Flower Power Friday, May 22, 2020
Horticulture Club advisers Stacy Adams (left) and Terri James distribute free flats of plants to Nebraskans May 21 on University of Nebraska–Lincoln East Campus. Craig Chandler | University Communication
The power of spring blooms drew Nebraskans by the carloads to the Horticulture Club's Mental Health Plant Distribution event, held May 21 on East Campus.

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9 students named fellowship and scholarship recipients Friday, May 22, 2020
Joshua Miranda received a Milton E. Mohr Fellowship for 2020-2021.

Nine Department of Agronomy and Horticulture students have received fellowships and scholarships for 2020-2021.

Students named recipients of Milton E. Mohr 2020–2021 awards include Joshua Miranda, agronomy master’s student in weed science, and undergraduate agronomy majors Ryan Beck (junior) and Nathan Donoghue (junior), and plant biology majors Samuel Polk (senior), Elizabeth Schousek (junior) and Caleb Wehrbein (senior).

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48 Agronomy and Horticulture students earn degrees in May Thursday, May 21, 2020
Class of 2020
The university conferred 3,478 degrees during the virtual celebration May 9. It was the second-highest degree total in the university’s history. Forty-eight of the graduates are from the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture.

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Horticulture Club to host plant giveaway May 21 Tuesday, May 19, 2020
Horticulture club members, Morgan Von Seggern (left) and Haley Donaldson prepare flats of plants for customers at the 2019 spring sale.
The University of Nebraska–Lincoln Horticulture Club will host its first-ever Mental Health Plant Distribution May 21, near the UNMC College of Dentistry on East Campus.

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3 Agronomy and Horticulture faculty to receive promotion, tenure Monday, May 11, 2020
Agronomy and Horticulture faculty Terri James (from left), Chris Proctor and Sam Wortman will receive promotion and/or tenure in 2020.
Three Department of Agronomy and Horticulture faculty will receive promotion and/or tenure in 2020. They are among 101 University of Nebraska–Lincoln faculty to be honored this year. Due to the ongoing threat of COVID-19, the spring promotion and/or tenure celebration has been postponed until fall.

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Lammers uses research, activities at Nebraska to forge future Friday, May 8, 2020
Chad Lammers, a senior plant biology major at Nebraska, scouts for weeds in a rye field on the family farm near Hartington, Nebraska. | Photo courtesy of Claire Schilmoeller
University of Nebraska–Lincoln senior Chad Lammers will finish college with more than a degree. He will graduate May 9 virtually, along with more than 3,500 Huskers, and receive a Bachelor of Science in plant biology.

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University gears up for Go Big Grad celebration Thursday, May 7, 2020
Go Big Grad Celebration
The University of Nebraska–Lincoln is gearing up for a graduation celebration that will be like no other in the institution's 151-year history. Due to the threat of COVID-19, the university will hold a virtual "Go Big Grad" celebration rather than a traditional ceremony for May graduates.

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The Biggest Grower competition offers high school students summer learning, scholarship Monday, May 4, 2020
The Biggest Grower competition offers Nebraska high school students the opportunity to learn how to start their own garden and small growing operation.  |  Shutterstock
Nebraska Extension and the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture have launched a new high school student gardening competition to take place this summer. Participants could win a $50 Amazon gift card or scholarship.

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Home-built scanner keeps maize study spinning forward Monday, May 4, 2020
Brandi Sigmon operates a homemade cob scanner in a shed at her rural Gage County home. Sigmon and her husband, Benny Mote, built the scanner to help further a maize study during the university’s facility shutdown. Sigmon, an assistant professor or practice in plant pathology, is being assisted here by her son, Wyatt.
A pivot by Nebraska’s Brandi Sigmon is helping a multi-season maize study move forward despite COVID-19-related limitations.

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Doctoral candidate honored with teaching excellence award Friday, April 24, 2020
Betty Walter-Shea, CASNR interim associate dean (left), presents Salvador Ramirez with the Holling Family Teaching Assistant Teaching Excellence award March 11 at the Nebraska East Union.
Salvador Ramirez, an agronomy doctoral candidate in soil and water sciences, was honored with a Holling Family Teaching Assistant Teaching Excellence Award March 11 at the Nebraska East Union. The award was one of 10 Holling Family Awards for Teaching Excellence given to Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources senior faculty, junior faculty and teaching assistants this year.

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