Mission & Vision

Nebraska Extension is a nationally respected educational leader. We work in a rapidly changing world, yet one familiar phrase seems most appropriate for Extension's future: “The future is what we choose to make.”

Helping Nebraskans enhance their lives through research-based education. Nebraska Extension's Mission

We have a responsibility to our clientele and colleagues to maintain high quality educational programs and a relevant and responsive organization.

As a learning organization we need to engage in discovery by creating and studying in our subject matter disciplines. At the same time, we need to engage in discovering processes that help us work together to continue to develop a viable future for our organization.

Extension is found throughout the state in 83 county offices that serve all 93 counties, and at four research and extension centers at Scottsbluff, North Platte, Norfolk and Mead. Extension faculty are also located in academic departments on campus. Each of these groups are instrumental in helping maintain a strong educational linkage between extension, research and teaching.

Since its beginning, extension has delivered research-based knowledge to people through direct teaching, experiential learning opportunities and publications. Today, extension uses exciting new technology such as Internet video streaming and web-based curriculum modules to reach an expanding audience.