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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

Communicating with Farmers Under Stress - Thursday, August 15, 2019 at the Haskell Ag. Lab located at 57905 866 Road, Concord.  This is a FREE PROGRAM specifically for agricultural professionals such as bank lenders or ag suppliers who work with farmers and ranchers.  The program will run from 9 to 11 a.m.  Refreshments will be provided.  To register, call Mary at 402-584-3828 or email mary.jarvi@unl.edu

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).

We have been working hard to plan a fantastic Science & Ag Family Field Day that is open to the public. This is a family event that has something for everyone of all ages. Please make plans now to attend. More details will be forthcoming with presentations, attractions, and vendors. Stay tuned!

William Kranz
Associate Director NED

William (Bill) Kranz serves as Associate Director of the Northeast Extension District and has his office at the Haskell Agricultural Laboratory near Concord, NE.  He has served as Associate Director since November 2016.  Prior to assuming his current role, Bill served for 30 years as an Extension Irrigation Specialist at Concord.  His work involved equipping and management of center pivot systems and water quality impacts of applying animal manures to cropland.

Bill was born and raised on a diversified farm near Watertown, South Dakota with small dairy and commercial turkey production facilities.  He is the ninth child of eleven with five brothers and five sisters.

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.


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Nebraska Extension field day for management of glyphosate-resistant Palmer amaranth in soybean
May 30 – Growers, crop consultants and extension educators interested in management of glyphosate-resistant Palmer amaranth are encouraged to attend Nebraska Extension's field day, supported by the Nebraska Soybean Board, from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. July 10 near Carleton. Read more
Nebraska Extension weed management field day is June 26
May 30 – Growers, crop consultants, ag professionals and extension educators are encouraged to attend Nebraska Extension's weed management field day from 8.30 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 26 at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s South Central Agricultural Laboratory near Clay Center. Read more