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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
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
Cow Input Costs
Rick Funston, Nebraska Extension beef cattle reproductive physiologist, talks about the importance of monitoring input costs for cow/calf producers.
Greg Kruger, Nebraska Extension weed science and application technology specialist, describes the challenge of controlling marestail. Nebraska Extension is conducting a study on the spread of Palmer amaranth in the state. To participate, you can click here.
Jerry Volesky, Nebraska Extension range and forage specialist, gives an update on range and pasture conditions in the Nebraska Sandhills. Jerry also talks about research comparing different lengths of grazing time.
Pressure Regulator Testing
Chuck Burr, Nebraska Extension educator, says farmers can bring pressure regulators from their irrigation systems to Husker Harvest Days for free testing.
UNL Ag News Resources
Career Openings in the West Central District
Join our team!
4-H YOUTH DEVELOPMENT COORDINATOR
West Central Research & Extension Center – North Platte, NE
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
We have an excellent opportunity for a full-time faculty position located in North Platte, Nebraska and serving west central Nebraska. The focus of this position will be 4-H youth development with an emphasis on coordination of district 4-H youth development. Details of the job can be found here.
Review of applications will begin on 11/14/16. Position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found or search is closed. Candidates must apply online at http://employment.unl.edu for details and to apply. (Requisition number: F_160234).
Contact Kelly Bruns at 308-696-6702 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Kathleen Lodl at 402 472-9012 or email@example.com with questions about this position.
UNL does not discriminate based upon any protected status. Please see http://www.unl.edu/equity/notice-nondiscrimination.