New DPH Student Brett Lynn
Brett Lynn is an agronomist that enjoys partnering with growers to find practical agronomic solutions that can be implemented at the farm-level. Brett believes in leveraging interdisciplinary knowledge coupled with practical experience to ensure producers remain profitable while reducing their environmental footprint. The desire to bolster his interdisciplinary knowledge drew Brett to the Doctor of Plant Health (DPH) in Fall 2019.
Prior to embarking in the DPH program Brett received his B.S. (2016) and M.S. (2019) in Agronomy from Kansas State University. During his B.S. he interned with Crop Production Services and WinField Solutions. He also worked for Monsanto/Bayer Crop Science while completing his M.S. Additionally, Brett has been a Certified Crop Advisor (CCA) since 2017.
Brett is always seeking opportunities to collaborate with companies and growers that embrace innovation. Following the DPH program Brett intends to work in production agronomy and/or consultation. The best way to contact Brett is via email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
New DPH Student Ali Loker
Excited to have the students back on campus! To all the new students, welcome to UNL!!
We're happy you're here!!
Dr. Lee Briese - Final Seminar
DPH Newsletter - July 2019
Summer 2019 Internship - Jacob Nikodym
Jacob is working at Midwest Research, Inc. in York, Nebraska. He is gaining experience in all technical aspects of conducting applied research, the application of ARM for data collection and analysis, and the practices and complications associated with research requiring the use of GLP. He is assisting with establishing and maintaining trial areas, collecting trial data and samples, and monitoring trials for changes.
Summer 2019 Internship - Lindsay Overmyer
Lindsay is working in North Dakota with DPH alumnus, Lee Briese. She is doing field assessment and construction of management recommendations, diagnosis of biotic and biotic problems in the field, expanding her knowledge of pesticide use and application and developing science-based educational videos for farmers. She will also be collecting field observations, quantifying and assessing crop health, and learning route planning and time management.
Summer 2019 Internship - Emily Stine
Emily is working at UNL’s Panhandle Research and Extension Center in Scottsbluff. Her focus this summer is on developing a science communication media campaign. The campaign hopes to take scientific and technical information and translate it into actionable and comprehensive statements for the public. She will work with current production techniques to produce videos and podcasts for UNL Extension.
Summer 2019 Internship - Amy Hauver
Amy is working with DPH alumnus, Justin McMechan, with his UNL extension and research work with the soybean gall midge. Amy helps to create extension publications, videos, and articles. She is learning to develop agronomic solutions and deliver those solutions and management strategies to growers and record weed species that are present at soybean gall midge field locations.
Amy is also experiencing different techniques and strategies involved in designing and implementing entomological research, assist other graduate students with their data collection and field work, and investigate the relationships between soybean gall midge, plants, and abiotic factors.
Dr. Lee Briese
Dr. Lee Briese
Final DPH Seminar
Science Communication in Agriculture: the Role of the Trusted Adviser
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(photo credit: Craig Chandler - UNL Office of University Communication)