Nebraska Extension in Custer County

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2017 Entry Process

The 2017 AKSARBEN Entry process will be an online entry process.  The entry process opens Monday July 24.  Entries will be accepted through August 31 at the published entry fee rates.  Entries from midnight August 31 until midnight September 7 will be at 2 times the normal entry fee.  Entries received September 8 through September 14 will be at 3 times the normal entry fee.  NO entries will be accepted after September 14. 

The Nebraska State Fair will be held August 25th through September 4th in Grand Island.  Youth that plan to participate at the State Fair in any in-person events will be required to make their own entries.  Instructions, how to make entries video, and the entry website can be found here.  Visit the Nebraska 4-H State Fair Fairbook for information about 4-H static and animal exhibits, as well as in-person contests and competitions happening during the State Fair. The Fairbook contains rules, classes, eligibility, and judging information for all 4-H events happening at this year's Nebraska State Fair.  

2017 Custer County Fair
July 28th - August 3rd  Fair Schedule of Events

2017 Custer County Ag Society Members

Kent Nelson- President          Travis Schauda- Vice President

Scott Reynolds- Secretary     Steve Horn- Treasurer

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 .

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Gudmundsen Sandhills Laboratory open house Aug. 23
Jul 7 – The University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s Gudmundsen Sandhills Laboratory will host its 18th annual open house Aug. 23 from 8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Read more
Plant scientists aim to turn sorghum into jet fuel
Jul 7 – As members of a new federally funded bioenergy research center, two Nebraska plant scientists plan to spend the next five years working to expand the oil-producing capability of the sorghum plant. Read more