Nebraska Extension is Aiming for Healthier YouthNebraska Extension is combating childhood obesity across the state by implementing programs to improve healthy eating and physical activity patterns in youth.
4-H to celebrate Nebraska's 150th with Clover ChaseNebraska 4-H youth in all 93 counties will have the opportunity to join in the Nebraska 150 Celebration by participating in an interactive scavenger hunt.
Nebraska Extension Launches New InitiativeThe Strengthening Nebraska’s Agricultural Economy initiative will feature Nebraska Extension specialists and educators from multiple disciplines sharing researched-based information to help producers reduce input costs, increase efficiencies and improve profitability of farm and livestock operations.
Nebraska Extension is Setting a Foundation for the Next GenerationThe Learning Child program provides necessary training for parents and other caring adults so they can provide the best learning for their children.
West Central Research and Extension Center
Since 1904, the West Central Research and Extension Center (WCREC) at North Platte has addressed problems and concerns specific to the counties of West Central Nebraska. Specialists at this center work in multiple disciplines including: Agricultural Economics, Beef Nutrition, Beef Reproduction, Entomology, Field Crops, Irrigation and Water Resources, Plant Pathology, Range and Forage Management, Soil Science, and Weed Science and Application Technology.
Administration and Faculty
Nebraska Ranch Practicum
- Now accepting applications for the 2017-2018 Nebraska Ranch Practicum - more info here
- Nebraska Ranch Practicum - Brent Plugge - discusses the three season educational program (radio interview)
- Producer Perspective of the Nebraska Ranch Practicum from Nancy Peterson, Plum Thicket Farms, Gordon, Nebraska (radio interview)
Extension programs "extend" area-specific research to the people who need it in order to keep up with changes in rural Nebraska. Programs such as those listed below provide our clientele with up-to-date information based on the research from UNL faculty.
Facilities where much of our research, teaching, and Extension programs take place include the following:
- Gudmundsen Sandhills Laboratory
- West Central Water Resources Field Laboratory
- Henry J. Stumpf International Wheat Center
West Central Extension News and News Releases
Greg Kruger, Nebraska Extension weed science and application technology specialist, describes a study looking at marestail’s resistance to glyphosate. Greg also talks about control options for the weed.
Fertilizing Pastures - Jerry Volesky, Nebraska Extension range and forage specialist, gives an update on moisture conditions in central and western Nebraska. Jerry also previews the grazing season and explains when fertilizing pastures or hayland might be beneficial.
UNL Ag News Resources
Career Openings in the West Central District
Join our team!
Assists in maintenance of the operational Nebraska Mesonet environmental monitoring network for the Nebraska State Climate Office. Responsible for collaboration and communication on site surveys, installation of the environmental monitoring equipment, scheduling calibration of instrumentation, performing calibration as assigned, keeping records on inventory, equipment, and tools. Acts as liaison with a wide range of individuals, such as landowners, land managers, cell phone company specialists, instrumentation specialists, and Nebraska State Climate Office clients. Position includes fieldwork, particularly during summer.
View requisition S_170178 at https://employment.unl.edu for details and to apply. Criminal history background check and driving record review will be conducted. Excellent benefits including staff/dependent scholarship program. Review of applications begins May 8. The University of Nebraska does not discriminate based upon any protected status. Please see http://www.unl.edu/equity/notice-nondiscrimination
Preference in having position co-located in either the North Platte, Nebraska, West Central Research and Extension Center, or the Scottsbluff, Nebraska, Panhandle Research and Extension Center.
Information about the NSCO can be found at https://nsco.unl.edu
Information about the Nebraska Mesonet can be found at https://mesonet.unl.edu
4-H YOUTH DEVELOPMENT COORDINATOR
West Central Research & Extension Center – North Platte, NE
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
We have an excellent opportunity for a full-time faculty position located in North Platte, Nebraska and serving west central Nebraska. The focus of this position will be 4-H youth development with an emphasis on coordination of district 4-H youth development. Details of the job can be found here.
Review of applications will begin on 11/14/16. Position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found or search is closed. Candidates must apply online at http://employment.unl.edu for details and to apply. (Requisition number: F_160234).
Contact Kelly Bruns at 308-696-6702 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Kathleen Lodl at 402 472-9012 or email@example.com with questions about this position.
UNL does not discriminate based upon any protected status. Please see http://www.unl.edu/equity/notice-nondiscrimination.