Local Interest

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

University of Nebraska Eastern Nebraska Research and Extension Center (ENREC) near Mead and Haskell Ag Lab at Concord are serving as 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. Arrangements need to be made prior to delivery.  Details at: https://nerec.unl.edu/haskellhaydonations/

Jennifer Hansen
Extension Educator

 Jennifer Hansen serves as 4-H & Youth Development Extension Educator serving Thurston and Burt Counties, she has an office in Pender, NE.  She has served as an Extension Educator since September of 2009.  Prior to serving as an Extension Educator she served as an Extension Assistant in Cuming County for 4 years.  She specializes in the areas of Career & College Readiness, along with Entrepreneurship.

Last summer, hundreds of northeast Nebraskans gathered over the course of a month in coffee shops, community centers, pole barns and at county fairs to participate in candid discussions of their needs. 

Community members were clear: More collaboration between PK-12 schools and institutions of higher education is required, along with agricultural workforce development and improved water quality. They also weighed in on how the Haskell Agricultural Laboratory could help address these issues.

As a result of those conversations, I and other University of Nebraska-Lincoln leaders have concluded that HAL should play a key role in expanding the university’s engagement in the region.

The office hours at the Haskell Ag Lab will change to 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. This change will be effective starting Monday, December 3, 2018.


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Nebraska Extension offers resources to flood victims
Mar 22 – As Nebraskans begin returning to their homes in the aftermath of widespread historic flooding, Nebraska Extension has mobilized a number of resources to aid in the road to recovery. Read more
Sequenced Genome of Ancient Crop Could Raise Yields
Mar 5 – An international team has sequenced and mapped the genome of proso millet – a feat essential to raising yields of the drought-resistant crop in the Nebraska Panhandle and semiarid regions where population booms foreshadow food shortages. Read more