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 multiple disciplines including: Agricultural Economics, Beef Nutrition, Beef Reproduction, Entomology, Field Crops, Irrigation and Water Resources, Plant Pathology, Range and Forage Management, Soil Science, and Weed Science and Application Technology.

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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 2016-2017 Brochure

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Field day to focus on managing herbicide-resistant Palmer amaranth
Jun 6 –

June 22, 2016

Lincoln, Nebraska — Growers, crop consultants and educators interested in management of herbicide-resistant Palmer amaranth are encouraged to attend a Nebraska Extension field day, supported by the Nebraska Corn Board, from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. July 12 near Shickley.

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UNL earns $20M award for partnership to improve crop productivity
Jun 6 – The University of Nebraska-Lincoln will lead a $20 million, Nebraska-based research effort to improve crop productivity. Read more