PGA Golf Management Students Earn CASNR Dean’s List for Fall Semester 2020
March 11, 2021
Making the CASNR Dean's List demonstrates high academic achievement (semester grade point average of 3.75 or higher). For the Fall 2020, the PGA Golf Management Program had thirteen (13) students who achieved this honor. This was the highest number of CASNR Dean’s List recipients in the program’s history. These future PGA professionals are making it happen on the golf course and in the classroom!
Scott Holly, internship coordinator in the PGA Golf Management program, has been selected to receive the Dennis Molfese, Sue Venteicher, and David Hansen Hero Award for his lifesaving actions last summer.
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) Range Management Club spends the fall semester preparing for the Society for Range Management’s annual conference. This year’s Feb. 15-18 conference was held virtually due to COVID-19. Despite the unprecedented circumstances, the UNL students were able to compete in virtual versions of events and represented UNL very well.
Exciting news! Starting on March 1 of this year, we will have Joe Canny, PGA join our team as a PGA Professional in Residence in the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources with an office housed in the Center for Grassland Studies/PGA Golf Management Program.
From a forage perspective, winter is typically a time for using the resources we have on hand and planning ahead to next year’s growing season. However, there may be some opportunity to take this time to improve your pasture with some alternative legume seeding options.
Study Challenges Ecology's 'Field of Dreams' Hypothesis
February 2, 2021
A new study challenges the 'Field of Dreams' hypothesis in restoration ecology, which predicts that restoring plant biodiversity will lead to recovery of animal biodiversity. The study of restored tallgrass prairie found the effects of management strategies (specifically controlled burns and bison reintroduction) on animal communities were six times stronger on average than the effects of plant biodiversity.
Guebert: First USDA Quick Fix - CRP Expansion and Reform
January 24, 2021
On his way out the door last month, former House Ag Committee Chairman Collin Peterson, just off a hammering reelection defeat, offered the nation one final idea: the incoming secretary of agriculture should be empowered to enroll up to 50 million acres in the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) over the next five years.
Grasslands are managed worldwide to support livestock production, while remaining natural or semi-natural ones provide critical services that contribute to the wellbeing of both people and the planet. Human activities are however causing grasslands to become a source of greenhouse gas emissions rather than a carbon sink. A new study uncovered how grasslands used by humans have changed our climate over the last centuries.