Our Focus: Educational Program Areas

Extension Building

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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Discover Nebraska Extension in Lancaster County About Us

Lancaster County Focus on Statewide Programs

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Community Environment

Extension is committed to helping Nebraskans know more about creating resource- and energy-efficient rural and urban landscapes, protecting and managing water resources, properly managing insect and wildlife pests, and more.

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Water and Integrated Cropping Systems

Population growth puts a greater stress on expanding yields for food, while still encouraging resource stewardship. To help meet this challenge, we share unbiased, research‐based information for a diversified agricultural audience.

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Beef Systems

Nebraska is nationally known as the Beef State. Our team provides research-based information and resources to beef producers to help them provide an economical, safe, quality product to consumers while protecting and preserving Nebraska's vast natural resources.


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Food, Nutrition & Health

The Food, Nutrition and Health program is focused on improving nutrition, physical activity and food safety outcomes for Nebraskans. The Food website is a pioneer in connecting all the Extension food-related areas of a university under one umbrella website.

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4-H Youth Development Program

4-H empowers youth, ages 5-18, to reach their full potential working and learning in partnership with caring adults. 4-H is education for life that uses a learn-by-doing approach.

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Early Childhood

As caring adults in young children’s lives we play a major role in setting the stage for lifelong learning, discovery and success. Nebraska Extension is committed to providing research-based strategies to help you support the holistic development of the young child in your care.

Statewide Programs

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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. Our experts focus on children, families, agriculture, food and health, businesses, and communities.

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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, which ultimately contributes to the economic vitality of Nebraska communities and beyond.

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Rural Prosperity Nebraska

Rural Prosperity Nebraska is focused on launching the heart and soul of the state, its rural and urban communities, into the future by focusing on entrepreneurship, recruiting new residents, disaster recovery, broadband access, engaging youth and young adults, and building businesses.

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