IANR Faculty/Staff

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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Gary Hein and staff

Gary Hein, Founding Director of UNL’s Doctor of Plant Health Program to Retire, Jeff Bradshaw Named Successor

December 15, 2022
After 15 years leading the program, Hein is retiring as director at the end of the year. Jeff Bradshaw, a professor of entomology, will become the next director effective Jan. 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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John Westra mug

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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