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Functional Foods & Healthier Humans Fund

Functional Foods & Healthier Humans Fund

Here's a disturbing fact: For the first time in two centuries, the current generation of U.S. children may have shorter life expectancies than their parents. Nearly one billion people in the world are undernourished or malnourished, yet obesity is epidemic in the U.S. – leading to serious health issues and escalating costs.

The problem is two fold. On one hand, it's about ensuring that we can grow enough food and deliver adequate nutrition into the stomachs of

those who need it around the globe. On the other, there is a critical need to understand more about how food is absorbed and utilized at the molecular level within the human body; not to mention the personal choices about what to eat – and how much.

IANR is assembling diverse faculty teams focused on research and education to:
• Produce even more nutritious foods through improved genetics.
• Analyze relationships between the food we eat, intestinal micriobiota and the impact on fat conversion.
• Improve our knowledge of the function and application of probiotics.
• Better understand human behavior regarding eating and exercise.

At IANR, the goal is to provide improved nourishment for the human body – as well as for our overall body of knowledge and understanding.


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Craig Buescher

Craig Buescher

Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources
402-458-1139 direct
800-432-3216 toll free
craig.buescher@nufoundation.org
Craig grew up in South Central Nebraska on a diversified farm and livestock operation. Craig graduated from the University of Nebraska with an animal science degree and worked at Senek Swine Testing Station, the Meat Animal Research Center before operating his own diversified farming operation near Deweese for more 30 years.
Doug Carr

Doug Carr

Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources
402-458-1160 direct
800-432-3216 toll free
doug.carr@nufoundation.org
Doug is a graduate of University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s College of Journalism and Mass Communications. He joined the University of Nebraska Foundation in 2017 and has extensive experience in video production, advertising, sales and marketing, primarily in the field of agribusiness. Doug’s fundraising efforts are focused on the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources.
Josh Egley

Josh Egley

Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources
402-458-1202 direct
800-432-3216 toll free
josh.egley@nufoundation.org
Josh has been with the foundation since 2008. He has a Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. Josh's experience at UNL was very positive and working at the foundation allows him to help make that same experience available to other students. It also allows him to give back to his alma mater.
Barbara Soderlin

Barbara Soderlin

Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources
402-458-1176 direct
800-432-3216 toll free
barbara.soderlin@nufoundation.org
Barbara joined the University of Nebraska Foundation in 2018 following a career as a newspaper reporter and editor. She worked for several papers, including the Omaha World-Herald, where she covered agribusiness, food production and the grocery business, communicating the story of Nebraska’s ag economy to readers. Barbara holds degrees in English and journalism.
 
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