Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources (IANR)

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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IANR Celebrates Third Consecutive Year of Record-breaking Research Funding in 2022

November 17, 2022
Researchers in all disciplines of study across the institute received funding for a wide variety of projects to advance agriculture and natural resources resilience across Nebraska and around the world.

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Santosh Pitla and Flex-Ro
Santosh Pitla poses with the Flex-Ro autonomous tractor in June 2019. (Photo by Greg Nathan, University Communication)

Collaborative Project Seeks to Protect Agricultural Technology from Cyberattacks

September 22, 2022
The research team is investigating the security and hackability of autonomous farm vehicles and precision ag equipment using Flex-Ro, an ag robot created by UNL's Biological Systems Engineering Department.

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LEAD 2022-24
The Nebraska LEAD fellows for 2022-24, accompanied by program staff. (Photo source: Nebraska LEAD Program Facebook page)

Nebraska LEAD Announces 2022-24 Fellows

September 12, 2022
The newest members of Nebraska's premier two-year agricultural leadership development program will participate in numerous seminars in the coming months to hone their skills for agvocacy.  

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Grazing cattle

Nebraska Grazing Conference on Aug. 9-10

July 6, 2022
This year’s program will feature topics of grazing lands conservation, invasive species management, grazing systems and wildlife management.

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Tractor in field
Corn is harvested southeast of Lincoln Monday morning. Sept. 24, 2021. Photo by Craig Chandler

Nov. 8 Symposium to Focus on Resources for Young, Beginning and Small Farmers

October 29, 2021
A series of panel discussions with Nebraska farmers who are beginning traditional and non-traditional operations will be featured at the symposium. Deadline to register is Monday, Nov. 1.

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Extension field day discussion

Agri 042 Intro to Production Ag Class Offers Digital Badge

October 7, 2021
The new Agri 042 Introduction to Production Ag in Nebraska class at ENREEC seeks to provide an overview of the production methods and systems involved in bringing food, fiber and fuel to consumers.

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Husker Harvest Days file photo
After a virtual event in 2020, the 2021 Husker Harvest Days will be in-person, featuring a program by Nebraska Extension educators and specialists that will share research on a wide array of agriculture topics.

Extension to ‘Cultivate Opportunities’ for Attendees at 2021 Husker Harvest Days

August 24, 2021
Teams of Nebraska Extension educators and specialists will be sharing their field-proven experiences with new research-based, unbiased information at the 2021 Husker Harvest Days (HHD) farm show Sept. 14-16.

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