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.

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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4-H Clover Chase scavenger hunt begins March 1
Feb 2 – Nebraska 4-H youth and volunteers in all 93 counties will have the opportunity to join the Nebraska 150 Celebration by participating in the 4-H Clover Chase developed by Nebraska Extension 4-H Youth Development, in partnership with the Nebraska 4-H Foundation. Read more
Precision ag makes farming more sustainable, profitable
Feb 2 – Farmers have numerous sources of technology and data available to use in their operations, but many producers struggle with what kind and how much technology they need. Read more