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Welcome to the Eastern Nebraska Research & Extension (ENRE) - Northeast District. The role of the faculty and staff in this unit is to prevent or solve problems using research based information. They subscribe to the notion that our programs should be high quality, ecologically sound, economically viable, socially responsible and scientifically appropriate. As part of the University of Nebraska, we consider ourselves the front door to the University of those we serve in northeast Nebraska. Through well targeted training backgrounds and continuous updating via the internet and other telecommunications technologies, our staff have the most current information available to help our clientele. Extension programs share the research to the people in Nebraska. The following facilities are resources in the Eastern Nebraska Research & Extension Center - Northeast District. Haskell Agricultural Lab (HAL) Barta Brothers Ranch

The Haskell Ag Lab will be having two special lunch time speakers in October. We have been blessed to have two Brazilian students here for the past few months to work and conduct research.

Otavio Silva Xavier will give his presentation on his country, culture, and his learning experiences here on Wednesday, October 16 at noon in the HAL auditorium.

Sabrina Ongaratto will give her presentation on her country and the research she has conducted here at HAL on Tuesday, October 29 at noon in the HAL auditorium.

These are great opportunities to learn. Please feel free to bring your brown bag lunch and attend these presentations.

If you have any questions, please call the Haskell Ag Lab at 402-584-2261.

This contest will be held on Saturday, February 15 at the Buffalo Co. Fairgrounds in Kearney NE. The event is open to 4-H and FFA youth, plus college teams.  This is a BEEF only contest.  Thousands of dollars in awards will be presented.  The top senior individual will receive a $1,000 Animal Science Scholarship.  An Awards banquet will be held that evening. There will be three age divisions this year.  For more information, see:  http://nerec.unl.edu/NCC_2020_Youth_Info.pdf

Provide support to Haskell Agricultural Lab (HAL) research operations. Ability
to learn how to operate agricultural production machinery that uses GPS
technology including planting, spraying, and harvesting for research plot and
bulk farm acres. Must exhibit attention to detail necessary to maintain research
protocols. Duties also include daily and seasonal maintenance associated
with all equipment. Provide additional support to HAL researchers as needed.
Assist with hauling of grain and hay products to the marketplace. Assist with
livestock operations and feeding of cattle. Able to work irregular hours including
weekends and in inclement weather required. Position requires obtaining an

Kayla Hinrichs
Extension Educator

Kayla is a Food, Nutrition and Health Educator in Central Nebraska. She received her education from University of Nebraska ~ Lincoln and has a BS and MS in Human Resources & Family Sciences. Through hands-0n teaching, she provides information on nutrition, and cooking skills to youth and adults.

Her office is located in Ord and she serves the Accountability Region of Custer, Garfield, Greeley, Howard, Loup, Sherman, Valley and Wheeler Counties along with statewide programming. Kayla also enjoys entrepreneurship education and helps to teach youth and connect her programming with local entrepreneurs. 


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I-29 Moo University to offer California dairy tours and World Ag Expo trip
Oct 15 – The I-29 Moo University consortium of Extension dairy specialists from Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska and South Dakota will host a “California Dairy Tours and World Ag Expo Trip” in the Fresno and Tulare, California areas on February 9-13, 2020. Read more
Listening sessions on rural community prosperity scheduled in North Platte, Lincoln
Sep 16 – Two regional convenings in October will offer Nebraskans opportunities to share their best ideas on how the University of Nebraska can help rural communities position themselves for economic success. Read more