A Letter to Readers from Nebraska Extension
Dear Valued Stakeholder,
In the months following the devastation of historic flooding in our state, Nebraska Extension has been working hard on responding to the needs of Nebraskans. From the beginning, Extension professionals have been on the ground in affected areas providing resources to producers, homeowners, families, and communities. Working with our local, state and federal partners to provide information, education, support, and supplies to those most affected.
Tell Us How We're Doing
Please provide your feedback on the role of Nebraska Extension in weather disaster response and recovery by taking this survey by Aug. 30. Your input will help us assess and improve our efforts.
Extension is a public-funded, non-formal educational system which brings the resources of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln to communities statewide in partnership with county government. We have a responsibility to our clientele and colleagues to maintain a high-quality educational program and a relevant and responsive organization. That commitment has never been stronger as we’ve worked to help Nebraska families during the ongoing recovery of this disaster.
Our UNL campus and county-based Extension professionals have worked in a variety of ways to get Nebraskans the help and information they need. Below, is a glimpse at just a few of the ways Nebraska Extension has supported those affected by the flooding.
- Providing up to date information to farmers and ranchers on topics such as the Livestock Indemnity Program, hay exchanges, cropping decisions, etc.
- Distribution of more than 150 moisture meters and mold mitigation education.
- Donation sites and volunteer coordination for clean-up and repair.
- Mental wellness education for farmers and ranchers facing economic uncertainty and for bankers, business professionals and health care providers working in impacted communities.
- Providing bilingual and multi-cultural resources to communities.
- Contributing to MARC’s – Multi-Agency Resource Centers and working closely with local, state and federal partners to bring resources to local families.
- Partnering with communities in response and recovery efforts.
- On-going 4-H programming to help sustain a sense of normality for youth.
- Coordinating student serviceships/internships focused on disaster recovery efforts.
You can learn more about the resources for families, individuals, homeowners, businesses, and communities and those involved in agriculture at https://flood.unl.edu/.
As a valued stakeholder of Nebraska Extension, we would like your feedback regarding the role of Nebraska Extension in the recent weather disaster response and recovery efforts. Your responses to a brief survey will help us strengthen our ongoing efforts. The survey is available at https://ssp.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_9MLocaPldjT7xQh.
We greatly appreciate your time and your support!