Eastern Nebraska Research and Extension Center

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The University of Nebraska Eastern Nebraska Research and Extension (ENREC) is headquartered near Mead, Nebraska. ENREC was formerly the University of Nebraska's Agricultural Research and Development Center near Mead, Nebraska.  ENREC also includes the University of Nebraska Southeast Extension District, Northeast Extension District, and the newly developed Metro Extension District, as well as the South Central Ag Lab, Haskell Ag Lab, Barta Brothers Ranch and Kimmel Education and Research Center.  This model of collaboration specifically addresses the needs of eastern Nebraska in terms of research and Extension efforts by new collaborations and leveraging strengths of existing resources and closer ties to IANR departments and schools.

While ENREC is closed to the public at this time, egagement continues in new ways.  And research continues.  Watch for updates and see what has been going on at: https://enrec.unl.edu/enrec-covid-19-updates/

August 10, 2020 - ENREC Christenson Building Update:  

Please set up an appointment with the staff you wish to contact ahead of time, as limited access is available at the Christenson Building at this time.  Hand sanitizer is available and should be used upon entering and leaving the building.  Masks are required. 

The University of Nebraska Eastern Nebraska Research and Extension Center encompasses 53 counties and includes a wide array of research projects and educational programs.  ENREC includes the Extension programs found in the Southeast Extension District, Northeast Extension District, and the Metro Extension District.  

Extension programs focus on Beef Systems, The Learning Child, Community Environment, Community Vitality Initiative, Cropping and Water Systems, Food, Nutrition and Health, and 4-H Youth Development.  Learn more about these programs in the menu bar on this site.

Here we feature a few of ENREC's upcoming programs, as well as exciting ventures bringing research and education to Nebraskans and people around the nation and the world.

Whether it is conducted at an off-campus research site, in a grower’s field, a producer’s feedlot, in a lab or in a classroom, our research is designed to seek out answers that Nebraskans can use.  Be sure to visit our "Research in Action" page to learn more about our projects through videos.

Have a question – Extension resources are right at your fingertips – 24/7!  The “Find An Answer” link provides expertise on demand. 

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Nebraska Extension Receives grant to help communities retain grocery stories

September 18, 2020

Lincoln, Neb. —The University of Nebraska-Lincoln has received a grant that could help rural Nebraska communities retain their grocery stores.

The award, one of 17 Heartland Challenge Grants awarded by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, will support a team of Nebraska Extension educators to address rural business transfer opportunities of local grocery stores by providing education on models of shared business ownership, including business cooperatives.

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Training for ag professionals on crisis, suicidal behavior

September 11, 2020
An upcoming online training for agricultural professionals will teach individuals how to recognize and respond to potential signs of crisis and suicidal behavior.

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