Who We Are

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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2021 Programming Impacts

Horticulture, Landscape and Environmental Systems

Yard and Garden Helplines

Backyard Farmer
Phone calls only during show season - April to mid-September
Thursdays only | 7 to 8 p.m.
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

GROBigRed

GRO Big Red Virtual Learning
For Home Gardeners

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HortUpdate Newsletter
For Nebraska's Green Industry Professionals

Upcoming Events

130,000
Gardeners tuning into Backyard Farmer per week during its' 69th year on the air
70,000
Pounds of fresh produce, grown and donated by Extension Master Gardeners
1,520
Packets of Hakuri turnip seeds distributed to youth participating in the 2021 Special Garden Project, in 87 of 93 NE counties
15
Indigenous people participating in the Nation Nourishment Food Sovereignty Program and learned how to grow and sell food from the garden