Nebraska Extension in Cherry County

Welcome to Nebraska Extension in Cherry County

365 N. Main St., Suite 3  (red brick Courthouse at corner of 4th and Main St.)
Valentine, NE  69201
402-376-1850                                                    Cherry County old courthouse

Medicare Part D Open Enrollment Events

October 15 through December 7 is the time for all Medicare Part D participants to evaluate their Part D plans for 2017 and make changes, if necessary.  It is very important that every year the Part D plans are reviewed and compared.  Many plans change their benefits and costs.  Also, many times the prescriptions people take have changed in the last year. 

 Again this year, the Senior Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP) volunteers and the University of Nebraska Extension Educators have teamed up to provide free, unbiased counseling information and enrollment for people who are receiving Medicare Part D prescription plan.  Sue Pearman, Central Sandhills Area Extension Educator, will be holding Open Enrollment Events in Valentine on Nov. 1 and Nov. 22 at the Cherry County Extension Office from 10:00 AM CT to 3:00 PM CT.  Please call the CSA Extension Office at 1-800-657-2113 to set a time for your appointment.

Sue will also be hosting Open Enrollment Events in other area communities.  Please call the CSA Extension Office for more information on those locations and dates.  

Monday Extension Report

Nebraska Extension in Cherry County prepares a report that airs  each Monday on KVSH radio. Read the Monday Extension Report here.

BeefWatch Podcast

The BeefWatch Podcast provides timely information to help beef cattle producers improve the sustainability and profitability of their operations. Listen to recent episodes at

BeefWatch is provided by the Nebraska Extension Beef Systems team and is the audio companion to the UNL BeefWatch Newsletter.

Ranchers often have limited time to read, but have time in the pickup or tractor cab when they can listen. The BeefWatch Podcast brings you the information you need in a format you can use.

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Gaussoin named to national USDA advisory board
Oct 10 – Roch Gaussoin, head of the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, has been appointed to the USDA National Agricultural Research, Extension, Education and Economics Advisory Board by U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack. Read more
Krause honored with new professional award
Oct 10 – Katie Krause, Extension Educator of Douglas-Sarpy Counties, was honored recently at the National Extension Association for Family and Consumer Sciences 2016 annual session. Read more