Category: Extension

Assisting Small Scale Organic and Sustainable Veggie Farmers

A feature story about Dr. Danielle Treadwell and her work with small scale organic and sustainable vegetable farmers. Communication and leadership development students in the Agricultural Education and Communication Department at the University of Florida, Nic Yacoboni and Harry Edwards spent time getting to know Dr. Danielle Treadwell. Dr. Treadwell is a UF/IFAS State Extension ...

Extension Nutrition: Supporting Communities

Feature story about Extension Nutrition Specialist Karla Shelnutt. Skyler Brown-Smith is a Communication and Leadership Development student in the Department of Agricultural Education and Communication at the University of Florida. Skyler spent time getting to know Karla Shelnutt, an Extension Nutrition Specialist with the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS). Below ...

Tracy Pracheil: 4-H Youth Development

Tracy Pracheil, an Extension Educator at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, the State 4-H Office, focuses on raising awareness of 4-H extension programs across the state of Nebraska. Through multimedia learning and marketing communications, Tracy is able to share stories and examples how Nebraska 4-H helps young people achieve their greatest potential. University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) ...

Ashley Mueller: Nebraska Extension Disaster Relief Specialist

Nebraska is devastated yearly by tornadoes, torrential rain, hail and high winds throughout the severe weather season. These disasters can disrupt lives and impact communities, and needs of those people affected are often unique and unmet. Disaster Relief specialist Ashley Mueller and the Nebraska Extension staff are positioned to engage in local emergency management planning ...

Allen Dutcher: Extension Ag Climatologist

Allen Dutcher is an Extension Agricultural Climatologist at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. He says, “Climatology, in its purest sense, is being able to take weather data and apply it to the long-term trends.” He combines his expertise in meteorology with the Extension land-grant mission to deliver science-based information to the public through interactive and engaging ...

Dr. Mary Drewnoski: Nebraska Beef Systems Specialist

Learn about the science of beef! University of Nebraska Extension Specialist, Dr. Mary Drewnoski spends her days working to help make Nebraska’s beef industry the very best it can be. Whether it’s producer education, advising graduate students, or conducting research, Dr. Drewnoski is always striving to better “The Beef State.” This photo essay was produced ...

The Science of Livestock Evaluation: NE Extension Program for Youth

According to Beef Systems Educator, Brad Bennett, the 4-H Livestock Evaluation program through Nebraska Extension is beneficial to youth of all ages. This photo essay features Bennett and his work with livestock evaluation. He explains that through this program, youth not only learn about animal science topics, but they also develop strong leadership, communication and ...

Food Sustainability: Nebraska Extension Double Up Food Bucks

Nebraska Extension is partnering with a nationwide program called Double Up Food Bucks. The program provides low-income families access to healthier food, farmers a broader customer base, and local economies more dollars. This photo essay highlights the benefits of the program and the impact it has made in communities. This photo essay was produced by ...