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.
West Central Research and Extension Center
Water & Crops Field DayLearn and see irrigation practices and cropping systems on a farm scale that maintain or increase crop production while conserving water. No cost. Register by Monday, August 21, 2017.
Gudmundsen Sandhills Laboratory 18th Annual Open HousePlease join us at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln Gudmundsen Sandhills Laboratory for the 18th Annual Open House on Wednesday, August 23, 2017. Presentations will be given throughout the day on various aspects of cattle and natural resource management.
Take the Guess Work Out of Cow/Calf ManagementAn updated online course is designed to benefit cattlemen currently in the beef business or those just getting started.
Nebraska Extension is Aiming for Healthier YouthNebraska Extension is combating childhood obesity across the state by implementing programs to improve healthy eating and physical activity patterns in youth.
4-H to celebrate Nebraska's 150th with Clover ChaseNebraska 4-H youth in all 93 counties will have the opportunity to join in the Nebraska 150 Celebration by participating in an interactive scavenger hunt.
This year’s Field Day is jointly sponsored by Nebraska Extension and the Nebraska Water Balance Alliance (NEWBA). Water is one of Nebraska's most valuable natural resources. This Field Day offers a unique opportunity for anyone interested in water to learn and see irrigation practices and cropping systems on a farm scale that maintain or increase crop production while conserving water. Participants will be able to interact with Nebraska Extension specialists and educators, and industry leaders on water issues that may affect their operations. Approximately 35 commercial venders will be on hand to provide live demonstrations of how their products can help farmers manage their fields. Site tours in the afternoon will let you see management strategies and equipment up close with experts on hand to answer your specific questions.
Please join us at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln Gudmundsen Sandhills Laboratory for the 18th Annual Open House. Presentations will be given throughout the day on various aspects of cattle and natural resource management. Businesses, services and associations supporting the beef cattle industry will participate. Activities, demonstrations and commercial exhibits are planned so our guests can come and go as they please throughout the day.
Jerry Volesky, Nebraska Extension range and forage specialist, gives an update on pasture and range conditions in west central Nebraska and talks about considerations for the rest of the grazing season. Producers can learn more about these topics at the 2017 Gudmundsen Sandhills Lab Open House later this month.
Julie Peterson, Nebraska Extension entomologist, describes the appearance of painted lady butterflies in certain areas of Nebraska.