Centennial Splash

New SREC Pilot Program partners with AmeriCorps

Southeast Research and Extension Center is partnering with AmeriCorps and ServeNebraska to bring a pilot project called ExtensionCorps to the Southeast District.

The partnership will provide AmeriCorps jobs in Extension areas of Nutrition Education Programming and Science Literacy Programming. For more information, click on the button below to view the ExtensionCorp web page.


UNL Extension Centennial Celebration:

Area SREC festivities already underway!

In 2014, we celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Smith-Lever Act, which established the Cooperative Extension Service, a state-by-state national network of educators who extend university-based research and knowledge to the people. For 100 years, the Smith-Lever Act has stimulated innovative research and vital education programs for youth and adults through progressive information delivery systems that improved lives and help shape our nation. Join us as we celebrate 100 years of extending knowledge and changing lives.

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Why Celebrate?

Throughout the year, UNL Extension plans to celebrate all that we are: Responsive, Innovative, Trusted. UNL Extension has spent 100 years elevating youth, families, farms and communities in Nebraska.
It's something to be proud of and we are! We've been your partner, someone in your backyard. We know Nebraska communities: serving your family, your friends and your neighbors. We share your best interests with research-based information that you can trust. UNL Extension is real people working in the trenches to make your life better.

We plan to serve Nebraska for the next 100 years and beyond with the same unbiased dedication that we have given these past 100 years. Won't you join us in celebrating Extension in Nebraska? Check in with your local Extension Office to find out when the celebration is planned in your area or help us cap off our celebration at this year's Nebraska State Fair.

The Nebraska Dairy Store has outdone themselves with a new flavor of icecream just for the occasion, taking legacy and carrying it forward. The Scarlet and Cream ice cream we've all come to know and love is the main ingredient in a new Centennial flavor. Stop in the next time you are on UNL East Campus, they'd love to serve you!

Our Centennial facebook page will feature wrap-ups of the ongoing, year-long festivities and upcoming events.

"Click" on the logo below to enter our Centennial Facebook page!

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Southeast Youth Participate in Regional Speech and 4-H Contest

The 2014 SREC Regional Speech and PSA results are in from the May 22nd Contest held at UNL's Animal Science Building.

Southeast had 87 partiicpants: 29 Junior entries, 32 Intermediate entries and 26 Senior Entries.

Reults of the meet can be viewed on the following excel document.

2014 SREC Regional Speech Results (excel doc)

Southeast Extension...Impacting Nebraska:

Southeast Extension...is Delivering Education in New Ways!


Extension Highlights

Disaster Recovery Resources

We have complied a collection of resources to help those that have been affected by recent storms. More...

Marketing 2014 Calves

With current price levels, cow/calf producers could see good profits when selling 2014 calves. Aaron Berger, UNL Extension educator, outlines a few options to consider when thinking about marketing this year's calf crop. UNL's Beef website features more information on Livestock Risk Protection Insurance and determining costs of production.

Storing Distillers Grains

Distillers grains have become much cheaper, compared with earlier in the year. Aaron Stalker, UNL Extension beef range systems specialist, explains why using distillers grains could benefit producers – if they can properly store the product. More resources on storing distillers grains can be found here.

UNL Extension's Hort Update for August 18, 2014

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An email newsletter designed to assist horticulture professionals and Extension staff with seasonal environmental topics for lawns, trees and shrubs, landscape ornamentals, fruits and vegetables, and miscellaneous items.  Share with your colleagues and friends Hort Update,  Visit our web site for archived issues .

CropWatch Newslettercropwatchlogo

UNL Extension cropping system experts discuss the latest updates on cropping issues in Nebraska such as appearance of Pythium in corn and soybeans, wheat disease updates, and a new UNL climate app. During the growing season, each weeks CropWatch newsletter is posted on Fridays at http://cropwatch.unl.edu/

Acreage Insights e-News for September 2014


The Acreage Insights e-News, published by UNL Extension Acreage team, is a monthly electronic newsletter providing acreage owners with timely information to better manage their rural living environment. Click here to subscribe to this newsletter or check out the team's Acreage Insight web resources (http://acreage.unl.edu/).

UNL Extension's BeefWatch for September 2014

Check out the latest issue of UNL BeefWatch Newsletter. newsletter, designed to assist Beef producers and professionals. You may subscribe to receive this newsletter in your email and view the latest summaries on beef industry issues at http://Beef.UNL.edu 

Educational Program Resources for Communities (Free)Community1

As a leader in your community, often you are asked to present a program to club meetings, civic groups or professional organizations. Finding information for such a program and then organizing it can be challenging and time consuming. Look no further!

Faculty from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension are providing you research-based, educational program resources free-of-charge. Information in each program is based on research from educational institutions around the world. The programs listed reflect the variety of topics which our clientele cite as issues within their communities. Congratulations on leading your organization to a greater understanding of these priorities!  For lessons....

Making A Difference


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Extension Webcasts

Market Journal logoMarket Journal
Provides current grain/livestock market commentary and analysis; weather, climate, and soil moisture updates; practical advice from seasoned, working producers; and more.

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View entire episodes or search for answers to your plant, yard, and insect problems. Watch Backyard Farmer live on NET1 April to mid September (Thursday, 7:00 pm CT). 

Ag Almanac logo Ag Almanac
Audio and video interviews with University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension specialists and educators on topics ranging from crop and livestock production to health and nutrition to lawn and garden care, and more.