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.

Bill earned his BS degree from South Dakota State University in 1977, MS degree from UNL in 1981, and PhD from Iowa State University in 1998.  All of his degrees were in Agricultural Engineering.

Bill and his wife Mary live in Wayne and have two daughters who have graduated from one of the Nebraska Universities.  Bill enjoys camping, bicycling, fishing and golfing.