Beat the HeatNebraska Extension offers tips on handling cattle in hot weather.
WeCook Program Gives Healthy Options to Youth4-H's WeCook Program is helping low-income youth and their families create fun and nutritious meals.
Making 'SENSE' of Nitrogen UseProject SENSE adopts new technologies to focus on improving nitrogen use efficiency by fertilization during the growing season.
Extension Helps Growers Generate ResultsThe Nebraska On-Farm Research Network provides an opportunity for growers to get questions answered about their own fields.
From Research to RealityNebraska Extension has delivered research-based knowledge to people through direct teaching, experiential learning opportunities and publication.
West Central Research and Extension Center
Since 1904, the West Central Research and Extension Center (WCREC) 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.
Administration and Faculty
- 2016 Water and Crops Field Day - Systems Approach to Cropping and Irrigation Management at WCREC - register here
Extension programs "extend" area-specific research to the people who need it in order to keep up with changes in rural Nebraska. Programs such as those listed below provide our clientele with up-to-date information based on the research from UNL faculty.
Facilities where much of our research, teaching, and Extension programs take place include the following:
- Gudmundsen Sandhills Laboratory
- West Central Water Resources Field Laboratory
- Henry J. Stumpf International Wheat Center
West Central Extension News and News Releases
Weeds after Wheat – Bob Klein, Nebraska Extension western Nebraska crops specialist, explains why winter wheat producers need to focus on weed control after harvest. More information about loan deficiency payments can be found in a recent CropWatch article.
Flies on Cattle
Dave Boxler, Nebraska Extension educator in entomology, gives an update on fly populations impacting cattle.
UNL Ag News Resources
Career Openings in the West Central District
Join our team!
Transform lives by Teaching (planning, designing, implementing) and evaluating effective educational programming in basic nutrition, food safety, food preparation and food resource management for limited resource audiences in assigned region. Must be able to access learner at appropriate places and times. Ability to travel within service area. Position is located in Grand Island, NE. Criminal history background check and driving record review will be conducted. Excellent benefits including staff/dependent scholarship program. Applicant review will begin July 25. View requisition S_160491 at http://employment.unl.edu for details and to apply. UNL does not discriminate based upon any protected status. Please see http://www.unl.edu/equity/notice-nondiscrimination.