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All 2019 Custer County Private Pesticide Trainings have been completed.  Statewide training locations to find a location near you to certify or recertify your Private Pesticide License. 

2019 CHEMIGATION TRAINING DATES

Custer County Chemigation Training was held on Friday, February 15th in Broken Bow.  If you missed the training in Custer County, here are the Chemigation Training Locations still available. 

The 2019 Nebraska Farm Real Estate Market Highlights Report has been completed.  After record high land values in 2014, this marks the fifth year of consecutive decline in real estate values in Nebraska.    This report will show the values for regions in the state as well as discussion from panels on the trends we can expect in those regions.   A special feature of this report is the section covering emerging issues related to agricultural land in Nebraska.  Crop share leasing is the focus of this year's special feature.  

Land Rental Rates

The rental rates for crop and pasture ground are compiled in January of each year.  In February the rates are shared with land owners and producers.  If you would like to be on our mailing list to receive this information as soon as it is available, please contact the Nebraska Extension in Custer County office at  308-872-6831.  For your convenience the current and previous years rates can be viewed anytime.

2019 CUSTER COUNTY FAIR DATES JULY 26th- AUGUST 1st

It was decided at the August 17th meeting of the Custer County Ag Society to hold the 2019 Custer County Fair July 26th through August 1st.   

Custer County Ag Society Members & Officers

 Kent Nelson- President         Travis Schauda- Vice President

 Ron Chytka- Treasurer          Sonya Atkins      

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