Nebraska Extension in Platte County

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Platte County Extension Office has moved to its new location at 2715 13th Street, downtown Columbus.  We are open Monday -Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. OPEN HOUSE is scheduled for February 13, 2018 from 3:00 - 6:00 p.m. Join us along with the Columbus After School Program to learn about our programs, tour our new facility, meet new staff and enjoy some refreshments. 

Tuesday, Feburary 27, 2018 - 6:30 p.m. at Pinnacle Bank East Location (210 East 23rd Street - basement meeting room), Columbus, NE. 

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Pre-registration is required to attend any of the Lawn, Garden, Tree and Landscape classess. To register, please complete the form, clip and mail with payment by January 29, 2018 deadline. 

On-line enrollment is now open to enroll your 4-H'er for 2018! 4-H Leaders are required to enroll on-line too! The following links will provide printable .pdf files for instructions on how to enroll in various capacities.

New Member Enrollment

Entry day begins on Monday, July 9

What should I rent my ground for? Who pays for repairs? Some farmland lease Frequently Asked Questions (three page printable .pdf file) and a Farmland Lease Check List (two page printable .pdf file).


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Public forums to address 2018 farm bill
Feb 14 – Producers, landowners and other agricultural policy stakeholders seeking information on the 2018 farm bill are encouraged to register for a series of five forums scheduled at locations across Kansas and Nebraska. Read more
Nebraska Extension crop scout training on March 13
Feb 14 – Industry representatives and corn and soybean growers wanting to learn how to better manage corn and soybean pests should plan to attend the Nebraska Extension crop scout training for pest managers program March 13 at the Eastern Nebraska Research and Extension Center near Mead. Read more