Nebraska Extension in Custer County

Local Interest

Every two years Nebraska custom operators are surveyed to determine the current rates charged for machine custom applications in the state.   It is divided into two parts, Part I is spring and summer applications.  Part II is made up of the fall applications  and miscellaneous categories.

You can find the compiled information as well as other information in Nebraska Extension Publications 

2016 Nebraska Farm Custom Rates- Part I   EC 823

The 2017 Nebraska Farm Real Estate Market Highlights Report has been completed.  After record high land values in 2014, this marks the third year of consecutive decline in real estate values in Nebraska.    This report will show the values for regions in the state as well as discussion from panels on the trends we can expect in those regions.   A special feature of this report is the section covering emerging issues related to agricultural land in Nebraska.  Crop share leasing is the focus of this year's special feature.   This valuable information can be useful for landlords, tenants, and stakeholders alike. 

 Important dates to remember: 

August 31 - All entries for the AKSARBEN Stock Show are due online. September 14 - No entries accepted after this date. September 23-24 - AKSARBEN Horse Show in Grand Island, NE at Thompson Arena / NE State Fair Grounds. September 28-October 1 - AKSARBEN Stock Show in Grand Island, NE at Fonner Park / NE State Fair Grounds.

 For any questions or assistance with the online, please contact Chyann Smith,, 402-554-9600 ext. 103.


Thank you Custer County Agriculture Society and Custer County Fairgrounds Crew for making the 2017 Custer County Fair a memorable experience for the area youth!

2017 Custer County Ag Society Members

Kent Nelson- President          Travis Schauda- Vice President

Scott Reynolds- Secretary     Steve Horn- Treasurer

Sonya Atkins                             Becky Pearson 

All New volunteer leaders must complete the screening form. Volunteer Screening Form  needs to be completed and returned to Lincoln. Please mail completed forms to Nebraska State 4-H Office, PO Box 830700, Lincoln NE 68583-0700.  New leaders also need to complete the online registration using 4-H Online enrollment to become leaders for the new year. 

Land Rental Rates

The rental rates for crop and pasture ground are compiled in January of each year.  In February the rates are shared with land owners and producers.  If you would like to be on our mailing list to receive this information as soon as it is available, please contact the Nebraska Extension in Custer County office at  308-872-6831.  For your convenience the current and previous years rates can be viewed anytime.

Nebraska Extension in Custer County

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