53 Agronomy and Horticulture students named to Dean’s List Friday, July 30, 2021Fifty-three undergraduate students in the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture have been named to the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources spring 2021 Dean’s List.
Husker researcher part of multi-university effort to improve ag decision-making Friday, July 30, 2021The National Science Foundation and U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture announced a five-year, $20 million grant to establish the AI Institute for Resilient Agriculture, or AIIRA. A collaboration of eight institutions is launching the institute with the aim of deploying digital twins, powered by advances in artificial intelligence, throughout the agricultural space. The AIIRA research team, which includes Husker plant geneticist James Schnable, believes the technology may help ramp up food production by enabling farmers to increase yields and plant breeders to strategically improve varieties.
‘The Biggest Grower’ participants tour East Campus and learn about agronomy, horticulture, landscape design Thursday, July 29, 2021Nebraska high school students and their families attended The Biggest Grower Day June 30 on the University of Nebraska–Lincoln East Campus as part of gardening competition they are involved in this summer.
Buy Fresh Buy Local Nebraska and Nebraska Extension Celebrate National Farmers’ Market Week 2021 Thursday, July 29, 2021Buy Fresh Buy Local Nebraska and Nebraska Extension join others across the country in celebrating National Farmers’ Market Week from Aug. 1-7, 2021 with the launch of a new tool to make it easy for Nebraskans to find nearby farmers’ markets.
Second East Campus Discovery Day is July 10 Friday, July 9, 2021The Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln is set to host the second East Campus Discovery Days and Farmer’s Market, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on July 10. It will also be held Aug. 14.
Agronomy and Horticulture Alumna Spotlight: Christine Barta Thursday, July 8, 2021Meet University of Nebraska–Lincoln CASNR and horticulture alumna Christine Barta in this week's Agronomy and Horticulture Alumna Spotlight.
Viticulture field day is July 19 Tuesday, July 6, 2021Join the University of Nebraska Viticulture Program July 19 for the first UNVP-sponsored field day in over two years.
Knox announces retirement from Nebraska Crop Improvement Association Thursday, July 1, 2021
Steve Knox, Nebraska Crop Improvement Association secretary/manager and affiliate with the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture, retires July 1. Knox has led the NCIA since 2001. He started with the Association on March 1, 1998, as the field services supervisor. In 2000, he stepped into the interim manager position and was named secretary/manager in 2001 by the NCIA Board of Directors.