Nebraska Grazing Conference is Aug. 6-8 in Kearney
Thursday, July 26, 2018
Beginning and experienced graziers, land managers, policymakers and those concerned with the utilization and conservation of grazing lands are encouraged to register for the 18th annual Nebraska Grazing Conference Aug. 6-8 at the Kearney Ramada Inn, 301 Second Ave. The conference will highlight information on grazing livestock systems and their impact on lands.
Rebecca Young joined the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture July 15 as an assistant professor of practice in soil science. She will be teaching resident and online Agronomy/Natural Resources/Soil 153 Soil Resources courses.
Growers, crop consultants, agricultural professionals and members of the public interested in speaking with the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) are invited to attend an open stakeholder meeting 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. Aug. 1 on East Campus of the University of Nebraska–Lincoln.
University of Nebraska–Lincoln weed management and cover crops research was featured and demonstrated at the 2018 Weed Management and Cover Crops Field Day June 27 at the university’s South Central Agricultural Laboratory near Clay Center.
The Nebraska Turfgrass Research Field Day is July 18 and will offer sessions on a wide range of turfgrass research and management topics. Registration opens at 7:45 a.m. at the East Campus turf plots at 38th and Huntington Ave.
Richard Sutton, professor of agronomy and horticulture and the program in landscape architecture, will retire June 30 after 43 years at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. Sutton began his career at Nebraska in 1975 with a teaching appointment in what was then the Department of Horticulture. He was promoted to full professor in 2008 and held teaching and research appointments in the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture.
Thirty Department of Agronomy and Horticulture students made the CASNR Dean’s List for the spring semester 2018. Students must complete 12 credit hours of course work (courses must be started and completed in one semester) by the census date of the grade reports and attain a minimum semester GPA of 3.75.
University of Nebraska–Lincoln agronomy students Michaela Cunningham, Rodger Farr, Kolby Grint and Samantha Teten were awarded scholarships in May by the American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, and Soil Science Society of America. Cunningham, Farr and Grint were awarded Golden Opportunity (GO) Scholarships and Teten a Greenfield Scholarship.