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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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Project helps young flood survivors heal through reading
Jul 19 – A new project at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln is helping young flood survivors heal — page by page, story by story. Read more
Extension offers tips on handling cattle in hot weather
Jul 16 – As a summer heat wave descends on the Midwest, Nebraska Extension is urging producers to help reduce stress on cattle during hot weather. Read more