About ENREC

Welcome to the University of Nebraska Eastern Nebraska Research, Extension and Education Center (ENREEC) site.  ENREEC was created in 2016 to meet the diverse needs of Nebraska's rural sector and its growing urban population through the integration of research efforts and valuable programming of Nebraska Extension.

ENREEC was formerly the University of Nebraska's Agricultural Research and Development Center near Mead, Nebraska  and leverages existing land and facilities for research and education.  The proximity of the center to 70% of the population in Nebraska provides the opportunity to engage learners in research-based education in and nearby their communities.

The center features an integrated research program. Educational programming in the area focuses heavily on the specific needs of each area providing nationally respected expertise in Beef Systems, Early Childhood, Community Environment, Community Vitality Initiative, Cropping and Water Systems, Food, Nutrition and Health, 4-H Youth Development, and Disaster Recovery Resources.