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Montgomery receives NCIA Presidential Award of Excellence Friday, March 30, 2018
Mitchell Montgomery
Mitchell Montgomery, a University of Nebraska–Lincoln research technologist for agronomy and horticulture, received the Nebraska Crop Improvement Association Presidential Award of Excellence at the NCIA conference in Lincoln Jan. 15-17. This award recognizes those who have made special contributions to the Nebraska Seed Industry.

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New season of Backyard Farmer premieres April 5 Monday, March 26, 2018
Nebraska's Backyard Farmer returns April 5
The 66th season of Backyard Farmer, Nebraska’s must-see television program for gardening information, will premiere April 5 on NET. Backyard Farmer offers answers to people’s gardening questions. Viewers submit questions on topics such as fruits and vegetables; insects; turf; annuals and perennials; weeds; trees and shrubs; and wildlife. A panel of experts from Nebraska Extension and University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s landscape services unit offers science-based recommendations.

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Shropshire receives Holling Family Teaching Excellence Award Friday, March 9, 2018
Aaron Shropshire, left, accepts his Teaching Assistant Teaching Excellence Award from Austin Holliday, senior Grazing Livestock Systems major.
Aaron Shropshire, Department of Agronomy and Horticulture graduate student, was honored during the Holling Family Award Program for Teaching Excellence on March 2. The annual awards honor outstanding teaching in the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln.

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Nebraska Crops Team takes third at Oklahoma Panhandle State University Wednesday, March 7, 2018
OPSU President Tim Faltyn (left) with Nebraska's winning team. Team members include agronomy senior Bryant Biskup, agronomy juniors Rodger Farr and Samantha Teten, and mechanized systems management senior Ian Fuchtman.
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln Intercollegiate Crops Judging Team competed in the Regional Crops Judging Contest on Feb. 10 at Oklahoma Panhandle State University and placed third in the four-year division against 15 other Midwest four-year and two-year institutions.

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Ganie awarded Canadian Journal of Plant Science Outstanding Reviewer Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Zahoor A. Ganie
Zahoor A. Ganie, University of Nebraska–Lincoln agronomy and horticulture postdoctoral research associate, was awarded Outstanding Reviewer Award by the Canadian Journal of Plant Science for consistently and expeditiously delivering comprehensive, discerning reviews to the journal's authors.

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Barnes receives award at 58th Weed Science Society of America Meeting Tuesday, February 27, 2018
Ethann Barnes
University of Nebraska–Lincoln agronomy doctoral student Ethann Barnes placed third in the Ph.D. oral presentation competition at the 58th Annual Conference of the Weed Science Society of America in Arlington, Virginia, Jan. 29-31. He is advised by Amit Jhala, assistant professor of agronomy and horticulture and Nebraska Extension weed specialist.

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Growing our Future 2018 set for March 27 Monday, February 26, 2018
Wheat Harvest
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln Department of Agronomy and Horticulture will host the Growing Our Future 2018 conference on March 27, 8:30 am to 4:25 pm, at the Graduate Hotel in Lincoln. The event is free. Registration deadline is March 13.

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Sutton to deliver talk on how Nebraskans view landscape Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Richard Sutton
What is it people like or don't like about the Nebraska landscape? Richard K. Sutton, professor of agronomy and horticulture at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, has been thinking about that question during his many decades interacting with the state's landscape and has crafted his own environmental and aesthetic approach to the answer.

Full story at Nebraska Today


Stephenson receives award from the Society for Range Management Tuesday, February 20, 2018
Mitchell Stephenson
Mitchell Stephenson of Scottsbluff, Nebraska, received an Outstanding Young Range Professional Award at the Society for Range Management’s 71st Annual Meeting, Technical Training and Trade Show in Sparks, Nevada, which concluded Feb. 2. The Outstanding Young Range Professional Award recognizes SRM members who exhibit superior performance and leadership potential in any range-related area.

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Basche joins Agronomy and Horticulture as Assistant Professor Tuesday, February 20, 2018
Andrea Basche
Andrea Basche joined the University of Nebraska–Lincoln Department of Agronomy and Horticulture Dec. 1 as an assistant professor in cropping systems. She will be teaching two undergraduate courses in crop management and researching opportunities for Nebraska cropping systems to remain productive and profitable into the future.

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