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Enrollment increases in agronomy have caused space
shortages in laboratory space.
By Chuck Beck
Increased enrollment and more agricultural
research are causing a space shortage at an east
campus building, according to David T. Lewis,
vice chairman of the agronomy department.
Lewis, who is in charge of research, said Keim
Hall, needs an addition that would increase floor
area to accommodate the increasing number of
He said enrollment in agronomy has doubled
in the last 10 years. Credit hours have risen from
3,378 taught in the 1963-64 school year to 7,639
credit hours taught last year.
As more students have enrolled in agronomy
courses, Lewis said laboratories have become too
"We have some lab classes where some
students must stand because there aren't enough
desks," he said. "Instructors are also teaching
more credit hours than they have been
contracted to teach."
Lewis explained that money is budgeted
between teaching and research for agronomy
instructors, depending on the research project.
He said he is contracted to teach 30 per cent of
the time, research 40 per cent of the time and do
administrative work 40 per cent of his time.
"I end up teaching about 55 per cent of the
time and divide the rest of the time between
administration and research," Lewis said.
He said time is alloted to agricultural research
because of the importance of agriculture to
"We carry out research projects here that
directly affect many Nebraska farmers," he said.
"Many farmers have benefited by increased crop
procuction because of research done at
agricultural experiment stations."
Lewis said a new variety of wheat at the
Lincoln experiment station netted farmers many
millions of dollard in one year.
There is pressure around the world to
increase crop yields," Lewis said. "We can't wait
long to develop crop plants that will increase
To meet the increased student enrollment and
instructor's research loads Keim Hail floorspace
would need to be doubled, Lewis said. The
remodeling project, proposed last year, would
extend an addition either to the north or east of
the building, Lewis said.
He said the estimated cost of the addition, was
$6.7 million a year ago. The Nebraska Farm
Bureau Federation is asking the Legislature's
approprations Committee to request $8 to $10
million in this year's legislative session, said
Richard Goodding, director of research and
legislation for the federation.
Goodding said the $4 billion gross income
farmers earned last year explain; the importance
of farming to the Nebraska economy.
"With that much money invested in the
Nebraska economy, more funds should be
devoted to the university's plant science
program," Goodding said.
The Nebraska Farm Bureau Federation has a
coalition of about 40 farm organizations working
to obtain state funds that would finance the
remodeling project, Goodding said. Some of the
larger farm groups working to get state money
for the project are the Nebraska Stockgrowers
Assoc., Livestock Feeders Assoc., Nebraska
Swine Producers Assoc., Nebraska State Grange
and the Nebraska Farmers Union, Goodding said.
No finances yet
State Sen. Richard Marvel said only Nebraska
Farm Bureau Federation and Agriculture Council
lobbyists have approached him with the idea of
financing the Keim Hall remodeling project. He
added that the Appropriations Committee of
which he is chairman has not yet discussed
financing capital construction projects and that
no definite proposals have been made to finance
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