The Kimmel Education and Research Center—Located on the Kimmel Orchard campus, the Kimmel Education and Research Center promotes growth in research and economic opportunities through the development of value-added products and expansion of markets in Nebraska and the region.
Using science-based applied and adaptive research, educators from the University of Nebraska’s Cooperative Extension Division assist agricultural producers to implement innovative marketing strategies and production techniques on their own farms.
MBy definition, sustainable agriculture seeks to minimize waste and the environmental impact of farming. The Kimmel Orchard puts theory into practice throughout the property. Information about these efforts can be found throughout the orchard and along the trails.
The Kimmel Orchard is one of several University of Nebraska Lincoln’s viticulture research sites. The goal is to study and develop wine grapes and the wine industry within Nebraska, with a primary focus on Southeastern Nebraska.
The floral industry could benefit from studies underway in harvestable woody and other forestry crops such as corkscrew willow and colored dogwoods.
Gaining educational insights while visiting a farm or agribusiness is the goal of the study of agritourism. This includes developing innovative approaches to connect tourists interested in agriculture to working farms and agribusinesses.