Horning State Farm


Horning State Farm comprises 240 acres that includes native woodland, planted woodland, plantable grassy areas, bluegrass pasture, and arboretum and wildlife areas. Tree species include Austrian pine, Rocky Mountain juniper, Ponderosa pine, eastern redcedar, green ash, bur oak, Scotch pine, white pine, honeysuckle, Japanese larch, black locust, Russian olive, hackberry, sycamore, red oak, Jack pine, Douglas fir, black cherry, eastern cottonwood, and honeylocust.

The arboretum area includes a building, residence, yard, demonstration and meeting areas.


Horning State Farm is located 2 miles south of Plattsmouth in Cass County, Nebraska. Legal description: SE 1/4 and S 1/2 of NE 1/4 of Sect. 30, T 12 N, R 14 E.


The overall mission at Horning State Farm is research and management strategies of forest trees.

Institutional Affiliation

Nebraska Forest Service, University of Nebraska-Lincoln


Most research at Horning is directed towards tree species cultivation, research, and management. Specific strategies for the some of the areas include thinning and decrease of tree invasion into grassy areas. Education Individuals or groups wishing to visit Horning State Farm for educational or research purposes should contact the Nebraska Forest Service.


Nebraska Forest Service
Forestry Hall
P.O. Box 830815
University of Nebraska
Lincoln, NE 68583-0815
(402) 472-2944

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Horning State Farm

Land Use (GAP) Classification

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Horning State Farm GAP

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