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Schick is new Extension Beef Educator for seven counties


Brad Schick is the new Nebraska Beef Extension educator for this area. He is based in Nance County, and will serve a seven-county area including Boone, Nance, Merrick, Platte, Hamilton, Polk and York counties.
Brad grew up on a small farm in the Meadow Grove/Battle Creek area, graduated from Lutheran High Northeast in Norfolk, and attended Concordia University in Seward.
At Concordia, he earned a bachelor of science degree in biology and minored in chemistry and physical science while playing football for the Bulldogs. After graduation, he attended the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, where he earned a master of science degree in range and forage science.
His studies for his masters degree focused on management of cool-season pasture, interseeding legumes, and range and native pasture. He then took a position as a research manager and technician and worked in southern Iowa, Lincoln and Mead, NE.
“During my time in graduate school and while working as a research manager and technician, I worked in rangelands, mixed pasture establishment/grazing, ruminant nutrition, as well as crop and cover crop areas, and grassland restoration,” Schick explained. “I then accepted an Extension position in South Central Nebraska as the beef systems educator. I continue to have a leading role in a corn residue baling workshop at Husker Harvest Days, establishing grazing systems for perennial and annual pastures, as well as on-farm research and all other areas related to beef.”
Brad said he will be living in Albion. His interests include hunting and all sports, as well as farming.
He invited area producers to feel free to contact him at his Fullerton office.