About Us

Welcome to the University of Nebraska–“Lincoln Extension in Platte County

Our office 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!

Empowering youth. Strengthening families. Advancing agriculture. Managing natural resources. Creating financial security. Building successful businesses and communities.

Nebraska Extension - Platte County
2610 14th Street
Columbus NE  68601-4992
Phone: (402) 563-4901
Fax: (402) 563-8001
Platte County Courthouse (Lower Level)
2610 14th Street
Columbus, NE
Allan Vyhnalek - Extension Educator/Unit Leader
   Email: avyhnalek2@unl.edu
Kelly Feehan - Extension Educator
   Email: kfeehan2@unl.edu
Jill Goedeken - Extension Educator
  Email: jgoedeken2@unl.edu
Mindy Vyhnalek - Extension Assistant/Nutrition Education Program 
   Email: mvyhnalek2@unl.edu
Lia Grant  - Extension Assistant/CTC After School Program Co-Director
   Email: lgrant2@unl.edu
Jim Mueller - Program Assistant
  Email: jmueller2@unl.edu
Jody Wendt - Youth Coordinator
   Email: jwendt4@unl.edu
Sandra Swanson - 4-H Administrative Assistant
   Email: sswanson5@unl.edu