Nebraska Extension outlines 5-year focus plan
Nebraska Extension has set a 5-year focus plan that will help strengthen research and development for the state’s agriculture industry.
Charles Stoltenow, Dean of Nebraska Extension, says the university is prioritizing three areas: food systems, inspiring residents in communities and improvements in overall well-being. “These are conversations that are coming from people who are living in Nebraska, and they center around 5 areas, which include: developing a skilled workforce, reducing health care costs, creating statewide economic vitality, retaining and attracting young people and leveraging our strengths for sustained success.”
He tells Brownfield that succession planning is one example of how the plan will impact farmers. “If you look at the trillions of dollars that are going to turn over in agriculture, how are we messaging that out? How does affect agriculture and food? How does it affect our communities out there? How does it affect our health and wellbeing?”
Stoltenow says these challenges will be prioritized into eight program areas including ag profitability.
Charlie Stoltenow, Dean of Nebraska Extension: