Extension seeks Lincoln's extra harvest to help those in need
Wednesday, July 12, 2017
Nebraska Extension is challenging Lincoln gardeners to grow extra produce this season to support those in need. Each Tuesday during the summer, community members are asked to bring extra produce from their gardens to the Backyard Farmer Garden, 3850 Center St., from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. The produce will then be delivered to local food banks, pantries, kitchens and other charities.
Samantha Teten, a University of Nebraska–Lincoln agronomy major minoring in agribusiness, has been awarded a $2,000 scholarship from the Independent Professional Seed Association. The IPSA created the scholarship program to support and encourage the education of future ag professionals. Teten, who will be a junior this fall, was one of five agriculture-related degree students selected nationally out of 180 applicants.
Chuck Francis, a professor of agronomy and horticulture at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln for 40 years, was honored July 1 at the North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture conference, with the NACTA Educator Award. The award honors educators for excellence in post-secondary instruction in agriculture and whose efforts represent the very best in agricultural higher education.
Nebraska Extension offers crop management clinics
Wednesday, July 5, 2017
Agribusiness professionals and crop producers will have an opportunity to take a close-up look at field conditions, research and techniques at Nebraska Extension Crop Management Diagnostic Clinics in July and August at the Eastern Nebraska Research and Extension Center near Mead.
Study shows wildfires are increasing on the Great Plains
Friday, June 30, 2017
A University of Nebraska-Lincoln research team, using remote sensing data collected by the USDA Forest Service and the U.S. Geological Survey, has documented that the number of wildfires occurring each year has tripled in the Great Plains during the past three decades. Victoria Donovan, a doctoral student in agronomy and horticulture is lead author of the study.
Hops workshop scheduled for July 22
Tuesday, June 27, 2017
Registration is open for the Hops Field Day and Scouting Workshop, which is 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. July 22 in Plattsmouth, Nebraska. The workshop, organized by Nebraska Extension and the Midwest Hop Producers, will feature speakers from University of Nebraska–Lincoln researchers as well as local growers and brewers.
More than 4,300 students have been named to the Deans’ List/Explore Center List of Distinguished Students for the spring semester of the 2016-17 academic year at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. Forty-six Department of Agronomy and Horticulture students made the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources Dean’s List.
IANR Staff Spotlight: Cheryl Dunn
Thursday, June 22, 2017
What is your position at the University of Nebraska? I am the research manager-herbarium curator for the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture. We are a large department, but I specifically work in the range, pasture, and forages group. There are three main components to my job: research, teaching, and curating. I teach three plant identification courses in the department and I also serve as the staff ombudsman.
High school or college transfer students interested in turfgrass & landscape management at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln will have an opportunity to learn more about the major starting at 9 a.m., July 13, at the Explore Turfgrass & Landscape Management event held on East Campus.
Tom Clemente, Eugene W. Price Distinguished Professor of Biotechnology at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, was recently honored with the Crop Science Research Award from the Crop Science Society of America. This award is presented to researchers in recognition of outstanding contributions in crop science.