Nebraska State 4-H Office Faculty/Staff

The Nebraska State 4-H Office faculty and staff, located in Agricultural Hall on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln East Campus, works closely with UNL Extension staff located in all 93 counties, to deliver the 4-H Youth Development Program in Nebraska.

Information about 4-H in your community can be obtained from your local UNL Extension Office.  Information about statewide 4-H programs is available from the Nebraska State 4-H  Office.

State 4-H Office Contact Information
UNL Extension
4-H Youth Development
114 Agricultural Hall, PO Box 830700
Lincoln, NE 68583-0700

PH: (402) 472-2805

FX: (402) 472-9024
E-Mail:
                                                   

Nebraska State 4-H Office Faculty/Staff
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Kathleen Lodl

Kathleen Lodl
4-H Program Administrator
klodl1@unl.edu
211 Ag Hall
Lincoln, NE 68583-0703
Phone:  (402) 472-2966

  • Program Leadership
  • Personnel
  • Budget
  • Military Project
  • State Fair Board
  • 4-H Foundation Support
     

Bradley Barker

Bradley (Brad) Barker
Science and Technology Specialist
bbarker1@unl.edu
4-H Youth Development
114 Ag Hall
Lincoln, NE 68583-0700
Phone:  (402) 472-9008

  • Science Signature Outcome Team
  • 4-H Robotics
  • 4-H Science and Technology Program Development
  • NSF ITEST Scale-Up Grant
  • NASA SOI Program
     
jessie Jessie Bauman
Evaluation Coordinator

4-H Youth Development
114 Ag Hall
Lincoln, NE 68583-0700
jbauman4@unl.edu
Phone: (402) 472-2854
  • Program Evaluation
  • 4-H Science Evaluation (National 4-H Council)
     
heather

Heather Borck
4-H Program Coordinator

hborck2@unl.edu
WCREC 402 West State Farm Road
North Platte, NE 69101
Phone: (308) 696-6784

  • Club Management
  • Older 4-H Youth Engagement
  • Ag Literacy Signature Outcome Team
     
 Lchichester Lindsay Chichester
Saunders County
Assistant Extension Educator

lchichester2@unl.edu
Southeast Research & Extension Center
UNL Extension
Falls City, NE 68355
Phone: (402) 245-4324
  •  Quality Assurance
     
 

Lena Cottle
Equine Extension Specialist

lcottle2@unl.edu
C204 Animal Sciences
Lincoln, NE 68583-0908
Phone: (402) 472-9098

  • District and State Horse Shows
  • 4-H Horse Stampede
  • Horse Show Judges' Training
  • Horse Project Advancement Levels Program
  • Horse Advisory Committee
  • Horse Education and Events
     
  Cherry de Guzman
Child, Youth & Family Studies

mguzman2@unl.edu
Phone: (402) 472-9154
  •  4-H Youth Development Action Team Co-leader
  • Adolescent Development
  • Positive Youth Development
     
 

Sinda Dux
Nebraska 4-H Foundation
Administrative Support Associate

sdux2@unl.edu
P.O. Box 830719
Lincoln, NE 68583-0719

Phone: (402) 472-1178

  • Administrative Secretary
  • Scholarships
  • Awards and Recognition
  • State Fair Premium Awards
  • Accounting Services
     

Connie Cox

Connie Cox
Director, State 4-H Camp

State 4-H Camp, PO Box 87
Halsey, NE 69142

Phone: (308) 533-2224
Fax: (308) 533-2228

 
     

 Patricia Fairchild

Patricia Fairchild
Curriculum Design and Youth Entrepreneur Specialist

4-H Youth Development
114 Ag Hall
Lincoln, NE 68583-0700

Phone: (402) 472-4067

  • 4-H Curriculum Development
  • Curriculum Training
  • Curriculum Website
  • Youth Cirriculum Committee
     
 frerichs Saundra Frerichs
4-H Science Education Specialist

4-H Youth Development
114 Ag Hall
Lincoln, NE 68583-0700

Phone: (402) 472-2718
 
  • Science Signature Outcome Team
  • 4-H Science & Technology Professional Development & Curriculum 
  • 4-H Robotics
  • NASA SOI Program
  • NSF ITEST Scale-Up Grant
     
ruthirons Ruth Irons
Project Manager, GEAR-Tech-21
rirons2@unl.edu
4-H Youth Development
114 Ag Hall
Lincoln, NE 68583-0700
Phone: (402) 472-5027
  • GEAR-Tech-21
  • 4-H Robotics
  • Science Signature Outcome Team
  • NSF ITEST Scale-Up Grant

