Nebraska Extension in Otoe County

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Successful Farmer Series beginning December 16th 

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.

Beef Tagging and Weigh in Date:

Saturday, January 7th from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. will be the Otoe County Beef Tagging and Weigh in at the Kimmel Event Center Arena in Syracuse.  The cost for eartags will be $2.00 and if DNA is pulled it will cost $6.00 per animal.

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.

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.

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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