Annual garden tours return to Maxwell Arboretum Wednesday, April 10, 2019
Emily Levine
Monthly walking tours of greenspaces on the University of Nebraska–Lincoln's East Campus are being held the first Tuesday of each month through November.

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Agronomy and Horticulture Awards Banquet honors students, faculty, staff Monday, April 8, 2019
Kolby Grint, left, recipient of the Martin Massengale Outstanding Senior Award, with Martha Mamo, Department Head
The achievements of students, faculty and staff, past and present, were honored at the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture Awards Banquet March 28 at the Hillcrest Country Club in Lincoln.

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Agronomy Club, Baumert receive CASNR Week Awards Monday, April 1, 2019
Alex Baumert, an agronomy sophomore, received the Outstanding Undergraduate Student Organization Member Award.
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.

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Nebraska Crops Judging Team takes second at NCTA competition Monday, March 25, 2019
Samantha Teten
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.

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The Barta Brothers Ranch: Making a Difference Wednesday, March 20, 2019
Barta Brothers Ranch
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.

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Wortman receives Junior Faculty Teaching Excellence Award Thursday, March 14, 2019
Sam Wortman
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.

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Agronomy alumnus accepted into Nebraska Water Leaders Academy Tuesday, March 12, 2019
Quinn Charling
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.

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5 Agronomy and Horticulture faculty receive Parents’ Recognition Awards Friday, March 8, 2019
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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.

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Sequenced genome of ancient crop could raise yields Wednesday, March 6, 2019
Nebraska's James Schnable has helped sequence nearly the entire genetic catalog of proso millet.
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.

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Stoll and Tonon Rosa receive Elevator Speech awards Tuesday, March 5, 2019
Hannah Stoll and Alex Tonon Rosa
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.

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