Nebraska Extension in Webster County

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Excessive grain left in the field due downed corn and ear drop is leaving producers with questions regarding grazing cornstalks. This is an issue that needs to be addressed accurately and timely in order to have success in the coming months.

An 8-inch ear of corn contains about 0.50 lb equivalent of shelled corn grain; therefore, 112 8-inch ears would equal 1 bushel (1 bushel = 56 pounds). By counting the number of ears, the amount of corn can be estimated. If corn is planted in 30-inch rows, count the total number of ears in three different 100-foot furrow strips and divide by two to give an approximate number of bushels per acre. See table below.

September 21st, 2017

Our office is excited to announce that the 4-H Afterschool programs will again be offered in THREE LOCATIONS from 4 to 5 pm! All youth grades 2-6 are invited to participate in this free program! We will be teaching the same curriculum at each location.


Select your child’s school below. The respective school’s link will take you to the application on Google Forms for the 4-H Afterschool Program. Complete the form and you are all done!

Join us for the 7th Webster County Barn Quilt Workshop!  At the Webster County Fairgrounds in BLADEN, NE on Thursday, March 15th and Friday, March 16th beginning at 5:00 p.m. (or as soon as you can get there) until 8:30 p.m. Thursday evening, and then meet again on     Friday, March 16thto finish your project. 

The charge is $30 for a 2X2 foot or $37.50 for a 4X4 foot Barn Quilt.  Registration deadline is Monday, February 26th so the wood can be         ordered, cut & primed.  You must tell us the size you want to make.  (Note 4X4 may not fit into car—may need a truck to transport.)

The Webster County Fair is focused on providing exciting learning opportunities for all youth. 4-H and FFA members alike can participate in numerous activities, from engineering to goat showmanship. There is a project, activity, event for everyone! To put on all of these activities for the youth at the 2018 Webster County Fair, we are looking for adults to sign up to volunteer as superintendents and Jr. High youth and older to sign up as assistants.


Enrollment is now open for the 2018 program year! Enrollment is not required for many 4-H programs and events. However, club and independent members are required to officially enroll through 4-H Online each year to maintain membership. By enrolling youth have the opportunity to participate in county fairs, the Nebraska State Fair, and additional statewide programs. Club and project leaders must also enroll through 4-H Online each year. There is no state-level fee for officially enrolling.

If you've inherited or received farmland and want to learn more about the best strategies for managing this asset, learn what it means to own agricultural land today at one of several Nebraska Extension programs being hosted this fall across the state.

Topics to be covered in the 2.5-hour workshop include:


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