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John Owens: Speeches & Appearances

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Bullets On What's Happening At Unl Ianr, John Owens Jan 2006

Bullets On What's Happening At Unl Ianr, John Owens

John Owens: Speeches & Appearances

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Heuermann Recognition Luncheon, John Owens Jan 2006

Heuermann Recognition Luncheon, John Owens

John Owens: Speeches & Appearances

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Bullets For Hardin Hall Rededication, John Owens Jan 2006

Bullets For Hardin Hall Rededication, John Owens

John Owens: Speeches & Appearances

When the Nebraska Center for Continuing Education opened in 1961, it was the third of its kind to be completed in the U.S. The other two were at Michigan State and the University of Georgia. Two more were under construction at the universities of Chicago and Oklahoma. The Nebraska Center was distinctive because it had special facilities for youth programs, in addition to adult programs.


University Of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension Fall Conference, John Owens Jan 2006

University Of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension Fall Conference, John Owens

John Owens: Speeches & Appearances

First off, thank you. Thank you for the work you do each day on behalf of the University and for Nebraska. Thank you for the expertise and the passion you bring to your work, for the belief you have in it, and for the dedication you show.


Distinguished Fellowship Awards Luncheon, John Owens Jan 2006

Distinguished Fellowship Awards Luncheon, John Owens

John Owens: Speeches & Appearances

It seems to me the best way to start off any congratulatory remarks is to say, quite simply - congratulations.


Dinsdale Family Luncheon, John Owens Jan 2006

Dinsdale Family Luncheon, John Owens

John Owens: Speeches & Appearances

Today we celebrate and honor the 2006 recipients of the Dinsdale Family Faculty Awards, made possible by the generosity of the Dinsdale family.


Nebraska Association Of County Extension Board Annual Meeting, John Owens Jan 2006

Nebraska Association Of County Extension Board Annual Meeting, John Owens

John Owens: Speeches & Appearances

Thank you for inviting me to be here today. I truly appreciate this opportunity to visit with you. I've been asked to tell you about some of the recent successes of the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources, to talk about opportunities for the Institute in Nebraska's future, and to talk, also, about extension's role in that.


2006 East Campus Arbor Day Celebration, John Owens Jan 2006

2006 East Campus Arbor Day Celebration, John Owens

John Owens: Speeches & Appearances

It cannot be lost on those of us present here today that Nebraska, the land of tall skies and wide prairies, where early settlers saw grass roll to the horizon broken only by the call of the lark, is the home of Arbor Day. Nebraska is, indeed, the tree planter state.


Aglec Advisory Council Meeting, John Owens Jan 2006

Aglec Advisory Council Meeting, John Owens

John Owens: Speeches & Appearances

Thank you for inviting me to be with you today to discuss one of my favorite topics - education and the terrifically talented young people who come to study with us in the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, or CASNR, in the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources here at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.


Agriculture Builders Of Nebraska, Inc. Annual Meeting, John Owens Jan 2006

Agriculture Builders Of Nebraska, Inc. Annual Meeting, John Owens

John Owens: Speeches & Appearances

Those of us in the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources at your land-grant university view ourselves as partners with Nebraska. Taking the resources of this great university to the citizens of our state is a mission we take very, very seriously. We work hard to apply the university's resources in a diverse number of ways to benefit Nebraska. Today it is my very great pleasure to have this opportunity to provide a brief report to you, our partners, on some of the ways we are returning your investment in us to benefit our state.


Agriculture Builders Of Nebraska, Inc. Annual Meeting, John Owens Jan 2006

Agriculture Builders Of Nebraska, Inc. Annual Meeting, John Owens

John Owens: Speeches & Appearances

It's such a pleasure to be here with you this morning. Each year I look forward to this opportunity to visit with you, to hear your thoughts, to thank you for all you do for the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources, and for the University of Nebraska. We truly appreciate your support and your hard work on our behalf. I think Nebraska is extremely fortunate to have ABN at work in our state.


Nebraska Hall Of Agricultural Achievement Dinner, John Owens Jan 2006

Nebraska Hall Of Agricultural Achievement Dinner, John Owens

John Owens: Speeches & Appearances

It is my pleasure to be with you tonight celebrating the accomplishments of these wonderful and worthy new additions to the Nebraska Hall of Agricultural Achievement. I'm delighted to have this opportunity to help recognize these individuals so deserving of their honors. What a pleasure to say, “well done and thank you” to people who make such significant contributions to the world, who live their lives meaningfully in the way they choose to put their talents and energies to work.


James A. Lake Academic Freedom Award Presentation, John Owens Jan 2006

James A. Lake Academic Freedom Award Presentation, John Owens

John Owens: Speeches & Appearances

It is both my honor and privilege to be here today to present the James A. Lake Academic Freedom Award. I thank you for this opportunity.


Omaha Agri-Business Club Leadership Award Presentation, John Owens Jan 2006

Omaha Agri-Business Club Leadership Award Presentation, John Owens

John Owens: Speeches & Appearances

It is a real pleasure to present the 2006 Omaha Agri- Business Club Leadership Award this evening during National Agriculture Week. I commend the Omaha Agri-Business Club for establishing this fine award. We always need to celebrate the accomplishments of individuals whose leadership efforts contribute to our agricultural industry which is the backbone of Nebraska and our nation.


Nebraska Agribusiness Club 40th Annual Awards Banquet, John Owens Jan 2006

Nebraska Agribusiness Club 40th Annual Awards Banquet, John Owens

John Owens: Speeches & Appearances

Did you know if you look up the word "integrity" in the dictionary, the definition is Alan Moeller?


48th Annual Nebraska Agri-Business Association Meeting, John Owens Jan 2006

48th Annual Nebraska Agri-Business Association Meeting, John Owens

John Owens: Speeches & Appearances

Thank you so very much for this opportunity to speak today at this 48th Annual Nebraska Agri-Business Association meeting. Dr. Kyle Hoagland, Water Center Director in the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and I are particularly pleased to be asked to talk with you today about water, a key concern in our state and in our world. New water regulations affecting Nebraska's agricultural producers, numerous legislative discussions, and stories of neighbors contesting water use by neighbors have been in the news and on our minds. We all know that will continue.


Abn Summer Meeting, John Owens Jan 2006

Abn Summer Meeting, John Owens

John Owens: Speeches & Appearances

It is such a pleasure to have you on campus with us today. While we couldn't do anything to turn the heat down outside, at least we've had some hot topics to go right along with it! I sincerely hope you've enjoyed the wide variety of information we've shared with you today. It is our pleasure to have this opportunity to host you here on campus, and I thank everyone who has been part of presenting and putting this day's program together. I also thank each of you, and every member of ABN, for all ...


Casnr Salute To Graduates, John Owens Jan 2006

Casnr Salute To Graduates, John Owens

John Owens: Speeches & Appearances

We appreciate your being with us this afternoon as we celebrate, the accomplishments of tomorrow's graduates from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Thank you for attending and, congratulations to the new alumni! This ceremony is rapidly becoming both a fixture and a tradition in the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources. As a matter of fact, it took the national "First Place Award" in a competition this year that was open to all the universities in the United States.


Water Conference, John Owens Jan 2006

Water Conference, John Owens

John Owens: Speeches & Appearances

We've all heard Mark Twain's old adage: "Whiskey is for drinking; water is for fighting over." Twain penned those words in 1884, and while I won't touch his commentary on whiskey, his comment on water remains on target today.


Nebraska Urban Pest Management Conference, John Owens Jan 2006

Nebraska Urban Pest Management Conference, John Owens

John Owens: Speeches & Appearances

It is my very great pleasure to welcome each of you to the 14th annual Urban Pest Management Conference. I want you to know that we in the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources take seriously our role as partners with Nebraska. We are especially pleased for the partnerships we have with your industry.


