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This is the work that makes the world work.

As agricultural scientists, our focus is on the food, fuel, water and natural resources that keep our world moving. We are working to make food safer, the environment cleaner and communities healthier. We are working to stamp out poverty while making farms more efficient and sustainable. As one of the founding colleges of Auburn University, we tackle these goals through innovative research, academic rigor and outreach programs spanning around the world.

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Market at Ag Heritage Park resumes May 5 on Auburn campus

Each summer, the freshest local produce and farm-made products can be found for sale every Thursday afternoon on Auburn University’s campus. The Market at Ag Heritage Park begins for the 2022 season on Thursday, May 5, and runs from 3-6 p.m. every Thursday through...

E.T. York Lecturer Series brings Microsoft exec

Data-driven agriculture could help feed growing population Land area is not increasing, soils are not getting any richer, and water levels are going down. So how do we reach the goal of increasing good food production to feed the planet? One approach is through...

Fisheries professors honored at international meeting

Two faculty members in the Auburn University School of Fisheries, Aquaculture and Aquatic Sciences were recently recognized at the World Aquaculture Society conference in San Diego. Professor Terry Hanson, a 35-year veteran of aquaculture economics research and...


Overcoming barriers to aquaponics in food deserts

Overcoming barriers to aquaponics in food deserts

It looks like a natural fit: a sustainable system that produces fresh vegetables and fish located in food deserts with marginalized populations. And, while there has been an explosion in the interest surrounding such an arrangement, there are significant technological...

Wenying Li presented prestigious article award

Wenying Li presented prestigious article award

Wenying Li, an assistant professor in the Auburn University College of Agriculture’s Department of Agricultural Economics & Rural Sociology, has received the 2021 American Journal of Agricultural Economics (AJAE) Outstanding Article Award for his work,...

Research looks at nutrient loss in soybeans

By Jacqueline Kochak Stroll through the humid main corridor at Auburn University’s Plant Science Research Center and you’ll notice potted trees bearing clusters of green bananas and small shrubs with pineapples nestled in the center. Those are for the school children...

Auburn, HudsonAlpha look to the past to develop better crops

In 2020, Auburn’s College of Agriculture hired a historian and storyteller, although his resumé says he’s a geneticist. He was hired to help partner Auburn’s strength in plant breeding with the genome-sequencing renown of Huntsville’s HudsonAlpha Institute for...

Parasite examined for its link to poor diet, obesity

With the obesity rate sitting at 36 percent and climbing, researchers are investigating factors contributing to the notoriously poor diet quality in the United States. One possibility might be a common parasite that causes impulsive decisions and changes risk...

Study shows ancient cities also dealt with toxic pollution

The negative impact humans can have on their own environment is constantly on full display, with climate change, land alterations and harmful algal blooms impacting people’s lives daily. But this isn’t an entirely new phenomenon, according to a recent study published...

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