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“Agrivoltaic” research combines solar energy, food production

Auburn University researchers in the College of Agriculture’s Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology Department are participating in a new USDA project to optimize design for “agrivoltaic” systems — fields with both crops and solar panels — that will maintain crop...

Survey examines preferences for COVID-19 testing

College of Agriculture Assistant Professor Joel Cuffey is the co-author of a paper recently published by the American Journal of Health Promotion that looks at preferences toward different methods of COVID-19 testing. The project came at a time when U.S. COVID-19...

Study looking at feasibility of more beef processing plants in Alabama

One of the many consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic has been limited supplies and higher prices of U.S. beef products. It’s an outcome that could have been predicted, especially considering supply-chain issues impacting the beef industry. Beef production in the U.S....
USDA chief scientist, Auburn alum presents Fall York Lecture Sept. 26

USDA chief scientist, Auburn alum presents Fall York Lecture Sept. 26

The Auburn University College of Agriculture’s E.T. York Distinguished Lecturer Series will present U.S. Department of Agriculture Deputy Undersecretary Scott Hutchins as the Fall 2019 York Lecturer Thursday, Sept. 26, in Auburn. In the lecture, set for 4 p.m. in the...

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.

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

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...

John Canfield

John Canfield is a Ph.D. student in the Sociology program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. In 2019, he received his M.S. in Rural Sociology at Auburn University, where his research focused on the financialization of farmland in rural Illinois. His advisor was...

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

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...

USDA chief scientist, Auburn alum presents Fall York Lecture Sept. 26

USDA chief scientist, Auburn alum presents Fall York Lecture Sept. 26

The Auburn University College of Agriculture’s E.T. York Distinguished Lecturer Series will present U.S. Department of Agriculture Deputy Undersecretary Scott Hutchins as the Fall 2019 York Lecturer Thursday, Sept. 26, in Auburn. In the lecture, set for 4 p.m. in the...

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.

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

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...

John Canfield

John Canfield is a Ph.D. student in the Sociology program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. In 2019, he received his M.S. in Rural Sociology at Auburn University, where his research focused on the financialization of farmland in rural Illinois. His advisor was...

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

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...