Extension Co-creating a Better Tomorrow for Nebraska

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Nebraska 4-H, a program of Nebraska Extension, reaches one in three youths in the state.

Extension Co-creating a Better Tomorrow for Nebraska

Nebraska spans 430 miles east to west, totaling 77,327 square miles, with a population of 1.96 million people. And the University of Nebraska–Lincoln impacts every corner of the Good Life through Nebraska Extension.

Nebraska Extension is the connective tissue between the campuses of the state’s land-grant university and its 93 diverse counties. With 83 offices and four research centers established, Extension professionals, through programming efforts, make available the latest research, best practices and expertise in wide-ranging topics — from agriculture resiliency and entrepreneurship to nutrition and early childhood development. Extension professionals live in the communities they serve, rolling up their sleeves to help make communities, farms, businesses and individuals stronger.

As reported by the Office of the President of the University of Nebraska, every dollar invested in Nebraska Extension returns 300% via economic growth. The Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources, which oversees Nebraska Extension, alone generates $15 for every dollar of Nebraska tax investment. And Extension’s outreach played a pivotal role in earning the University of Nebraska–Lincoln a community engagement classification from the Carnegie Foundation in January.

“We exist to help Nebraskans co-create a better tomorrow,” said Charles Stoltenow, dean and director of Nebraska Extension. “It’s inspiring to wrap your arms around everything we do for the state through Extension.”

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