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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

Attend a full day Workshop, Monday, August 19, 2019, Eastern NE Research & Extension Center (ENREC), University of Nebraska, Ithaca, NE.

We will teach you how to do proper flaming to control over 10 major Midwestern weeds in 7 agronomic crops (field corn, sweet corn, popcorn, soybean, sorghum, sunflower, and wheat).

UNL Extension is partnering with the Dixon-Dakota and Thurston County FSA offices and the NRCS to present a Flood Resources Informational Meeting program on Thursday, April 18 at 1 p.m. at the Pender Fire Hall.  If you need assistance or have questions, please plan to attend this meeting.

University of Nebraska Eastern Nebraska Research and Extension Center (ENREC) near Mead and Haskell Ag Lab at Concord are serving as two of the collection locations for hay (large bales) donations and fencing materials for livestock owners/managers who were impacted by the recent adverse weather events in Nebraska.


If someone calls to donate hay, direct them to the drop sites. Drops sites have a phone number that can be called.   Drop sites can be found at:

Chandra Giles
Extension Educator 4-H Youth Development

Chandra Giles serves as an Extension Educator in Northeast Nebraska and works out of the BKR office in Ainsworth.  Chandra provides support to the traditional 4-H club program.  She also works with the schools in Brown, Rock, Keya Paha, Holt, and Boyd Counties to bring quality agriculture, STEM, and leadership educational programming to all youth in the counties.  Chandra is also part of the Nebraska Shooting Sports Leader Training Team as a Coordinator Trainer, and Youth Development Coordinator. 


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EPA-required paraquat training among additional use restrictions
Apr 15 – New, federally required training now is available for certified applicators who use products that contain paraquat as an active ingredient. Read more
Crop scout training is May 8
Apr 10 – Agriculture industry representatives and corn and soybean growers wanting to learn how to better manage corn and soybean pests are encouraged to attend a crop scout training course May 8 at the Eastern Nebraska Research and Extension Center near Mead, 1071 County Road G. Read more