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.
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.
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.
Soil Judging Team brings home gold
Tuesday, September 25, 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.
Grassland Studies seminar series begins Sept. 17
Tuesday, September 11, 2018
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.
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.
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.
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.