Nebraska Extension in Custer County
Nebraska Extension Tractor Safety & Hazardous Occupations Courses will take place at nine Nebraska locations this year. Teens 14 or 15 years of age who will work on a farm should plan to attend.
Federal law prohibits youth under 16 years of age from working on a farm for anyone other than parents or legal guardians. Certification received through this course grants an exemption to the law allowing 14- and 15-year-olds to drive a tractor and to do field work with specific mechanized equipment.
2017 Custer County Fair
The dates for the 2017 Custer County Fair have been announced. The dates are July 28th through August 3rd.
Below are some highlights of the recent Custer County Ag Society meeting:
Election of Officers:
President, Kent Nelson, Vice President, Travis Schauda, Secretary, Scott Reynolds, Treasurer, Steve Horn
Appointment of Board Member:
Marla Stallbaumer, Oconto, was appointed to replace resigning member Jared Slagle.
Contact information for all Custer County Ag Society members can be found here
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 here .
CropWatch is a weekly update of information about all things Crop in Nebraska including row crop, weed management, fertilizer management, weather, crop reports, crop resources, farm management, and much more. You can view the most up to date information available here or subscribe with your email to receive this timely information right in your inbox.
Current Issue of Nebraska Extension's BeefWatch
Check out the latest issue of UNL BeefWatch Newsletter , designed to assist Beef producers and professionals. You may subscribe to receive this newsletter in your email and view the latest summaries on beef industry issues at here
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