nebraska City
Dec 12 – Nebraska Extension will begin its 9th Farm Beginnings® Program Jan. 7 at the Kimmel Education and Research Center at 5985 G Road in Nebraska City. Read more