Nebraska Extension in Otoe County

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Otoe County 4-H Shootings Sports Club Organizational Meeting

The club will be having their first meeting on March 8th at 7:00 p.m. in the Extension Office meeting room. This meeting will be an informational/organizational meeting for the parents (kids are welcome). There are mandatory forms that need to be completed in order for 4-Her's to be able to  participate and at that time we will be deciding on future meeting times. If you can't make it to this meeting please contact Junior Grotrian at 402-269-5591 before this meeting.

Beef Profit Tips Workshop

             Nebraska Extension in Otoe County is hosting a Beef Profit Tips workshop on Wednesday, March 1, 1:00 p.m.  This workshop will be at the Nebraska Extension in Otoe County Office, 620 1st Street in Syracuse. 

            Beef Profit Tips Workshops are designed to help beef producers evaluate their operations to make them more profitable through the latest research information.  The combination of low commodity prices and high input costs have left cattle producers struggling to reach breakeven levels.     

Successful Farmer Series offered throughout the winter 

Now that the growing season is coming to an end, there are many opportunities in the upcoming months to enhance your knowledge and garner new ideas to take back to your operation. Nebraska Extension provides numerous workshops, conferences and trainings all across the state to help you increase your profitability and environmental stewardship.

For all the latest Agricultural news and links to University of Nebraska - Lincoln Agricultural newsletters and reports.  From Nebrask Farm Custom Rates, Pesticide Training Information, Market Journal, CropWatch Newsletters, Cornhusker Economics Articles and much more.

2016 Farmer Tax Guides are available on the Marketplace to be downloaded at or contact the Extension Office.

Nebraska Farm Custom Rates for 2016 are available. These surveys conducted every two years, consist of two parts:

2017 Otoe County Fair Information

Otoe County Fair Dates will be Thursday, July 27th through Sunday, July 30th, 2017

Otoe County Fair Theme for 2017 is:   150 Years of 'NEBRASKA' Farm & Family Fun

The 2017 Schedule and Fair Book are currently being revised and will be posted in the spring of 2017. They will be published on this site and be mailed out in the Penny Press. 

The Otoe County Agricultural Society meets the third Monday of the month, with the annual meeting being held the first Monday of November. These meetings are held at the Kimmel Event Center. If you have any specific concerns contact an Otoe County Agricultural Society Board member.

Nebraska State Fair Results and Photos can be found at

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