Dunn teaches grass identification in virtual hands-on lab Thursday, September 24, 2020
Cheryl Dunn explains the structures of crested wheatgrass to her Wildland Plants students during class on Zoom. | Photo courtesy of Shaun Dunn
Cheryl Dunn had to completely rethink how she was going to teach Agronomy 442/842 Wildland Plants when she had to move it online this fall. The course is a comprehensive study of plants that are important in natural resource management and involves a heavy emphasis on intensive lab and field study.

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Film exploring food technology, sustainability, diversity & inclusion available to UNL community Thursday, September 24, 2020
Hearts of Glass doocumentary discussion
University of Nebraska-Lincoln faculty, students and staff are invited to view the documentary “Hearts of Glass” and participate in a panel discussion with writer, director and producer Jennifer Tennican, employees of Vertical Harvest, and experts from among the UNL faculty.

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LPS, university launch Early STEM program at Lincoln Northeast Tuesday, September 22, 2020
The new LPS-UNL Early College and Career STEM Program
Lincoln Public Schools and the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources are joining together to launch the LPS-UNL Early College and Career STEM Program at Lincoln Northeast High School. LPS and the university celebrated the launch of the program during an event at Lincoln Northeast on Tuesday.

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Obituary | Jerry Maranville Monday, September 21, 2020
Jerry Maranville
Professor Emeritus Jerry Maranville, age 79, died July 7, 2020. Maranville served as a faculty member in the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln for 33 years.

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Husker researchers linking cattle behavior to efficient beef production Monday, September 21, 2020
University of Nebraska–Lincoln researchers are using collars fitted with GPS and accelerometers to track the movements and behavioral patterns of beef cattle and how they link to efficient beef production systems. Natalie Jones | IANR Media
Range cattle spend most of their time grazing, ruminating, resting and watering. Using collars fitted with GPS and accelerometers, technology similar to that found in a Fitbit that collects data on movement patterns, University of Nebraska–Lincoln researchers are tracking the movements and behavioral patterns of beef cattle and how they link to efficient beef production systems.

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Jacobs and Schroeder receive AAPSE Professional Recognition Award Tuesday, September 15, 2020
Julie Jacobs and Vicki Schroeder

Julie Jacobs and Vicki Schroeder were selected as the North Central Region recipients of the American Association of Pesticide Safety Educators 2020 Professional Recognition Award for their work on the Chemigation Education Program. It is given to members who have enhanced public health and the environment through their efforts in pesticide safety education or application certification.

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Summer gardening competition brings Nebraska students together virtually through common interest, learning Friday, September 11, 2020
The Biggest Grower participant Shauna Radant of Team Kohlrabi shows off her competition garden near Valentine, Nebraska, this summer.
The University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s The Biggest Grower Competition brought Nebraska high school students together virtually with a new, experiential learning gardening opportunity, amid a summer of COVID-19 shutdowns. Forty-four students representing 37 Nebraska high schools were organized into 11 virtual gardening teams. Participants chose their own combination of vegetables, herbs and cut flowers, and planted and cultivated their 8-by-10 garden or container garden, through harvest.

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Learning by exploring: Agronomy, horticulture instructors embrace outdoor opportunities Friday, September 11, 2020
agronomy and horticulture
First-year agronomy major Emily Hanson is taking one of the beginning courses in her degree, Plant Science 131, remotely this semester. Most of her days consist of watching Zoom lectures and submitting assignments from her dorm room — but to earn additional points, Hanson also gets out and walks through East Campus each week to find a plant that illustrates a concept she’s learned in class.

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Ogg awarded AAPSE Life Membership Monday, September 7, 2020
Clyde Ogg
Clyde Ogg, Extension Educator in the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture, received a Life Membership in the American Association of Pesticide Safety Educators in recognition of dedicating his professional career to pesticide safety education.

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Agronomy major welcomes in-person classes for experiential opportunities, learning Thursday, September 3, 2020
Lily Woitaszewski
Get to know University of Nebraska–Lincoln student Lily Woitaszewski, a senior agronomy major who served as a department student ambassador. Woitaszewski is excited to be back on East Campus taking classes and staying involved in Agronomy Club and Commodity Marketing Club.

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