Nebraska Extension has hired a new Extension employee, Kayla Safarik, to fill a Water and Cropping Systems position in central Nebraska. She will serve Blaine, Custer, Garfield, Greeley, Howard, Loup, Sherman, Valley and Wheeler Counties. Producers with cropping questions are welcome to contact her at the Ord office, 308-728-5071.
Safarik grew up on her family’s farm near Farwell, Nebraska, where she was a 10-year 4-H member in Howard County. In 2021, she earned a Bachelor of Science in plant biology with a minor in agronomy from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. Safarik plans to complete her Master of Science in agronomy with a minor in agricultural leadership, education, and communication also from the University of Nebraska in December 2023.