Member of the Month: UNL Extension - Dodge County
UNL Extension - Dodge County will be recognized in March, by the Fremont Area Chamber of Commerce as the “Chamber Member of the Month.” As part of the recognition program, presented by the Chamber’s Business Development Council, UNL Extension - Dodge County will be officially recognized and presented with an award during the Chamber’s March meeting to be held at First State Bank & Trust.
Most Nebraskans aren’t aware of how much Extension is supporting them on a daily basis, in almost every area of their life. Many are aware of the services Extension provides to the agricultural community, but Extension provides expertise and know-how to sectors as diverse as nutrition, health care, and technology. From border to border, Nebraska Extension is making an incredible impact on the success of our state — its youth, its families, its farms and ranches, its communities, its economy.
UNL Extension in Dodge County
The “Member of the Month” award program seeks to promote businesses or organizations that uphold the mission and values of the Chamber and have demonstrated their involvement in the community through volunteerism, service and support of events and activities, achieved growth, profitability, facility expansion, employee expansion or other appropriate significant accomplishments in the community or industry. The Fremont Chamber of Commerce is honored to award the March “Member of the Month” to UNL Extension - Dodge County.
- The Nutrition Education Program has impacted our community by providing training for child care centers, collaborating with local schools to improve school wellness policies, and supporting healthier food pantries and food retail options. Over 5,000 people were impacted by this program in 2016.
- Child Care Professionals, Preschool Teachers and Head Start Staff have been trained in Early Learning Guidelines, the social emotional well-being of children and developmentally appropriate practices that have affected over 3,500 children.
- In 2016, nearly 2,700 Nebraskans visited the locally-focused agronomy blog, Crop Tech Café and had more than 4,000 sessions where they were actively engaged with the content.
- 4-H: 331 Youth Enrolled, 18 Clubs and 112 Volunteers