Nebraska Extension in Butler County

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Cover Crop Tour/Workshop, November 20, 2018. Three locations will be visited where cover crops were flown or drilled in. Lunch will be served. A producer panel and Nebraska Extension presentations on annual forage research and economics will be presented. 

To register or to find more out about the tour, contact Gary Lesoing at Nebraska Extension in Nemaha County at (402) 274-4755 or at glesoing2@unl.edu.

2018 rates charged by custom operators for machine hire services and other work they provide for neighboring farms and ranches. This publication includes both Spring and Fall rates. 2018 Nebraska Farm Custom Rates

The preliminary Cornhusker Economics 2018 Farmland Values and Rental Rates:

2018 Farmland Values and Cash Rental Rates

Farm Succession powerpoint by Allan Vyhnalek, Department of Agricultural Economics at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Featured at the Butler County Ag Expo, main topics include:

The need and importance of planning. Importance of effective family communication. How generational values effects communication. How the on-farm sibling is treated, fair or equal? Who you have on a team to work on succession. Make better use of your lawyers’ time.

Click the live link to download the 2018 Beef Cattle Report.

"Noxious weeds compete with crops, rangeland, and pastures reducing yields substantially. Losses from noxious weed infestations can be staggering, costing millions of dollars due to lost production."- Statement from Nebraska Department of Agriculture.

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Registration open for six-week course for women involved in agriculture
Nov 19 – Women involved in agricultural production and management or who are interested in learning more about ag business are encouraged to attend Annie’s Project, a six-week educational course set to begin Jan. 28 in Beatrice. Read more
Experts at Nebraska release estimated 2019 crop production budgets
Nov 14 – Experts from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln have prepared 78 budgets on 15 crops, predicting price expectations for input costs for 2019. Read more