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Utah man ready to lead UNL Panhandle Research and Extension Center

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A man from Utah has become the new district director for the Panhandle Research and Extension Center in Scottsbluff.
 
Jack Whittier stepped into the new role on June 1st. He previously worked at Colorado State University's animal department as a professor and beef extension specialist for nearly twenty years. Prior to that position, Whittier held faculty and graduate research positions at the University of Missouri, University of Nebraska and Utah State University.
In Scottsbluff, Whittier will oversee 16 counties in the panhandle and work closely with extension educators and staff.

He says he's thankful for the opportunity to work with ag specialists around the district.  
 
"The faculty that I have met so far, the extension specialists, the staff have high professionalism and a lot of good science behind them. (It's) an opportunity to contribute to the scientific understanding and education of this part of Nebraska so I'm excited to be here," said Whittier.
 
Whittier becomes the tenth person to hold the position as director of the panhandle center.
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