Featured Student: Kate Osbon

Kate Osbon

Hometown: Bassett, NE

Major: Hospitality, Restaurant and Tourism Management

Minor: Leadership & Communication

What has been your favorite ALEC class and why?

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Tyler Quick selected as ALEC Student Ambassador

Tyler Quick

Lincoln, Neb. – Tyler Quick has been selected to represent the Department of Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communication as a student ambassador for the 2020 – 2021 academic year.

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Featured Student: Isabelle Stewart

Isabelle Stewart

Hometown: Columbus, Nebraska

Major: Leadership

Minor: Agronomy and Horticulture

What is one action you have taken to connect on campus?

I studied abroad in Rwanda with the ALEC Department and I am a member of Sigma Alpha Sorority. Off campus, I have had two internships. One was with the Nebraska Corn Board where I worked in communications and market development. The other was with Gowan USA where I worked in agricultural chemical sales.

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ALEC Department hosting food drive for Husker Pantry

Husker Pantry

Lincoln, Neb. —The Department of Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communication (ALEC) at the University of Nebraska is hosting a nearly month-long food drive for the Husker Pantry starting Monday, Oct. 12 and running through Thurs. Nov. 5.

In lieu of the departments’ annual gratitude luncheon for its faculty and staff, ALEC has decided to turn their attention to the larger UNL community. 

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Nebraska’s Mission to Support the Ag Industry is still strong

A Nebraska Extension community garden (photo taken pre-COVID).

In celebration of National Farmer’s Day Oct. 12, take a look at how university innovations and programs are impacting agriculture across the state, the country and the world. Nebraska Today, October 12, 2020

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Help ALEC Show Gratitude to our Huskers!


Despite the challenges we have all faced this year, the ALEC Department would like to recognize all that we have to be grateful for and pool our resources to give back to the campus community. The Agricultural Leadership, Education, and Communication department is hosting a Food Drive for the Husker Pantry!

We will be accepting donations in 143 Filley Hall from Monday, October 12 - Thursday, November 5.

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Obituary | Lisa Brown Jasa

Lisa Jasa

Lisa Brown Jasa, 63, former communications specialist and editor of Nebraska Extension’s CropWatch newsletter, died Sept. 28 at the Monarch, due to pancreatic cancer. Jasa became a communications specialist in the University of Nebraska–Lincoln Department of Agricultural Communications in the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources in 1985, where she edited Nebraska Extension publications and worked on other writing projects. Nebraska Today

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Paying Tribute to Lisa Jasa, CropWatch Editor

Debbie Borg (left), District 4 Director of the Nebraska Corn Board, presents Lisa Jasa (right), editor of UNL’s CropWatch, with the Media Appreciation Award in March of 2019.

“IANR Media, Lisa speaking.” Anyone who has called Lisa Jasa’s office would recognize those familiar words spoken with her kind voice.

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Dr. Susan Fritz set to retire from Nebraska U

Dr. Susan Fritz

Dr. Susan Fritz joined NU’s Central Administration office in 2011 and has served as executive vice president and provost since 2012. Fritz began her university career in 1989 as an instructor in the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s Department of Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communication, and went on to be ALEC's department head. She has held progressive leadership roles since.

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Danie Brandl selected as ALEC Student Ambassador!

Danie Brandl

Lincoln, Neb. – Danie Brandl has been selected to represent the Department of Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communication as a student ambassador for the 2020 – 2021 academic year.

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