Campus leaders voice support for next-generation ag, tech investments

A Nebraska Today article from this week highlights LB 703 and LB 904, state bills that have been introduced to establish an ag/tech incubator and a supercomputing center at Nebraska Innovation Campus, a member of Bio Nebraska.

Article by Troy Fedderson, Nebraska Today

Campus leaders testified on Feb. 17 in favor of legislative proposals that would tap federal funds and University of Nebraska–Lincoln expertise to grow agriculture and technology innovation, and feed economic growth statewide.

The proposals — LB 703 and LB 904, both under consideration by the Nebraska Legislature’s Appropriations Committee — would support construction of a facility focused on developing new technologies/talent to aid ag producers and food manufacturers, and expanding the Holland Computer Center’s supercomputing and cybersecurity capabilities. The projects are among a number of proposals being considered by state leaders on how Nebraska can best invest federal COVID-19 relief funds from the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021.