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Photo of Ronnie Green on the field at Memorial Stadium.
Sunday, May 22, 2016 New UNL Chancellor Ronnie Green, a Virginia native, married into his love for Nebraska

Ronnie Green’s journey to Nebraska began in a feedlot at Michigan State. Green, then an undergraduate student at Virginia Tech, was on a graduate school visit. His future wife, Jane, happened to be on the same research feedlot tour as part of a group from Nebraska. Three years would pass before their paths would cross again. It was 1985, and Green, a Virginia transplant, was at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s. His professor and longtime animal science faculty member, James Kinder, set up Ronnie and Jane on a blind date. Marrying Jane a year later, in 1986, Green now says, was like marrying Nebraska.

Read the full story at the Omaha World-Herald

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Saturday, April 23, 2016 Green's ag background seen as perfect fit for UNL, state

Ronnie Green grew up modestly on his family’s beef and sharecropping farm near Fincastle, Virginia. But for all its history and colonial tradition, Fincastle was just like many of the small towns in Nebraska, said Green, the next chancellor of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. It's the foundation for his career as a professor, industry researcher and administrator.

Read the full story at the Lincoln Journal Star

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