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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...

Agriculture faculty, students earn spring awards

Students and faculty in the College of Agriculture at Auburn University raked in several awards for their hard work and studies this spring.  Amit Morey earns Spirit of Sustainability Award  Assistant Professor Amit Morey received the Spirit of Sustainability...

Lindy Olive

Lindy Olive is a research project coordinator at Northwestern University. She manages projects related to how women spend their time in a day (the 24-hour cycle) and outcomes for cardiovascular health. While at Auburn, she focused on local food systems, meal kits for...

Karl Galloway

Karl Galloway

Karl Galloway currently serves as the Cultural Resource Specialist for the Alabama Bicentennial Commission. In this capacity he promotes historical and cultural events throughout the state, and assists smaller municipalities in organizing their own celebrations. He...

UD ag economist to chair academic unit at Auburn

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...

UD ag economist to chair academic unit at Auburn

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...

UD ag economist to chair academic unit at Auburn

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.

UD ag economist to chair academic unit at Auburn

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...

UD ag economist to chair academic unit at Auburn

Fadamiro named associate dean for research, associate director of AAES

Henry Fadamiro has been tapped to serve as associate dean for research in Auburn University’s College of Agriculture and as associate director of the Alabama Agricultural Experiment Station, effective Jan. 1, 2017. He has served as the college’s assistant dean and...

Auburn University dedicates Charles C. Miller Jr. Poultry Research and Education Center

Auburn University dedicates Charles C. Miller Jr. Poultry Research and Education Center

The Miller Center will support programming and activities of Auburn’s Department of Poultry Science and the National Poultry Technology Center. Poultry is Alabama’s leading agricultural commodity, with a $15 billion economic impact. And Alabama is one of the country’s leading poultry-producing states.

Lindy Olive

Lindy Olive is a research project coordinator at Northwestern University. She manages projects related to how women spend their time in a day (the 24-hour cycle) and outcomes for cardiovascular health. While at Auburn, she focused on local food systems, meal kits for...

Karl Galloway

Karl Galloway

Karl Galloway currently serves as the Cultural Resource Specialist for the Alabama Bicentennial Commission. In this capacity he promotes historical and cultural events throughout the state, and assists smaller municipalities in organizing their own celebrations. He...

UD ag economist to chair academic unit at Auburn

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...

UD ag economist to chair academic unit at Auburn

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...

UD ag economist to chair academic unit at Auburn

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.

UD ag economist to chair academic unit at Auburn

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...

UD ag economist to chair academic unit at Auburn

Fadamiro named associate dean for research, associate director of AAES

Henry Fadamiro has been tapped to serve as associate dean for research in Auburn University’s College of Agriculture and as associate director of the Alabama Agricultural Experiment Station, effective Jan. 1, 2017. He has served as the college’s assistant dean and...

Auburn University dedicates Charles C. Miller Jr. Poultry Research and Education Center

Auburn University dedicates Charles C. Miller Jr. Poultry Research and Education Center

The Miller Center will support programming and activities of Auburn’s Department of Poultry Science and the National Poultry Technology Center. Poultry is Alabama’s leading agricultural commodity, with a $15 billion economic impact. And Alabama is one of the country’s leading poultry-producing states.