Mamo Reappointed as Head of UNL Department of Agronomy and Horticulture

Mamo Reappointed as Head of UNL Department of Agronomy and Horticulture

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Martha Mamo

Martha Mamo has been reappointed as head of University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s department of agronomy and horticulture, a position she has held since 2019.

During her five years in the role, the agronomy and horticulture department has made strides in all three of its mission areas: teaching and learning, research and extension. In the education space, the department has introduced a core curriculum and expanded hands-on and experiential learning opportunities. In 2022, the American Society of Agronomy recognized Mamo as an ASA fellow, the organization’s most prestigious honor.

“Dr. Mamo is an innovative and extremely collaborative leader,” said Mike Boehm, NU vice president and Harlan Vice Chancellor for UNL’s Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources. “Over the past five years she has demonstrated a deep commitment to the department’s missions of creating an outstanding educational experience for students, while at the same time providing valuable research and extension for Nebraska’s ag sector.”

Mamo joined the UNL faculty in 2000 and over the years has held the ranks of assistant professor, associate professor and professor. She was named Weaver Professor of Agronomy and Horticulture in 2016. In 2015, Mamo was honored with the University of Nebraska’s Outstanding Teaching and Instructional Creativity Award — a system-wide award that recognizes an individual faculty member who has demonstrated a meritorious and sustained records of excellence and creativity in teaching.

Mamo earned her bachelor’s degree in chemistry and master’s degree in soil science from Alabama A&M University. She holds a doctorate degree in soil science from the University of Minnesota–St. Paul.

The agronomy and horticulture department advances the knowledge, theory and application of plant and soil sciences and landscape design to improve quality of life. Agronomy and horticulture are integrative sciences, attracting students and scientists from a wide range of disciplines and interests. For more information, visit

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