Jeff Hart

Jeff Hart
Extension Educator, Special Projects

204 Mussehl Hall
Lincoln, NE 68583-0714

Phone: (402) 472-4743
  • Leadership & Team Development, Youth-Adult Partnerships
  • Tribes & Tribal College Partnerships; UNL-PI, Tribal Extension
  • Native Foods Research, Tribal College Extension
  • MBTI & Type Interpretation, Teaching for UNL students/faculty
  • Diversity Education; NCEA Diversity Committee
     
peggy jeffries  
Peggy Jeffries
Administrative Support Associate

114 Ag Hall
Lincoln, NE 68583-0700

Phone: (402) 472-9017
 
  • State Fair
  • 4-H Plus! Statistical Support
  • Volunteer Screening
  • Big Red Summer Camps
  • 4-H Accounting
     
cathy johnston Catherine (Cathy) Johnston
Extension Educator

114 Ag Hall
Lincoln, NE 68583-0700

Phone: (402) 472-1762
 
  • Citizenship/Leadership Signature Outcome Team
  • Professional Development for Staff
  • Volunteer Development
  • Citizenship Washington Focus
  • Citizenship Mandate
  • State Public Speaking Program
  • Chaperone Training
     
karrlilienthal Lisa Karr-Lilienthal
Extension Companion Animal Specialist

lkarr-lilienthal2@unl.edu
C204 Animal Sciences
Lincoln, NE 68583-0908
Phone: (402) 472-6458
 
  • 4-H Dog, Rabbit, and Companion Animal Programs
  • Youth Companion Animal Career Programs
     
lisa k Lisa Kaslon
4-H Program Coordinator

lkaslon2@unl.edu
Extension 2610 14 St
Columbus, NE 68601

Phone: (402) 563-4901
 
  • 4-H Youth Development Action Team Co-Leader
  • Policy Handbook
  • 4-H Council Management
     

 

Michelle Kreihbiel

Michelle Krehbiel
Youth Development Specialist

4-H Youth Development
114 Ag Hall
Lincoln, NE 68583-0700

Phone: (402) 472-9020
  • Healthy Lifestyles Signature Outcome Team
  • Youth Development
  • After School Programs
  • Life Challenge
  • CYFAR TEAMS Grant
  • 4-H Mentoring Grant
  • Healthy Lifestyles Mandate
     

Katie Pleskac

Katelyn (Katie) Pleskac
4-H Extension Educator
katelyn.pleskac@unl.edu
451 N. 5th St.
David City, NE 68632-1666

Phone: (402) 472-9092
  • Access 4-H
  • State Fair Data Management
     
 bob meduna Robert (Bob) Meduna
4-H Program Coordinator

UNL Southeast Research and Extension Center
1071 County Road G, Room D
Ithaca, NE 68033-2234

Phone: (402) 624-8064
  • Ag Literacy Signature Outcome Team
  • Animal Science
  • New Employee Orientation
  • Unicameral Youth Legislature
  • National 4-H Conference
  • 4-H Congress
  • Awards and Recognition
  • ATV Safety
     
 nixon Jenny Nixon
Panhandle Research & Extension Center
Sioux County
Extension
jnixon1@unl.edu
PO Box 277
Harrison, NE 69346-0277

Phone: (308) 668-2428
  • Database Management (enrollment and State Fair)
  • Access 4-H
  • Fair Plus
     

 Jared Parker

Jared Parker
Director, Eastern Nebraska 4-H Center

Eastern Nebraska 4-H Center
21520 West Highway 31
Gretna, NE 68028

Phone: (402) 332-4496
Fax: (402) 332-2580
 
     

