Crops & Livestock
Many people would be surprised to hear that Douglas County has over 210,000 acres of land use devoted to agriculture. 60.4% of those acres are dedicated to crops, 26.6% is pastureland, 6.7% is woodland and 6.2% is in other uses. With our urban neighbors close by, the agriculture industry has both its challenges and opportunities. One of those opportunities is to help people understand where their food comes from and the variety of ways it can be produced. With the help of local farmers, we use the media and events like Slice of Ag to educate and share our story.
We work with individuals to address issues that impact their operations such as: pasture and forage management, soil fertility, crop production, weed management and livestock production.
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Margit's Focus Articles
These articles are handpicked or written by our Agriculture Agent, Margit K., as articles that can benefit you this season!
Our Agriculture Highlight shares some late summer fly control for cattle! To read the full article, go here.
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Coleoptile Length of Winter Wheat Varieties 2023. MF3612. Romulo Lollato et al.
Diagnosing Wheat Production Problems. S84. Erick DeWolf et al.
Dual-Purpose Wheat Variety Performance 2023, MF3312, Romulo Lollato et al.
Food Safety Tips for Consumers: GMO Foods. MF3636. Londa Nwadike, Cheryl Barnes
Improving Your Woodland for Timber Production. L725. Howard Freerksen and Elizabeth Jamison.
Structural Pests: Ants. MF2887. Jeff Whitworth et al.
Structural Pests: Cockroaches. MF2765. Jeff Whitworth et al.
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