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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

Larry Howard
Extension Educator – Cuming County

Larry Howard serves as Extension Educator with Nebraska Extension with an office in Cuming County in West Point, NE. He works in the Beef Systems area serving 10 counties working with adults and youth. Larry has served as an Educator since June, 1985. His work has focused on environmental issues related to livestock production. Larry taught Vocational Agriculture/FFA for five years in Snyder, NE prior to joining Nebraska Extension.

Larry was born and raised on a diversified livestock and crop farm near Sargent, NE. He is the oldest of three children.



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Perdue town hall, pep rally, exhibits highlight N150 celebrations at state fair
Aug 16 – Visitors to the Nebraska State Fair, Aug. 23 through Sept. 2 in Grand Island, will have several opportunities to celebrate the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s 150-year legacy of improving the quality of life for Nebraska and beyond. Read more
Poll offers insight on rural Nebraskans’ views of immigration
Aug 14 – While rural Nebraskans have mixed opinions about the impact of immigration on rural Nebraska, those more likely to have lived alongside recent immigrants have more positive views, according to the 2019 Nebraska Rural Poll. Read more