IANR Faculty/Staff

Wayne Ohnesorg scouting a field
Nebraska Extension Educator and Entomologist Wayne Ohnesorg scouts for soybean aphids in a soybean field. Ohnesorg will celebrate his 15th anniversary in extension this year, continuing his passion for helping Nebraskans with their insect and pest concerns. (Photos courtesy Wayne Ohnesorg)

Digging into Extension: Ohnesorg vs. the Insect Invaders

May 11, 2023
Wayne Ohnesorg has been fascinated with insects since childhood — find out how his curiosity turned into a career of occasional oddities in this installment of Digging into Extension.

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Allan Vynhalek
Congratulations to Allen Vynhalek, who retires this month after a long career serving the agricultural community through extension in Nebraska and Iowa. (Photo courtesy IANR News)

Vyhnalek Retires from Nebraska Extension

April 7, 2023
This month, Vyhnalek closes out 22 years as an extension educator in Nebraska, where he is well-known for his expertise on the subject of farm and ranch succession. 

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Mitch Stephenson

Stephenson Named Associate Director of Panhandle Research Extension and Education Center

April 7, 2023
A leader in the study of foraging ecology, Stephenson's research focuses on grazing livestock distribution, targeted grazing, social association dynamics within cattle herds, and rangeland resilience on private ranches.

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Rex Nielsen in field

Research Technologist Played Part in Research History

March 29, 2023
Nielsen will wrap up 45 years of contributing to University of Nebraska research initiatives with his departure from the university on March 31.

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Chabella Guzman

PREEC Welcomes New Communications Specialist

March 24, 2023
A native of Mitchell, Nebraska and graduate of UNL, Guzman began her duties at PREEC on March 13.

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Amit Jhala

Jhala Named Department of Agronomy and Horticulture Associate Head

March 2, 2023
Jhala's new position will support the department's goals in connecting faculty and extension educators throughout Nebraska, creating opportunities for collaborations on translational research, and enriching student experiences.

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Aerial harvest photo
Laura Thompson, Nebraska Extension, and Laila Puntel, UNL Department of Agronomy and Horticulture, will present research findings and insights on ag technology and on-farm research during the March 9-11 Commodity Classic in Orlando, Florida. Recordings of their presentations will be available at a later date for those who don't attend in person. (Photo by Craig Chandler, University Communication and Marketing)

Husker Faculty will Discuss Digital Ag at Commodity Classic

March 2, 2023
Two university faculty members will highlight their research on remote sensing in nitrogen fertilizer management and share insights on what the data-driven “farm of the future” will look like.  

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VanDeWalle family
Nebraska Extension Educator Brandy VanDeWalle with her husband Kurt, and daughters McKenzie (far left) and Meredith (far right). The VanDeWalles share a family passion for agriculture — Kurt is an ag teacher in Fillmore County, and their daughters are heavily involved in 4-H and in the process of building their own cattle herd. (Photos courtesy Brandy VanDeWalle)

Digging into Extension: VanDeWalle Bridges Divide Between Youth, Ag Industry

February 16, 2023
Brandy VanDeWalle keeps the farm kids in Nebraska — find out how her Nebraska Extension endeavors are enriching the lives of all Nebraskans in this new Digging into Extension.

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