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By connecting with Nebraska Extension, Nebraska amplifies its strengths in agriculture, food production and natural resources stewardship in ways that are environmentally and economically sustainable — ensuring that all Nebraskans have access to safe and healthy food, abundant water, and the benefits of Nebraska’s outdoor spaces.

Meet Our Local Water & Integrated Cropping Systems Educator

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John Nelson, Extension Educator

John Nelson is a Water and Integrated Cropping Systems Extension Educator serving Lancaster, Cass and Otoe counties. He works with producers in the area and helps them find research-based answers to their crop production questions. His areas of interest include precision agriculture, irrigation and soil water management, cover crops/soil health and soil fertility. John can be reached by calling 402-441-7180 or emailing Follow him on Twitter @NebWater_Crops.

2023–24 Successful Farmer Series

Meet Our Regional Beef Educator

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Connor Biehler, Extension Educator

Connor Biehler is a Beef Systems Extension Educator with adult education responsibilities for Lancaster County and 7 other counties in southeast Nebraska. His office is located at the Eastern Nebraska Research and Extension Center (ENREC) near Mead and he can be reached by calling 402-624-8007 or emailing Read Connor's articles at Big Red Beef Talk. Follow him on Twitter @BigRedBeefTalk.

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Statewide Resources

University of Nebraska–Lincoln's Center for Agricultural Profitability — extensive web resources, podcasts, etc.

Nebraska Extension's CropWatch — weekly/biweekly newsletter and web resources

University of Nebraska–Lincoln Pesticide Safety Education Program — provide training programs and educational resources

Nebraska Department of Agriculture — encourages, promotes and regulates agriculture

Nebraska Extension's Market Journal — weekly 30-minute TV program also available on YouTube

Nebraska Extension Almanac — weekly radio series also available online

Nebraska Extension's BeefWatch — newsletter & podcast is published the first of each month

Nebraska Extension's publications — topics include animal agriculture, crops, farm management

U.S. Drought Monitor — National Drought Mitigation Center map released every Thursday

North Central Farm Management Extension Committee's Ag Lease 101 — lease publications, forms and worksheets

High Plains Regional Climate Center — includes soil temperatures, maps and tables

Nebraska Extension's Disaster Education — resources for agriculture, families & individuals and more