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A TREE-mendous celebration – Maxwell Arboretum fall festival is Oct. 18 Wednesday, October 3, 2018
The public is invited to the Friends of Maxwell Arboretum's fall festival on Oct. 18. This annual, family-friendly event will take place from 4 to 5:30 p.m. in the Earl G. Maxwell Arboretum, near 38th and Holdrege streets on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's East Campus. Co-sponsors are the UNL Garden Friends and UNL Landscape Services.

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19 department employees honored for years of service Friday, September 28, 2018
Service awards 2018
The University of Nebraska–Lincoln honored the dedication of 961 faculty and staff during a Celebration of Service on Sept. 25 at the Kimball Recital Hall.

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Basche discusses how climate change impacts soil on NPR Science Friday Thursday, September 27, 2018
Andrea Basche, University of Nebraska–Lincoln assistant professor of agronomy and horticulture, and Kristen DeAngelis, University of Massachusetts associate professor of microbiology, were guests on National Public Radio’s Science Friday Sept. 14 to discuss how climate change is impacting the soil.

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Rwanda Institute for Conservation Agriculture taps Ferguson for leadership position Thursday, September 27, 2018
Richard Ferguson
Richard Ferguson has been named vice chancellor for the Rwanda Institute for Conservation Agriculture (RICA), effective Jan. 1, 2019. Opening in July 2019, the RICA is an English language institution dedicated to educating and inspiring a new generation of innovators in agriculture in Rwanda. Establishing the Institute is a joint effort of the Government of Rwanda and the Howard G. Buffett Foundation, with the University of Nebraska–Lincoln providing leadership in curriculum development and technical advising.

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Soil Judging Team brings home gold Tuesday, September 25, 2018
UNL Soil Judging Team 2018
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln Soil Judging Team dug right into the Region 5 Soil Judging Competition from Sept. 17 to 21 in Manhattan, Kansas, walking out covered in grit and quite a bit of glory, having beaten seven other teams for a first-place overall win, three individual awards and a third-place team finish.

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Grassland Studies seminar series begins Sept. 17 Tuesday, September 11, 2018
Center for Grassland Studies
The Center for Grassland Studies will begin its 24th annual fall seminar series with a lecture by Dirac Twidwell Jr., an associate professor in the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture who will speak about modern challenges in environmental science from 3 to 4 p.m. Sept. 17 in the Nebraska East Union. The talk, “Transforming Range Curriculum in the 21st Century,” is free and open to the public.

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Applications being accepted for the Baltzell Student Innovation Award Thursday, September 6, 2018
Water for Food
Applications are now being accepted for the Robert and Karla Baltzell Student Innovation Award. The fund aims to provide research support to undergraduate and graduate students studying critical questions at the intersection of water and livestock, animal feed and/or crops.

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Agronomy and Horticulture Seminar Series starts Sept. 7 Wednesday, September 5, 2018
Agronomy and Horticulture Seminar Series
Nebraska’s L.J. McElravy will kick off the fall Agronomy and Horticulture Seminar Series with a 3:30 p.m. Sept. 7 talk in Keim Hall, Room 150.

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Blessington attends 2018 U.S. Borlaug Summer Institute on Global Food Security Wednesday, September 5, 2018
Brooke Blessington with Dr. Gebisa Ejeta, 2009 World Food Prize Laureate, at the 2018 U.S. Borlaug Summer Institute on Global Food Security.
Brooke Blessington, a University of Nebraska–Lincoln graduate student in the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture distance program, was selected to attend the 2018 U.S. Borlaug Summer Institute on Global Food Security, June 3-16 at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana.

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PSEP’s Ogg, Hygnstrom earn national awards Thursday, August 30, 2018
 Clyde Ogg and Jan Hygnstrom
Clyde Ogg, PSEP coordinator, received the AAPSE Fellow Award and Jan Hygnstrom, PSEP project manager, received the AAPSE Professional Recognition Award on Aug. 21 during the 2018 National Pesticide Applicator Certification and Safety Education Workshop in San Antonio.

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