10/12 - October Faculty and Partner Retreat at UNK

University of Nebraska faculty members joined with current and potential partners for a day of discussing collaborations at the University of Nebraska, Kearney (UNK) on Oct. 7.

More than half those attending traveled from Lincoln’s Nebraska Innovation Campus to Kearney and back on a luxury tour bus, arriving at UNK’s Ockinga Seminar Center ready for a day of presentations and discussions.

In the retreat’s first two hours, UNK and University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) faculty gave four-minute presentations on current research projects and some of their future collaborative interests. Departments represented in these presentations included UNL’s School of Natural Resources, Department of Civil Engineering, Department of Agronomy and Horticulture, National Drought Mitigation Center, Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, West Central Research and Extension Center and others. UNK’s Department of Chemistry and others joined in the presentations.

After lunch and poster viewing, federal, state, regional and local partners delivered short presentations on where potential opportunities for collaboration with NU faculty may exist.

Some of the agencies represented in these presentations included the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Geological Survey, Nebraska Department of Natural Resources, Nebraska Environmental Trust, Nebraska Department of Agriculture and the Nebraska Water Balance Alliance.

Many of the state’s 23 Natural Resources Districts were also represented, as was The Nature Conservancy, Platte River Recovery Implementation Program, The Central Nebraska Public Power and Irrigation District, Field to Market and the Lower Platte River Corridor Alliance.

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