2022 Nitrogen Use Efficiency Workshop

2022 Nitrogen Use Efficiency Workshop

Craig Chandler | University Communication


August 1–3, 2022

University of Nebraska–Lincoln
Nebraska Innovation Campus and Nebraska East Union


The NUE workshop centers on networking and exchanging innovative ideas around how to move science forward to improve nitrogen use efficiency in agriculture systems. This unique Nebraska event offers the opportunity to highlight the essential role of water management when it comes to N management decisions and is a great opportunity for graduate students and scientists to network with industry representatives and establish collaborations.

During this workshop, graduate students will have the chance to compete in a poster contest with a one-minute pitch, and a data hackathon competition.

This workshop is free, thanks to the generous support of our sponsors. However, space is limited—therefore, we kindly ask that if you register, you commit to attend. We understand that plans can change. If you find that you are no longer able to attend, we ask that you contact Connie Hansen at , so that we can make your space available to someone else who would like to attend.

More Information

2022 NUE Workshop



Aug. 1: 5 to 9 p.m., The Mill Coffee & Bistro, Nebraska Innovation Campus

Aug. 2: 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Great Plains Room, Nebraska East Union

Aug. 3: 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Great Plains Room, Nebraska East Union

Full Agenda

Keynote Speaker

Ken Cassman, Emeritus Robert B. Daugherty Professor of Agronomy, University of Nebraska–Lincoln

Ken Cassman holds a master’s degree and a doctorate in agronomy and soil science from the University of Hawaii. He received the 2012 President’s Award from the Crop Science Society of America and is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

He served at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln for 20 years. He began his career at Nebraska in 1996 as head of the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture. He was a past Heuermann Professor of Agronomy, Director of the Nebraska Center for Energy Sciences Research and Chair of the Independent Science and Partnership Council/Consultative Group for International Agriculture Research. Cassman has worked with the International Rice Research Institute in the Philippines, was a faculty member at the University of California, Davis, and a research agronomist in Brazil and Egypt. The focus of his work has been soil fertility and nutrient management, food security and yield gap analysis at local to global spatial scales.

In collaboration with Wageningen University, Cassman has co-led the Global Yield Gap and Water Productivity Atlas, an interactive, map-based web platform developed to estimate exploitable gaps in yield and water productivity for major food crops worldwide. The project helps farmers, governments, policymakers, foundations, private sector organizations and others identify regions with the greatest potential to sustainably produce more food.

Nebraska East Union


The Great Plains Room, Nebraska East Union, 1705 Arbor Drive, East Campus, University of Nebraska–Lincoln

The Mill Coffee & Bistro, Nebraska Innovation Campus, 2021 Transformation Drive, University of Nebraska–Lincoln (Welcome Reception)


The Graduate, 141 N 9th St, Lincoln, Nebraska

There is a block setup for guests to make reservations through the booking link below or by calling the Graduate Hotel front desk at 402-475-4011. Parking for one vehicle per room is included in the room rate. The last day for reservations to receive the group discount is July 18.

Hotel Reservation

NUE Workshop Team

Laila Puntel

Laila Puntel

NUE Workshop Coordinator
Former Assistant Professor and Extension Specialist in Agronomy and Horticulture

Guillermo Balboa

Guillermo Balboa

Research Assistant Professor in Agronomy and Horticulture

Joe Luck

Joe Luck

Associate Director of the Eastern NE Research & Extension Center
and Associate Professor in Biological Systems Engineering

Seth Norquest

James Schepers

Emeritus Professor of Soil and Water Sciences

Laura Thompson

Laura Thompson

Associate Extension Educator


We thank the following sponsors for their support and promotion of this event. This support has made it possible to host a no-cost event for all attendees.


Nebraska Corn Board logo
CASNR logo
Koch Agronomic Services
NRD Anniversary
Sentinal Fertigation



Water for Food
Pivot Bio
NRD Lower Niobrara