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Integrated research looks at human side of science

By Paul Hollis Grants from the National Science Foundation are some of the most prestigious and competitive researchers can receive, with only one out of every five proposals ultimately being approved for an award. So for one department in Auburn University’s College...

Auburn ag economists discuss floods, U.S. corn crop

Henry Kinnucan and Brittney Goodrich, agricultural economists in Auburn University’s College of Agriculture, comment on the heavy rain and floods affecting U.S. corn farmers, especially in the Midwest, who face delayed planting. Consumers also face rising grocery and...
Ag economists discuss U.S. corn crop

Ag economists discuss U.S. corn crop

Henry Kinnucan and Brittney Goodrich, agricultural economists in Auburn University’s College of Agriculture, comment on the heavy rain and floods affecting U.S. corn farmers, especially in the Midwest, who face delayed planting. Consumers also face rising grocery and ethanol prices as a result of the delayed planting.

Hartarska, international collaborators pen winning paper

Auburn College of Agriculture salutes alumni of the year

Eight successful professionals who hold academic degrees from Auburn University’s College of Agriculture are the college’s 2019 Outstanding Alumni Award winners. The honorees include one college-wide Distinguished Alumnus Award recipient and seven individuals who...

Hartarska, international collaborators pen winning paper

Auburn College of Ag, AAES present 2018 faculty, staff awards

Nineteen Auburn College of Agriculture and Alabama Agricultural Experiment Station faculty who collectively secured more than $11.8 million in research funding in the past fiscal year were among the 32 honorees in the college’s 2018 faculty and staff awards program in...

Hartarska, international collaborators pen winning paper

NRCS funds to demonstrate and promote best irrigation practices in Alabama

By Paul Hollis The latest numbers tell the irrigation story: In Alabama, only 15 percent of the land currently available for farming is irrigated, a far cry from Mississippi’s 61 percent of cropland and Georgia’s 40 percent. Over time, that lack of irrigation...

Hartarska, international collaborators pen winning paper

New AAES grant program addresses critical agricultural needs

By Paul Hollis Long-term research is vital to the future of U.S. production agriculture, but farmers can’t always afford to wait for solutions to their most pressing problems. That’s why a new Auburn University funding program is providing shorter-term grants that...

Hartarska, international collaborators pen winning paper

Federal research funding pays hefty dividends

By Paul Hollis By most any standard, a $1.85 return on an initial investment of $1 is a good deal. According to a recent study, that’s what federal investments into agricultural research pay back through additional investments from state, local and private-sector...

Auburn to offer undergrad Ag Science degree as of fall 2017

One of the earliest undergraduate degree programs available to students at what today is Auburn University will return fall semester 2017 when the College of Agriculture begins offering a Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Science. Auburn’s Department of Horticulture...

10 Auburn College of Agriculture graduates win 2017 Alumni Awards

10 Auburn College of Agriculture graduates win 2017 Alumni Awards

Ten successful professionals who hold academic degrees from Auburn University’s College of Agriculture have been selected as the college’s most outstanding alumni for 2017. The 10 include the recipient of the 2017 Alumni Service Award and nine Alumni Award winners who were chosen by and represent the academic units and programs from which they earned their degrees.

Hartarska, international collaborators pen winning paper

Agricultural alumni group honors five for contributions

The Auburn University Agricultural Alumni Association will honor five men who have had a major impact on Alabama agriculture when it hosts the 2017 Alabama Agriculture Hall of Honor banquet Feb. 9 at the Auburn Marriott Opelika Hotel and Conference Center. The five...

Ag economists discuss U.S. corn crop

Ag economists discuss U.S. corn crop

Henry Kinnucan and Brittney Goodrich, agricultural economists in Auburn University’s College of Agriculture, comment on the heavy rain and floods affecting U.S. corn farmers, especially in the Midwest, who face delayed planting. Consumers also face rising grocery and ethanol prices as a result of the delayed planting.

Hartarska, international collaborators pen winning paper

Auburn College of Agriculture salutes alumni of the year

Eight successful professionals who hold academic degrees from Auburn University’s College of Agriculture are the college’s 2019 Outstanding Alumni Award winners. The honorees include one college-wide Distinguished Alumnus Award recipient and seven individuals who...

Hartarska, international collaborators pen winning paper

Auburn College of Ag, AAES present 2018 faculty, staff awards

Nineteen Auburn College of Agriculture and Alabama Agricultural Experiment Station faculty who collectively secured more than $11.8 million in research funding in the past fiscal year were among the 32 honorees in the college’s 2018 faculty and staff awards program in...

Hartarska, international collaborators pen winning paper

NRCS funds to demonstrate and promote best irrigation practices in Alabama

By Paul Hollis The latest numbers tell the irrigation story: In Alabama, only 15 percent of the land currently available for farming is irrigated, a far cry from Mississippi’s 61 percent of cropland and Georgia’s 40 percent. Over time, that lack of irrigation...

Hartarska, international collaborators pen winning paper

New AAES grant program addresses critical agricultural needs

By Paul Hollis Long-term research is vital to the future of U.S. production agriculture, but farmers can’t always afford to wait for solutions to their most pressing problems. That’s why a new Auburn University funding program is providing shorter-term grants that...

Hartarska, international collaborators pen winning paper

Federal research funding pays hefty dividends

By Paul Hollis By most any standard, a $1.85 return on an initial investment of $1 is a good deal. According to a recent study, that’s what federal investments into agricultural research pay back through additional investments from state, local and private-sector...

Auburn to offer undergrad Ag Science degree as of fall 2017

One of the earliest undergraduate degree programs available to students at what today is Auburn University will return fall semester 2017 when the College of Agriculture begins offering a Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Science. Auburn’s Department of Horticulture...

10 Auburn College of Agriculture graduates win 2017 Alumni Awards

10 Auburn College of Agriculture graduates win 2017 Alumni Awards

Ten successful professionals who hold academic degrees from Auburn University’s College of Agriculture have been selected as the college’s most outstanding alumni for 2017. The 10 include the recipient of the 2017 Alumni Service Award and nine Alumni Award winners who were chosen by and represent the academic units and programs from which they earned their degrees.

Hartarska, international collaborators pen winning paper

Agricultural alumni group honors five for contributions

The Auburn University Agricultural Alumni Association will honor five men who have had a major impact on Alabama agriculture when it hosts the 2017 Alabama Agriculture Hall of Honor banquet Feb. 9 at the Auburn Marriott Opelika Hotel and Conference Center. The five...