A New Direction — The Big Three!


Nebraska Extension in Wayne County has been serving the Wayne County community for many years!

While our services have rarely changed, our focus has from time to time. Late in 2022 Nebraska Extension rolled out a new strategic direction for all of our programs! The Big Three! 

To help guide our work over the next several years, we have implemented a new strategic direction. It leverages Extension’s expertise and strengths to align with what Nebraskans tell us they want and need. 

We know that circumstances can change. New challenges and opportunities will arise. But Extension’s clear strategic direction will allow us to respond accordingly, while remaining focused on helping Nebraska and its people. 

Our strategic direction can be boiled down to three ambitions: we’re calling these “The Big 3” and they address three critical issues for Nebraskans.

•Strengthen Nebraska Agriculture and Food Systems. 

•Inspire Nebraskans and Their Communities. 

•Enhance the Health and Wellbeing of all Nebraskans. 

The Big Three energize Nebraska’s future by developing a skilled workforce, reducing healthcare costs, creating statewide economic vitality, retaining and attracting young people, and leveraging our strengths for sustained success. 

In strengthening Nebraska Agriculture and food systems, Nebraska Extension is ensuring that all Nebraskans have access to safe and healthy food, abundant water, and the benefits of Nebraska’s outdoor spaces.

By inspiring Nebraskans and their communities Nebraska Extension is connecting diverse population of well-prepared, innovative and productive people, beginning with Nebraska youth, living in thriving, vibrant communities that are contributing to the sustained success and growth of the entire state.

Through enhancing the health and wellbeing of all Nebraskans Nebraska Extension is helping Nebraskans be healthier in every respect—physically, mentally and economically—leading to an even better quality of life, greater prosperity and a promising future for all. 

Our work and our programs are not changing. We are altering our focus to be more centered on what is best for Nebraska and it’s people! 

Calendar for March 2023

March 4: Clover Kid Meeting; Teen Supremes.

March 5: Wayne County Market Beef Weigh In

March 5: Market Beef ID’s due.

March 15: 4-H Council High School Scholarships due.

March 16: 4-H Council Meeting.

March 25: Bake and Take Day.

March 25: Horse Stampede (Registration due March 3)

March 27: Clover Kid Meeting Reg due.