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Faculty Spotlight: Lori Jaixen Thursday, March 3, 2022
About Me

At UNL, I currently coach the Equestrian Team, manage the horse herd as well as teaching and extension.   I am so grateful for the opportunity to be part of the student’s journey as they grow, develop and go on to great things.  I am blessed to be able to work along side of great faculty, staff and students.

What is your position in the department?


How long have you worked in the department?

14 years.

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Staff Spotlight: Talia Everding Thursday, February 17, 2022
About Me

I've always been a crazy cat lady and wannabe horse girl, but I'd never worked with pigs until Drs Burkey and Miller got me involved with nutrition research as an undergrad. I left UNL and never expected to work with pigs again, until I got hired at South Dakota State as a monogastric nutrition lab manager. I got my Masters at SDSU this summer in swine nutrition and welfare, and now have made a full circle back to UNL. I love power washing and working with sows, and working in climate-controlled environments is one of the surprising perks about swine research.

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Open Communications Specialist Position Thursday, January 27, 2022

We are excited to announce an open position in the Department of Animal Science for a Communications Specialist. If you are interested in being part of a dynamic department, please consider joining our team.

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Faculty Spotlight: Jesse Fulton Wednesday, January 12, 2022
About Me

I was born and raised in the Kentucky foothills of Appalachia. Just Google 38.509509, -83.510881, if you want specifics, and know I have covered about every piece of ground around that spot. If you asked my mother what I was like growing up, she would tell you I was the one of three that you never knew the location of. I was either helping a neighbor on their cattle operation, or running around the "woods" on foot, dirt-bike, or horseback.

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Sydney May Recipient of Larry E. Sitzman Scholarship Thursday, January 6, 2022

Sydney May of Aurora was named the 2022 recipient of the Larry E. Sitzman Youth in Nebraska Agriculture Scholarship. The daughter of Sara May and David and Janet May. Sydney is a sophomore at the University of Nebraska -Lincoln, studying Animal Science and following the pre-vet track. She will receive a $1,000 scholarship.

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Staff Spotlight: Andi Hallberg Monday, December 6, 2021
About Me

I was born in Englewood, Colorado but have lived in Seward, Nebraska all my life.  Jeff (my husband) and I live in the country by Bee and have four kids: Bryan-28, Garrett-26, Cheyenne-25 and Autumn-23 plus two grandchildren: Ella and Ethan (4 and 6 years old). We also have a part great dane/part lab dog named Rosko and a long hair tuxedo cat named Wilson. Our family has a crazy sense of humor and our time spent together is full of ridiculous jokes and lots of laughter.

What is your position in the department?

I am an Office Associate.

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Faculty Spotlight: Blaine French Monday, December 6, 2021
About Me

I am from Batesville, AR. Family raises Hereford cattle at our operation back home. Married to Chelsea French and am expecting a son come December.

What's your position in the department?

Asst. Professor of Practice/Asst. Extension Educator/Livestock Judging Coach.

How long have your worked in the department?

Since June 2019.

What do you enjoying outside of work?

I really enjoy a good round of golf. I try to play as much as I can in my off time.

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