Nebraska Extension in Otoe County

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High School Senior Scholarship Opportunity:

Otoe County 4-H'ers that will graduate from high school in 2017 need to complete the Otoe County 4-H Foundation Scholarship application that is due January 15, 2017 to the Nebraska Extension Office in Otoe County.

Grain Marketing Workshop on February 20th in Nebraska City

A free grain marketing workshop will be held on February 20th in Nebraska City at the Kimmel Education and Research Center from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. This workshop will assist grain producers minimize losses during this time of low prices.

Workshops are funded by the Nebraska Corn Board and the Nebraska Soybean Board. Complimentary lunch is sponsored by Arbor Bank.  The workshop is limited to 40 participants.

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

Nebraska Extension in Otoe County

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Nebraska Extension offering land applicator training in Jan. and Feb.
Jan 1 – Eight Nebraska Extension offices across the state will offer workshops in January and February providing livestock and crop farmers with information on how to turn manure nutrients into better crop yields while protecting the environment. Read more
Nebraska a natural fit for new IANR chief
Jan 1 – Meet Mike Boehm, IANR vice chancellor at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln and NU vice president for agriculture and natural resources. Read more