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Cornhusker Economics, June 30, 2021
The complex problems faced by agriculture today cannot be solved by isolated disciplines. A holistic, systems approach is needed to address the profitability of agriculture. To assist with these needs, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln has approved the development of the Center for Agricultural Profitability (CAP) within the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources. CAP will be housed in the Department of Agricultural Economics and will provide a uniting locale for faculty from various disciplines to engage with faculty from the department. CAP will seek to bridge departmental silos and bring together faculty with expertise in several areas (e.g., agribusiness, economics, business, animal science, agronomy, bioengineering, veterinary science and natural resources) to focus on the economic well-being of Nebraska’s farmers and ranchers through a systems and holistic approach. This will include applied research and educational outreach efforts.