Posts Tagged ‘ UNL Extension ’

Obituary — John D. Orr

Mar 1st, 2012 | By | Category: Obituaries

A retired UNL Extension specialist and 4-H youth specialist, John D. Orr, died Feb. 27 in Mitchell, S.D. He was 83. Orr joined the University of Nebraska in 1956; he led 4-H, Rural Youth and International 4-H Youth Exchange (IFYE) programs before retiring from the Nebraska Cooperative Extension Service in 1988. He was promoted to […]

Annual awards presented to UNL Extension faculty, staff

Dec 17th, 2010 | By | Category: December 16, Employee News

The UNL Extension and the Nebraska Cooperative Extension Association presented annual awards to extension faculty and staff at their annual fall conference in Kearney this year. UNL Extension Awards: Distinguished Managerial Professional — Vicki Jelicka, publications and resource associate for UNL Extension in Lancaster County. Excellence in Team Programming — In 1999, Karen Wobig and […]

New Extension website offers food, nutrition info

Oct 11th, 2010 | By | Category: Campus News, Sept. 23

A new UNL Extension website offers a gateway into a variety of research-based information about food. “ connects Nebraskans to information, resources and food experts from farm to fork,” said UNL Extension Educator Alice Henneman. The site features the latest food- and nutrition-related stories from UNL, as well as an activities calendar and links to […]

UNL Extension earns grant to help protect waterways from urban stormwater runoff

Mar 10th, 2010 | By | Category: Campus News, Issue, March 11, 2010

Water – even stormwater – is taking center stage in Nebraska. And, thanks to a grant awarded to UNL Extension, Nebraska’s lakes, rivers and ponds soon may get a little cleaner. UNL Extension received a $544,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture to increase education and research ways […]

Rural Nebraskans less positive about communities

Nov 11th, 2009 | By | Category: Campus News, Issue, November 12, 2009

Rural Nebraskans generally are less positive about their communities this year than in the past, according to the 2009 Nebraska Rural Poll. The 14th annual UNL poll was taken last March and April, a time of great economic uncertainty, poll organizers noted. That uncertainty is reflected in this year’s poll results. For example, the percentage […]

UNL Extension faculty and staff collect annual awards

Nov 11th, 2009 | By | Category: Employee News, Issue, November 12, 2009

UNL Extension and the Nebraska Cooperative Extension Association presented awards to a number of extension faculty and staff during its annual conference, held in October in Grand Island. UNL Extension awards: Distinguished Managerial Professional – Kerry Elsen, extension associate, Kimball, Banner and Cheyenne counties, teaches and coordinates programs for 4-H youth. Through a grant, she […]

UNL Extension, NET provide recession info

Sep 15th, 2009 | By | Category: Campus News, Issue, September 10, 2009

UNL Extension and Nebraska Educational Telecommunications teamed up to produce a “Recession Survival Guide.” The program – which featured UNL Extension experts explaining money-saving tactics ranging from trimming grocery bills to making homes more efficient – aired June 16 on NET-TV. NET Television senior producer Mike Tobias interviewed UNL Extension experts on five specific topics […]

Brule field lab hosts Sept. 1 conference

Aug 20th, 2009 | By | Category: August 20, 2009, Campus News, Issue

Efficient water usage will be the emphasis of a UNL Extension conference scheduled Sept. 1 at a new university facility in Brule. The fifth annual Great Plains Conference on Improving Crop Water Productivity will be held at the West Central Water Resources Field Laboratory. There is no cost to attend the conference and a complimentary […]

NET, UNL Extension offer ‘Recession Survival Guide’

Jun 12th, 2009 | By | Category: Campus News, Issue, June 11, 2009

UNL Extension experts will explain money-saving tactics to stretch your grocery dollars, trim your family budget and make your home more energy efficient in the NET Television production “Recession Survival Guide,” airing at 8 p.m. June 16 on NET1 and NET-HD. The program repeats on NET1 and NET-HD at 11 p.m. June 16 and 9 […]

IANR offers ‘Tough Times’ Web site

Mar 26th, 2009 | By | Category: Campus News, Issue, March 26, 2009

A new UNL Web site gathers a wealth of information to help Nebraskans deal with the economic crisis. The “Managing in Tough Times” site, at, is from the university’s Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources and includes materials from a variety of sources, especially UNL Extension. At the site, visitors will find materials in […]