About Us


Welcome to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension in Red Willow County.

Our office brings unbiased, researched-based information in agriculture and natural resources, consumer and family sciences, community and economic development, and 4-H youth development to the citizens of Red Willow County and southwestern Nebraska.

Family programming has an emphasis on parenting education, food safety, and healthy lifestyles.

Nebraska Extension's agricultural programming  is dedicated to enhancing the competitiveness and economic sustainability of livestock, crop, and natural resource production systems and improving producer's entrepreneurial skills and business opportunities in Southwest Nebraska.

The 4-H youth development program focuses on citizenship, healthy living, and science, engineering and technology programs, through experiential learning in 4-H Clubs, camps, and workshops.

The Nutrition Education Program (NEP) helps families on a limited budget eat healthier and save money.  This program serves adults and youth in Red Willow, Furnas, and Frontier Counties.

Red Willow County Extension Office
1400 W 5th St
McCook, NE  69001
Phone:  (308) 345-3390
Fax:  (308) 345-3391
Office Hours:  8:00am - 4:00pm Monday thru Friday

Ben Dutton
Extension Educator, Unit Leader
Robert Tigner
Extension Educator
Donna Kircher
4-H Assistant

Teresa Thomas
Office Manager