Mission Statement:The Plant Growth Facilities Service Center will provide high quality greenhouse and growth chamber spaces and the professional support that meets the needs of UNL’s Research, Teaching, and Extension programs.
Faculty Greenhouse Committee:Alan Christensen - Committee Chair - School of Biological Sciences
Stephen Wegulo - Plant Pathology
Edgar Cahoon - Biochemistry / PSI
Keenan Amundsen - Agronomy and Horticulture
Aaron Lorenz - Agronomy and Horticulture
Anne Streich - Agronomy and Horticulture
Lance Meinke - Entomology
Scott Sattler - USDA-ARS
Matthew Anderson (Ad-hoc member) – EHS
David Jackson (Ad-hoc member) - ARD
Amy Hilske (Ad-hoc member) - UNL Greenhouse Director
Amy is responsible for the operation of all greenhouse and growth chamber facilities across City, East & Nebraska Innovation Campuses in coordination with the UNL Faculty Greenhouse Committee. Amy had served as the Beadle Greenhouse Manager at UNL for 9 years. Amy has a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls in Horticulture, and a Master’s degree in Horticulture from UNL. Amy has worked in greenhouse environments since 1994, has participated in Undergraduate and Graduate instruction, and co-owns a winery in Ashland. Amy enjoys gardening, wine, and cooking.
Agronomy & Horticulture
Donn Ladd (Interim)
After a brief illness, Ruth Miller, Greenhouse Manager, passed away a few weeks ago.
We are working to hire a new greenhouse manager to refill this position. Donn Ladd will oversee these greenhouses as well as Plant Pathology's until a new manager is hired. Please contact Donn during this transition, if you have any questions or concerns.
Greenhouse Innovation Center (NIC)
Troy Pabst (Currently on Military Leave)
Samantha Link & Vincent Stoerger (Interim)
Phone: 402-472-4177 (Samantha)
Donn has been the Greenhouse Manager and the Computer Support Person for the Plant Pathology Department at UNL for 31 years. Donn has a Bachelor’s of Science and a Master’s degree in Horticulture from Kansas State University. Donn’s hobbies are plant breeding and computer building.