Partners & Programs

Partners & Programs2017-08-23T15:58:30+00:00

Planting the Seeds of Innovation Through Partnership

The Kimmel Education and Research Center represents a unique collaboration between the Kimmel Orchard & Vineyard Educational Foundation, Inc., and the University of Nebraska–Lincoln.

Located on-site, the Kimmel team partners with extension office educators to provide a variety of advanced learning opportunities, including:

  • Leadership Development & Coaching
  • Alternative Agriculture Programming & Assistance
  • Science-Focused Youth Development

Room to Gather, Grow and Learn Together

Everyone is invited to utilize the research facility’s meeting spaces and outdoor areas for work, play or a mix of both. We happily accommodate large and small groups as well as individuals looking to connect with the UNL faculty and staff or to simply embrace learning. Spaces include:

  • Conference room complete with the latest technology.
  • Outdoor classroom landscaped with crops and florals.
  • Educational trail system winding more than two miles.

Faculty and staff are excited to assist anyone looking for virtual, hands-on and/or outdoor learning opportunities and are happy to connect in person or electronically. Learn more about the extensive resources available to you at Kimmel Education and Research Center or call 402-873-3166 to make your reservations.

Research-Based, Agricultural-Focused Program Opportunities

Kimmel Education and Research Center offers six different programs with two main focuses—community vitality initiatives and youth science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) careers.

Learn more about the opportunities available to you via the extension office and introduce yourself to the program offerings below.

Research Programs

The Kimmel Education and Research Center—Located on the Kimmel Orchard campus, the Kimmel Education and Research Center promotes growth in research and economic opportunities through the development of value-added products and expansion of markets in Nebraska and the region.

Education

Using science-based applied and adaptive research, educators from the University of Nebraska’s Cooperative Extension Division assist agricultural producers to implement innovative marketing strategies and production techniques on their own farms.

Sustainable Agriculture

By definition, sustainable agriculture seeks to minimize waste and the environmental impact of farming. The Kimmel Orchard puts theory into practice throughout the property. Information about these efforts can be found throughout the orchard and along the trails.

Viticulture

By definition, sustainable agriculture seeks to minimize waste and the environmental impact of farming. Kimmel Orchard puts theory into practice throughout the property. Information about these efforts can be found throughout the orchard and along the trails.

Specialty Forestry Crops

The floral industry could benefit from studies underway in harvestable woody and other forestry crops such as corkscrew willow and colored dogwoods.

Agritourism

Gaining educational insights while visiting a farm or agribusiness is the goal of the study of agritourism. This includes developing innovative approaches to connect tourists interested in agriculture to working farms and agribusinesses.

The University of Nebraska–Lincoln is an equal opportunity educator and employer.