Eastern Nebraska Research and Extension Center

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The University of Nebraska Eastern Nebraska Research, Extension and Education Center (ENREEC) is headquartered near Mead, Nebraska. ENREC was formerly the University of Nebraska's Agricultural Research and Development Center near Mead, Nebraska.  ENREEC follows a model of collaboration that 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.

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The 2023 Eastern Nebraska Soil Health Conference (formerly Nebraska Cover Crop Conference) features innovative speakers who will share their experiences with a variety of soil health practices. This is your opportunity to get your questions answered. Learn about the latest in cover crops, diversifying crop rotations, biochar and other regenerative practices.

The conference will take place on Thursday, Feb. 9 from 9:00 a.m. – 3:15 p.m. CST with check in starting at 8:30 a.m.  It will be held at the Eastern Nebraska Research, Extension and Education Center near Mead, NE located at the August N. Christenson Center at 1071 County Road G, Ithaca, NE.

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

Extension programs focus on Livestock Systems, Early Childhood, Horticulture, Landscape, and Environmental Systems, 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 Eastern Nebraska Research, Extension and Education Center'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. 

Current guidelines for the Eastern Nebraska Research, Extension and Education Center  - https://extension.unl.edu/statewide/enre/enreec-covid-19-guidelines/ 

University of Nebraska-Lincoln updates at -   https://covid19.unl.edu/



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