Growing Magazine Fall 2019

Fall 2019
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A Healthy Future
Food • Fuel • Water • Landscapes • People
Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources I University of Nebraska–Lincoln


  • 24
    Rural Nebraskans are more optimistic about their current and future situation than they have been in the 24-year history of the Nebraska Rural Poll, according to 2019 results.
  • 36
    The Nebraska Center for the Prevention of Obesity Diseases has generated nearly $100 million in external funding, about $36 for every dollar the university invested.
  • 45
    Milkweed in the Classroom is a Department of Entomology-led pilot program engaging 45 schools across Nebraska in growing milkweed plants in the classroom in an effort to save monarch butterflies.
  • 150
    Agronomy and horticulture students planted 150 trees on East Campus in October in honor of the university’s sesquicentennial.
  • 462
    According to the Fall 2019 census taken on the sixth day of classes, there are 462 new students from Nebraska in CASNR, an increase of 10.3% compared to last year.
  • 800+
    Data from over 800 on-farm research studies dating back to 1990 is available to review using the Nebraska On-Farm Research Network’s results finder tool at