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Teachers learn about pathogen detection

Jun 7, 2019
Zack Bateson, research scientist at the National Agriculture Genotyping Center in North Dakota, spoke to teachers at the Nebraska Corn Board-sponsored Ag Biotech workshop. Dr. Bateson contributes to research and development of assays to detect pathogens and resistance genes in a variety of hosts, including both crops and livestock. The National Agricultural Genotyping Center (NAGC) was established in 2016 by the National Corn Growers Association in partnership with Los Alamos National Laboratory. NAGC’s mission is “to translate scientific discoveries into solutions for production agriculture, food safety, functional foods, bioenergy and national …

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Focused ag biotech learning with NGSS-designed lessons

Jun 7, 2019
A new Nebraska Corn Board-sponsored workshop gave teachers a first-hand experience with ag biotech activities. Participants in the Ag Biotech …

STEM in Ag workshop helps teachers with NGSS lessons

Jun 6, 2019
The Nebraska Corn Board is supporting teachers with materials designed for NGSS in both the middle and high school science …

Ethanol plant tour for workshop group

Jun 6, 2019
What’s the next step after making your own ethanol? Teachers attending the Nebraska Corn Board-sponsored STEM in Ag workshop were …

Tech in ag: the value of soil sampling

May 30, 2019
Over- or under-fertilizing negatively impacts yield, so farmers need to know the needs of their soil. Above is a 60-acre …

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Did you know?

Nebraska is home to seven major aquifer systems

If poured over the surface of the state, the water in those aquifers would have a depth of 37.9 feet (11.6 meters).

Nebraska is the third leading producer of corn in the United States

There are over 47,400 farms in the state with over 45.2 acres devoted to farmland (91% of Nebraska’s total area).

Nebraska experiences a 4,584 foot elevation difference across the state from east to west

There is an average annual precipitation decreases by one inch every 25 miles, allowing Nebraska to have a diverse agricultural industry from one side of the state to the other.

There are 25 operational ethanol plants and 57 E-85 stations in Nebraska

36% of Nebraska’s corn goes towards ethanol production without reducing available stocks for food and animal feed. 33% of the corn used to produce ethanol returns to the market as animal feed (DDGs).