Nebraska is an agriculture state. It is important for Nebraska’s future economy that we are equipping Nebraska’s young people with the skills they need to be agriculture innovators. 4-H, through the University of Nebraska at Lincoln, is preparing kids across the state through a program called the Ag Innovators Experience. Lisa Kaslon, District 4-H Youth Coordinator, explains more about the Ag Innovators […]
The University of Nebraska works with nearly 75% of Nebraska farmers and ranchers to boost agriculture production. One example is soil clinics, through UNL Extension. Topics addressed included management considerations to improve soil health; measuring bulk density, porosity and infiltration and the impact on soil health; the importance of physical soil properties on soil health; cover crops and how they impact soil […]
The University of Nebraska works with nearly 75% of Nebraska farmers and ranchers to boost crop and animal productivity. Beef is Nebraska’s single largest industry. The beef research and resources provided by the University of Nebraska is crucial to Nebraska’s economy. One Nebraska Coalition Spotlight Interview with Aaron Berger, Beef Systems, Extension Educator
University of Nebraska President’s Op-Ed: In agriculture and other areas, the University of Nebraska is leading the way
Dr. Hank Bounds, President of the University of Nebraska system. April 28, 2015. Photo by Craig Chandler / University Communications.
Oct. 1, 2018
By Hank Bounds
President, University of Nebraska
Recently I had the opportunity to travel the state to talk with Nebraskans about the work of their University and their ideas for the future.
Every place […]
Nebraska 4-H is through the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Extension. More than 140,000 young Nebraskans are involved in 4-H each year. One out of every three eligible youth (ages 9-19) in Nebraska participates in 4-H. More than half of 4-H youth come from Nebraska’s metro areas. This week’s podcast features Ryan Sedlacek from Gretna, Nebraska.
Did you know the University of Nebraska’s College of Technical Agriculture in Curtis, Nebraska was one of the nation’s first nationally accredited programs for technical training in healthcare for companion animals and livestock? The award-winning program is educating Nebraska’s next generation of workers to care for Nebraska’s livestock and pets. One example is Stockman’s Veterinary Clinic in North Platte Nebraska, where […]
High-tech innovation isn’t limited to Silicon Valley; it is also happening in urban and rural Nebraska. The University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s 4-H Extension is establishing creative and tech hubs, called Makerspaces, around the state.
A “Makerspace” is a community-oriented space that serves as a hub for innovators, artists, and entrepreneurs and has equipment like the laser cutters and 3D printers. Bradley S. Barker, […]
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s 4-H and Extension impacts communities throughout Nebraska. At the Scotts Bluff County Fair, located in Mitchell, Nebraska, youth showcase what they have learned through 4-H: from Trap Shooting competitions to Horse showing to Robotics to Swine showing and more. With a network of more than 143,000 youth, 12,000 volunteers, 1,200 professionals, and thousands of alumni, 4-H helps […]
Melissa Belcastro, a 3rd Grade Teacher at Sunny Slope Elementary in Omaha, took part in the University of Nebraska at Omaha’s BODYMODELS: A 3-year project, funded by the National Science Foundation, to bring biomechanics education to an estimated 1,500 youth in Omaha. The project includes UNO’s Department of Biomechanics and Teacher Education Department, working with Omaha area elementary teachers to develop […]
Jay Bernecker, DDS graduated from the University of Nebraska College of Dentistry. He was part of the Rural Health Opportunities Program (RHOP) through the University of Nebraska Medical Center. RHOP is designed to address the special needs of rural Nebraska by encouraging rural residents to pursue a career in the health care fields. Students selected are guaranteed admission to the University […]