Faculty Spotlight: Beth Janning

Beth Janning
Beth Janning

About Beth Janning: 

I grew up on a family farm south of Albion, Neb., in Boone County. I received my B.S. from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, majoring in animal science with a minor in agricultural leadership, education, and communication. I received my M.S. from the University of Missouri in Columbia in animal science focused on breeding and genetics.  In August of 2008 I moved to Hastings, Neb, to begin my career in Nebraska Extension as the 4-H youth development extension educator for Adams County.  I am married to my husband Paul Janning and we have two girls Maggie (3) and Mary (1). 


What is your position at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln?

I am the science and agriculture in action extension educator at Raising Nebraska located in Grand Island, Neb. Raising Nebraska is an educational facility that connects youth and adults, our consumers, with farmers and ranchers to help explain the decisions and science that goes into getting the product from the farm to the consumer’s table. 


What drew you to the University of Nebraska–Lincoln?

It was an opportunity that got me back to Nebraska and looked like a career that I would enjoy. 


What aspect of working in an educational setting do you enjoy the most? 

I really enjoy working with youth. The chance to spark an interest or help them connect the dots on a topic or skill which they later use is worth it. 


What is something that most people don’t know about you?

Most people don’t know that my curls are natural. 


What is your life like outside of work?

Life outside of work is spent with my husband, our two daughters and dog, Lilly.  I enjoy spending time with family and friends, sharing my passion about Nebraska agriculture and being outdoors. 

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