West Central Research and Extension Center


Since 1904, the West Central Research and Extension Center at North Platte has addressed problems and concerns specific to the counties of West Central Nebraska. Specialists at this center work in thirteen disciplines including:

  • Horticulture
  • Irrigation and Water Resources
  • Range and Forage Management
  • Soil Science
  • Weed Ecology

Extension programs then "extend" this area-specific research to the people who need it in order to keep up with changes in rural Nebraska. Programs and facilities such as those listed below provide resources both for research and teaching.

For information on upcoming programs, please click on the links below to view/download specific information on the following programs:

Nebraska Ranch Practicum:  The Nebraska Ranch Practicum 2015-2016 Brochure

Faculty programs and research

Facts about the Center and the counties in the district


West Central Research and Extension Center

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Buffetts to Kick off Heuermann Series
Oct 10 – How every person can play an important role in solutions to local, national and global challenges will be the focus of the first Heuermann series event of the 2015-16 season on Oct. 21. Read more
UNL to Give Away Free Grilling Packages to Raise Awareness of Beef Safety
Oct 10 – Husker football fans tailgating prior to Saturday’s game should be on the lookout for students in the University of Nebraska–Lincoln Food Science Club who will be handing out the ultimate tailgating package. Read more