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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.

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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Science and agriculture family field day in northeast Nebraska
Jun 19 – The University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s Haskell Agricultural Laboratory near Concord will host a science and agriculture family field day on July 24. Read more
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