 

     
 kim p Kim Pickering
Extension Educator
kpickering2@unl.edu
114 Ag Hall

Lincoln, NE 68583-0700
Phone: (402) 472-1577
  •    Entrepreneurship Education 
     
 lyndsey p Lyndsey Pohlmeier
Project Coordinator

lyndsey.pohlmeier@unl.edu
114 Ag Hall
Lincoln, NE 68583-0700

Phone: (402) 472-2754
  • Healthy Lifestyles Signature Outcome Team 
  • Health Rocks!
     
 shane potter Shane Potter
4-H Extension Educator

114 Ag Hall
Lincoln, NE 68583-0700

Phone: (402) 472-9026
  • Career Development Signature Outcome Team
  • Big Red Camps
  • Tobacco Education - Health Rocks!
  • State Fair Management Team Leader
  • Advocacy
  • 4-H Ambassadors
     
 potthoff Katherine (Kathy) Potthoff
Extension Educator

114 Ag Hall
Lincoln, NE 68583-0700

Phone: (402) 472-9021
  • Animal Science Signature Outcome Team
  • 4-H Companion Animal
  • 4-H Equine
  • Cultural Competence
     
 pracheil Tracy Pracheil
Extension Educator

4-H Youth Development
114 Ag Hall
Lincoln, NE 68583-0700

Phone: (402) 472-9016
  • 4-H Youth Development Action Team Co-Leader
  • Integrated Multimedia Learning
  • On-line Learning
  • Marketing and Promotions
  • Communication and Expressive Arts
  • Use of the 4-H Name and Emblem
     
  Steve Pritchard
Northeast Research & Extension Center

spritchard1@unl.edu
Boone/Nance Counties
Extension 222 S 4th St
Albion, NE 68620-1247

Phone: (402) 395-2158 - Boone Co.
Phone: (308) 536-2691 - Nance Co.
  •  Shooting Sports
     
  Michael Riese
Extension Marketplace Coordinator
mriese3@unl.edu
211 Ag Hall
Lincoln, NE 68583-0703

Phone: (402) 472-9053
  • Curriculum Question Router
  • UNL Market Place
     
 shearer Lindsay Shearer
4-H Camp Operations Coordinator
lshearer2@unl.edu
4-H Youth Development
114 Ag Hall
Lincoln NE 68583-0700

Phone: (402) 472-2846
  • Camp Operations Coordinator
  • 4-H Destination Camps, Director
     
 stuartshepherd Stuart Shepherd
Nebraska 4-H Foundation
Executive Director

sshepherd3@unl.edu
P.O. Box 830719
Lincoln, NE 68583-0719

Phone: (402) 472-9019
  • Nebraska 4-H Foundation
  • Marketing
     
 lisa spilker  Lisa Spilker
Staff Assistant

114 Ag Hall,
Lincoln, NE 68583-0700

Phone:  (402) 472-9018
  • Shooting Sports
  • 4-H Camp Support
  • Special Projects
  • Work Study Supervisor
  • 4-H Alerts
  • Club Charters
     
desiraetepoel Desirae TePoel
Nebraska 4-H Foundation
Foundation Relations Coordinator

dtepoel2@unl.edu
P.O. Box 830719
Lincoln, NE 68583-0719

Phone: (402) 472-7688
  • Annual Campaigns
  • Special Events
  • Marketing and Communication
  • 4-H Ambassadors
     
 brandywagner Brandy Wagner
4-H Science Coordinator 
bwagner5@unl.edu

114 Ag Hall
Lincoln, NE 68583-0700

Phone: (402) 472-9092
  • GEAR Tech 21
  • OJJDP Mentoring Project
     
 walahoski Jill Walahoski
Extension Educator

4-H Youth Development
114 Ag Hall
Lincoln, NE 68583-0700

Phone: (402) 472-1710
  • 4-H Youth Development Action Team Co-Leader
  • Program Evaluation
  • Program Planning-Logic Model
  • Camp Operations
  • 4-H Science Evaluation (National 4-H Council)
  • School Enrichment