Nebraska Extension in Custer County

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December 19th is the date to learn about.....Trends in Farmland and Cash Lease Values, Good Lease communications, Land Ownership, & Good Lease Provisions are some of the topics to be shared at the workshop.  It all starts at 1:30 p.m. at the Custer County Fairgrounds in the 4-H building located at Hwy 70 & Memorial Drive in Broken Bow.


Annual Chemigation Training will be held on Monday, February 27th in Broken Bow at the 4- H building on the Custer County Fairgrounds, located at Hwy 70 & Memorial Drive.  The meeting will start at 1:00 p.m.

Pre-registration is required for the training however, there is no cost to attend. To register or for more information, contact Nebraska Extension in Custer County at 308-872-6831.

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 Annual meeting for the Custer County Ag Society:

Three new board members elected: Travis Schauda, Sonya Atkins, and Ron Chytka Current members include:  Steve Horn, Scott Reynolds, Cory Palmer, Kent Nelson, and Becky Pearson.  Contact information for all Custer County Ag Society members can be found here
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 .

All New volunteer leaders must complete the screening form. Volunteer Screening Form  needs to be completed and returned to Lincoln.  New leaders also need to complete the online registration to become leaders for the new year.

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CEO of National FFA Organization to present Heuermann Lecture
Dec 12 – Mark Poeschl, chief executive officer of the National FFA Organization and the National FFA Foundation, will speak at the next Heuermann Lecture on Jan. 10. Poeschl will present "Sustainability and Survivability: The Balancing Act to Feed the World." Read more
Farm Beginnings Program to begin Jan. 7 in Nebraska City
Dec 12 – Nebraska Extension will begin its 9th Farm Beginnings® Program Jan. 7 at the Kimmel Education and Research Center at 5985 G Road in Nebraska City. Read more