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4-H Youth Development

Classification:

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Program is designed for children and youth, ages 5-19. Examples of specific audiences include: pre-school and kindergarten children, school age children in after school clubs, community based 4-H clubs, and students participating in 4-H school enrichment programs delivered to school children during the school.
Learning experiences in eight different curriculum areas are offered in formal and non-formal settings that allow participants to complete an educational activity, reflect on what they have done and apply what they have learned to a real life situation. Opportunities are provided for the 4-H members to take leadership roles, work as a team member, analyze information, and use information technology.
Learning occurs in workshop settings in homes, community centers, school classrooms, camps, and other sites in every Nebraska county. 4-Hers also access educational opportunities through videos, satellite, computers, and other distance learning methods.
Gary Heusel, State 4-H Program Leader
University of Nebraska
114 Agricultural Hall
Lincoln, NE 68583-0700
Phone: 402-472-2805
E-mail: fhyd001@unlvm.unl.edu
URL: http://ianrwww.unl.edu/ianr/4h/index.htm
  Sector: University
4-H Youth Development

Classification:

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Youth
4-H Youth Development programs focus on building lifelong learning skills that develop youth potential. This extensive set of programs is designed to engage youth in healthy learning experiences that increase self-esteem and problem-solving skills. Programs address topics such as stress management, self-protection, parent-teen communication, personal development, careers, and global understanding. A wide range of content offerings encourages youth to explore science, technology, and citizenship.
In addition to faculty and staff, over 15,000 volunteers contribute to the delivery of 4-H Youth Development programs. Delivery methods include: classical clubs, school-enrichment, special interest, school-aged child care, and individual study. 4-H Youth Development programs reach more than 105,000 youth between the ages of 5 and 19.
Gary Heusel, Nebraska State 4-H Program Leader
(402) 472-2805
e-mail: fhyd001@unlvm.unl.edu
http://ianrwww.unl.edu/ianr/4h/index.htm
  Sector: University
AgrAbility Project

Classification:

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Those with disabilities or interested in the care of or prevention of a disability. Rehabilitation from agricultural related accidents or living on a farm or ranch with a disability. Concerns of ADA.
Discussions, presentations, and involvement of a peer network
One-on-one assessment, presentations, video tapes.
Becki Koehler
2727 West 2nd Street, Suite 470
Hasting, NE 68901
Phone: 402-462-5889
E-mail: BKOEHLER@NDE4.NDE.STATE.NE.US
  Sector:
'Beef Basics' Home Study Courses

Classification:

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The target audience for these home study courses includes anyone who wants basic information on topics related to beef production. Enrollees have included ranchers, farmers, ag students, veterinarians, absentee landowners, feed dealers, ranch managers and employees, and agribusiness people, as well as spouses and widows who want to learn about the beef business.
The goal is to offer sound research-based information in a home study format along with instructor interaction to respond to issues, questions and concerns raised by the enrollees.
Students receive a text (3-ring notebook format) consisting of 10-11 chapters, each of which is followed by a quiz which is returned to the instructor. The instructor reviews and returns the quiz to the student and encourages interaction about any concerns.
Bud Stolzenburg, Extension Educator
Cherry County Extension Office
P.O. Box 48
Valentine, NE 69201-0048
Phone: 402-376-1850
E-mail: cnty2664@unlvm.unl.edu
  Sector: University
Beef Feedlot Roundtable

Classification:

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Cattle producers, cattle feeders, cattle industry consultants and allied industry groups.
In-depth information regarding current concepts and anticipated changes in the cattle industry.
Classroom speaker presentations, including panels and informal discussion
Terry L. Mader
Professor of Animal Science/Extension Beef Specialist
Northeast Research & Extension Center
57905 866 Road
Concord, NE 68728
Phone: 402-584-2812
E-mail: nerc008@unlvm.unl.edu
  Sector: University
Celebration of Youth: Creativity in Textiles and Design

Classification:

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Nebraskans, 4-Hers and their families, general public
An exhibit of 15 to 20 outstanding textile and textile-related items from the Nebraska State Fair 4-H exhibits are featured in the Textiles, Clothing and Design Gallery. Youth exhibit their work and develop an understanding of textile art and the techniques associated with presentation of their work in the gallery setting.
Exhibition, interaction with faculty and Gallery opening events
Dr. RoseMarie Tondl
234 Home Economics Building
University of Nebraska
Lincoln, NE 68583-0802
Phone: 402/472- 2911
URL: http://www.ianr.unl.edu/ianr/tcd/gallery/celebration.htm
  Sector: University
Character Counts!

