Extension educator for Food, Nutrition and Health in Morrill County

Tammie Ostdiek has accepted an offer to serve as Extension Educator in Food, Nutrition and Health for Nebraska Extension, based in Morrill County.

Her acceptance was announced by Dr. Jack Whittier, Director of Research and Extension for the Panhandle. She is scheduled to begin her duties June 6, 2018, after completing her duties as a teacher in Goshen County, Wyo.

Ostdiek will be based at the Extension Office in Bridgeport and will serve Morrill, Scotts Bluff, Banner, Kimball, Cheyenne, Deuel and Garden counties, as well as statewide. She will teach and coordinate food, nutrition and health programs regionally in nutrition education and health promotion; food safety education; and food literacy. The primary targeted audience includes youth up to age 18 and the adults who influence them.

She will work in collaboration with other UNL research and extension faculty, as well as closely with other Nebraska Extension experts, in addition to individuals, families, schools and communities.

Ostdiek has taught family and consumer science for the past four years at Goshen County, Wyo., dividing time between Lingle-Fort Laramie and Southeast School at Yoder. Prior to that she taught FCS for more than 30 years at Bluffs Middle School in Scottsbluff.

A Sidney native, she grew up in Sidney and Bridgeport, graduating from Bridgeport High School. She received a bachelor’s degree in home economics education and a master’s degree in human resources and family sciences from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She has a husband, Dave, and two grown children.