Our Focus: Educational Program Areas

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Nebraska Extension brings University of Nebraska expertise and research directly to Nebraskans from all walks of life in each of the state's 93 counties. Nebraskans turn to Nebraska Extension to strengthen their families, inspire the communities, empower young people, conserve and protect natural resources, and advance their farms, ranches and businesses.

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Lancaster County Focus on Statewide Programs

Horticulture, Landscape, and Environmental Systems

Extension professionals work shoulder-to-shoulder with Nebraskans to sustainably manage community green spaces, protect natural resources, improve their landscapes and grow safe, nutritious food.


Food, Nutrition & Health

Through Extension, Nebraskans are addressing the challenge of childhood obesity, improving their access to safe, nutritious food, and simply making better decisions when it comes to feeding themselves and their families.


4-H Youth Development Program

One in three age-eligible young Nebraskans take part in 4-H, America’s largest youth development organization. Through 4-H, these young people gain experiences that help them become skilled employees, creative thinkers and good citizens.


Early Childhood

Nebraska Extension leverages well-designed University research and relevant resources to enhance high-quality learning experiences for children, families and early childhood professionals.


Agricultural Profitability

Thanks to Extension, Nebraska producers gain a realistic understanding of their actual cost of production by analyzing each enterprise in their operation in order to reduce input costs and make better-informed decisions.


Water and Cropping Systems

Nebraska Extension is the go-to resource for Nebraskans as they seek unbiased research, proven science and just plain good advice. Nebraska Extension helps farmers adopt new technologies that reduce input costs, improve water quality, and increase production and profitability.


Livestock Systems

Nebraska is the global epicenter for beef production. That’s why it makes sense that Nebraska Extension has a team devoted solely to supporting every step of the beef industry—from pasture management to nutrition, from disease prevention to developing innovative cuts of beef.

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Statewide Programs

Through Extension, rural communities find ways to engage citizens of every age, interest and background in reimagining the trajectory of the place they call home.


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Disaster Education

We've got information to prepare yourself, your family, and your business for a disaster. And we've got information to help you recover from one.


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Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Participants in Nebraska Extension entrepreneurship and innovation programs have been shown to embrace an entrepreneurial mindset and gain skills to create new businesses.

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