James Schnable selected as Nebraska Corn Checkoff Presidential Chair

Lincoln, Neb. — James Schnable, professor of Agronomy and Horticulture at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, has been selected as Nebraska Corn Checkoff Presidential Chair.

The Nebraska Corn Board made a $2 million commitment to the University of Nebraska Foundation in 2014 to establish the permanently endowed chair. The endowment provides annual support to the university’s Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources for research and development related to corn demand.

"Nebraska Corn approves of the appointment of Dr. Schnable as the Nebraska Corn Checkoff Presidential Chair," said Jay Reiners, Chairman of the Nebraska Corn Board. "We believe this selection will open doors to collaborations and research that will continue to benefit our industry for generations to come."

The presidential chair appointment serves as an opportunity to focus university research and a dedicated faculty member on the topics that are pertinent to Nebraska corn growers.

Dr. Schnable brings strong connections within the innovation and new uses space with his work within differentiated products, bioprocessing and fermentation. Notably, he also provides expertise within the agronomic aspect of genomics/ phenomics and increasing our understanding of input efficiency.

Original press release by IANR Media: https://ianrnews.unl.edu/schnable-selected-nebraska-corn-checkoff-presidential-chair.