Nebraska Extension - Serving Dodge County

Our office brings you reliable, research-based information in agriculture and natural resources, lawn and garden management, consumer and family economics, community and economic development, child development, and 4-H youth development. Our goal is simple . . . to help you put knowledge to work!

Please check our website for updates. We offer a wide variety of classes, workshops and trainings throughout the year.

A nine member Extension Board oversees the local Extension program development and delivery. It gives us great pleasure to serve you in your lifelong learning quest. Our office is located on West 23rd Street, across the street from the Fremont airport and adjacent to Educational Service Unit #2. Our services are provided through a partnership between the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and Dodge County. Please stop in for a visit and see what the Extension can offer you!

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Dodge County Extension Office

  1206 W. 23rd Street
  Fremont, NE 68025
  Phone: (402) 727-2775
  Fax: (402) 727-2777
  Map to our office


Resident Staff

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Dean Castillo
Extension Educator
4-H Youth
Program Bio

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Nate Dorsey
Extension Educator
Water & Integrated Cropping Systems
Program Bio

Lisa Poppe, Extension Educaotr Lisa Poppe
Extension Educator
Early Childhood
Program Bio
Beth Nacke Beth Nacke
Assistant Extension Educator
Program Coordinator, NEP
Program Bio
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Shane Ahrens
4-H Extension Assistant

Mary Spath Mary Spath
Office Manager
Program Bio

Regional Experts

Alfredo DiCostanzo

Program Bio

Extension Educator Livestock Systems 402-372-6006

Jordan Luxa

Program Bio

Extension Educator Food, Nutrition & Health 402-426-9455

Ben McShane-Jewell

Program Bio

Extension Educator Community Vitality Initiative


Carol Waters

Program Bio

Extension Educator

Horticulture, Landscape and Environmental Systems

Specific to Fruit & Vegetable Small Farming