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2017 Annual Meeting | Oct. 22-25 | Tampa, FL

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Division: Special Sessions

Title: Special Session Symposium--Developing Research and Extension Skills of Students in Integrated Agronomic Systems Poster

Organizer: John A. Guretzky
Lead Community Sponsor:
Cosponsor: SSSA Division: Soil and Water Management and Conservation, C03 Crop Ecology, Management and Quality
Community Cosponsor: Cover Crop Management Community
Format: Poster Symposium
Keywords: cover crops, crop ecology, integrated crop-livestock systems and pastureland

Session Description: This symposium will allow eight undergraduate students participating in an Undergraduate Research and Extension Experiential Learning Fellowship in Integrated Agronomic Systems at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln during the summer of 2017 an opportunity to present their research at a scientific meeting.  Faculty mentors participating in the program have expertise in corn/soybean cropping systems, cover crop/crop residue management, pasture ecology and soil management.  Student learning goals: 1) Improve understanding of integrated agronomic systems; 2) Learn how agronomic experiments are designed.3) Measure and analyze fundamental crop and soil variables.4) Develop an extension case study to address a producer concern.5) Effectively communicate extension and research outcomes.6) Develop networks with other students, government scientists, industry leaders, faculty, and extension personnel in the field of integrated agronomic systems.7) Acquire specific skills necessary to apply to graduate school.