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Dr. Andrew Belser, Dean of the Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts visits North Platte

Dean Belser became the fifth dean of the Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Perform Arts in July of 2022. His goal is to meet the needs of students and teachers across the state. Growing up in rural Pennsylvania Dean Belser has a great appreciation in developing the arts for rural students. In his visit to North Platte he found many opportunities to connect with teachers and students in the area. LISTEN to Dean Belser's goals.

The Nebraska Department of Agriculture (NDA) is encouraging commercial specialty crop growers - those who sell a portion of their crop - to sign up for DriftWatch-BeeCheck.  Specialty crops include beehives, grapes, other fruits, hemp, vegetables, greenhouses/high tunnels, nursery crops, tree/nut orchards, fish farms, non-specialty certified organic and transition to certified organic crops, and an ‘other’ category, which could include plants grown for seed, cut flowers, flowers for scented products, woody florals, etc.  This is a free, voluntary tool to increase communication between commercial specialty crop growers and nearby pesticide applicators to reduce incidents of pesticide

Jerry Volesky has been named the interim director of UNL's Center for Grassland Studies

Travis Mulliniks, associate professor in Animal Science is researching ways to make ranching more productive and make decision making easier for producers.

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Sidney is welcoming community development professionals from across the country for the 6th annual Connecting Entrepreneurial Communities Conference May 1-2.

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Nav Ghimire is appointed as Associate Dean of Nebraska Extension

March 25, 2024
Nav Ghimire has been appointed as the associate dean, Agriculture and Natural Resources (ANR) focus of Nebraska Extension at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources, pending approval by the NU Board of Regents. He will start in June 2024.

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Soil Health Gap project setting up baselines and schools for ag producers

February 28, 2024
Agriculturists, from growers to livestock producers, rely heavily on the soil and its health to make their operations thrive. In a collaborative effort, the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Services (NRCS) is supporting Nebraska Extension, specifically Bijesh Maharjan, soil nutrient and management specialist’s Soil Health Gap project and Soil Health School outreach.

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