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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Green appoints interim heads for academic affairs, IANR
Apr 4 – University of Nebraska-Lincoln Chancellor-Elect Ronnie Green announced today he has appointed Marjorie Kostelnik to the post of interim senior vice chancellor for academic affairs and Ron Yoder to the position of interim vice chancellor of the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources. Read more
UNL students pitch business ideas at competition
Apr 4 – University of Nebraska–Lincoln students competed for one of three $1,000 awards during a quick pitch competition hosted by the Engler Agribusiness Entrepreneurship program on April 21. Read more