Nebraska Extension in Colfax County

Local Interest

Rental rates for irrigated, dryland and pasture acres are a common question received by our office. There are two resources that can be used to start a conversation between land owner and tenant: 1) UNL Department of Ag Economics Survey (pdf) published every March that covers land values as well as cash rents and 2) USDA NASS Cash Rent Survey (pdf) published every other year.

To learn more about enrolling on-line for Nebraska 4-H please view the following step by step guide (pdf)

The on-line enrollment can be accessed at

If you have any questions, please call or email!

For local agronomic information and news visit the Crop Tech Cafe blog with postings from Nathan Mueller, Dodge County Extension Educator, Aaron Nygren, Colfax County Extension Educator, and John Wilson, Burt County Extension Educator

The 2016 Nebraska Farm Custom Rates were recently released to help farmers and landowners determine fair rates for many different field actions like planting, spraying, harvesting, and hauling. These rates are updated every two years, with two parts:Part 1 - Covers tillage, planting, and other field operations (pdf) and Part 2 - Covers harvest and hauling operations (pdf)

View the October 2016 4-H Newsletter (pdf) to learn more about what is going on with the Colfax County 4-H Program! Past newsletter articles can be viewed here.

For information on how to complete the 4-H Livestock Quality Assurance training online, please review the step by step guide (pdf)

The on-line training can be accessed at

Nebraska Extension in Colfax County

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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
Spotlight on the Nebraska Tractor Test Laboratory
Oct 10 – The success of a new tractor is decided long before it sees soil at the long, oval test-track on East Campus that faculty, staff, students and visitors pass by every day. Read more