53 Agronomy and Horticulture students named to Dean’s List Friday, July 30, 2021
Fifty-three Agronomy and Horticulture students have been named to the CASNR Dean's List.
Fifty-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.

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Husker researcher part of multi-university effort to improve ag decision-making Friday, July 30, 2021
Sierra Conway, an undergraduate student at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, collects RNA from a set of diverse corn varieties that her research team is growing and studying at the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture research fields in Lincoln.
The 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.

Full story at Nebraska Today


‘The Biggest Grower’ participants tour East Campus and learn about agronomy, horticulture, landscape design Thursday, July 29, 2021
Nebraska high school students and their families listen to Stacy Adams, The Biggest Grower program coordinator, speak about speciality crop production near the East Campus Hops Planting Garden on June 30.
Nebraska 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.

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Buy Fresh Buy Local Nebraska and Nebraska Extension Celebrate National Farmers’ Market Week 2021 Thursday, July 29, 2021
Candi Benge owner of Little Town Gardens, vends at the Kearney Area Farmers' Market, one of the only farmers' markets in Nebraska who accepts SNAP/EBT benefits.
Buy 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.

Full story at IANR News


Second East Campus Discovery Day is July 10 Friday, July 9, 2021
Children examine a John Deere tractor during East Campus Discovery Days on June 12. Craig Chandler | University Communication
The 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.

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Agronomy and Horticulture Alumna Spotlight: Christine Barta Thursday, July 8, 2021
Christine Barta
Meet University of Nebraska–Lincoln CASNR and horticulture alumna Christine Barta in this week's Agronomy and Horticulture Alumna Spotlight.

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Viticulture field day is July 19 Tuesday, July 6, 2021
A University of Nebraska Viticulture Program field day will be held July 19 at Homestead Prairie Vineyards near Crete, Nebraska.
Join the University of Nebraska Viticulture Program July 19 for the first UNVP-sponsored field day in over two years.

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Knox announces retirement from Nebraska Crop Improvement Association Thursday, July 1, 2021
Steve Knox

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.

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4Rs Nutrient Stewardship Field Day set for July 15 Wednesday, June 30, 2021
Nebraska Extension is holding the inaugural Nebraska 4Rs Nutrient Stewardship Field Day July 15 at the Eastern Nebraska Research and Extension Center.
Nebraska Extension is holding the inaugural Nebraska 4Rs Nutrient Stewardship Field Day July 15 at the August N. Christenson Research and Education Building at the Eastern Nebraska Research and Extension Center near Ithaca, Nebraska.

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Twidwell among university inventors listed on U.S. patents Wednesday, June 30, 2021
Twenty-three University of Nebraska–Lincoln inventors are listed on U.S. patents in April – June 2021.
Congratulations to all University of Nebraska–Lincoln inventors who are listed on U.S. patents in April – June 2021, including Department of Agronomy and Horticulture Associate Professor Dirac Twidwell.

Full story at NUTech Ventures


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