Basche joins Agronomy and Horticulture as assistant professor

Andrea Basche
Andrea Basche

Andrea Basche joined the University of Nebraska–Lincoln Department of Agronomy and Horticulture Dec. 1 as an assistant professor in cropping systems.

She will be teaching two undergraduate courses in crop management and researching opportunities for Nebraska cropping systems to remain productive and profitable into the future.

Basche was born and raised in southern New Jersey, a few miles from the Jersey shore.

She earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Fordham University in biological sciences, a master’s degree from Columbia University in applied climate science and a doctorate in crop production and sustainable agriculture from Iowa State University.

Basche has studied and worked on agriculture and environment issues in New York City, Washington D.C. and Iowa, but she is thrilled now to be in Lincoln.

Nebraska was an attractive opportunity for Basche to share her experiences with students who will become the next generation of agricultural decision-makers in the state. Nebraska is also an agriculturally diverse state, and she is eager to contribute to the exciting work within the department.

Basche is exploring partnerships with ongoing research within the department to apply her expertise in agricultural systems modeling and data synthesis.

She has been an avid runner all of her adult life and more recently began road bicycling. In 2015, she rode RAGBRAI (the large annual bicycle ride across Iowa) with her partner Aaron, a Nebraska native, and they plan to find more outdoor adventures and endurance activities in the future.

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