Genes to proteins: Efforts enriching nutrition of popcorn, sorghum
Monday, February 18, 2019
Two kernels of the same idea — cultivating protein quality in cereal grains — are reaching maturity at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. The quality of protein often gets overshadowed amid the spotlight on its quantity. But that quality — the presence or absence of amino acids essential to the diets of humans and livestock — occupies the mind of Nebraska’s David Holding.
James Schnable, University of Nebraska–Lincoln assistant professor of agronomy and horticulture, received the inaugural North American Plant Phenotyping Network Early Career Scientist Award at the Phenome Conference in Tucson, Arizona Feb. 6-9.
Thirty-six undergraduate students in the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture qualified for the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, Fall 2018, Dean’s list. Students must have a 3.75 minimum grade-point average on a four-point scale and be enrolled in a minimum of 12 or more graded semester hours to qualify.
Huskers everywhere encouraged to Glow Big Red
Friday, February 8, 2019
On Feb. 14, Huskers can Glow Big Red for the 150th birthday of Nebraska’s land-grant university. Everyone who loves the University of Nebraska-Lincoln can show their support by lighting, flying and wearing their Nebraska red — or giving some green.
The Agronomy Club, a University of Nebraska–Lincoln Department of Agronomy and Horticulture undergraduate club, is hosting Experience Agronomy Day for high school students from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Mar. 2 in 199 Plant Sciences Hall on East Campus.
Amit Jhala, University of Nebraska–Lincoln associate professor of agronomy and horticulture and Nebraska Extension weed management specialist, was honored with The Honor Society of Agriculture Gamma Sigma Delta Extension Award of Merit. Chuck Hibberd, Dean and Director of Nebraska Extension, presented the award at the Gamma Sigma Delta New Member Initiation and Awards reception on Jan. 27.
IANR Faculty Spotlight: David Lamb
Thursday, January 31, 2019
I am an Associate Professor of Practice in the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture, and Chief Learning Officer in the Engler Agribusiness Entrepreneurship Program. My position is to teach the process of entrepreneurship to students to help them find their purpose in their current or future careers.
Tatyana Gulchuk joined the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture Jan. 2 as the new front desk receptionist and office associate in 202 Keim Hall. She greets all who enter the agronomy and horticulture administrative offices and the HAPPI Business Center.