College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources

Support The College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources

The College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources (CASNR) is home to 31 degree programs and two pre-professional programs.

CASNR has created numerous opportunities for students to take advantage of their time in the college, to help them grow both professionally and personally. Traveling abroad, participating in campus-based research, completing internships and engaging with the local community are common experiential learning opportunities for CASNR students.

Thanks to the generosity of donors, over half of the current CASNR students receive scholarship assistance, student organizations on campus are flourishing and more students have the opportunity to study abroad. Donor support is also used to recognize outstanding teachers and advisers.

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N Fund – CASNR Scholarships

This fund shall be used to provide renewable scholarships for undergraduate students in the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources.


N Fund – College of Agricultural Sciences & Natural Resources

This fund provides much-needed support for the College of Agriculture and Natural Resouces.


CASNR Faculty & Student Support Fund

A gift to this fund benefits and supports the general needs of the College of Agriculture Sciences and Natural Resources, including awards for faculty, scholarships for students, grants for travel, and support for student activities and awards.


CASNR Alumni Association Fund

A gift to this fund benefits and supports the general needs of the department, including awards for faculty, scholarships for students, grants for travel, and support for student activities and awards.


CASNR Alumni Association Brick Fund

When you purchase a commemorative brick, you will leave a permanent legacy on the University of Nebraska – Lincoln’s east campus and will also help make college more affordable for future students.


Astir CASNR Emergency Student Aid Fund

This critical fund enables the dean of the college to award much-needed stipends to deserving CASNR students who are at risk of disruption to their education as a result of financial hardship.


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you’ve made in someone else’s.

When you make a gift to the University of Nebraska Foundation you can trust that it will be used in the way in which it was intended. That’s a promise we’ve kept with our donors since our organization was founded in 1936.

Josh Egley

Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources

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

Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources

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 agriculture economy to readers. Barbara holds degrees in English and journalism.

Doug Carr

Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources

Doug is a graduate of the 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.

Craig Buescher

Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources

Craig grew up in south-central Nebraska on a diversified farm and livestock operation. He graduated from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln with an animal science degree and worked at the Senek Swine Testing Station and the Meat Animal Research Center before operating his own diversified farming operation near Deweese, Nebraska, for more than 30 years.