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About Our Experts

Nicole Stoner is a Horticulture Extension Educator in Gage County.  Nicole's focus areas include trees, shrubs, lawns, gardens, and insects.  Nicole earned her Master's Degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in Horticulture with a minor in Insect Science. She has Bachelor's Degrees in both horticulture and entomology. 

Kelly Feehan has served as a Horticulture Extension Educator in Platte County for 33 years. She teaches environmental horticulture to adults and youth and serves as a Backyard Farmer panelist. Kelly has a Bachelor of Science degree in horticulture with a arboriculture focus and a Masters of Art degree in Adult education.

Scott Evans is a horticulture assistant with Nebraska Extension in Douglas-Sarpy Counties. A certified arborist through ISA and NAA. Scottco-leadsthe Master Gardener program in the two counties. Along with volunteer managementhe provides his expertise with disease and insect identification, lawn and landscape weed management, plant health,and I.P.M. practices. Scott has two Bachelors of Science, one in Biology (emphasis in Botany, Ecology and Environmental Geology) and second in Environmental Geology from Northwest Missouri State University. He earned his Master of Agriculture from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Jenny Rees has worked for Nebraska Extension for nearly 11 years. She is an agronomist and plant pathologist and enjoys weed/range plant identification in addition to diagnosing problems with plants. She has her Bachelor of Science Agronomy and Bachelor of Science Crop Protection, and Master of Science, Plant Pathology, all from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln.

Sarah Browning has been an Extension Educator with the University of Nebraska-Lincoln for seventeen years. Sarah's programming has focused on environmental horticulture, fruit & vegetable production and food safety. Working with the general public and commercial green industry professionals, her major program goals include conserving water, protecting water quality, promoting local food production and protecting human health. Sarah has her Bachelor of Science in Horticulture, and Master of Science in Plant Breeding from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln.

Kathleen Cue is a horticulture associate with Nebraska Extension in Douglas-Sarpy Counties. She is also an ISA certified arborist and provides diagnostic expertise in the areas of plant disease, weed identification and control and native plants. Kathleen has a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture Science from UNL, majoring in horticulture with an option in landscape design as well as a Master of Science in Professional Agriculture from Iowa State, majoring in horticulture.

Elizabeth Exstrom is an Extension Educator with Nebraska Extension in Hall County, her focus area is resource efficient landscapes and has an interest in youth gardening. She went to the University of Nebraska, Lincoln for both her Bachelor of Science in Horticulture with Landscape Design emphasis, and her Master of Science degree in Public Horticulture.

John Fech is a horticulturist and an ISA Certified Arborist. He focuses his time on teaching effective landscape maintenance techniques, water conservation, diagnosing turf and ornamental problems.

Jody Green is the Extension Educator for Nebraska Extension in Lancaster County. She received her graduate degrees from Purdue University with a specialty in Urban Entomology. Her primary focus is developing educational programs related to structural and health-related insects such as bed bugs, head lice, ants, termites, cockroaches, fleas and the other feared and hated pests for the community. Her goals are to help people prevent and manage pests in and around homes, minimize unnecessary pesticide use and encourage an appreciation for beneficial insects.

Kyle Koch (Insects)

David Lott (Fruits & Vegetables)

John Porter (Fruits & Vegetables)

Terri James (Fruits & Vegetables, Grasses, Weeds, Landscape Ornamentals, Trees & Shrubs)

Katie King (Fruits & Vegetables, Landscape Ornamentals)

Kyle Broderick (Fruits & Vegetables, Field Crops, Grasses, Landscape Ornamentals, Trees & Shrubs)

Amy Timmerman (Fruits & Veggies, Field Crops, Weeds, Landscape Ornamentals, Trees & Shrubs)

Jeff Bradshaw (Insects)

Mike Eskelson (Insects)

Bob Wright (Insects, Field Crops)