Ground broken for new Neb. lab

A local ag leader and friend of High Plains Ag Lab joined representatives of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources (IANR) to break ground Tuesday, Aug. 6 for a new headquarters building at UNL’s High Plains Ag Laboratory north of Sidney. The ground-breaking took place at the end of the annual High Plains Ag Lab Field Day. Construction of the new building was made possible by a fund-raising campaign by a local committee and the University of Nebraska Foundation that has raised about $500,000. The 2,800-square-foot building will include a laboratory and space for equipment; a conference room; offices for permanent staff; and work stations for students or visiting scientists.

–UNL Panhandle Research and Extension Center