Spotlight: Nebraska Extension Integrated Beef Systems
Nebraska Extension shows how it is fulfilling N2025 Aim 2: Impactful Research and Creative Activity. Extension works with the states ag producers to conduct trans-disciplinary integrated beef systems research, extension and education.
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[00:00:04.990]As an example of with extension and
[00:00:08.400]engagement and outreach
[00:00:09.900]we look at an example
[00:00:11.290]of the Nebraska integrate beef systems.
[00:00:13.800]And that takes a group of our faculty,
[00:00:19.440]anyone and putting them from on basic research,
[00:00:22.270]all the way to the
[00:00:23.150]not only the application and translation,
[00:00:25.600]but if you look at research transformational.
[00:00:28.240]How do we transform the lives
[00:00:29.690]of Nebraskans and people around the world?
[00:00:32.280]And so we put them
[00:00:33.113]into an environment that they work together
[00:00:35.740]but it doesn't flow just from the main campus out.
[00:00:39.280]One of the really important things and strengths
[00:00:41.070]of UNL is also the needs assessment.
[00:00:43.610]We are right there
[00:00:44.850]with our residents of the state, collecting information
[00:00:48.510]listening to their needs.
[00:00:50.110]And then bringing that back
[00:00:51.990]in and asking what is the researchable question?
[00:00:55.800]Because there are many problems out there
[00:00:57.110]but one of the hardest things to do is what is
[00:00:59.870]the actual researchable question
[00:01:02.300]that we can bring to bear the resources that we have
[00:01:06.090]So we're looking
[00:01:06.923]at the so what factor.
[00:01:08.370]It's about communication.
[00:01:09.430]How do we communicate out that,
[00:01:11.400]yes, we did this great research
[00:01:13.270]but what is the so what factor?
[00:01:14.970]So the person on the main street can say, yes,
[00:01:17.690]I'm proud of what they do because that impacts my life.
[00:01:20.790]Maybe not me directly, but as part
[00:01:23.360]of being a resident of this state, that impacts me.
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