Department News

Haskell Ag Lab and ALEC host Agronomy CDE Invite to boost students’ skills

students in lab

Lincoln, Neb. —Nearly 50 students from eight Nebraska schools participated in the first annual Haskell Agronomy Career Development Invite on Jan. 31. The Agronomy CDE event, hosted as a collaboration between the Haskell Ag Lab and the Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communication Department at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, aimed to prepare students for upcoming district and state-level agronomy competitions.  IANR News | February 7, 2024

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ALEC Professor, Dr. Laura Young, is hosting a Social Media and Public Intellectual Branding workshop

Laura Young workshop announcement

Dr. Laura Young, Assistant Professor of Practice in Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Communication, will be hosting a workshop focused on using social media and technology from a strategic standpoint for the purpose of creating a successful public intellectual brand.

The workshop will meet on Zoom from 11am-12noon. It is open to graduate students, postdocs, and faculty/staff.

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New Course ALEC 897 Exploring Rural Nebraska Using Data

ALEC 897 announcement

We are offering a course for graduate students who want to use Rural Poll data to create publishable-quality work. We will review our survey methods and explore topics related to rural life in Nebraska to support multidisciplinary, social science research.

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Local Leaders Gather for Transformative Leadership Chautauqua Event

Lindsay Hastings

Lincoln, Neb. —Rural Prosperity Nebraska successfully organized a groundbreaking Leadership Chautauqua in Kearney, bringing together approximately 120 community leaders from Nebraska and Iowa for a day of transformative discussions. The think-tank-style discussions aimed to reshape community leadership development (CLD) in Nebraska, focusing on innovative strategies and collaborative approaches.

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The latest Rural Poll: Rural Nebraskans feel the country is more divided

Photo by Grant Gerlock, Nebraska Public Media News/Harvest Public Media

About two-thirds of Rural Nebraskans’ think a lack of civil discourse is a somewhat serious (33%) or very serious (32%) problem in America. That’s according to the latest results of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Rural Poll.

UNL professor, L.J. McElravy, says this feeling of missing constructive forums reflects interparty and intraparty conflict in the state capitol and in Washington D.C..

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Chautauqua aims to revolutionize rural leadership development

Lindsay Hastings in classroom

Rural Prosperity Nebraska is leading the charge on revolutionizing leadership development for Nebraska’s rural communities by hosting a leadership Chautauqua on Nov. 8 in Kearney, which kicks off a multi-step revisioning of traditional leadership development programs.

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Poll: Rural Nebraskans see lack of civility in politics as serious problem

Rural Poll News

Most rural Nebraskans see the lack of civil discourse in the political system as at least a somewhat serious problem, according to the 2023 Nebraska Rural Poll. About one-third of rural Nebraskans surveyed rate this lack of respectful discourse as either a very serious (32%) or somewhat serious problem (33%). Only 5% say it is not a serious problem.

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The Ag Ed Roadshow is a truly project-based experience for our ALEC 135

Ag Education students in front of school

The Ag Ed Roadshow is a truly project-based experience for our ALEC 135: Introduction to Agricultural Education course students.

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Strategic investments facilitating UNL-Chadron State partnership

Sydney Linse

A new joint agreement between Chadron State and the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s Department of Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communication is maximizing the educational opportunities for students at Chadron State College aiming to become ag educators.

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Faculty, team excellence recognized during 2023 IANR Distinguished Faculty Celebration

Group photo

Recipients of the 2023 IANR faculty awards, along with all IANR faculty members who hold endowed chairs or professorships, were celebrated on Sept. 21 at the annual IANR Distinguished Faculty Celebration.

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