Local Interest

LINCOLN, Neb. August 6, 2021 - Nebraska's farm real estate value, a measurement of the
value of all land and buildings on farms, increased from 2020, according to USDA's National
Agricultural Statistics Service. Farm real estate value for 2021 averaged $3,100 per acre, up
$310 per acre (up 11%) from last year.
Cropland value increased 14% from last year to $4,960 per acre. Dryland cropland value
averaged $3,990 per acre, $530 higher than last year. Irrigated cropland value averaged
$6,530 per acre, $710 above a year ago. Pastureland, at $1,080 per acre, was $40 higher than
the previous year.
Cash rents paid to landlords in 2021 for cropland increased from last year. Irrigated cropland

DICAMBA TRAINING: Dicamba Training will be conducted by the companies, not UNL. Most have an online training option. Some also have live webinars and in-person meetings. Please see each company’s info:

Ag Opportunites

Dec. 8: Confronting Cropping Challenges, 1-4 p.m., Club Room Ag Park, Columbus, Info & RSVP: https://go.unl.edu/2021_CCC
Dec. 9: Farmers/Ranchers College: Dr. David Kohl, 1 p.m., Bruning Opera House, Bruning
Dec. 9: Confronting Cropping Challenges, 1-4 p.m., Nielsen Community Center, West Point, Info & RSVP: https://go.unl.edu/2021_CCC

Nebraska Extension invites producers to learn more. “Knowledge that Helps Cultivate Opportunities”: 

Nebraska Cover Crop and Soil Health Conference Recordings are now available:

Click here for videos on the Conference website.

Area producers will find valuable resources and can access virtual field days through the following links:



Nebraska Extension in Butler County

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Faculty Spotlight: Tayler Wickham

December 6, 2021
Meet Tayler Wickham, 4-H Youth Development Extension Educator serving Cuming and Washington Counties.

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Women in Agriculture’s Love of the Land conference to be presented virtually

December 1, 2021
Nebraska Extension's Women in Agriculture program will host the Love of the Land Conference for female farmland owners and tenant looking to improve their business management skills, Dec. 9, via Zoom.

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Principles for Attracting and Retaining Quality Ag Employees webinar - a panel discussion

November 29, 2021
Help- wanted signs are everywhere. Hiring is so difficult that many are calling this the "Great Resignation." Agricultural businesses in Nebraska are not exempt from this challenge; competition for available workers comes from area industries, and the labor market is tight.

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Beef Quality Assurance certification offered in December across Nebraska

November 29, 2021
Nebraska Extension and Nebraska Beef Quality Assurance will be offering Beef Quality Assurance Certification across the state from Dec. 13-15.

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