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Extension professionals work shoulder-to-shoulder with Nebraskans to sustainably manage community green spaces, protect natural resources, improve their landscapes and grow safe, nutritious food. Through Extension experts and resources, Nebraskans have what they need to make well-informed decisions related to their businesses, their health, their families and their hometowns. Nebraska Extension is an integral partner in helping Nebraska live up to its well-earned reputation as “The Good Life.”

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2020 Programming Impacts

Community Environemtn

Yard and Garden Helplines

Backyard Farmer
1st Thursday in April to mid-September
Thursdays only | 7 to 8 p.m.
Phone calls only during show season.
402-472-1212 or
800-676-5446

Blair
April 1- Sept. 30
Mondays only | 9 a.m. to Noon
Phone calls & samples
597 Grant St. 
402-426-9455
Fremont
April 1- Sept. 30
Wed & Fri | 9 a.m. to Noon
Phone calls & samples
1206 W. 23rd Street
402-727-2775
Lincoln
April 1- Sept. 30
Mon - Fri | 9 a.m. to Noon
Phone calls & samples
444 Cherrycreek Rd. Ste A
402-441-7180
Omaha
April 1- Sept. 30
Monday - Friday
9 a.m. to Noon & 1 to 4 p.m.
Phone calls & samples
8015 W. Center Road
402-444-7804
Scottsbluff
April 1- Sept. 30
Mon - Fri | 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Phone calls & samples
4502 Avenue I
308-632-1480

Community Environment Newsletters & Media

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Acreage Newsletter For Those Living Outside the City Limits

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GRO Big Red Virtual LearningFor Home Gardeners

Live & Recorded Programs

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HortUpdate Newsletter Info for Nebraska's Green Industry Professionals

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168,000
Servings of fresh produce, grown and donated by Extension Master Gardeners
1,741
Packets of special garden seeds distributed to youth in 82 of 93 NE counties
55 of 93
Nebraska counties in which Extension Master Gardeners volunteer
107%
Increase in Backyard Farmer client contacts throughout 2020