Cropping & Water Systems


Population growth puts a greater stress on expanding yields for food, which still encouraging resource stewardship. To help meet this challenge, we share unbiased, research‐based information for a diversified agricultural audience.

Active in all 93 counties and at

Cropping & Water Systems

Farm Beginnings® is an educational training and support program designed to help people who want to evaluate and plan their farm enterprise.  Farm Beginnings® participants engage in a mentorship experience and network with a variety of successful, innovative farmers; attend practical, high quality seminars, field days and conferences.  The 2018 Farm Beginnings® Classes will be held at Douglas/Sarpy Extension Office, 8015 West Center Rd, Omaha NE.

A new online tool from Nebraska Extension aims to connect farmers and cattle producers to encourage mutually beneficial agreements to use crop residue for grazing. The Crop Residue Exchange tool provides a searchable database of cropland available for grazing.

After creating an account, farmers can list available cropland by drawing their plot on an interactive map and entering information on the type of residue, fencing, water availability and dates available.

SARE Webinar Recorded December 19, 2017 - Dr. Mary Drewnoski, Extension Beef Systems Specialist with Nebraska Extension, discusses how grazing corn residues can benefit both cattle and crop producers.