Nebraska Extension in Cedar County 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!  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.

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.

Office Hours:   8:00 a.m. to 4:30 pm, Monday - Friday

Nebraska Extension - Cedar County
101 E Centre
PO Box 368
Hartington, NE  68739
Phone:  (402) 254-6821

Map To Our Office

Cedar County Staff

Jackie Steffen
Extension Educator/Unit Leader

Ben Beckman
Extension Educator/Beef Specialist

Mary Lou Steffen
Office Manager

Marsha Wuebben
Office Assistant


Extension Board

Josh Graham
Gary Wieseler
Lisa Karnes


4-H Council

Mackenzie Sudbeck (Youth 4-H Member), President
Laura Stewart  (Needles & Nails 4-H Club), Vice President
Crystal Brummels (Pearl Creek 4-H Club), Secretary
Charlene Sudbeck (Bow Creek 4-H Club), Treasurer
Brandy Winkelbauer (Four Clovers of Randolph 4-H Club)
Stephanie Urwiler (Laurel Bit & Bridle 4-H Club)
Brenda Buschkamp (Pleasant Dale 4-H Club)
Jessica Nelson (Independent 4-H Family) 
Trisha Dybdal (Youth 4-H Member)
Sophia Harder (Youth 4-H Member)
Charlie Winkelbauer (Youth 4-H Member)