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:

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


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