About Us



Nebraska Extension in Kearney 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 700 youth in Kearney 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.

Kearney County Extension Office
P.O. Box 31
424 N. Colorado
Minden, NE  68959-0031
Phone: (308) 832-0645
E-mail: kearney-county@unl.edu
Fax: (308) 832-1748

STAFF

Rhonda Herrick
Extension Educator - Unit Leader
E-mail: rherrick1@unl.edu
Area of Focus:
    4-H Youth Development


Susan Harris-Bloomfield

Extension Educator
E-mail: sharris-broomfield2@unl.edu
Area of Focus:
     Rural Health, Wellness, & Safety


Shelly Gibbins
Office Manager
E-mail: sgibbins2@unl.edu