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Francis honored with NACTA Educator Award Thursday, July 6, 2017
Charles “Chuck” Francis
Chuck Francis, a professor of agronomy and horticulture at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln for 40 years, was honored July 1 at the North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture conference, with the NACTA Educator Award. The award honors educators for excellence in post-secondary instruction in agriculture and whose efforts represent the very best in agricultural higher education.

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Nebraska Extension offers crop management clinics Wednesday, July 5, 2017
Crop Management Diagnostic Clinics
Agribusiness professionals and crop producers will have an opportunity to take a close-up look at field conditions, research and techniques at Nebraska Extension Crop Management Diagnostic Clinics in July and August at the Eastern Nebraska Research and Extension Center near Mead.

Full story at Nebraska Today


Study shows wildfires are increasing on the Great Plains Friday, June 30, 2017
Tori Donovan
A University of Nebraska-Lincoln research team, using remote sensing data collected by the USDA Forest Service and the U.S. Geological Survey, has documented that the number of wildfires occurring each year has tripled in the Great Plains during the past three decades. Victoria Donovan, a doctoral student in agronomy and horticulture is lead author of the study.

Full story at Nebraska Today


Hops workshop scheduled for July 22 Tuesday, June 27, 2017
Hop bines growing at Midwest Hop Producers' hops yard in Plattsmouth. A hops workshop will be held at the growing site on July 22.
Registration is open for the Hops Field Day and Scouting Workshop, which is 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. July 22 in Plattsmouth, Nebraska. The workshop, organized by Nebraska Extension and the Midwest Hop Producers, will feature speakers from University of Nebraska–Lincoln researchers as well as local growers and brewers.

Full story at Nebraska Today


Forty-six Agronomy and Horticulture students make CASNR Dean's List Friday, June 23, 2017
Dean's List
More than 4,300 students have been named to the Deans’ List/Explore Center List of Distinguished Students for the spring semester of the 2016-17 academic year at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. Forty-six Department of Agronomy and Horticulture students made the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources Dean’s List.

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IANR Staff Spotlight: Cheryl Dunn Thursday, June 22, 2017
Cheryl Dunn
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.

Full story at IANR News


Explore Turfgrass & Landscape Management Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Explore Turfgrass & Landscape Management
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.

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Clemente honored with Crop Science Society of America award Tuesday, June 20, 2017
Tom Clemente
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.

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Obituary | Albert Dale Flowerday Tuesday, June 20, 2017
Albert "Dale" Flowerday
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.

Full story at Nebraska Today


Sanford awarded Arthur William Sampson Fellowship Wednesday, June 14, 2017
Amanda Sanford
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.

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