About Us

The Nebraska Extension Office in Keith & Arthur Counties 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 4-H Youth Development Program, for example, reaches more than 200 youth in Keith & Arthur Counties alone. Statewide, 4-H touches the lives of more than 9,000 youth each year.

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.

 Keith-Arthur County Extension Office                     
511 North Spruce, Room 203                 
Oallalala, NE 69153                                                
Phone: (308)284-6051                                          
Fax: (308)284-6052                                              
E-mail: keith-county@unl.edu                                 

  Michael Eskelson

  Unit Leader - Keith/Arthur Counties
  4-H/Youth Extension Educator
  511 North Spruce, Room 203, Ogallala 69153

Michael is from the Fargo/Moorhead area.  He received his BS in Biological Sciences from North Dakota State University in 2005. He then went to study Entomology the University of Kentucky where he received his Masters of Science in 2010.  He joined Nebraska Extension in 2014.   

Tricia Harmon-Quinlivan
 Keith/Arthur County Office Manager
511 North Spruce, Room 203, Ogallala, 69153
308 284 6051
Tricia comes from Colorado, where she was the office manager for CSU Extension in Teller County for 11 years. In 2004 she was honored with the Colorado State Meritorious Support Service Award by the National Honorary Extension Fraternity, Epsilon Sigma Phi. She moved to Nebraska in 2006 and started working for Nebraska Extension in Keith and Arthur Counties in 2007.