Eastern Nebraska Research and Extension

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The University of Nebraska Eastern Nebraska Research and Extension (ENRE) is headquartered at the Eastern Nebraska Research and Extension Center (ENREC). ENREC was formerly the University of Nebraska's Agricultural Research and Development Center near Mead, Nebraska.  ENRE 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.

The University of Nebraska Eastern Nebraska Research and Extension encompasses 53 counties and includes a wide array of research projects and educational programs.  ENRE 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 ENRE'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. 

The University of Nebraska Eastern Nebraska Research and Extension is headquartered at the Eastern Nebraska Research and Extension Center (ENREC) near Mead, Nebraska.  ENREC was formerly known as the University of Nebraska Agricultural Research and Development Center.

Email or call (402)624-8037. 



Eastern Nebraska Research and Extension

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Husker Harvest Days: University exhibits to focus on managing change, challenge
Aug 29 – Husker Harvest Days exhibits from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln will help show farm and ranch families how to manage change and challenges in their operations. Read more
Northeast Nebraskans turn out for Haskell field day
Aug 22 – Over 400 Northeast Nebraskans converged upon the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s Haskell Agricultural Laboratory near Concord on Aug. 14 for a climate and crops family field day. Read more