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Register for 19th Annual Nebraska Winery and Grape Growers Forum Wednesday, February 24, 2016
Viticulture UNL grapes
Mechanization, Martinson, McCole, Michael and more highlight the 19th Annual Nebraska Forum March 3-5 at the Omaha Marriott. Forum will feature world-renowned speakers Tim Martinson, Cornell University Senior Extension Associate; Dan McCole, Michigan State University Associate Professor of Tourism and Marketing; Michael Jones, wine and yeast specialist from Scott Laboratories; and Wayne Peterson, Midwest Grower Supply.

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Register now for Integrated Weed Management workshop and online course Wednesday, February 24, 2016
The "how-to's" and value of integrating multiple weed control methods will be the focus of a two-day workshop and an online graduate course being offered by the UNL Department of Agronomy and Horticulture, Tuesday, March 1 and Wednesday, March 2, at the Nebraska East Campus Union in Lincoln.

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Graduate students earn awards and travel grants Friday, February 19, 2016
Seven Department of Agronomy and Horticulture graduate students have recently been honored with awards and travel grants. Students honored include Maxwel Oliveira, Rodrigo Werle, Parminder Chahal, Debalin Sarangi, Sunil Kumar, Zahoor Ganie and Raquel de Oliveira Rocha.

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Grassini awarded Junior Faculty for Excellence in Research Friday, February 19, 2016
Patricio Grassini, assistant professor of agronomy and horticulture and a fellow of the Robert B. Daugherty Water for Food Institute and the Center for Great Plains Studies, has been named recipient of the Junior Faculty for Excellence in Research Award provided by the Branham Endowment Fund for 2015-2016.

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Goodding Learning Center rededicated Friday, February 19, 2016
Thomas H. Goodding
The Goodding Learning Center, located in 280 Plant Sciences Hall on East Campus, was rededicated Jan. 15. Steve Waller, College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources dean, Roch Gaussoin, Department of Agronomy and Horticulture department head, and Rich Goodding, grandson of Dr. Thomas H. Goodding, provided comments.

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UNL students win USDA-Microsoft Innovation Challenge Friday, February 19, 2016
University of Nebraska–Lincoln
UNL 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. Read full article at IANR News.

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Fifty-five Agronomy and Horticulture students make Dean's List Friday, February 19, 2016

Fifty-five undergraduate students in the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture qualified for the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, Fall 2015, Dean’s list. Students must have a 3.75 minimum grade-point average on a four-point scale and be enrolled in a minimum of 12 or more graded semester hours to qualify. Agronomy and Horticulture students who qualified are listed at http://agronomy.unl.edu/deans-list.

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Lenihan wins Sports Turf Managers Association scholarship Friday, February 19, 2016
Jeff Lenihan, winner of a SAFE scholarship, at the Sports Turf Managers Association national conference.
Jeff Lenihan, a junior turfgrass & landscape management major, was one of six, four-year undergraduate students in the nation to win a Foundation for Safer Athletic Fields scholarship at the 2016 Sports Turf Managers Association national conference in San Diego, California.

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Agronomy students Mangel and Pallas awarded 2015 Western Seed Association scholarships Thursday, February 18, 2016
University of Nebraska–Lincoln
Dylan Mangel and Cale Pallas, University of Nebraska–Lincoln agronomy majors, were awarded 2015 Western Seed Association scholarships at the WSA Banquet in Kansas City on Nov. 9. The WSA scholarships are awarded based on scholarship and an interest in the seed industry.

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Growing Our Future 2015 Conference Wednesday, January 20, 2016
University of Nebraska–Lincoln
The Department of Agronomy and Horticulture, the largest academic department across the University of Nebraska system, hosted the Growing Our Future 2015 conference on Nov. 6 at the Cornhusker Marriott in Lincoln, Nebraska.The event provided attendees with a glimpse of the department’s many activities, including breakthrough research and student involvement.

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