West Central Research and Extension Center

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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:

  • Irrigation and Water Resources
  • Plant Pathology
  • Range and Forage Management
  • Soil Science
  • Weed Ecology

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
 

Faculty programs and research
 

Facts about the Center and the counties in the district

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Nebraska Cover Crop Conference set for Feb. 25
Feb 2 – The Nebraska Cover Crop Conference will take place Feb. 25 at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's Agricultural Research and Development Center. Read more
Central Plains Irrigation Conference set for Feb. 23-24 in Kearney
Feb 2 – The Central Plains Irrigation Conference is scheduled for Feb. 23-24 in Kearney. The meeting is hosted by Nebraska Extension in collaboration with Kansas State University and Colorado State University. Read more