Join us for the ENREC OPEN HOUSE
Plan to attend our OPEN HOUSE on Thursday, June 29, 2017. The event is for both rural and urban audiences – see firsthand what we are doing at ENREC and why it matters. Learn about the latest research, technology, and education involved in bringing safe, nutritious food to the table while protecting the environment.
See how the University of Nebraska–Lincoln and the Eastern Nebraska Research and Extension Center are making a difference. There will be opportunities to interact with university faculty, commodity groups, senators in attendance, and others attending the open house. Discover opportunities for partnerships and collaboration! - Don Adams, ENREC Research and Extension Director
The ENREC Open House runs from 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Complimentary lunch served. Help us plan for lunch & tour transportation - RSVP no later than Friday, June 23 at 5 p.m.
Schedule of Events
- Morning sessions and lunch are at the August N. Christenson Research and Education Building.
- 10:00 - 10:50 Meet with industry leaders and representatives. Visit commodity group booths.
- 10:50 – 11:00 Welcome by Senator Bruce Bostelman
- 11:00 – 11:20 Mike Boehm Presentation
- 11:20 – 11:50 Al Dutcher Presentation
- 12:00 – 12:45 Lunch (Help us plan for lunch & tour transportation RSVP no later than Friday, June 23 at 5 p.m.)
- Virtual tour of the University’s swine research facility
- 1:00 – 1:30 Tour stop #1
- 1:45 – 2:15 Tour stop #2
- 2:30 – 3:00 Tour stop #3
Driving Nebraska's Economic VitalityMike BoehmHarlan Vice Chancellor of the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln
Nebraska is uniquely positioned to be a global leader in key areas such as food, fuel, water and rural development. Boehm shares his insights about how UNL’s research, teaching and extension efforts are positioned to drive the vitality of Nebraska’s economy, communities and success of our people. Learn more about IANR Vice Chancellor Mike Boehm.
The Ag Climate - Temperatures, Trends, & OutlooksAl Dutcher
Nebraska Extension Agricultural Climatologist
Weather presents opportunity and risk in agriculture, Nebraska’s economy, and global markets. Dutcher takes a closer look at the interconnection of historical conditions, current trends, and the forecast outlook regionally, across the cornbelt, and globally and its impact on agriculture. Learn more about Al Dutcher
In the Field Crops Classroom, See a Live Hail Machine DemoKeith Glewen, Extension Educator
Justin McMechan, Crop Protection and Cropping Systems Specialist
See a live demonstration of a hail machine on crops. Learn about research, education and training to mitigate the devastating impact of hard rain and hail.
Carbon Farming: Reducing Greenhouse Gases with CropsAndy Suyker, Research Associate Professor
Can storing carbon in the soil reduce greenhouse gas emissions? This long-running project has brought about some interesting findings from both dryland and irrigated cropping systems.
Drones on the FarmJacob Smith, NU-AIRE Flight Director, Biological Systems Engineering and School of Natural Resources
Mitch Maguire, Research Assistant, Biological Systems Engineering
Unmanned aircraft, or drones, are an emerging technology that have the potential to increase production and improve efficiency of farming operations. Learn about unmanned
aircraft and sensors, and view a flight demonstration of a drone that has unique flight characteristics.
Nebraska: The Beef State - Empowering our #1 Ag IndustryMatt Spangler, Nebraska Extension Beef Genetics Specialist
See and learn about beef cattle research and teaching activities -
as we focus on issues that are important to producers and consumers.
Plant Phenotyping - A Bird’s Eye ViewYufeng Ge, Assistant Professor, Biological Systems Engineering
Frank Bai, Post Doctoral Fellow, Biological Systems Engineerin
Just what is that very noticeable project on Hwy. 66 with the tall poles? This new state of the art research project helps measure and monitor the health of crops with an aerial spider cam. Be one of the first groups to come check out this new project!
- The University of Nebraska Eastern Nebraska Research and Extension Center (ENREC) is headquartered at the former Agricultural Research and Development Center near Mead, Nebraska. Download map and directions.
- ENREC is an easy trip from Omaha or Lincoln - just 35-40 minutes from west Omaha or north Lincoln.