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Panhandle Extension District
Panhandle Research and Extension Center
Panhandle Extension District
12 County-Based Extension Offices
County-based personnel:
• Extension Educators
• 4-H Assistants
• Office Support Staff
Administrative Hub:
Panhandle Research & Extension Center
History:
• 1909 – UNL, USDA homestead east of Mitchell
•1918 - Experimental Range in Sioux Co. granted
• 1956 - Administra...
1910:
Scotts Bluff Experimental
Substation
1910: Breaking the sod at the Experiment Station
Threshing the first crop at the Experiment Station, 1910
Knorr-Holden Continuous Corn Plot
Early Irrigation Research
Wheat rotation research, ca. 1914
Early livestock feeding tour
Panhandle R&E Center Centennial, 2010: The old and the new
Human Resource Capacity
• Specialists
– 14 faculty members, research/extension
appointments
– Joint appointments with camp...
Academic Disciplines
• Ag Economics
• Alternative Crops Breeding
• Dry Bean Breeding
• Soil/Nutrient Management
• Crop Phy...
Facilities
• Scotts Bluff Ag Lab - 156 irrigated acres
• Mitchell Ag Lab - 269 irrigated acres
– Panhandle Research Feedlo...
Scotts Bluff Ag Lab
• 156 irrigated acres
• Several greenhouses
• Laboratories: weed science, dry bean
breeding, alternati...
Mitchell Ag Lab
• 269 irrigated acres
• Panhandle Research Feedlot - 105
pens
Sioux Co. Experimental Range - 800 acres
High Plains Ag Lab (Sidney)
• 710 rain-fed acres
• 1600 acres of crested wheatgrass
Panhandle Agriculture
• 4800 farms
• 5.7 million acres of rangeland
– 270,000 beef cows
• 2.2 million acres of dryland cro...
Diverse Agricultural Production
Traditional crops
Hay – Wheat – Corn
Specialty crops
Dry bean – Sugarbeet – Sunflower – Pr...
Spires of Extension:
• Cropping Systems
• Beef Systems
• 4-H Youth Development
• The Learning Child
• Community Vitality
•...
Panhandle Extension
Engaging the Public
• Field Days
• Open Houses
• Workshops
• Feedlot Round Table
• Advanced Cropping S...
Responsive. Innovative. Trusted.
About the UNL Panhandle Research and Extension Center
About the UNL Panhandle Research and Extension Center
About the UNL Panhandle Research and Extension Center
About the UNL Panhandle Research and Extension Center
About the UNL Panhandle Research and Extension Center
About the UNL Panhandle Research and Extension Center
About the UNL Panhandle Research and Extension Center
About the UNL Panhandle Research and Extension Center
About the UNL Panhandle Research and Extension Center
About the UNL Panhandle Research and Extension Center
About the UNL Panhandle Research and Extension Center
About the UNL Panhandle Research and Extension Center
About the UNL Panhandle Research and Extension Center
About the UNL Panhandle Research and Extension Center
About the UNL Panhandle Research and Extension Center
About the UNL Panhandle Research and Extension Center
About the UNL Panhandle Research and Extension Center
About the UNL Panhandle Research and Extension Center
About the UNL Panhandle Research and Extension Center
About the UNL Panhandle Research and Extension Center
About the UNL Panhandle Research and Extension Center
About the UNL Panhandle Research and Extension Center
About the UNL Panhandle Research and Extension Center
About the UNL Panhandle Research and Extension Center
About the UNL Panhandle Research and Extension Center
About the UNL Panhandle Research and Extension Center
About the UNL Panhandle Research and Extension Center
About the UNL Panhandle Research and Extension Center
About the UNL Panhandle Research and Extension Center
About the UNL Panhandle Research and Extension Center
About the UNL Panhandle Research and Extension Center
About the UNL Panhandle Research and Extension Center
About the UNL Panhandle Research and Extension Center
