Meet our area Horticulture Educator!
Nicole Stoner is the Gage County Horticulture Extension Educator. Nicole's focus areas include trees, shrubs, lawns, gardens, and insects. Nicole obtained her Master's Degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln for Horticulture with a minor in Insect Science and she has Bachelor's Degrees in both areas. Nicole is also an ISA Certified Arborist.
Nebraska Extension’s Acreage Life Team provide information to acreage owners, and anyone living the country life, on topics unique to rural living. This includes:
- management of private drinking water wells and onsite wastewater treatment systems,
- livestock husbandry,
- creating wildlife habitat and managing damage,
- best management practices of trees, shrub, grasslands, native prairie, wetlands/ponds and landscaped areas, and
- conserving diversity of native plants, insects and wildlife.
With the goals of protecting surface and ground water quality, protecting and increasing natural habitat, maintaining sustainable water quantity, reducing energy requirements for heating and cooling, and creating sustainable landscapes.