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Data Drives Nebraska

Technology Advancements Impact Agriculture and Natural Resources

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Nebraska's Stress Relief 

Solutions for Land, Soil, Water, People and Animals
Advancing production agriculture in a way that also takes care of our water and our land cannot happen without bringing together leading experts to share their expertise about stress biology. It is an honor to channel these efforts to serve the people and industries of Nebraska.
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Healthy Nebraska 

Advancing Human Health and Developing Healthy Communities
Every day, IANR is putting together a wickedly complex puzzle, in which each faculty member, researcher, Extension educator, student, staff member, partner and stakeholder is a vitally important piece. As the pieces come together, we see a picture of the world in which IANR is making a meaningful difference in sustainable food, fuel, feed, and fiber production.
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Thriving Nebraska 

Key Drivers for Community Economic Vitality
When we think about community vitality, we consider the factors that influence the quality of life and the prosperity of life for people in those communities. We have a responsibility in our research and discovery agenda to push the bounds and discover new information. Then, we put this new information to work in our state.
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Nebraska's Advantage: 

Productive Agriculture and Bountiful Natural Resources
You can’t talk about healthy production systems and natural resource systems without also thinking about the resilience. We need to harmonize production agriculture in a way that ensures the resilience of our natural ecosystems and rural communities — all while addressing bundles of grand challenges.
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Science Literacy

Using Research-Based Facts To Make Real-World Decisions
As the next generation of leaders is entering the educational pipeline, it’s important to have an emphasis on science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) to solve the grand challenge of feeding 9 billion people by 2050.
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Big Data

Managing the Future's Agriculture and Natural Resource Systems
Big data is the incredible flow of information that surrounds each of us, every day. Big data tools identify patterns and habits, not only in research, but in manufacturing, logistics – even ordering items online.
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Growing Opportunities through Public-Private Partnerships

This issue explores the mutually beneficial partnerships that help to provide the people, funding and innovation that benefit Nebraska and the entire world. These collaborations also bring together individuals and institutions who seek to solve the world’s most important issues.
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One Environment, One Health

If we're going to have long-term sustainabiltiy of our world that we live in, that long-term sustainability is going to be because we better understand the world, the enviroment that we live in.
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High Tech

The Future of Sustainable Agriculture
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The Epicenter of Global Beef Production

Opportunities for Nebraska, Volume Three: Food Scarcity is the third annual publication of Strategic Discussions for Nebraska, exploring the importance of University of Nebraska research on the way we live- and on the way the world lives. Read more>>

Strategic Discussions for Nebraska: Energy Climate and Sustainability

Opportunities for Nebraska, Volume Two: Energy, Climate and Sustainability is the second annual publication of Strategic Discussions for Nebraska that explores the impact and relevance of University of Nebraska research.

Watch and listen as experts tell the stories of research and innovation at the University of Nebraska- one of the top research universities in the United States. Read more>>

2010 Opportunities for Nebraska 
Opportunities for Nebraska is the first magazine in a series that showcases University of Nebraska-Lincoln research. The world population is expected to grow to nine billion by 2050 and this research will result in producing twice as much food with the same amount of land and water. Watch and listen as UNL experts tell the stories of research and innovation at one of the top research universities in the country!

Ord Community Study
UNL student researchers along with SDN conducted a major research project to study the ways Ord residents communicate about what is happening in the community.

Immigration in Nebraska
Published in June 2009, Nebraska's Economic Future includes a summary of findings; stories based on individual interviews; summaries of community conversations; and articles written specifically for this magazine. The articles represent varied geographical perspectives as well as perspectives on various parts of the state's economy.

Immigration in Nebraska
SDN published research on Immigration in Nebraska for the project's initial study in May 2008. We selected Scottsbluff, Lexington, Crete and Omaha and looked at the impact immigration has had on those communities.