NACEB Summer Experience – June 22-23 – Grand Island

Extension Board Members, NACEB Directors and Unit Leaders,

Please hold June 22-23 for the annual NACEB Summer Experience!  This year we will be in Grand Island with a fascinating program that you won’t want to miss!

Friday evening we will begin with supper at the historic Liederkranz Club.  Founded in 1870, it has the distinction of being the oldest club in Grand Island.  The Club was organized as a singing society to promote and preserve German singing, music, drama, art and literature heritage.  It was also the site where political conventions, carnivals and signing of peace treaties with Native Americans occurred during the early days of Grand Island!  You will enjoy the Liederkranz singers, lounge, bowling alley, a beautiful courtyard and an authentic German meal.  A representative from the Stuhr Museum of the Prairie Pioneer will share the history of Grand Island including little known connections to Extension!  Learn more about the Liederkranz Club at:

Saturday we will be welcomed by Grand Island Mayor Jeremy Jensen at Raising Nebraska located at Fonner Park.  Jeff Yost, CEO and President of the Nebraska Community Foundation (and NextGEN NACEB Task Force Member), will keynote the morning program focusing on what true engagement and leadership looks like in Nebraska communities.  Before the morning elapses, Tammy Stuhr, 4-H Youth Development Extension Educator, will share an inspiring overview of the 4-H Shooting Sports National Championships coming to Grand Island the very weekend of the NACEB Summer Experience!  Following lunch at Raising Nebraska enjoy a charter bus tour of Grand Island including stops at local areas of interest.

Friday – $15/person (incl. evening meal)
Saturday – $25/person (incl. cont. breakfast and lunch)
Registration (pay by check)
Registration (pay by credit card)

A block of rooms has been reserved at the 2 hotels below.

Comfort Inn
2903 Osborne Dr. W., Hastings, NE 68901
Cost:  $140 + tax per night

The Learning Center
2211 Q St., Aurora, NE 68818
Cost:  $80 + tax per night (Single)
$100 + tax per night (Double)

Feel free to check with other Grand Island hotels. Rooms may be limited due to other events in the area. Additional Options Include:

Ken’s Motel
1515 11th St., Aurora, NE 68818
Cost:  $45 + tax per night (Single)
$52 + tax per night (Double)

Saint Paul Inn
116 Howard Ave., St. Paul, NE 68873
Cost:  $56 + tax per night (Single queen)
$60 + tax per night (King)
$63 + tax per night (Double)

Mark June 22 and 23 on your calendars!

Dave Varner

NextGEN NACEB Conversations


Over the next two months current, prospective and past Extension Board members will have an opportunity to help reinvent and invigorate NACEB into an even stronger support group for Nebraska Extension!

Ten NextGEN NACEB Conversation gatherings will happen across Nebraska, two per Extension district, plus an opportunity to engage online for those who cannot make it in person.

4/19 – Grand Island – 7pm CST – Hall County Extension, College Park, 3180 West Hwy 34
5/9 – Lincoln – 7pm CST – Lancaster County Extension, 444 Cherrycreek Rd
CANCELLED – 5/15 – Nebraska City – 7pm CST – Kimmel Education and Research Center, 5985 G Road
5/17 – Geneva – 7pm CST – Fillmore Extension Office, 1340 G Street
5/21 – Norfolk – 7pm CST – Madison Extension Office, 601 E. Benjamin Ave
5/22 – North Platte – 7pm CST – West Central Research and Extension Center, 402 West State Farm Road
5/23 – Sidney – 7pm MST – Buffalo Point Steakhouse, 638 Cabela Drive
5/24 – Chadron – 7pm MST – Country Kitchen, 1250 West 10th Street
5/31 – Atkinson – 7pm CST – Atkinson Library, 210 W State St.
6/11 – Omaha – 7pm CST – Douglas County Extension Room C, 8015 W Center Rd

Online Meeting
6/14 – 7pm CST – NextGEN NACEB Zoom Meeting

Participation is easy!  Simply register for one of the NextGEN NACEB Conversations online or call 402-472-3967.  Share your name, contact information, county and location that you wish to attend.  Then plan for a fun and engaging conversation that will shape the future of NACEB!

Thanks in advance for inviting and encouraging your Extension board members to participate in this conversation.  Please share the flier below that includes additional details and registration information.

NextGEN NACEB Conversations

“Growing Nebraska” IANR Fall Summit


You are cordially invited to join us for “Growing Nebraska.” An interactive summit focused on building partnerships to find sustainable and creative solutions to critical issues in Nebraska.

Through a series of fast-paced presentations, and interactive sessions,
participants will co-create innovative solutions in the following areas:

  • Creating a Better Quality of Life
  • Educating Tomorrow’s Leaders
  • Igniting a Passion
  • Feeding a Growing World

The summit will be held on November 8, 2017, 8:00 am – 4:00 pm at the Cornhusker Hotel, 333 South 13th St, Lincoln, NE. There is no cost to attend and lunch is included.

To RSVP, go to:
Additional details will soon be available at

This event is being hosted by the University of Nebraska – Lincoln, Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources.

May 2017 NACEB Newsletter

May 2017 NACEB Newsletter is now available here.

Some Topics of interest:

  • Message from President, Wes Daberkow
  • Message from NACEB Advisor, Dave Varner
  • 2017 NACEB Summer Meeting Agenda and Registration information, deadline June 3, 2017
  • 2017 PILD Conference Report
  • 2017-2018 Important Dates

We encourage Extension Board members to attend the NACEB Summer Meeting, Friday and Saturday, June 23-24, 2017 in Ord, Nebraska.   Click here to Register.