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 […]
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.
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 […]
The University of Nebraska at Kearney has completed phase one – the Village Flats Apartments – of the multi-phase University Village. The 104-acre campus will combine public and private resources in a mix of business, retail, office, housing, and more. The newly opened Village Flat Apartments are for graduate students, non-traditional students, UNMC students, and students who are married, including those with […]
Kenneth H. Cowan, M.D., Ph.D., became the director of the Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center at the University of Nebraska Medical Center (formerly the UNMC Eppley Cancer Center) in August 1999. The Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center is an NCI-designated clinical cancer center, uniting cancer researchers throughout the UNMC campus into a larger single entity. #UNMC #NEforNU #NUforNE