Graduate students take top honors in poster competitions

Ken Evans Brad Schick Glen Obear

Kenneth Evans, left, Brad Schick and Glen Obear

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — Three University of Nebraska–Lincoln agronomy graduate students took top honors at the 2015 American Society of Agronomy-Crops Science Society of America-Soil Science Society of America annual meeting poster competitions held Nov. 15–18 in Minneapolis.

Kenneth Evans took second place. Evan’s poster titled “Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Dung Pats” earned him $200 in the Emissions from Livestock Production II of the ASA Section: Environmental Quality. This section addressed research related to greenhouse gas, ammonia, dust, and bioaerosol emissions from livestock housing and manure application. Evans is pursuing a master's in agronomy and is advised by Professor Martha Mamo.

Brad Schick tied for third place out of 11 in the Robert F. Barnes Graduate Student Poster Contest for MS students in the C06 Forage and Grazinglands Division. Schick is pursuing a master’s in agronomy specializing in ‎range and forage science and is advised by Professor Walt Schacht and Associate Professor John Guretzky.

Glen Obear earned a top finish in Crop Science Society of America graduate student oral competition on clay layer formation in sand-based systems. Obear is advised by Assistant Professor and Extension Turfgrass Specialist Bill Kreuser.

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