Classification:

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Program is designed for youth and adults who are interested in promoting character development in their community. Examples of specific audiences include: teenage youth, educators, community members, members of the business community, and representatives of youth-serving organizations.
Training tailored to the specific needs of the group making the request is available. Those trained will be prepared to implement character education programs in their community and get assistance in forming a local Character Counts! coalition.
Training is provided in a workshop format available at locations across the state that are most convenient. Training is also available via satellite or other distance education methods as needed.
Kathleen Lodl, 4-H Youth Development Specialist
University of Nebraska
114 Ag Hall P.O. Box 830700
Lincoln, NE 68583-0700
Phone: 402-472-9012
E-mail: fhyd009@unlvm.unl.edu
URL: http://www.ianr.unl.edu/ianr/4h/character/html/index.htm
  Sector: University
Child Care Provider Education Program

Classification:

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Child care providers, early childhood educators, foster parents
Independent study courses and workshops provide training in child development, behavior management, health and safety concerns, business operations.
Regional training conferences held annually fall through spring at 18-20 sites across the state. Independent study curriculum is also available for individual enrollment.
Dr. Pat Steffens, Extension Family Life Specialist
West Central Research and Extension Center
Route 4 Box 46A
North Platte, 69101-9495
Phone: 308-532-3611 ext 149
E-mail: wcrc015@unlvm.unl.edu
  Sector: University
Community Asset Mapping

Classification:

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Community Asset mapping is a planning tool and process designed to facilitate local community planning. The target audience is rural community leaders.
Educational programs training local community leaders how to conduct asset mapping and providing follow-up support for community leaders engaged in rural development activities.
Training is provided through workshops and town hall meetings.
John C. Allen, Ph.D. Dewey Teel, Extension Educator
Associate Professor Rural Sociology Antelope County Extension
58C Filley Hall Box 146
University of Nebraska-Lincoln Neligh, NE 68756
Lincoln, NE 68583-0947 Phone: 402-887-5414
Phone: 402-472-8012 E-mail: cnty3261@unlvm.unl.edu
E-mail: agec008@unlvm.unl.edu
  Sector: University
Cooperative Extension Master Gardener Volunteers

Classification:

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Adults and youth who want to volunteer for Cooperative Extension while learning about horticulture and related plant sciences.
Volunteer interns are given approximately 40 hours of training in horticulture and related subjects. In return, the Master Gardener Intern gives 40 hours of volunteer service to Cooperative Extension. One can re-certify each year by taking additional classes and giving additional volunteer service.
A variety of methods are used to deliver the 40 hours of training. Classes are taught by Extension personnel both locally and via distance learning technology (satellite programs). Continuing education hours may be completed by attending approved workshops and conferences as well as the general Master Gardener training classes. Master Gardeners, along with faculty, support the long time television program, Backyard Farmer.
Your local extension office to see if a program is offered in your county or
Susan Schoneweis, State Coordinator
377 Plant Science - UNL
Lincoln, NE 68583-0724
Phone: 402-472-2854
E-mail: sschonew@unlinfo.unl.edu
URL: http://hort.unl.edu/mgletter.htm (Current Master Gardener Newsletter)
  Sector: University
Crop Management Programs

Classification:

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Crop consultants, professional farm operators, the Nebraska Fertilizer and Ag. Chemical Institute affiliates, fieldmen, ag industry and growers.
Develop and implement a crop management and diagnostic educational program for agricultural professionals.
Intensive two-day field diagnostic training specific to geographic areas, and in-field hands-on demonstrations of various types of crop injury symptoms and diagnosis of those conditions.
Crop Management and Diagnostic Clinic
Keith Glewen, UNL Extension Educator
Saunders County Extension Office
Rt. 1 Box 63B
Ithaca, NE 68033
Phone: 402-624-8005
E-mail: cnty5062@unlvm.unl.edu
URL: http://ianrwww.unl.edu/ianr/lanco/ag/events/cmfd/clinic.htm
Crop Injury Workshops
Jim Schild, Extension Educator
ScottsBluff County Extension Office
1825 10th Street
Gering, NE 69341
Phone: 308-436-6622
E-mail: cnty1212@unlvm.unl.edu
  Sector: University
Educational Newspaper Tabloids on Water Issues (Water--Understanding a Resource and Water--Sharing a Resource), Water Center

Classification:

1
General Public, legislators, policy makers, teachers
Information on water issues including research, definitions, where to get information
Sixteen page tabloids published once a year and inserted into the major Nebraska Newspapers
Steven Ress
Water Center/Environmental Programs
103 Natural Resources Hall
Lincoln, NE 68583-0844
402/472-3305
e-mail: sress@unlinfo.unl.edu
  Sector: University
Enhancing Surface Water Quality in the Big and Little Blue River Basins

Classification:

1
Agricultural producers, pesticide users, crop consultants, natural resource managers
Diverse information and education offerings about reducing herbicide runoff and soil erosion, including specialty training, publications, demonstrations and one-on-one meetings.
On campus training sessions, county level meetings, individual contacts
Thomas G. Franti
234 L.W. Chase Hall
Lincoln, NE 68583-0726
Phone: 402-472-9872
E-mail: tfranti@unlvm.unl.edu
  Sector: University
Entrepreneurship Programs

