Nebraska Extension in Colfax County

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Rental rates for irrigated, dryland and pasture acres are a common question received by our office. There are two resources that can be used to start a conversation between land owner and tenant: 1) UNL Department of Ag Economics Survey published every March that covers land values as well as cash rents and 2) USDA NASS Cash Rent Survey published every other year.

To learn more about enrolling on-line for Nebraska 4-H please view the following step by step guide (pdf)

The on-line enrollment can be accessed at

If you have any questions, please call or email!

View the August 2018 4-H Newsletter (pdf) to learn more about what is going on with the Colfax County 4-H Program! Past newsletter articles can be viewed here.

It is a pleasure to invite you to the Haskell Agricultural Laboratory (HAL) Climate & Crops Family Field Day on Tuesday, August 14 at the HAL located 1½ miles east of Concord, Nebraska. Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. and continue throughout the day. The day will feature four speaker tracks (Climate & Livestock, Climate & Crops, Climate & You, and Ag Economics including the Farm Bill), and various educational activities for all ages.  Kids are welcome and invited to come with their parents or grandparents.  Feel free to bring guests with you.

Again we will have two Pre-entry deadlines, all static exhibits (except horticulture) and animals are due June 22nd. Horticulture exhibits deadline will be July 5th. We have put horticulture pre-entry as a separate day, to allow you time to determine what gardening or flowers will be ready for fair.

 Static Exhibits (Except horticulture/Floriculture)

Livestock Entries  (Except Horses)

Horse Pre-Entry Sheet

The Colfax County Extension Board will be meeting on June 18th. The meeting agenda is included below:

June 2018 Meeting Agenda


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Nebraska Extension helps farm families plan for the future
Aug 8 – Nebraska Extension is focused on making sure those at the front line of the agriculture industry — farm and ranch families — have a plan in place for how operations will be managed for years to come. Read more
Gudmundsen Sandhills Laboratory to host 19th annual open house
Aug 6 – Those interested in cattle and natural resource management are encouraged to attend the 19th annual open house at the Gudmundsen Sandhills Laboratory Aug. 22 from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. MDT. Read more