Nebraska Extension in Colfax County

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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 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

Anyone needing initial certification or recertification for a private pesticide licensce from the Nebraska Department of Agriculture should plan on attending one of the local trainings offered by Nebraska Extension:

  Feb 7th @ 2:00 p.m. - Leigh - Fairgrounds

  Feb 16th @ 6:30 p.m. - Columbus - Pinnacle Bank (East)

  Mar 14th @ 1:00 p.m. - Dodge - Municipal Building

  Mar 14th @ 6:30 p.m. - Stanton - Fairgrounds

  Mar 22nd @ 6:30 p.m. - Columbus - Pinnacle Bank (East)

  Mar 30th @ 6:30 p.m. - Schuyler - St. Johns Lutheran Church

Anyone needing to gain either initial certification or recertification to chemigate should plan to attend one of the local trainings offered on:

 March 1st @ 1:00 p.m. - Columbus - Pinnacle Bank, 210 East 23rd St.

 March 23rd @ 9:00 a.m. - ARDC near Mead, 1071 Co. Rd

Pre-registration is appreciated but not required by contacting the Colfax County Extension office at 402-352-3821. You can also request training materials for review prior to the training by contacting our office.  Trainings will take 2 1/2 to 3 hours.

Click here for more information about the chemigation program.

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)

Nebraska Extension in Colfax County

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