Classification:

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Home-based and micro business proprietors, entrepreneurs, potential business owners, food manufacturers, and youth.
Enterprise-specific educational workshops, consultations, business development programs for community groups, i.e. Customer Service and Satisfaction, etc., resource library. Complete business and technical assistance to food manufacturing participants.
Day-long programs and multi-session in-depth workshops at locations throughout the state, one-on-one consultations, lending library of business resources.
Small-Scale Entrepreneurship Program for the Individual/Family
Carol Thayer, Extension Specialist
3180 W. Hwy 34
Grand Island, NE 68801
Phone: 308-385-6420
E-mail: scrc012@unlvm.unl.edu
URL: http://ianrwww.unl.edu/ianr/screc/faculty/cthayer.htm
Entrepreneur Assistance Program for Food Manufacturers/Industries
Jill D. Gifford - Food Industry Specialist
University of Nebraska
Food Processing Center
60 Filley Hall
Lincoln, NE 68583-0928
Phone: 402-472-5791
E-mail: jgifford@unlinfo.unl.edu
URL: http://foodsci/fpc/market/fpc_mrk1.htm
  Sector: University
Establishing Insurance Purchasing Pools

Classification:

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Nebraskans who are insurable but are uninsured or under insured. Primary target audience is young families, employees of small businesses, agricultural workers, small business owners, and home based business owners.
Linkages to the formation of an insurance purchasing group enabled by LB 1222 (1994). Publications and report of progress available at: http://ianrwww.unl.edu/pubs/nebfacts/nf263.htm
http://ianrwww.unl.edu/pubs/extnpubs/homemgmt/g1318.htm
http://ianrwww.unl.edu/pubs/nebfacts/nf263s.htm and
http://ianrwww.unl.edu/IANR/COOPEXT/EARS/DATA.SKP/ca/meri297a.htm
Informational meetings are being offered to potential insurance purchasing groups based on calls received to 800 number April 1 through August 15, 1997 (1-800-301-5031). Required minimum audience for sessions to be held in September through November 1997 is 15 persons. Efforts are being made in late summer to sustain the project outside of Extension.
Dr. Mary Ellen Rider
130 Home Economics Building
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Lincoln, NE 68583-0801
Phone: 4-2-472-0580
E-mail: fmcs043@unlvm.unl.edu
  Sector: University
Every Woman Matters

Classification:

1
This program is targeted to reach women who are ages 50 and over with information and resources to increase screening for breast and cervical cancer. Cooperative Extension provides the outreach and enrollment service to women in the panhandle region of the state while other agencies offer the same services in other parts of the state.
Women who are both income and age-eligible may receive PAP tests and mammograms at minimal fee or without cost from contracted medical care providers. Cooperative Extension is one of eight agencies that partners with Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services to offer this educational outreach and enrollment service.
Information about the Every Woman Matters Program is delivered in small group presentations and via one-on-one advising at health fairs, farm and ranch shows, church and civic groups, and via the news media. Enrollment may occur on-site at presentations or by seeking an enrollment packet through calling a statewide 800 number.
Linda Boeckner PhD RD LMNT
University of Nebraska
Panhandle Research and Extension Center
4502 Avenue I
Scottsbluff, NE 69361
Phone: 308-632-1256
E-mail: hnfm015@unlvm.unl.edu
  Sector: University
Extension Programming for Welfare Families

Classification:

1
Children, Youth, Families, Employers, Communities
In order to be successful in the welfare to work program life skills need to be developed. Extension can provide a well defined curriculum and educational programming to help develop life skills such as: stress and time management, communication skills building, parenting skills, child care, family development, resource management, nutrition education, health care, financial management, anger management and abuse prevention.
One on one counseling, group education, employee training, distance learning, newsletters, radio spots, individual study (home study courses). This program delivered in partnership with state and local agencies such as the Health and Human Services System.
Wanda M. Koszewski, PhD, RD Kathy Prochaska-Cue, PhD
University of Nebraska University of Nebraska
202 Ruth Leverton Hall 131 Home Economics
Lincoln, NE 68583-0808 Lincoln, NE 68583-0801
Phone: 402-472-7966 Phone 402-472-5517
E-mail: hnfm104@unlvm.unl.edu E-mail: csed006@unlvm.unl.edu
  Sector: University
Family Community Leadership

Classification:

