Category: Photo Essay

The Science of Livestock Evaluation: NE Extension Program for Youth

According to Beef Systems Educator, Brad Bennett, the 4-H Livestock Evaluation program through Nebraska Extension is beneficial to youth of all ages. This photo essay features Bennett and his work with livestock evaluation. He explains that through this program, youth not only learn about animal science topics, but they also develop strong leadership, communication and ...

Food Sustainability: Nebraska Extension Double Up Food Bucks

Nebraska Extension is partnering with a nationwide program called Double Up Food Bucks. The program provides low-income families access to healthier food, farmers a broader customer base, and local economies more dollars. This photo essay highlights the benefits of the program and the impact it has made in communities. This photo essay was produced by ...

The Science of Sustainability: Prairie Plate Restaurant

Jerry and Renee Cornett share the story of their restaurant and its notable philosophy. Focusing on the state’s agriculture and soil, Prairie Plate is leading the way in local farming sustainability. They are influencing Nebraska’s food culture, changing the way people view and taste their food. This video was produced by UNL student Elizabeth Austad ...

The Science and History of the Larsen Tractor Test and Power Museum

Located on the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s East Campus, the Larsen Tractor Test and Power Museum is home to a wide variety of tractors and equipment. Viewers of all ages and from around the world can come see the evolution of tractors and learn about the Nebraska Tractor Test Law. The Larsen Tractor Test and Power ...

Quantified Ag: Cattle Health Management, Simplified

Quantified Ag takes the guess work out of cattle health by providing fast Quantified Ag takes the guess work out of cattle health by providing fast fast sorting and treatment for cattle producers and feedlot operators. Alex Heine, Business Development Manager, discusses the company beginnings, ear-tag system, and application of the product.

The Rise of Gluten-Free Consumers: The Science of Food

The rise of gluten-free consumers causes businesses to respond. This photojournalism project features Cupcakes & More, a local business located in Lincoln, Nebraska. Like many other food-related businesses, they have had to expand their menu to include gluten-free items.

Lincoln Public Schools Divert Food Waste: The Science of Food

The Lincoln Public School system in Nebraska is working to teach youth about the importance of protecting our resources. The school district is partnering with Prairieland Gold – a composting operation managed by Prairieland Dairy outside of Lincoln, as it is one of the few operations in the area with the size and ability to ...

Beef in 2050: The Science of Food

With a population projected to reach over nine billion by the year 2050, let’s learn how beef production practices might advance to keep up with the demand. Adam Wegner, Director of Marketing for the Nebraska Beef Council, gives insight into future beef production practices to help Nebraska beef producers stay ahead.

Our Heritage & Future: The Science of Food

Agriculture and farming has seen many changes, upgrades, and growth over the years. UNL emphasizes opportunities for young agriculturalists to learn and grow through science and technology so that farms may become more efficient and profitable. As we learn from the generations before us, we work towards bettering the future for generations to come.

The Science of Ethanol: Fueling Positive Impacts for the Environment and Agriculture

Through new technologies fuel ethanol production has increased steadily in the United States since the 1980s, and has increasingly been boosted by the U.S Clean Air Act and its various progressions. The momentum has continued as production costs and C02 emissions have fallen. Check out this video to see how you can contribute to making ...