Saturday, Feb. 25
9 am – 12 p.m.
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Reservations to attend are on a first-come, first-served basis.
There is a total of 90 spots for students at this event.
Please RSVP with the number of students who will be attending.
No more than 10 students per school may attend.
Interested in Agronomy?
This workshop is intended for high school students with an interest in developing and growing plants.
Agronomists help develop and grow plants as well as design the integrated systems that the world will need for its food, fuel and fiber. The Agronomy Club at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln invites students to:
- learn about areas of study in the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture.
- learn the basics of insect, disease, plant and seed identification.
- study and observe live plants.
- prepare for the FFA Agronomy contest with an opportunity to learn and ask questions from undergraduate and graduate students.
- learn about specialized options within the major to prepare for a variety of dynamic careers in agronomy.
8:45 am – Meet in Nebraska East Union, East Campus, First Floor.
9 am – Tyler Quick, Department of Agronomy and Horticulture Undergraduate Recruiter, and introduction of Agronomy Club Officers.
9:30 – 11 am – Rotate through the following three breakout sessions – 30 minutes each:
- Insects and disease: learn about pests and how to identify them.
- Live plant and seed identification. Students will study plants and learn species identification characteristics.
- Mini-test with live plants similar to FFA Agronomy contest.
11 am – Central Valley Ag Cooperative Representative presentation on what they do and potential job opportunities as agronomists in the future.
12 pm – Lunch. Pizza provided by CVA.
The Agronomy Club strives to:
- provide educational and leadership opportunities and training outside of the conventional university classroom.
- stimulate interest in agronomic work among university students.
- foster a spirit of cooperation and mutual helpfulness among agronomy students and faculty.
- provide an opportunity for wider acquaintances with agronomic workers and activities of other divisions of the American Society of Agronomy.
- be of service to the university, the department and other students.