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IANR is composed of three main divisions. Teaching occurs through the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, research through the Agricultural Research Division, and statewide extension education through Nebraska Extension. Research and extension education in the departments of Child, Youth and Family Studies, Nutrition and Health Sciences, and Textiles, Merchandising and Fashion Design in the College of Education and Human Sciences (CEHS) are supported by IANR through ARD and Nebraska Extension.

IANR Organizational Chart

Mike Boehm

Mike Boehm

Vice President and Vice Chancellor

Dr. Mike Boehm serves as the Harlan Vice Chancellor of the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. In this role, he also jointly serves as the Vice President for Agriculture and Natural Resources of the University of Nebraska system.

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Rich Bischoff

Rich Bischoff

Associate Vice Chancellor
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Jeff Bassford

Jeff Bassford

Assistant Vice Chancellor For Business and Finance
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Cara Pesek

Cara Pesek

Director of Communications
Jessie Brophy

Jessie Brophy

Daniel Trotter

Daniel Trotter


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Wanda Bowder


Alesia Zaruba


Maren Schuttler


Jordan Slagle

IANR Events Manager

Natalie Jones

Media Specialist

Other Organizational Units

District Centers
District Center Director
Eastern Research, Extension, and Education Center Doug Zalesky
Panhandle Research, Extension, and Education Center - Scottsbluff John Westra
West Central Research, Extension, and Education Center - North Platte Kelly Bruns
Research, Extension & Engagement Locations and Centers
Research, Extension & Engagement Locations and Centers Manager/Unit Leader
Barta Brothers Ranch - Ainsworth Jacob Harvey
Gudmundsen Sandhills Laboratory - Whitman John Nollette, Operations Manager
Haskell Agricultural Laboratory - Concord Doug Zalesky
High Plains Agricultural Laboratory - Sidney Jacob Hansen, Farm Manager
Horning Forestry Farm John Erixson
Kimmel Education and Research Center - Nebraska City Tiffany Heng-Moss
Charles Stoltenow
South Central Agricultural Laboratory - Clay Center Michael Schlick, Research Farm Manager
Stumpf International Wheat Center Kelly Bruns
Extension Program Leads
Program Lead
4-H Youth Development Kathleen Lodl
Agricultural Profitability Jay Parsons
Early Childhood Development Holly Hatton‐Bowers
Food, Nutrition & Health Jean Ann Fischer
Horticulture, Landscape & Environmental Systems Kait Chapman
Livestock Systems Randy Saner
Rural Prosperity Nebraska (co‐leads) Jordan Rasmussen
Brandi Hilton‐Hagemann
Urban Extension Karen Wobig &
Carrie Schneider-Miller
Water & Cropping Systems Dirk Charlson
Bruno Lena
Crystal Powers
Center Director
Center for Advanced Land Technologies (CALMIT) Brian Wardlow
Center for Biological Chemistry Donald Becker
Center for Biotechnology Daniel Schachtman
Center for Plant Science Innovation Edgar Cahoon
Center for Grassland Studies David Wedin
Center for Resiliency in Agricultural Working Landscapes Craig Allen
Conservation Survey Division Matt Joeckel
Food Processing Center TBD
Foundation Seed Farm TBD
Great Plains Cooperative Ecosystem Study Unit Paul Hanson
Great Plains Veterinary Educational Center Brian Vander Ley
High Plains Regional Climate Center Rezaul Mahmood
Industrial Agricultural Products Center TBD
National Drought Mitigation Center Mark Svoboda
Nebraska Center for Virology Eric Weaver
Nebraska Center for Prevention of Obesity Diseases Janos Zempleni
Nebraska Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit Jonathan Spurgeon
Nebraska Food for Health Center Andrew Benson
Nebraska Redox Biology Center Oleh Khalimonchuk
Nebraska State Climate Office TBD
Nebraska Water Center Chittaranjan Ray
Nebraska Veterinary Diagnostic Center Dustin Loy
Quantitative Life Sciences Initiative Jennifer Clarke
Nebraska Extension Engagement Zone Coordinators
Extension Zone Coordinator
EZ 1 (panhandle) Rob Eirich
EZ 2 (north central) Jay Jenkins
EZ 3 (west central) Brian Cox
EZ 4 (southwest) TBD
EZ 5 (northeast) Amy Topp
EZ 6 (Boone, Greeley, Hall, Hamilton, Howard, Merrick, Nance, Sherman, Valley) Brian Cox & Carrie Gottschalk
EZ 7 (Butler, Colfax, Platte, Polk, Seward, York) Carrie Gottschalk
EZ 8 (Burt, Cuming, Dodge, Saunders, Thurston, Washington) Angi Heller
EZ 9 (Metro) Karen Wobig &
Carrie Schneider-Miller
EZ 10 (Adams, Clay, Fillmore, Jefferson, Nuckolls, Saline, Thayer, Webster) Megan Burda
EZ 11 (Southeast) Karly Black
EZ 12 (Campus) Jentry Barrett

NU Wide Institutes

Water for Food Institute

Peter McCornick
Executive Director
Rural Prosperity Nebraska

Mary Emery
Executive Director