Welcome to Nebraska Extension in Thurston CountyThurston County Extension office

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

Jennifer Hansen
Nebraska Extension Educator - 4-H Youth Development
Program Bio

Sydney Williams
4-H Extension Assistant

Bobbie Hingst
Office Manager

 Other Regional Experts

NameRoleAreaPhone NumberEmail
Ian Peterson Extension Educator Horticulture, Landscape, and Environmental Systems 402-727-2775 ipeterson4@unl.edu
Julie Boyle Extension Educator Food, Nutrition & Health 402-987-2140 julie.boyle@unl.edu
Sarah Paulos Extension Educator Early Childhood 402-584-3830 spaulos2@unl.edu

Alfredo DiConstanzo 
          Program Bio

Extension Educator Livestock Systems

Office: 402-372-6006 
Cell: 612-590-7395

 Marina Duarte de Val Extension Educator Water & Integrated Cropping Systems 402-374-2929 mduartedeval2@unl.edu
 TBD Extension Educator Rural Prosperity