IANR Staff Spotlight: Cheryl Dunn
Thursday, June 22, 2017
What is your position at the University of Nebraska? I am the research manager-herbarium curator for the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture. We are a large department, but I specifically work in the range, pasture, and forages group. There are three main components to my job: research, teaching, and curating. I teach three plant identification courses in the department and I also serve as the staff ombudsman.
High school or college transfer students interested in turfgrass & landscape management at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln will have an opportunity to learn more about the major starting at 9 a.m., July 13, at the Explore Turfgrass & Landscape Management event held on East Campus.
Tom Clemente, Eugene W. Price Distinguished Professor of Biotechnology at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, was recently honored with the Crop Science Research Award from the Crop Science Society of America. This award is presented to researchers in recognition of outstanding contributions in crop science.
Obituary | Albert Dale Flowerday
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
Albert “Dale” Flowerday, 89, longtime agronomy professor, died June 10 at the Tennessee State Veterans Home in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. A University of Nebraska alumnus, Flowerday worked at the university for 27 years, more than half with the Department of Agronomy, now agronomy and horticulture.
Amanda Sanford, an agronomy graduate student, has been awarded the Arthur William Sampson Fellowship in Pasture Management. This fellowship is awarded annually to a University of Nebraska–Lincoln graduate student conducting research in range or pasture ecology and management. Awarded from the Center for Grassland Studies, this fellowship includes a 12-month graduate stipend and begins Aug. 1, 2017.
Want to learn how to translate scientific findings for non-technical audiences, how to tell a resonant story that informs decision-makers and more? Attend the Science Communication and Policy Boot Camp June 21-22.
The University of Nebraska Board of Regents presented Marlene Busse, administrative support associate for Student Services in the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture, with a Kudos Award June 1. Each year the Board of Regents recognizes full-time employees from each of the four campuses for their outstanding service to the university.
Interested in, or new to growing hops? University of Nebraska–Lincoln experts will speak on the science of hops, site selection, productivity and performance, and the financial considerations of hop production at a free Introductory Hop Workshop on June 8.
Compare Varieties at Winter Wheat Field Days this June
Tuesday, May 23, 2017
Nebraska Winter Wheat Field Days will be held at eight sites in the Panhandle and west central and southeast Nebraska this June. Participants will be able to view current commercial and experimental lines, including varieties from the University of Nebraska, and Kansas, Colorado, and South Dakota, and from seed companies actively selling wheat seed in Nebraska. Most of the varieties shown have been released for commercial production or soon will be; some experimental lines from Nebraska breeding programs (USDA-ARS or UNL) are also included.
People would expect things to grow in the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture. While not always dealing with plant matter, the department’s online Master of Science program is growing in size, scope and stories. With more than 50 online Master of Science students, 10 have graduated since last August. Their projects and stories have been as unique as their personalities, interests and geographic locations.