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

The mission of the Holt Boyd Extension Office is to provide 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 Boyd UNL Extension
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


Amy Timmerman Photo

Amy Timmerman - Extension Educator, Crops and Water - Unit Leader for Holt/Boyd Counties
128 N 6th Street, O'Neill, NE 68763
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
E-mail: lwerth2@unl.edu

LaDonna is an Extension Educator for "Early Childhood" 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 "Early Childhood" 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:
Early Childhood (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.

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

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


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.

BS-UNK Family Studies

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

Kylee Whitehill - Nebraska Extension - Holt County Office Assistant - kylee.whitehill@unl.edu

Gina Val Verde - Nebraska Extension - Holt County Office Manager - gvalverde2@unl.edu

Donna Bernt - Nebraska Extension - Boyd County Office Manager - donna.bernt@unl.edu

Regional Experts

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Jay Jenkins - Extension Educator
Engagement Zone Coordinator
E-mail: jjenkins2@unl.edu

Elizabeth Extrom Photo

Elizabeth Extrom - Extension Educator
Horticulture, Landscape, and Environmental Systems
E-Mail: elizabeth.exstrom@unl.edu

Steve Niemeyer -
Extension Educator
- Livestock Systems

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Jordan Grummert Rasmussen - Extension Educator
Rural Prosperity Nebraska
Office: 308-346-4200
Mobile: 402-719-5230
E-mail: jordan.rasmussen@unl.edu