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Study shows NU, UNK graduates make big impact on Kearney economy

By |2019-05-24T08:44:54-05:00May 24th, 2019|News|

By TYLER ELLYSON

The findings in a recently released study highlighting the University of Nebraska’s economic impact come as no surprise to Derek Rusher.

As president and CEO of the Kearney Area Chamber of Commerce, he’s well aware of the university’s contributions to the community and its importance to the region.

“The University of Nebraska at Kearney is an invaluable and essential component of […]

4‑H Ag Innovators Experience with Lisa Kaslon

By |2018-12-03T10:29:02-06:00December 3rd, 2018|Podcast|

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 […]

University of Nebraska Boosting Agriculture with Soil Clinic

By |2018-11-26T13:34:00-06:00November 26th, 2018|Video|

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 Impact of 4-H with Ryan Sedlacek, Sarpy County

By |2018-10-01T13:27:33-05:00October 1st, 2018|Podcast|

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.

University of Nebraska Impacting Nebraska’s Veterinary Clinics

By |2018-09-28T15:02:58-05:00September 28th, 2018|Video|

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 […]

4-H Impacting Nebraska’s Youth at the Scotts Bluff County Fair

By |2018-09-24T10:50:57-05:00September 24th, 2018|Video|

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 […]

University of Nebraska Omaha Bringing Biomechanics Into Omaha Classrooms

By |2018-09-21T16:44:40-05:00September 21st, 2018|Podcast|

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 […]

University of Nebraska’s Impact on Rural Dentistry

By |2018-09-24T10:44:00-05:00September 21st, 2018|Video|

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 […]

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