About the UNL Panhandle Research and Extension Center
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About the UNL Panhandle Research and Extension Center

  1. 1. Panhandle Extension District Panhandle Research and Extension Center
  2. 2. Panhandle Extension District
  3. 3. 12 County-Based Extension Offices
  4. 4. County-based personnel: • Extension Educators • 4-H Assistants • Office Support Staff
  5. 5. Administrative Hub: Panhandle Research & Extension Center
  6. 6. History: • 1909 – UNL, USDA homestead east of Mitchell •1918 - Experimental Range in Sioux Co. granted • 1956 - Administration for County Extension • 1967 - Sioux Munitions Depot/HPAL established • 1971 - Research & Extension admin combined • 1974 - UNL acquires former Hiram Scott College
  7. 7. 1910: Scotts Bluff Experimental Substation
  8. 8. 1910: Breaking the sod at the Experiment Station
  9. 9. Threshing the first crop at the Experiment Station, 1910
  10. 10. Knorr-Holden Continuous Corn Plot
  11. 11. Early Irrigation Research
  12. 12. Wheat rotation research, ca. 1914
  13. 13. Early livestock feeding tour
  14. 14. Panhandle R&E Center Centennial, 2010: The old and the new
  15. 15. Human Resource Capacity • Specialists – 14 faculty members, research/extension appointments – Joint appointments with campus departments • Technical Support – 25 research technicians/technologists – 12 operational / business/ facilities support • Educators and Assistants – 20 extension educators – 6 extension assistants/coordinator
  16. 16. Academic Disciplines • Ag Economics • Alternative Crops Breeding • Dry Bean Breeding • Soil/Nutrient Management • Crop Physiology/Potato • Weed Management • Cow-Calf Production/ Range Management • Feedlot Nutrition/ Management • Plant Pathology • Entomology • Geoscience • Entrepreneur/Business Development • Dryland Cropping Systems • Irrigation Management • Range/Forage Management
  17. 17. Facilities • Scotts Bluff Ag Lab - 156 irrigated acres • Mitchell Ag Lab - 269 irrigated acres – Panhandle Research Feedlot - 105 pens • High Plains Ag Lab (Sidney) – 710 rain-fed acres – 1600 acres of crested wheatgrass • Sioux Co. Experimental Range - 800 acres • Gudmundsen Sandhills Laboratory
  18. 18. Scotts Bluff Ag Lab • 156 irrigated acres • Several greenhouses • Laboratories: weed science, dry bean breeding, alternative crops breeding, entomology, plant physiology/potatoes, soils, plant pathology • DA Murphy Arboretum
  19. 19. Mitchell Ag Lab • 269 irrigated acres • Panhandle Research Feedlot - 105 pens
  20. 20. Sioux Co. Experimental Range - 800 acres
  21. 21. High Plains Ag Lab (Sidney) • 710 rain-fed acres • 1600 acres of crested wheatgrass
  22. 22. Panhandle Agriculture • 4800 farms • 5.7 million acres of rangeland – 270,000 beef cows • 2.2 million acres of dryland crops – wheat, proso millet, sunflowers • 732,000 acres irrigated farmland – corn, sugarbeets, dry beans, alfalfa, potatoes • 660,000 cattle on feed 5,698,482 732,589 2,210,655 Range Irrigated Dryland
  23. 23. Diverse Agricultural Production Traditional crops Hay – Wheat – Corn Specialty crops Dry bean – Sugarbeet – Sunflower – Proso millet Other crops Potatoes – Grass seed – Chicory - Grapes 5,698,482 732,589 2,210,655 Range Irrigated Dryland
  24. 24. Spires of Extension: • Cropping Systems • Beef Systems • 4-H Youth Development • The Learning Child • Community Vitality • Nutrition and Health • Water and Environment
  25. 25. Panhandle Extension Engaging the Public • Field Days • Open Houses • Workshops • Feedlot Round Table • Advanced Cropping School • 4-H Expo • County Fairs • Advanced Cropping School • Dry Bean Day and Field Day • Demonstrations • Tours • Classes: ServSafe, Medicare, • TEAMS
  26. 26. Responsive. Innovative. Trusted.

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