Members of Board of Regents, President Milliken to attend Gudmundsen Lab open house in SandhillsSix members of the University of Nebraska Board of Regents and NU President James B. Milliken will attend the 9th annual open house at UNL's Gudmundsen Sandhills Laboratory near Whitman, Neb., on August 27. The annual event attracts more than 300 farmers and ranchers who attend presentations and demonstrations on cattle and natural resource management. Activities are held at the Wagonhammer Education Center.
Milliken will speak at the morning session on the university's role in state economic development and its support of research and outreach in agriculture and natural resources. Regents attending are Board Chair Chuck Hassebrook (Dist. 3), Chuck Wilson (Dist. 1), Bob Whitehouse (Dist. 4), Jim McClurg (Dist. 5), Kent Schroeder (Dist. 6) and Robert Phares (Dist. 7).
"The Gudmundsen Lab was created 27 years ago as a center for the study of one of the most diverse eco-systems in the world," Milliken said. "Research that has been conducted there has had a significant impact on the productivity and profitability of Nebraska farmers and ranchers, but it also has global importance in areas such as drought mitigation and environmental sustainability."
Gudmundsen, formerly known as the Rafter C Ranch, is located in the heart of the Sandhills, and covers parts of Cherry, Grant and Hooker Counties. It was donated by Elmer "Pete" and Abbie Gudmundsen to the NU Foundation in 1978 with the desired purpose "to improve, advance and support agriculture in the state of Nebraska in ways that have relevance to the Sandhills area of the state through added research, improved teaching and continuing education and service to the agricultural industry."
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