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Grow your story in the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture. Undergraduate programs in Agronomy, Horticulture, Plant Biology, and Turfgrass & Landscape Management provide hands-on learning in research labs and out in the field, preparing you for a future where you can influence the world in powerful ways. Here you will get personal attention at a Big Ten university and learn from faculty who work to feed and enrich the lives of a growing global population.



UNL students named USDA-Microsoft Innovation Challenge winners

University of Nebraska-Lincoln students Matt Pedersen and Fernando Napier, both of Lincoln, have been named winners in the USDA-Microsoft Innovation Challenge. They won best student-made app, best open source application and an honorable mention for their farm profit calculator submission. The USDA and Microsoft made the announcement Jan. 27 in Washington. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack was on hand to congratulate the winners. Pedersen and Napier, studying agronomy and computer programming, respectively, entered the competition with encouragement from Roch Gaussoin, head of the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture. Read more.

Goodding Learning Center Rededicated January 15, 2016

The Goodding Learning Center, located in 280 Plant Sciences Hall on East Campus, was rededicated Friday, Jan. 15, 2016. Steve Waller, College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources dean, Roch Gauissoin, Department of Agronomy and Horticulture department head, and Rich Goodding, grandson of Dr. Thomas H. Goodding, provided comments. Members of the Thomas H. Goodding family were introduced. The Thomas H. Goodding Learning Center was first dedicated to the Department of Agronomy in 1982 with a generous donation from the family. Goodding received his bachelor's degree in agronomy in 1916, the first of 16 members from four generations of the Goodding family to graduate from the University of Nebraska. Read more.

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Backyard Farmer airs live Tuesdays starting in March

Backyard Farmer, featuring faculty members from the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture, airs live Tuesdays on NET1 at 7 pm CST from March through September. Join us in March for another great season of answering your lawn and garden questions. View archived videos on YouTube, or interact with the team on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.