About Us

University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension in Box Butte County delivers research-based education and information to citizens throughout the county. These educational programs, delivered via a variety of methods, are offered through a federal, state and county partnership arrangement. Our objective is to provide programs and other educational resources locally.

Our staff of extension educator and extension specialists, technicians, and support personnel specializes is providing programs throughout the county, and together with staff from all of Nebraska's 93 counties, we contribute to more than 1.5 million educational contacts each year with Nebraska citizens. Our 4-H Youth Development Program, for example, reaches more than 200 youth in Box Butte County alone. Statewide, 4-H touches the lives of more than 90,000 youth each year.

University of Nebraska–“Lincoln Extension is built to provide practical education that focuses on issues which influence daily life that helps to keep Nebraska competitive in a global society. Extension Specialists and Extension Educators are committed to a theme of excellence with educational programs customized to meet the needs of Nebraskans.

Box Butte County Extension Office
415 Black Hills
Alliance, NE 69301  Office Hours M-F 8 am-4 pm
Phone: (308) 762-5616
E-mail: boxbutte-county@unl.edu
Fax: (308) 762-1343

John Thomas -  Extension Educator-Ag/Unit Leader
415 Black Hills
Alliance NE 69301
Phone:  (308) 762-5616
E-mail:
jthomas2@unl.edu
Deb Kraenow - 4-H Coordinator
415 Black Hills
Alliance NE 69301
Phone:  (308) 762-5616
E-mail:  dkraenow2@unl.edu
Carol Kleinsasser - Office Manager
415 Black Hills
Alliance NE 69301
Phone:  (308) 762-5616
E-mail:  ckleinsasser1@unl.edu