About Us

Nebraska Extension in Otoe 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 four hundred youth in Otoe County alone. Statewide, 4-H touches the lives of more than 90,000 youth each year.

Nebraska 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.

Nebraska Extension in Otoe County
620 1st Street
P.O. Box 160
Syracuse, NE 68446-0160
Phone: (402) 269-2301
otoe-county@unl.edu
Fax: (402) 269-2062

Map to our office

STAFF
Sarah Effken Purcell, Extension Educator/Unit Leader
Areas of focus:  4-H & Youth Development                                               
spurcell2@unl.edu   
         
                                                      
Melinda Ortiz, 4-H Support Staff
mortiz2@unl.edu
                           
                                                  
Carla Clymer, Office Manager
carla.clymer@unl.edu