Celebrating 50 years of USMARC

Research microbiologist Terry Arthur (left) answers questions
about his antimicrobal resistance research initiative while
talking with retired USMARC scientist Ron Christensen and
Nanette Shackelford of Clay Center during a 50th
anniversary program at the Roman L. Hruska U.S. Meat Animal
Research Center Wednesday.

CLAY CENTER — While conducting research as a doctorate student, Ronnie Green received an impromptu lesson about the importance of his work place.

Green, now the University of Nebraska-Lincoln vice chancellor for the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources, was working at the Roman L. Hruska U.S. Meat Animal Research Center near Clay Center when former center director Keith Gregory called him into his office.

Gregory told Green many people worked hard there to make USMARC the top animal agriculture research location in the world. It is an honor to work there.

“He said ‘don’t screw it up,’ ” Green told a crowd gathered Wednesday afternoon in a USMARC auditorium.

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