1
Individuals who are interested in becoming more involved in a leadership role in their communities.
UNL Family Community Leadership (FCL) is an educational program designed to help meet the growing need for leadership to represent families in public decision making. FCL teaches people how to develop effective leadership skills, gain access to the public policy process, and influence decisions about issues that affect the family.
An FCL Institute is held annually in Kearney, NE. There are two sessions, 2 days in length in January and February.
Sandra K. Stockall, Nebraska FCL Coordinator
University of Nebraska West Central Research and Extension Central
Rt 4, Box 46A
North Platte, NE 69101
Phone: 308-532-3611 EXT 153
E-mail: wcrc017@unlvm.unl.edu
  Sector: University
Festival of Color

Classification:

1
Consumer Public
Gardening, Lawn and Garden Care Information
Research and Product Demonstrations and Evaluations
Amy Greving, Extension Assistant
University of Nebraska
377 Plant Science
Lincoln, NE 68583-0724
Phone: 402-472-1640 or 8650
E-mail: agreving@unlinfo.unl.edu
URL: http://hort.unl.edu
  Sector: University
Full Range Leadership

Classification:

1
Extension staff, community leaders, and others interested in leadership, economic development and rural development.
Leadership skills extend beyond managing people and programs. Full range leadership involves coaching, listening, sharing a vision for the future of a program. Services include workshops, and consultation on using the Full Range framework to address leadership/ management issues.
Background material and workshop schedules are available through Cooperative Extension (http://www.ianr.unl.edu/ianr/coopext/coopext.htm), the Office of Professional and Organizational Development (http://www.ianr.unl.edu/opod/) world wide web pages, and through the Nebraska Network 21 office (402/472-2758 or 402/472-1692). Workshops are delivered by a cadre of extension educators and specialists.
Daniel W. Wheeler, Professor and Coordinator
Professional and Organizational Development
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Office of Professional and Organizational Development
318 Biochemistry Hall, East Campus
Lincoln, NE 685853-0904
Phone: 402-472-5558
E-mail: opod001@unlvm.unl.edu
URL: http://www.ianr.unl.edu/opod/
  Sector: University
Handling Anger in the Family

Classification:

1
Parents, youth, families and community groups.
Provide "train the trainer" training for RETHINK Anger curriculum for teens and for parents. Video-based resources available for checkout.
Training sessions, group facilitation and video check-outs.
Anita Hall, Extension Educator
Antelope County Extension Office
Box 146
Neligh, NE 68756-0146
Phone: 402-887-5414
E-mail: cnty3262@unlvm.unl.edu
  Sector: University
Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP)

Classification:

1
Food service managers, meat processors, poultry processors and food processors. HACCP is a food safety management tool to prevent food borne illnesses.
Training is tailored to the type of food service operation (Senior Citizen, Nursing Homes, School Food Service, Meat Processors) requesting the workshop.
From one-day to three-day workshops, hands-on activities, lectures and group project exercises to apply HACCP to the participants food service and meat processing operations.
HACCP for Food Service
Julie Albrecht, Ph.D.
Extension Food Specialist, Associate Professor
202 Ruth Leverton Hall
University of Nebraska
Lincoln, NE 68583-0808
Phone: 402-472-8884
E-mail: hnfm063@unlvm.unl.edu
HACCP for Meat Processors
Dennis E. Burson, Ph.D.
Extension Meat Specialist
A213 Animal Science, Box 830908
University of Nebraska
Lincoln, NE 68583-0908
Phone: 402-472-6457
E-mail: ansc706@unlvm.unl.edu
  Sector: University
Home*A*Syst/Farm*A*Syst

Classification:

1
Householders/Farm residents
Educational program that provides confidential, voluntary self assessment worksheets to evaluate environmental risks of a home or farm. Educational support material is provided with the worksheets. The program will be implemented in the Fall of 1997.
A variety of educational settings such as workshops, displays, demonstrations, and mass media will be used to deliver the risk assessment worksheets. The assessments will be conducted by individual home/farm residents privately or with assistance of others.
Home*A*Syst Farm*A*Syst
Shirley Niemeyer, Extension Specialist DeLynn Hay, Extension Specialist
Home Environment Water Resources and Irrigation
205 Home Economics Bldg 249 L.W. Chase
University of Nebraska University of Nebraska
Lincoln, NE 68583-0726 Lincoln, NE 68583-0726
Phone: 402-472-6319 Phone: 402-472-1625
E-mail: txcd006@unlvm.unl.edu E-mail: bsen019@unlvm.unl.edu
  Sector: University
Hydrologic Unit Area (HUA) Programs

Classification:

1
Farmers, chemical dealers, crop consultants, land managers, landowners, and others involved in agriculture production in and around the HUA areas.
Educational programs to encourage the adoption of best management practices to improve in-stream water quality necessary for crop and livestock production. Focusing information on new methods of reducing nitrogen fertilizer, other fertilizers, and ag chemical uses in the HUA.
Summer field days, tours, one-on-one advising, newsletters, news releases, weather information, research efforts, seminars, workshops and informational meetings are being used to deliver the program.
Elm Creek Water Quality Project Central Blue Valley HUA
Chuck Burr, Extension Educator Paul C. Hay, Extension Educator
Clay County Extension Office Gage County Extension Office
621 N. Cedar 1115 West Scott
Red Cloud, NE 68970 Beatrice, NE 68310-3514
Phone: 402-746-3417 Phone: 402-223-1384
E-mail: cnty4302@unlvm.unl.edu E-mail: CNTY5032@unlvm.unl.edu
  Sector: University
Internet Resources

Classification:

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Public water users and pesticide applicators/users
Public water users and pesticide applicators/users
Electronic websites
Water Center (http://www.ianr.unl.edu/ianr/waterctr/whome.html)
Environmental Programs (http://www.ianr.unl.edu/ianr/pat/ephome.html)
Larry Schulze
402/472-3305
Water Center/Environmental Programs
103 Natural Resources Hall
Lincoln, NE 68583-084
evpr003@unlvm.unl.edu
  Sector: University
Just-for-Kids, Harvest-for-a-Life-Time

Classification:

1
Youth, Farm Safety Camps, Safety Fairs, FFA Chapters
Discussions, presentations, video tapes, and demonstrations
Classroom teaching, school enrichment document (EC96-764), video tapes.
Bernard Geschke
1824 "N" Street
Auburn, NE 68305
Phone: 402-274-5737
  Sector:
Juvenile Diversion

Classification:

1
Program is designed for youth who have been referred by the juvenile court system after committing non-violent crimes such as shop lifting. The parents or guardians of the youth who choose this program are also required to attend specific sessions with their child.
Training in conflict resolution, interpersonal communication, ethics, and decision making are combined with 4-H projects such as rocketry, bread baking, and gardening.
Training is provided in a workshop format available at many locations statewide. Individuals enrolled in the program are required to attend the face to face sessions. This program developed in a partnership with local law enforcement, judicial, and human service agencies.
Gary Heusel, State 4-H Program Leader
University of Nebraska
114 Agricultural Hall
Lincoln, NE 68583-0700
Phone: 402-472-2805
E-mail: fhyd001@unlvm.unl.edu
  Sector: University
Keeping Families First

Classification:

1
Keeping Families First is a statewide campaign building communities where families are valued. The target audience includes: individuals, families, businesses, churches, schools, community organizations and local governments.
Keeping Families First offers 4 services: forming partnerships of businesses, churches, schools and community organizations, each making a special effort to support families; increasing public awareness about the critical role families play in shaping individual lives and our community; offering educational programs, such as interactive workshops, videos, and discussion groups; improving public and private sector policies that support individuals, families; and encouraging family enrichment activities by asking families to pledge to spend time together.
Local communities form partnerships of business, churches, schools and civic organizations. These partnerships choose and implement one of the services offered meeting their own unique community needs. Printed material to assist the local partnership is available through Cooperative Extension.
  Sector: University
Master Navigator

Classification:

1
The program targets community members who are interested in technology and are willing to teach others in their community.
The program offers 24 hours of Internet training to community members who agree to spend a minimum of 30 hours promoting the use of the Internet in their community.
Program participants attend six three-hour sessions in their community and a six-hour regional workshop. Supplemental training material and continuing support are delivered electronically via a discussion list and the World Wide Web.
Anne Byers, Program Coordinator
Center for Rural Community Revitalization and Development
University of Nebraska
58 Filley Hall
Lincoln, NE 68583-0947
Phone: 402-472-1725
E-mail: abeyers1@unl.edu
URL: http://ianrwww.unl.edu/ianr/agecon/rural/zine
  Sector: University
Mid-Nebraska Water Quality Demonstration Project (federally funded) Platte Valley Nitrogen & Irrigation Management Demonstration Project (NRD funded)

Classification:

1
Producers (particularly irrigated), fertilizer dealers, crop consultants and other ag-business.
Demonstrations conducted on cooperating producers fields, field tours of demonstration sites, annual reports to producers, winter educational and training meetings, news releases on impacts of improved N and irrigation management on water quality.
Field demonstrations, field tours, winter meetings, annual reports, press releases, WEB site.
Richard Ferguson, Associate Professor of Agronomy & Extension Soils Specialist
University of Nebraska South Central ReEC
Box 66
Clay Center, NE 68933
Phone: 402-762-3535
E-mail: rferguson@unl.edu
URL: http://ianrwww.unl.edu/ianr/screc/Water/waterhp.htm
  Sector: University
MSEA Water Quality Program

Classification:

1
Farmers, agencies such as NRDs and NRCS with interest in reducing agricultural contamination of ground water with nitrates and pesticides. Crop consultants.
Training of farmers, agency personnel, and crop consultants. Information dissemination to the general public.
Public meetings, on-farm demonstrations, workshops, one-on-one advising, video presentations to public meetings and to distance learning programs.
Dr. Darrell G. Watts, Extension Water Quality Specialist
230 L.W. Chase Hall
UNL East Campus
Lincoln, NE 68583-0726
Phone: 402-472-5814
E-mail: BSEN032@unlvm.unl.edu
  Sector: University
Multicultural Leadership Development

Classification:

1
Individuals who are underrepresented in the public policy arena.
Leadership Development Seminars for improving leadership and enhancing community leadership.
Two-day seminars are conducted in communities and are designed to meet the specific needs of the community.
Sandra K. Stockall, Nebraska FCL Coordinator
University of Nebraska West Central Research and Extension Central
Rt 4, Box 46A
North Platte, NE 69101
Phone: 308-532-3611 EXT 153
E-mail: wcrc017@unlvm.unl.edu
  Sector: University
Navigating the Net

Classification:

1
The program targets Nebraska community members and business people.
The Navigation the Net program provides an overview of what the Internet is and some of the resources available on the Internet. Participants can then explore the Internet using the program's mobile computer lab or a community computer lab.
The program is delivered by on site, small group instruction.
Anne Byers, Program Coordinator
Center for Rural Community Revitalization and Development
University of Nebraska
58 Filley Hall
Lincoln, NE 68583-0947
Phone: 402-472-1725
E-mail: abeyers1@unlvm.unl.edu
URL: http://ianrwww.unl.edu/ianr/agecon/rural/zine
  Sector: University
Nebraska Rural Poll

Classification:

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The Nebraska Rural Poll provides an annual analysis of issues impacting rural residents lives. The information is intended for policy makers, local community residents and Extension Educators.
Working papers highlighting the results of the annual poll are provided in hard copy and electronically for the public. Community workshops are facilitated by local county Extension Educators comparing local community responses with regional and statewide responses. Policy briefs are also developed around specific policy issues identified as important by rural Nebraskans.
Electronic delivery of information is available via the web page of the Center for Rural Community Revitalization and Development.
John C. Allen, Ph.D.
Associate Professor Rural Sociology
58C Filley Hall
Department of Agricultural Economics
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Lincoln, Nebraska 68583-0947
Phone: 402-472-8012
E-mail: agec008@unlvm.unl.edu
  Sector: University
Nebraska Edge

Classification:

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Adult men and women entrepreneurs who are considering a start-up business or may have an existing small business.
The Nebraska Edge program is a state coalition effort that provides entrepreneurial training courses for the small business community. Courses are 12 weeks in length and cover topics such as, financial analysis, management team development, marketing plan development and the completion of a business plan.
The in-classroom entrepreneurial training course is offered through a local community supported coalition. An additional Internet course is being developed for electronic distribution.
Marilyn Schlake, Program Coordinator
Center for Rural Community Revitalization and Development
58 HC Filley Hall
University of Nebraska
Lincoln, NE 68583-0947
Phone: 402-472-4138 or 800-328-2851
E-mail: agec111@unlvm.unl.edu
URL: http://www.ianr.unl.edu/ianr/agecon/rural
  Sector: University
Nebraska Beef 706

Classification:

1
Beef producers, veterinarians, livestock auction market operators, and livestock agribusiness people. Participants need to make application to be admitted to the workshop.
Provide in-depth training on quality and consistency issues in the beef industry and insight on value differences in beef cattle, beef carcasses and beef primals. Provide a framework whereby participants in all phases of beef cattle production can implement management and production changes to increase value through improvements in quality and consistency.
The workshop occurs over three days and is conducted with lecture and laboratory exercises. Participants fabricate beef carcasses into boxed beef cuts and determine the value of the carcass from the cuts produced.
Dennis E. Burson, Ph.D.
Extension Meat Specialist
A213 Animal Science, Box 830908
University of Nebraska
Lincoln, NE 68583-0908
Phone: 402-472-6457
E-mail: ansc706@unlvm.unl.edu
  Sector: University
Nebraska Turfgrass Management

Classification:

1
Professional Turfgrass Managers (i.e. Golf Course Superintendents, Lawn Care Professionals, School Grounds Maintenance Personnel, etc.)
Professional development, pesticide certification, employee training.
Seminars, workshops, special interest sessions, research and product demonstrations and evaluations.
Roch Gaussoin, Extension Turfgrass Specialist
University of Nebraska
377 Plant Science
Lincoln, NE 68583-0724
Phone: 402-472-8619 or 8650
E-mail: rgaussoi@unlinfo.unl.edu
URL: http://hort.unl.edu
  Sector: University
Nutrition Education Program (NEP) for Limited Resource Families

Classification:

