Growing a Healthy FutureRead about some of Nebraska Extension advances in wearable tech, youth entrepreneurship and precision ag.
Crop Production Clinics Start in JanuaryCrop Production Clinics will be hosted across the state to help producers make practical, profitable and environmentally sound decisions.
Counties Benefit from being 'Livestock Friendly'UNL study shows the livestock friendly destination in counties gain more cattle farms.
WeCook Program Gives Healthy Options to Youth4-H's WeCook Program is helping low-income youth and their families create fun and nutritious meals.
From Research to RealityNebraska Extension has delivered research-based knowledge to people through direct teaching, experiential learning opportunities and publication.
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...
2017 ServSafe Safety Program
Basic food safety training for program managers, February 22 at Columbus Community Hospital. ServSafe brochure.
2016 Butler-Polk Crop Newsletter
2016 Fall- Winter Crop Production Update (PDF 15MB) by Michael D. Rethwisch, Extension Educator-Crops.
- 2017 Ag Meeting Calendar (PDF MB)
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.