The University of Nebraska–Lincoln Agronomy Club recently received the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources Week Outstanding Undergraduate Student Organization Award. Alex Baumert, an agronomy sophomore, received the Outstanding Undergraduate Student Organization Member Award. Presentations were made during the Steve and Jessie Waller Awards Luncheon on March 8, part of the 19th annual CASNR Week celebration.
The University of Nebraska–Lincoln Crops Judging Team placed second in the four-year division at the Collegiate Crops Contest held at the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture March 8 in Curtis, Nebraska. The team includes senior agronomy majors Rodger Farr, Kolby Grint and Samantha Teten, and junior agronomy major Justin Zoucha. Teten also placed fifth overall as an individual.
The difference between a good university and a great university can be measured by the passion, vision and generosity of its donors. Clifford and Jimmie Barta were brothers that ranched their entire lives in the eastern Sandhills of Rock and Brown Counties. During their estate planning, they chose to gift their ranch (Barta Brothers Ranch [BBR]) to the University of Nebraska–Lincoln.
Sam Wortman, assistant professor and environmental horticulturist in the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, received a Junior Faculty Teaching Excellence Award on Tuesday, March 12.
Quinn Charling, a University of Nebraska–Lincoln CASNR alumnus, has been accepted as a participant in Class IX of the Nebraska Water Leaders Academy, a one-year program that educates participants about the vital role of rivers, streams and aquifers play in the economic sustainability of the state.
Stacy Adams, Martha Mamo, Don Lee, Christian Elowsky and Kim Todd, University of Nebraska–Lincoln Department of Agronomy and Horticulture faculty, were honored for their support to students during the annual Parents' Recognition Awards luncheon on March 1.
Sequenced genome of ancient crop could raise yields
Wednesday, March 6, 2019
An international team has sequenced and mapped the genome of proso millet – a feat essential to raising yields of the drought-resistant crop in the Nebraska Panhandle and semiarid regions where population booms foreshadow food shortages.
University of Nebraska–Lincoln Department of Agronomy and Horticulture graduate students Hannah Stoll and Alex Tonon Rosa earned second and third place respectively in the final round of the 2019 Elevator Speech Contest. Organized and hosted by the departments of Entomology, Plant Pathology and Agronomy and Horticulture, the top five speakers from each department competed in the final round.