IANR Faculty/Staff

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Westra Named New Director of Panhandle Research, Extension and Education Center

August 24, 2022
A UNL faculty member since 2017, Westra will begin his new duties as PREEC director on Sept. 1.

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Dave Bedlan

Soil and Water Conservation Society Honors Award Winners

August 24, 2022
Six leaders in Nebraska resource conservation and the Nebraska Chapter of the Soil and Water Conservation Society (SWCS) were honored by the International SWCS this year.

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Katja Koehler-Cole

Katja Koehler-Cole Joins ENREEC as Soil Health Management Extension Educator

June 7, 2022
UNL Research Assistant Professor Katja Koehler-Cole joined the Eastern Nebraska Research, Extension and Education Center team in a new position this year as soil health management extension educator.

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Water siphon demo for youth
Nebraska Extension Educator Gary Stone (left) demonstrates how to set a siphon tube to fifth graders from local Panhandle schools during a recent water education day.

Digging into Extension: Stone on the Water

March 24, 2022
In the Nebraska Panhandle, Gary Stone is raining down knowledge for local growers looking for a little help. Find out what he's been up to out west in this installment of Digging into Extension.

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4-H Assistant Appointed for Scotts Bluff County

February 16, 2022
As the new 4-H assistant, Connelly will be responsible for implementing programming in 4-H and youth development in Scotts Bluff County.

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Cody Creech at field day
Cody Creech speaks to farmers at a recent High Plains Ag Lab Field Day.

Dryland Specialist Cody Creech Named to Fenster Professorship

February 10, 2022
The second Fenster professor in UNL's history, Creech's research and extension efforts since 2015 have focused on enhancing agronomic practices to increase profitability, optimizing soil water conservation and delivering weed management solutions.

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John Thomas riding horses
Figure 1. John Thomas rides a horse at 4-H Horse Camp several years ago in Fort Robinson, Nebraska. Like many of his extension colleagues, Thomas is heavily involved in 4-H, helping other educators and leaders with presentations and projects for 4-H members.

Digging into Extension: John Thomas, the Hat Guy

February 3, 2022
There can be no doubt — John Thomas is a multi-talented multi-tasker. Learn more about his winding road to extension in this installment of Digging into Extension.

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Jenny Rees in cornfield clipping cover crop biomass for an on-farm research study
Jenny Rees, York/Seward water and integrated cropping systems extension educator, takes samples from a corn field for her research.

Digging into Extension: The Right Path for Jenny Rees

January 6, 2022
Jenny Rees has been a Nebraska Extension educator since 2004, but working for extension wasn't always a part of her plan. Find out how she discovered her ag career path and what it means to her today.

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