Range management specialist in the Panhandle receives NC endowment Wednesday, January 10, 2024
Mitchell Stephenson, left, and Tommy Wheeler receive awards from Ryan Loseke, center, President Nebraska Cattlemen, at the Nebraska Cattlemen Annual Convention and Trade Show banquet. Photo courtesy of the NC
he 2023 Nebraska Cattlemen Annual Convention and Trade Show held its annual banquet on Dec. 7, honoring individuals and businesses important to the beef industry. Among them was Mitch Stephenson, associate professor and range management specialist with the University of Nebraska-Lincoln stationed at the Panhandle Research, Extension, and Education Center in Scottsbluff.

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Singh receives NCWSS Outstanding Graduate Student Award Wednesday, January 10, 2024
Mandeep Singh
Mandeep Singh, doctoral candidate in the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture, received the Outstanding Graduate Student Award at the 78th Annual Meeting of North Central Weed Science Society in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Dec. 11-14, 2023.

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Nebraska program aims to help students make critical ag, natural resources decisions Friday, January 5, 2024
Nebraska's Jenny Keshwani talks with students as she teaches a course in Chase Hall.
Today’s youth will someday be making decisions that affect agriculture and natural resources systems. The University of Nebraska–Lincoln is tapping into the power of gaming to lead a program designed to teach youth how to responsibly make those decisions, while being aware of factors such as climate adaptation and limited natural resources. The Cultivate Data Science team includes Leah Sandall, associate professor of practice and online and distance education coordinator in agronomy and horticulture.

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3 Huskers earn invite to serve in Peace Corps Tuesday, January 2, 2024
Claire Gillespie and Katie Schmitz both received the Lieding Global Impact Scholarship in summer 2022 to study food security, health and nutrition in Zambia. Both completed Nebraska’s Peace Corps Prep program this fall and have been invited to serve in the Peace Corps after graduation.
Congratulations, Claire Gillespie! She has earned a certificate from the Peace Corps for completing Nebraska’s Peace Corps Prep program this fall. She and two other University of Nebraska–Lincoln students have been invited to serve in the Peace Corps after graduation.

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Indigenous Youth Food Sovereignty Program honors Elowsky and Stephenson Tuesday, January 2, 2024
Ted Hibbeler (from left), honors Christian Elowsky and Christian Stephenson for their commitment and time to the University of Nebraska–Lincoln Indigenous Youth Food Sovereignty Program.
Christian Elowsky and Christian Stephenson, assistant professors of practice in agronomy and horticulture, were each recognized by the University of Nebraska–Lincoln Native American Coalition at an Indigenous Food Sovereignty event on Dec. 13.

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Jhala receives NCEA Outstanding Mid-Career Extension Award Thursday, December 21, 2023
Amit Jhala

Amit Jhala was honored with Outstanding Mid-Career Extension Award by Nebraska Cooperative Extension Association during the NCEA annual conference in Kearney, Nebraska, Nov 15, 2023. Jhala is a professor, associate department head and Nebraska Extension weed management specialist in the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln.

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Congratulations to our December 2023 graduates Monday, December 18, 2023
Students who attended the department reception included Seth Brewer, (back row, left), Matt Mittman, Nicholas Kinzer, Milos Zaric, Jacob Hillis, Lance Gunderson, Emily Hanson, (front row, left), Brinn Space, Ramandeep Kaur and Kahheetah Barnoskie.

The University of Nebraska–Lincoln conferred 1,159 degrees during commencement exercises Dec. 15 and 16 at Pinnacle Bank Arena including 30 degrees to students in the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture. 

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Students take top honors at ASA-CSSA-SSSA annual meeting Monday, December 18, 2023
Department of Agronomy and Horticulture graduate students received top honors at ASA, CSSA and SSSA meeting.

University of Nebraska–Lincoln Department of Agronomy and Horticulture students received top honors at the American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, and Soil Science Society of America International Annual Meeting in St. Louis, Missouri, Oct. 29 – Nov. 1.

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Blanco named Fellow of the American Society of Agronomy Monday, December 11, 2023
Humberto Blanco
Humberto Blanco, University of Nebraska–Lincoln professor of agronomy and horticulture, has been named a Fellow of the American Society of Agronomy. The ASA recognized Blanco’s contributions and achievements at the ASA Awards Ceremony on Oct. 30 during the scientific society’s Annual Meeting in St. Louis, Missouri.

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Puntel receives ASA Early Career Award Friday, December 8, 2023
Laila Puntel
Laila Puntel, an assistant professor of agronomy and horticulture, was formally presented with the American Society of Agronomy Early Career Award at the ASA Awards Ceremony on Oct. 30 during the scientific society’s Annual Meeting in St. Louis, Missouri.

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