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.
Megan Franklin takes soils activities to Kloefkorn Elementary first gradersMegan Franklin, freshman plant biology major, along with advisors Dr. Dennis McCallister and Dr. Martha Mamo visited Kloefkorn Elementary School in Lincoln April 17, engaging 80 first-grade students about soil. Franklin's honors project was to develop hands-on activities and visuals to demonstrate the key concepts about soil for the first-grade students. Using concepts and information she learned from the AGRO153 Soil Resources course, Franklin created learning activities on the types of plant roots and how they effect the soil, how different types of soil absorb water, organisms in the soil and where the five soil types belong on a world map. Continue reading.
Backyard Farmer airs live Tuesdays
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 for another great season of answering your lawn & garden questions. View archived videos on YouTube, or interact with the team on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.