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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.

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. 

The Eastern Nebraska Research and Extension Center (ENREC) near Mead, Nebraska location was formerly known as the University of Nebraska Agricultural Research and Development Center.  Contact information and directions for this location are included on this page.

Email or call (402)624-8000. 



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Husker Harvest Days: University exhibits to highlight strategies for staying strong
Sep 4 – Husker Harvest Days exhibits from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln will help farm and ranch families develop strategies for staying strong when facing economic or weather-related challenges. Read more
University celebrating longtime connections to Nebraska landowners
Aug 28 – In 2019, as the University of Nebraska–Lincoln reflects on its 150-year legacy of improving the quality of life for Nebraska and beyond, it’s also celebrating its longstanding connection to the people of the land. Read more