EXTENSION NEWS — Backyard Farmer team earns IANR award

University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources honored several faculty and staff at an awards luncheon in November. Two Nebraska Extension in Lancaster County staff members were part of a team award.

The Omtvedt Innovation Award for Team was awarded to Nebraska Extension’s Backyard Farmer Team. The award recognizes areas of strength and promise within the Institute, as well as innovation and excellence in teaching, research, extension and teamwork. The team includes Extension Educators Sarah Browning and Jody Green. Backyard Farmer is the longest-running, non-syndicated education television show on air, with an astounding 55 years of providing entertaining, science-based answers to viewer questions. Going beyond the reach of traditional television, Backyard Farmer’s use of multiple social media platforms has expanded its reach nationally.