Agricultural Leadership, Education & Communication Department



Date of this Version

September 1996


Produced by the Department of Agricultural, Leadership Education, and Communication, Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources, University of Nebraska – Lincoln.


We anticipate the changes during the next decade which will impact Nebraska food, agricultural and agribusiness industries, the management of natural resources and the quality of life opportunities for our people are expected to exceed those that occurred during the past 50 years. To ensure the programs of the University of Nebraska Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources (IANR) remain responsive and effective in the future, it is urgent for as to assess our program priorities and operational procedures to strengthen Nebraska’s agricultural and natural resources system. While doing so, we must also prepare students and clientele to make the necessary adjustments to succeed during a period of rapid change and uncertainty.

The intent of this Strategic Plan is to provide IANR with the program and operational directions to move us aggressively and positively into the 21st Century. The issues, problems and opportunities are becoming increasingly complex. IANR cannot be all things for all people. Setting priorities and establishing collaborative partnerships will be essential.