Nebraska Extension in Custer County

Local Interest

Ag Science Expo – A Free Family Event at Raising Nebraska, located in Grand Island, NE

Spend the afternoon on Saturday, April 29th from 12:30 pm to 4:30 pm engaging and interacting with science! See new technology and challenges up close while you solve problems.  Sessions include:


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
2017 Custer County 4-H Public Speaking Contest

 Thursday, April 6 - 6:30 p.m.  4-H  Building at the Custer County Fairgrounds, Broken Bow

 Purpose:   Encourage youth to develop communication skills through public speaking. Parents and speech coaches are encouraged to help the 4-H member with the speech, but we do not want your parents or other persons to write the speech for you or for you to copy what others have written.

Contest Rules and Regulations


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 .

Nebraska Extension in Custer County

Local Events

Search Local & National Extension Resources

Student Spotlight: Lauren Stohlmann
Mar 3 – Meet Lauren Stohlmann, an agricultural and environmental sciences communication major from Louisville, Nebraska. Read more
Nebraska FFA State Convention is April 5-7
Mar 3 – More than 7,000 FFA members, advisers, parents and guests will be in Lincoln April 5-7 for the 89th Nebraska FFA State Convention. Read more