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Youth, homemakers, pregnant/nursing teens, food stamp families, elderly
Participants in the NEP program will learn the following:
- how to prepare low cost, nutritious meals quickly
- how to develop and encourage food budgeting practices and food safety skills
- how to prepare nutritious snacks for and with your children
- how to develop and encourage healthy nutritious eating patterns for pregnant and parenting teens
One on one counseling, group counseling, newsletters, mailings, and radio spots
Wanda M. Koszewski, PhD, RD
Extension Nutrition Specialist
University of Nebraska
Lincoln, NE 68583-0808
Phone: 402-472-7966
E-mail: hnfm104@unlvm.unl.edu
  Sector: University
Outreach

Classification:

1
K-12 school administrators, classroom teachers, and professional educators
Outreach responds to the expressed needs of classroom teachers, administrators, and professional educators by providing professional development opportunities to K-12 schools of Nebraska in all areas of school improvement to more than 27,000 educators throughout Nebraska. Schools and school districts are assisted in implementing and evaluating strategic plans for school renewal. Professional consulting services are provided to schools and school districts in all areas of school renewal. Entry level assistance and support is offered to first and second year classroom teachers. Promotion of campus wide activities by serving as a facilitative vehicle for programs and conferences of UNK's students and faculty, and for members of the education profession. Providing service to schools of Nebraska by networking with school districts, colleges and universities, educational service units and governmental agencies.
By classroom study, Individualized study, and distance learning technology.
Dr. Tom Contine, Outreach Coordinator
308-865-8813
Division of Continuing Education
Education Center Building
University of Nebraska - Kearney
Kearney, NE 68849
  Sector: University
Parent Education

Classification:

1
Parents and caring adults
Video based parenting curriculums, facilitation of parent education groups and resources for parent support groups.
Community groups, civic organizations, school sponsored events.
Dr. Pat Steffens, Extension Family Life Specialist
West Central Research and Extension Center
Route 4 Box 46A
North Platte, 69101-9495
Phone: 308-532-3611 ext 149
E-mail: wcrc015@unlvm.unl.edu
  Sector: University
Pest Management Education

Classification:

1
Nebraska crop producers and those who advise them on pest management practices; crop consultants, pesticide applicators, pesticide, seed and fertilizer dealers, other agribusiness employees and master gardener volunteers.
A variety of educational and training programs are offered for people interested in different crops; programs are offered at different locations and times of year across the state. Pesticide applicator training for individuals who are decertifying or seeking their initial pesticide certification. Many charge a modest registration fee.
Distance learning via satellite and videotape programming, live presentations, media, newsletters, one-on-one consultations by phone or field visits, internet web sites, conferences, short courses and laboratory demonstrations.
Crop Protection
Alex Martin, Extension Weed Specialist
362 Plant Science
University of Nebraska
Lincoln, NE 68583-0915
Phone: 402-472-1527
E-mail: AGRO151@unlvm.unl.edu
Pesticide Education
Larry Schulze, Extension Pesticide Coordinator
University of Nebraska
101 Natural Resources Hall
Lincoln, NE 68583-0818
Phone: 402-472-1632
E-mail: evpr003@unlvm.unl.edu.
URL: http://www.ianr.unl.edu/ianr/pat/ephome.html
Integrated Pest Management-Crops
Dr. Robert Wright, Extension Entomology Specialist
University of Nebraska South Central Research and Extension Center
Box 66
Clay Center, NE 68933-0066
Phone: 402-762-4439
E-mail: scrc009@unlvm.unl.edu
  Sector: University
Pesticide and IPM Newsletter

Classification:

1
Pesticide applicators
Single sheet monthly newsletter
Mail or internet
Larry Schulze
402/472-3305
Water Center/Environmental Programs
103 Natural Resources Hall
Lincoln, NE 68583-084
evpr003@unlvm.unl.ed
  Sector: University
Pesticide Container Recycling

Classification:

1
Local cooperatives and producers
Coordination of statewide collection and recycling of plastic pesticide container sites.
Through the media both print and TV/radio
Larry Schulze
Water Center/Environmental Programs
103 Natural Resources Hall
Lincoln, NE 68583-084
evpr003@unlvm.unl.edu
  Sector: University
Pesticide Applicator Training

Classification:

1
Certified pesticide applicators
Training manuals, seminars
Direct contact, mail, electronic media
Larry Schulze
Water Center/Environmental Programs
103 Natural Resources Hall
Lincoln, NE 68583-084
evpr003@unlvm.unl.edu
  Sector: University
Pork Central

Classification:

1
Nebraska pork producers and the agribusiness community that serves them
Toll free telephone access Pork information clearinghouse (database of educational materials and resources)
- Producer exchange (facilitate the exchange of information among producers)
- Educational bulletin board (listing of local, state and national programs)
- Producer arrangements (facilitate the formation of producer networks)
- Management review (an in-depth review of individual producers' pork enterprises)
Answer producer questions by telephone, with published materials, follow-up from an extension specialist or educator, or e-mail. Make timely information available on the web page. Make on-farm visits as a part of the management review.
Allen Prosch - Pork Central Coordinator
303 Filley Hall
University of Nebraska
Lincoln, NE 68583-0922
Phone: 402-472-0079
E-mail: agec123@unlvm.unl.edu
URL: http://ianrwww.unl.edu/porkctr/index.html
  Sector: University
Property taxes and local government restructuring

