Nebraska is nationally known as the Beef State. Our team provides research-based information and resources to beef producers to help them provide an economical, safe, quality product to consumers while protecting and preserving Nebraska's vast natural resources.

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Livestock Systems

Nebraska Extension will be hosting a webinar series in March that will explain the fundamentals of understanding a cow's nutrition requirements and the options available to meet a cow's needs with grazed or harvested feed. The series will be held Monday and Thursday evenings, March 11, 14, 18 and 21, from 7:30 - 8:45 p.m. CT. The course costs $50, includes a notebook of Nebraska Extension resources, and is limited to 35 participants. Register by March 4 to have receive the notebook in time.

The Center for Ag Profitability's webinar series focuses on topics related to farm and ranch management, profitability, economics and farm survival for producers and ag industry professionals in Nebraska and beyond. The live webcasts are typically presented at noon Central time on Thursdays. Registration is always free. View upcoming webinars and watch past recordings at 

If you would like to view the presentations from this year’s (and recent years) Gudmundsen Sandhills Laboratory Open House, you can view them at

Beef Quality Assurance is a voluntary, producer-driven program based on recommended national guidelines and research. Currently the program influences the management of more than 80% of U.S. cattle today. To attend an in-person training or get certified online, please visit or call TL Meyer, beef educator, at the Central Sandhills Area Extension office. Upcoming trainings include December 14 in Ogallala.

Planning for winter feed, marketing the calf crop, or other management decisions? Looking for information to help with those decisions? You can find a wide range of resources at or contact T.L. Meyer, your local Nebraska Extension beef systems educator at 308-645-2267,, or in-person. You can also follow her daily posts on social media by searching Central Sandhills Beef Educator.

Nebraska Extension offers free, self-paced QuickBooks and Quicken training for ranchers and farmers.

Registration is required for access. A URL and password will be emailed to you when you submit the registration form.

QuickBooks training:

Quicken training: