Nebraska Extension in Butler County

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

2016 Beekeeping Workshops
Beekeeping workshops (PDF 293 MB) are available for introductory and advanced learners. One event features a "hands-on training experience". Contact information is included on the brochure.

Extrusion Workshop
The Extrusion Workshop  (PDF 390 MB) is geared towards food technicians, scientists and product developers already working or desiring to work in the area of extrusion or any food industry professionals with the goal of expanding their extrusion knowledge base.

Central Plains Irrigation Conference & Exposition
Participants will receive the latest inforamton on irrigation equipment and water management practices. Irrigation Conference brochure.  (PDF 77 MB)

Moving Your Herd Forward
UNL Mid-Plains Beef Eduational Series presents: Moving Your Herd Forward (PDF 660 MB), Tuesday, March 29.

Nebraska On-Farm Research Network Update

Registration details for upcoming Nebraska On-Farm Research Network Update. The updates are scheduled at four locations during the week of February 8.

Thanks to support from the Nebraska Corn Board, Corn Growers Association and the Nebraska Soybean Board there is no cost to attend. Pre-registration is requested for meal planning purposes.

2016 Pesticide Applicator Certifications
Butler and Polk Counties will offer re-certification sessions for private pesticide applicators. Letters with dates and locations (PDF 307 KB) have been mailed to applicators with licenses expiring in 2016.

2016 Beef Profit Workshops
Nebraska Extension will host 18 Beef Profitabiltiy Workshops (PDF 306 KB) to help beef producers evaluate their operations for increased profitability.

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.

2015 Beef Cattle Report

Click the live link to download the 2015 Beef Cattle Report.

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 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.

2016 Butler County Fair

July 19-24, 2016!

The 2015 4-H Fairbook and 2015 Open Class Fairbook are available online.


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