Classification:

1
County boards and other county officials, community leaders
In-depth analysis of recent changes in Nebraska's tax system and implications for future organization and financing of local governments
Public meetings; written analysis; one-on-one advising
Roy Frederick, Professor and Extension Economist-Public Policy
207 Filley Hall
University of Nebraska
Lincoln, NE 68583-0922
Phone: 402-472-6225
E-mail: agec082@unlvm.unl.edu
  Sector: University
ServSafe

Classification:

1
The ServSafe workshop is a 16 chapter food safety certification course for foodservice managers of for-profit and not-for-profit food establishments.
The workshop can be customized to meet the needs of the audience. The focus of the workshop is safe food handling to prevent food borne illnesses from food prepared in the establishment.
The course is offered in a two day workshop format and can be customized as needed to fit the audience. A certification test is administered at the end of the workshop. Continuing Education credits are available for Dietitians, Dietary Managers and School Food Service personnel.
Julie Albrecht, Ph.D.
Extension Food Specialist, Associate Professor
202 Ruth Leverton Hall
University of Nebraska
Lincoln, NE 68583-0808
Phone: 402-472-8884
E-mail: hnfm063@unlvm.unl.edu
  Sector: University
Spelling Out Changes in Health Care

Classification:

1
This educational program familiarizes adults with changes occurring in the finance and delivery of health care services.
Published lesson
Published lesson useful for a variety of community groups. Lesson, Leader's Guide, and progress report Available on World Wide Web at: http://www.ianr.unl.edu/ianr/pubs/he-forms/hef459.htm http://www.ianr.unl.edu/ianr/pubs/he-forms/he460.htm and http://ianrwww.unl.edu/IANR/COOPEXT/EARS/DATA.SKP/ca/meri397b.htm.
Dr. Mary Ellen Rider
Consumer Health Policy Extension Specialist
130 Home Economics Building
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Lincoln, NE 68583-0801
Phone: 402-472-0580
E-mail: fmcs043@unlvm.unl.edu
  Sector: University
Team Nutrition

Classification:

1
Community, school children, teachers, school food service personnel, and school administration
Customized training opportunity for teachers, school food service personnel, and community volunteers. The program will help children to: expand the variety of foods in their diet; add more fruits, vegetables, and grains to the foods they already eat; and construct a diet lower in fat.
Workshops, education programs delivered through the media, in schools, and at home that builds skills and motivates children to make food choices for a healthy diet.
Darlene Martin, Extension Nutrition Specialist
Northeast Research & Extension Center
57905 866 Road, P.O. Box 111
Concord, NE 68728
Phone: 402-584-2814
E-mail: nerc010@unlvm.unl.edu
  Sector: University
Water - Nitrogen Management Education

Classification:

1
Farmers, NRD personnel
Training of farmers in irrigation and nitrogen management. Training of NRD and Extension personnel to serve as educators in this program.
Public meetings, distance learning, home study courses, workshops, video presentations, printed learning guides, coordinated study programs.
Dr. Darrell G. Watts, Extension Water Quality Specialist
230 L.W. Chase Hall
UNL East Campus
Lincoln, NE 68583-0726
Phone: 402-472-5814
E-mail: BSEN032@unlvm.unl.edu
  Sector:University
Work and Family Policy in Nebraska: People, Business, and Economic Development

Classification:

1
Employers and employees or other interested community leaders working to develop work and family policies that enhance the quality of family and community.
Assessment of employee perceptions of work and family policies; facilitating creation of coalitions/task forces to explore alternatives; and advising employers/employees of resources available.
On-site advising in businesses and communities utilizing Extension Educators, appropriate agency personnel, private sector representatives, labor movement staff, etc.
Georgia L. Stevens, Ph.D.
Extension Family Policy Issues Educator
132 Home Economics, UNL
Lincoln, NE 68583-0801
Phone: (402) 472-5518
E-mail: csed007@unlvm.unl.edu
  Sector:University
Youth Water/Environment Festivals

Classification:

1
The primary audience is older elementary youth with some events being provided for junior high or high school students.
Provide leadership along with other natural resource agencies to organize and conduct water and environmental festivals at multiple locations across Nebraska.
Festivals at various sites with hands-on student activities. Sites include camps, parks, lakes, fair grounds, schools and community colleges.
DeLynn Hay, Extension Specialist
Water Resources and Irrigation
249 L.W. Chase
University of Nebraska
Lincoln, NE 68583-0726
Phone: 402-472-1625
E-mail: bsen019@unlvm.unl.edu
  Sector: University