The Department of Agronomy and Horticulture continues to build its leadership in plant, soil, and landscape systems through innovation and technology that is science-based and results-driven, with an urgency to anticipate and embrace future challenges. We partner with our stakeholders to meet these challenges through creative research, learner-driven teaching, and extension that all support multi-function resilient landscapes and food production to enhance the quality of life for the citizens of Nebraska and the world.

Our decisions and actions will be guided by ongoing core goals:

  • Share a culture of mutual respect and inclusive excellence among our peers, staff, and the stakeholders we serve
  • Develop synergy among Agronomy and Horticulture faculty through collaborations, shared governance, and organized strategic meetings
  • Build capacity in research, teaching, extension and outreach programs
  • Increase standard of excellence in all of our programs
  • Approach our activities with a spirit of innovation, cooperation, and entrepreneurship
  • Identify programs that are fundamental to the mission of our department and ensure their support
  • Increase cross-collaboration and stakeholder engagement to fulfill our common mission