Welcome to Nebraska Extension in Thurston County

Our staff is dedicated to bringing you reliable, research-based information in agriculture and natural resources, consumer and family economics, community and economic development and 4-H / youth development. Extension is committed to helping Nebraskans know how –“ know now.

Nebraska Extension - Thurston County
415 Main St.
P.O. Box 665
Pender, NE 68047
Phone: 402-385-6041
Fax: 402-385-6042

Office Hours: M-F, 8:30am-4:30pm


Resident Staff

Jennifer Hansen
Nebraska Extension Educator - 4-H Youth Development


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Stacey Keys
Extension Assistant - 4-H Youth Development/Office Manager


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 Other Regional Experts

Kathleen Cue Extension Educator Community Environment 402-727-2775  
Larry Howard Extension Educator Beef Systems 402-372-6006  
Carol Larvick Extension Educator Food, Nutrition & Health 402-987-2140  
Sarah Roberts Extension Educator The Learning Child 402-584-3830  
Carroll Welte Extension Educator Community Vitality Initiative 402-374-2929  
John Wilson Extension Educator Innovative Cropping & Water Systems 402-374-2929