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Panhandle Research and Extension Center Director accepts new position in Lincoln

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Dr. Linda Boeckner, director of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Panhandle Research and Extension Center for the past five years, has accepted a new assignment with UNL Extension and the College of Education and Human Sciences starting June 1, 2013.

Her appointment was announced by Dr. Chuck Hibberd, Dean and Director of UNL Extension.

This assignment will involve a relocation to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln campus. Dr. Boeckner will serve as Program Leader for College of Education and Human Sciences Extension, function as an Extension Specialist to develop Extension programs in Food, Nutrition and Health, and teach Nutrition and Health Sciences courses.

A search for the next District Director for the Panhandle Research and Extension Center will begin immediately, according to Hibberd.

Until this important position is filled, Dr. Gary Hergert, Extension Nutrient Management and Soil Quality Specialist, has agreed to serve as Interim District Director and Jim Schild, Extension Educator in Scotts Bluff County, will serve as Interim Associate District Director.

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