Alumni & friends news

Al Juhnke ('96) will take over as executive director of the Nebraska Pork Producers Association

“We are very pleased to announce this appointment,” said Scott Spilker, president of the association, which is based in Lincoln, Nebraska. “Al will bring leadership and creativity to the Association. He has an extensive public and private agriculture background and is experienced in public policy,” Spilker said in a news release. Al Juhnke ('96, B.S. Soil Science) has experience which includes over 30 years of executive planning, administration, communications and marketing in the agriculture sector. He has served as ag, energy, and environment adviser to U.S. Senator Al Franken since 2011. Prior to joining Sen. Franken’s staff, Juhnke served in the Minnesota House of Representatives for 14 years. Read full article here.

BoulifPlant Pathology Alumni Spotlight: Mohammed Boulif ('86)

As Professor and Head of the Department of Plant Protection at the National School of Agriculture in Meknes, Morocco, Plant Pathology alumnus Mohammed Boulif ('86, Ph.D.) teaches the next generation of plant pathologists integrated disease management strategies to help them to work with farmers to improve growing practices using sound scientific knowledge and field research results. Read full spotlight here.