West Central Research and Extension Center

District Interest

Since 1904, the West Central Research and Extension Center (WCREC) at North Platte has addressed problems and concerns specific to the counties of West Central Nebraska.

University of Nebraska Range and Forage Specialist Dr. Jerry Volesky provides an update on pasture conditions across the state, and what it means for calving and hay production.

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Nebraska Extension Educator Susan Harris-Broomfield has an in-depth look at some of the psychological challenges producers face in the wake of natural disasters, like the recent flooding. She also provides some effective ways to cope.

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Dr. Matt Stockton joins the program to tell us what the recent flooding means for Nebraska beef producers. To get more information regarding flood recovery and to help those affected by the disaster, visit flood.unl.edu.

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Dr. Matt Stockton of Nebraska Extension shares his findings on the advantages and drawbacks of particular calving seasons. He helps decide which one is right for your operation.

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Ag Economist and Extension Educator Robert Tigner joins the show to discuss ways producers can stretch their cash flow for their farm.

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I-29 Moo University to offer California dairy tours and World Ag Expo trip
Oct 15 – The I-29 Moo University consortium of Extension dairy specialists from Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska and South Dakota will host a “California Dairy Tours and World Ag Expo Trip” in the Fresno and Tulare, California areas on February 9-13, 2020. Read more
Listening sessions on rural community prosperity scheduled in North Platte, Lincoln
Sep 16 – Two regional convenings in October will offer Nebraskans opportunities to share their best ideas on how the University of Nebraska can help rural communities position themselves for economic success. Read more