Growing a Healthy FutureRead about some of Nebraska Extension advances in wearable tech, youth entrepreneurship and precision ag.
4-H to celebrate Nebraska's 150th with Clover ChaseNebraska 4-H youth in all 93 counties will have the opportunity to join in the Nebraska 150 Celebration by participating in an interactive scavenger hunt.
Nebraska Extension Launches New InitiativeThe Strengthening Nebraska’s Agricultural Economy initiative will feature Nebraska Extension specialists and educators from multiple disciplines sharing researched-based information to help producers reduce input costs, increase efficiencies and improve profitability of farm and livestock operations.
Nebraska Extension is Setting a Foundation for the Next GenerationThe Learning Child program provides necessary training for parents and other caring adults so they can provide the best learning for their children.
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...
Grain Marketing Workshop
A free grain marketing workshop will be held in David City Nebraska.
Friday, March 24, 2017 at the Hruska Library, 399 N 5 Street from 9:30 am to 3 pm. This workshop will assist producers in minimizing losses during this time of low prices. Topics include: developing a written marketing plan, and understanding basis and carrying charges. The workshop features the Marketing in a New Era simulator and the Grain Markting Plan smartphone application. Register on-line.
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.