Amy Hilske is the Greenhouse Director at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. Amy has expertise in growing a wide range of agronomic crops; corn, sorghum, soybeans, wheat, camelina, rice, arabidopsis, etc., in greenhouse and growth chamber applications. Amy is responsible for, in coordination with the University of Nebraska Agricultural Research Division and the UNL Plant Growth Facilities Faculty Advisory Committee, the operation of all greenhouse and shared plant growth chamber facilities across City, East and Nebraska Innovation Campuses. Previous to her current position, Amy managed UNL's George W. Beadle Greenhouse where she grew and managed genetically modified agronomic research crops for over 10 years. She has worked in greenhouse environments since 1994 as well has participated in undergraduate and graduate instruction.
Amy grew up on century owned family farm in southeast Minnesota. She earned her Master's Degree in Horticulture from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln and has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Horticulture from the University of Wisconsin–River Falls. Amy is also a member of the Institutional Biosafety Committee at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln.