Ashley Mueller - Extension Educator and Disaster Education Coordinator

Ashley Mueller

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Graduate Student
1206 W 23rd St Fremont NE 68025-2504
Ashley Mueller is a statewide Extension Educator for Nebraska Extension. Her focus area is disaster education, and in cooperation with campus and county Extension faculty and staff, she helps Nebraskans prepare for and recover from extreme weather and disasters. Ashley serves as Nebraska Extension’s point of contact for the Extension Disaster Education Network (EDEN) and Nebraska Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (NE VOAD). She represents Nebraska Extension on UNL's Emergency Operations Center (EOC) and NDA’s Homeland Security Team. She is a member of the FEMA Region VII Regional Advisory Council, and she is a ServeNebraska Commissioner. She is involved in a variety of community- and county-based preparedness efforts, and she leads projects in the areas of agriculture, community development, and youth development.<br><br>Ashley is an alumna of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and Purdue University, and she is currently pursuing her doctoral degree in Agricultural Education and Leadership from the University of Missouri. Prior to joining Nebraska Extension in 2014, she held positions at South Dakota State University and Kansas State University. Ashley and her husband Nathan, a Nebraska Extension cropping systems educator, reside in Lincoln with their two boys Garrison and Kase.


  • MS, Purdue University, 2009
  • BS, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2007

icon-documentPublications and Other Intellectual Contributions

  • Exploring the Effects of Active Learning on High School Students' Outcomes and Teachers' Perceptions of Biotechnology and Genetics Instruction, Journal of Agricultural Education, July (3rd Quarter/Summer) 2015
  • Successful Disaster Recovery Using the Community Capitals Framework, November 2017

icon-business-chartResearch & Grants

  • Hail Damage & Recovery Information, Dept of Agriculture-NIFA, September 2015
  • Successful Disaster Recovery Using the Community Capitals Framework, North Central Regional Center for Rural Development, October 2015
  • UNL Extension AmeriCorps, Nebraska Volunteer Service Commission, September 2015

icon-bookmark-starAwards & Honors

  • ASA Extension Education Community Award - Digital Communications, 1st Place, American Society of Agronomy, 2019
  • National Winner, Communications Contest - Video Recording, National Association County Agricultural Agents, 2018
  • 2016 EDEN Chair Award, Extension Disaster Education Network, 2016
  • Excellence in Community Preparedness Award, Nebraska Emergency Management Agency, Nebraska Citizen Corps Program, and Nebraska Public Policy Center, 2015

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Weather Ready Farms Pilot Program

April 3, 2020
The Nebraska Extension Weather Ready Farms (WRF) program team created a self-assessment checklist to provide producers with cropping system-related recommendations for practices that reduce the risk of losses on farms from weather events.

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The Hail Know website offers timely information to help farmers respond when hail strikes their crops.
The Hail Know website offers timely information to help farmers respond when hail strikes their crops.

When Hail Strikes, Find Answers at Hail Know

March 22, 2018
Hail strikes Nebraska crops each year, creating uncertainty and questions for farmers: “Does the level of damage warrant replanting or will the remaining stand yield better than a replant would? How should I adjust inputs for the remaining season? Would a cover crop be cost effective?”

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