Nebraska Extension in Otoe County delivers research-based education and information to citizens throughout the county. Extension programs present useful information related to agriculture, family & consumer sciences, youth development, horticulture, family life, business and economics, healthy living, and much more. We take programs to schools, gardens, community centers, and others.These educational programs, delivered via a variety of methods, are offered through a federal, state and county partnership arrangement. Our objective is to provide programs and other educational resources locally.

Our staff of extension educator and extension specialists, technicians, and support personnel specializes is providing programs throughout the county, and together with staff from all of Nebraska's 93 counties, we contribute to more than 1.5 million educational contacts each year with Nebraska citizens. Our 4-H Youth Development Program, for example, reaches more than four hundred youth in Otoe County alone. Statewide, 4-H touches the lives of more than 90,000 youth each year.

Our philosophy is to help people help themselves by taking university knowledge to where people live, work, play, develop, and lead. We work at being responsive to the needs of the people by focusing our resources on providing quality information, education and problem-solving programs for real concerns.

Our Extension staff is available and welcome your questions and participation in educational programs. We are so much more than just a Web site.
Visit our offices for the person-to-person help you need.

Nebraska Extension in Otoe County
620 1st Street
P.O. Box 160
Syracuse, NE 68446-0160
Phone: (402) 269-2301

Fax: (402) 269-2062
Office Hours:  Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Map to our office


Elizabeth Dunn       Extension Educator 4-H Youth Development                                                                                                                                          

Stephanie Bartels    4-H Assistant                                                                                                                                                                                                     

Ben  McShane-Jew         Associate Extension Educator in the Rural Prosperity Program Area                                                                                                                                       

Cheryl Goff                   Office Manager