About Us

Welcome to the University of Nebraska–Lincoln Extension in Holt and Boyd Counties.

Our two offices brings you reliable, research-based information in agriculture and natural resources, consumer and family economics, community and economic development and 4-H / youth development.

Our goal is simple... to help you put knowledge to work! It gives us great pleasure to serve you in your lifelong learning quest. Please stop in for a visit and to see what the Nebraska Extension and the University of Nebraska can offer you.

Holt County Extension Office            Boyd County Extension Office
128 North 6th - Suite 100   P O Box 108 - 401 Thayer Street
O'Neill, NE 68763-0549   Butte, NE; 68722-0108
Phone: (402) 336-2760   Phone: (402)775-2491
E-mail: holt-county@unl.edu   E-mail: boyd-county@unl.edu
Fax: (402) 336-1325   Fax: (402) 775-2491

Staff

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Amy Timmerman - Extension Educator, Crops and Water,
Unit Leader for Holt/Boyd Counties

128 N 6th Street
O'Neill, NE  68763
(402)336-2760
E-mail: timmerman2@unl.edu

Focus Area: Innovative Cropping and Water Systems: Crops - Youth Programming; Member of Backyard Farmer Panel of Experts

Support Area for Amy Timmerman:
Holt/Boyd Counties; BKR - Brown, Keya Paha and Rock Counties; and Cherry County


LaDonna Werth PhotoLaDonna Werth -  Extension Educator
128 North 6 Street - Suite 100
O'Neill NE 68763
(402)336-2760
E-mail: lwerth2@unl.edu

LaDonna is an Extension Educator for "The Learning Child" team from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension. LaDonna has a Bachelor's Degree from University Nebraska Kearney in Family and Consumer Science Education and a Master's Degree from University Nebraska Kearney Vocational Education. She focuses on child development and the family through her work for "The Learning Child" team.  She was a nanny, swimming instructor, preschool coordinator and is a mother of two. LaDonna focuses on child development and the family through face to face and online work. Creative in technology and future oriented LaDonna brings the research base information to life in her presentations.

Program Highlights:
The Learning Child (0-5 years of age)
LaDonna provides/teaches research base information for childcare providers, preschool teachers, parents and children about child development 0-5 years of age.

Education:
BS-UNK Family and Consumer Science
MS-UNK Family and Consumer Sciences

Experience:
Kansas State Research and Extension - Trego County - 1989-1996
Nebraska Extension –“ Holt County - 1996-2008
Nebraska Extension –“ Holt-Boyd Counties - 2009 - 2015
Nebraska Extension - Holt, Boyd, Brown, Rock, Keya Paha, Garfield, Wheeler and Loop - 2015 - present

Support Area for LaDonna Werth:
Holt/Boyd Counties; BKR - Brown, Keya Paha and Rock Counties; and GLW - Garfield, Loup and Wheeler Counties


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Debra Walnofer – 4-H Extension Assistant
128 N. 6th Street, Suite 100
O’Neill, NE 68763
Phone: (402) 336-2760
Fax: (402) 336-1325
Email: dwalnofer2@unl.edu


Debra is an Extension Assistant for the "4-H Youth Development" team from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension. Debra has a Bachelor's Degree from University Nebraska Kearney in Family Studies. She focuses on youth development through school enrichment programs and the 4-H program.

Program Highlights:
4-H Youth Development (5-18 years of age)
Debra teaches research based school enrichment programs to youth, one of her most demanded programs is Egg Embryology. Debra also coordinates the 4-H Program.

Education:
BS-UNK Family Studies

Experience:
Central Nebraska Community Services – Early Head Start Family Consultant –  2013 - 2014
Central Nebraska Community Services – Early Development Network Services Coordinator – 2014 - 2015
Nebraska Extension – 4-H Assistant in Holt & Boyd Counties – 2015-present

Support Area for Debra Walnofer - Holt/Boyd Counties


Office Managers

Kelli Knox - Nebraska Extensiom - Holt County Office Manager - kelli.knox@unl.edu
Sue Moore - Nebraska Extension - Holt County Office Assistant - smoore14@unl.edu
Donna Bernt - Nebraska Extension - Boyd County Office Manager - donna.bernt@unl.edu


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