About Us

Welcome to the University of Nebraska–Lincoln Extension in Holt and Boyd Counties.

Our two offices brings you reliable, research-based information in agriculture and natural resources, consumer and family economics, community and economic development and 4-H / youth development.

Our goal is simple... to help you put knowledge to work! It gives us great pleasure to serve you in your lifelong learning quest. Please stop in for a visit and to see what the Nebraska Extension and the University of Nebraska can offer you.

Holt County Extension Office            Boyd County Extension Office
128 North 6th - Suite 100   P O Box 108 - 401 Thayer Street
O'Neill, NE 68763-0549   Butte, NE; 68722-0108
Phone: (402) 336-2760   Phone: (402)775-2491
E-mail: holt-county@unl.edu   E-mail: boyd-county@unl.edu
Fax: (402) 336-1325   Fax: (402) 775-2491

Staff

Gary_Stauffer_PhotoGary Stauffer - Extension Educator - Holt-Boyd Counties  
128 North 6 Street Suite 100
O'Neill NE 68763
(402)336-2760
E-mail: gstauffer1@unl.edu



Program Highlights:
Low Cost Cow/Calf Production Programs, Grazing Management Programs, Ethanol Co-Product Feeding Programs, Horse Nutrition and Management Workshops, 4-H Shooting Sports Program - Offer all eight disciplines in Holt County program

Education:
B.S. Animal Science - UNL
M.S. Reproductive Physiology - UNL

Experience:
Ohio State University Animal Science Department - 11 years
University of Findlay, Findlay, Ohio, Equestrian Studies - 2 years
Nebraska Extension - Holt County - 1990-2008
Nebraska Extension - Holt-Boyd Counties - 2009 to present

Personal:
Two children, Justin and Angie
Breed, raise, and train Quarter Horses
Hobbies - Team Roping, Hunting, Fishing


LaDonna Werth PhotoLaDonna Werth -  Extension Educator
128 North 6 Street - Suite 100
O'Neill NE 68763
(402)336-2760
E-mail: lwerth2@unl.edu


LaDonna is an Extension Educator for "The Learning Child" team from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension. LaDonna has a Bachelor's Degree from University Nebraska Kearney in Family and Consumer Science Education and a Master's Degree from University Nebraska Kearney Vocational Education. She focuses on child development and the family through her work for "The Learning Child" team.  She was a nanny, swimming instructor, preschool coordinator and is a mother of two. LaDonna focuses on child development and the family through face to face and online work. Creative in technology and future oriented LaDonna brings the research base information to life in her presentations.

Program Highlights:
The Learning Child (0-5 years of age)
LaDonna provides/teaches research base information for childcare providers, preschool teachers, parents and children about child development 0-5 years of age.

Education:
BS-UNK Family and Consumer Science
MS-UNK Family and Consumer Sciences

Experience:
Kansas State Research and Extension - Trego County - 1989-1996
Nebraska Extension –“ Holt County - 1996-2008
Nebraska Extension –“ Holt-Boyd Counties - 2009 - 2015
Nebraska Extension - Holt, Boyd, Brown, Rock, Keya Paha, Garfield, Wheeler and Loop - 2015 - present


Debra_Walnorfer_Photo

Debra Walnofer – 4-H Extension Assistant
128 N. 6th Street, Suite 100
O’Neill, NE 68763
Phone: (402) 336-2760
Fax: (402) 336-1325
Email: dwalnofer2@unl.edu


Debra is an Extension Assistant for the "4-H Youth Development" team from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension. Debra has a Bachelor's Degree from University Nebraska Kearney in Family Studies. She focuses on youth development through school enrichment programs and the 4-H program.

Program Highlights:
4-H Youth Development (5-18 years of age)
Debra teaches research based school enrichment programs to youth, one of her most demanded programs is Egg Embryology. Debra also coordinates the 4-H Program.

Education:
BS-UNK Family Studies

Experience:
Central Nebraska Community Services – Early Head Start Family Consultant –  2013 - 2014
Central Nebraska Community Services – Early Development Network Services Coordinator – 2014 - 2015
Nebraska Extension – 4-H Assistant in Holt & Boyd Counties – 2015-present


Office Managers
Gena Bills - Nebraska Extension - Holt County Office Manager - gbills2@unl.edu
Sue Moore - Nebraska Extension - Holt County Office Assistant - smoore14@unl.edu
Donna Bernt - Nebraska Extension - Boyd County Office Manager - donna.bernt@unl.edu


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