Issue Teams

Welcome to the Nebraska Extension Issue Teams.  Information posted here provides Extension Professionals with details about each team.

Guide to Successful Issue Teams Issue Team Resources

1. INSECT ECOSYSTEMS

Protect beneficial insect ecosystems including pollinators

2. HEALTHY LIFESTYLES FOR CHILDREN AND YOUTH

Create community, school and home environments that promote healthy lifestyles for children and youth

3. RESISTANT AND INVASIVE PESTS

Adopt management strategies to deal with resistant and invasive pests

Team Leaders: Keith Jarvi | Troy Walz
ELT Coach: Jim Schild

4. NEBRASKA LEADERS

Increase the capacity and number of leaders across Nebraska

Team Leader: Charlotte Narjes
ELT Coach: Chuck Hibberd
Logistics: Kimberly Cook
Evaluator/Logic Model: L.J. McElravy

5. COLLEGE AND CAREER SUCCESS

Prepare youth for success in college and in their chosen career

6. ENGAGING UNDERSERVED YOUTH

Engage underserved youth in experiential learning to become more confident and capable adults

Team Leader: Lisa Kaslon
ELT Coach: Kathleen Lodl

Logic Model

7. CLIMATE VARIATION

Help agriculture producers deal with climate variation and weather

8. CONSUMER CONFIDENCE IN FOOD

Increase consumer confidence in our food supply

9. CHILDREN LEARNING EXPERIENCES

Increase the quality and frequency of learning experiences for children

Team Leader: Katie Krause
ELT Coach: Kathleen Lodl

10. EMERGING TECHNOLOGY FOR AG

Apply emerging technology to improve livestock and crop production

Team Leader: Nathan Mueller
ELT Coach: Dave Varner

11. EFFICIENT WATER USE

Use water in agricultural, business and community settings efficiently

12. AG PRODUCERS ECONOMICS

Improve the short and long‐term economic viability of crop and livestock production systems

Team Leader: Brent Plugge
ELT Coach: Don Adams

13. LIVABLE COMMUNITIES

Develop communities where people want to live

14. STEM CAREERS

Encourage and prepare youth for careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM)

Team Leader:Karly Black
ELT Coach: Dennis Bauer

Logic Model

15. WATER AND SOIL PROTECTION

Protect water quality and soil resources for agriculture, wildlife, businesses and communities

16. YOUTH ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES

dEVELOPING ENTREPRENEURSHIP SKILLS IN YOUTH AND CONNECTING THEM TO NEW AND EXISTING BUSINESSES

17. FOOD ACCESS

Improve access to affordable, nutritious and safe food

18. DIVERSIFIED AG PRODUCTION

Integrate and diversify crop and livestock production systems