Nebraska Extension in Custer County

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Sign up for the next Citizenship Washington Focus Conference is just around the corner. 

If you are a Custer County 4-H’er who will be at least 15 years old, but not older than 19 years old, by October 15, 2020, you are invited to sign up for the 2020 Custer County Citizenship Washington Focus (CWF) Conference.  Sign-up for the 2020 trip will be November 1, 2017 - January 2, 2018, by calling or visiting the Extension Office.  The trip will take place for approximately 14 days in June of 2020.

I ♥ 4-H

Friday, November 17, 2017 at the Broken Bow City Auditorium.

5:30 - 7:00 p.m. - 4-H Family Barbecue- Great Food and Door Prizes 

7:00 p.m. - 4-H Council Election- 4-H Member - Leader Recognition

RSVP to the Extension Office by Monday, November 13th.  (308) 872-6831


It was decided at the October 12th meeting of the Custer County Ag Society to hold the 2018 Custer County Fair July 27th through August 2nd 2018.   

The Custer County Ag Society also set the date for the Winter Ball, a fund raiser, for January 27, 2018 at the Cobblestone Event Center, Broken Bow.  The fund raiser was started last year and was a huge success. 

2017 Custer County Ag Society Members

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.

Every two years Nebraska custom operators are surveyed to determine the current rates charged for machine custom applications in the state.   It is divided into two parts, Part I is spring and summer applications.  Part II is made up of the fall applications  and miscellaneous categories.

You can find the compiled information as well as other information in Nebraska Extension Publications 

2016 Nebraska Farm Custom Rates- Part I   EC 823

The 2017 Nebraska Farm Real Estate Market Highlights Report has been completed.  After record high land values in 2014, this marks the third 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.   This valuable information can be useful for landlords, tenants, and stakeholders alike. 

Nebraska Extension in Custer County

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