International Sorghum And Millet Collaborative Research Support Program (Intsormil), John Owens Jan 2006

International Sorghum And Millet Collaborative Research Support Program (Intsormil), John Owens

John Owens: Speeches & Appearances

I'm extremely pleased to be here today to celebrate the work of the International Sorghum and Millet Collaborative Research Support Program, or INTSORMIL. The fact that we will see this worthwhile and productive work continue for the next five years because of this exciting $9 million grant from the U.S. Agency for International Development, is wonderful. The work conducted through INTSORMIL is a source of pride for all associated with it.


Regents Outreach And Economic Development Task Force Meeting, John Owens Jan 2006

Regents Outreach And Economic Development Task Force Meeting, John Owens

John Owens: Speeches & Appearances

Let me begin today by thanking you, Regent Hassebrook, as Task Force Chair, and each of you who is a member of this Task Force, for focusing on outreach and economic development at the University as we work on behalf of Nebraska. We thank Regent Chair Howard Hawks for appointing this task force. The level of commitment this shows for the university's role in outreach and economic development is very important both to us in the university and to Nebraskans.


Omtvedt Innovation Award, John Owens Jan 2006

Omtvedt Innovation Award, John Owens

John Owens: Speeches & Appearances

It is such a pleasure to be here at the Gudmundsen Sandhills Laboratory Open House. Not only are we celebrating the 25th anniversary of the contributions and successes of this expansive research and extension laboratory, we are also honoring one of our own faculty members today with this Omtvedt Innovation Award. This award is made possible because of the generosity of Leone and the late Neal Harlan, great friends of the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources.


Omtvedt Innovation Award Presented To Marilyn Fox, John Owens Jan 2006

Omtvedt Innovation Award Presented To Marilyn Fox, John Owens

John Owens: Speeches & Appearances

It is such a pleasure to honor innovation and strength in the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources today through this 2006 Omtvedt Innovation Award. This award is made possible because of the generosity of Leone and the late Neal Harlan, great friends of the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources. The Harlans had the vision and the foresight to realize the importance of recognizing and supporting outstanding and innovative work in the Institute, and honored Irv Omtvedt on his retirement as Vice Chancellor of the Institute with a generous gift of funds to support the Omtvedt Innovation Awards. These ...


Testimony To Coordinating Commission For Postsecondary Education, John Owens Jan 2006

Testimony To Coordinating Commission For Postsecondary Education, John Owens

John Owens: Speeches & Appearances

Chair Lauritzen and members of the Nebraska Coordinating Commission for Postsecondary Education. My name is John Owens and I am University of Nebraska Vice President for Agriculture and Natural Resources and Harlan Vice Chancellor of the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources.


Casnr Salute To Graduates, John Owens Jan 2006

Casnr Salute To Graduates, John Owens

John Owens: Speeches & Appearances

We appreciate your being with us as we celebrate the accomplishments of tomorrow’s graduates from the University of Nebraska – Lincoln. Thank you for attending. This ceremony is rapidly becoming both a fixture and a tradition in the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources.


2006 Master Conservationist Presentations, John Owens Jan 2006

2006 Master Conservationist Presentations, John Owens

John Owens: Speeches & Appearances

Kirk and William Laux (locks) of Bridgeport in the Panhandle will receive the first Master Conservationist recognition in Production Agriculture. Will Kirk and William please come forward? This family limited partnership includes 5,000 acres of rangeland, 160 acres of dryland, 1200 acres of irrigated land, a cow-calf operation, and a feedlot. They began farming in the 1960s and later purchased several "tired" eroded units. These units were improved by “applying" erosion control practices including seeding, cross-fencing, and improved watering.


Liaison Committee's Brown Bag Update, John Owens Jan 2006

Liaison Committee's Brown Bag Update, John Owens

John Owens: Speeches & Appearances

In my update today I'm delighted to start off with some truly good news: student enrollments are up in the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, the College of Education and Human Sciences, and the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture.