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November 2017
 
 
Going pro
 
Auburn turf managment degree catapults Richard Wilt into the big leagues
 
In the decade since he graduated with an agronomy and soils/turf management degree from Auburn University, Richard Wilt has built one heck of a résumé in the field—or, more accurately, the fields—of professional sports.
In fact, at this very moment, the Auburn Athletics turf and grounds manager is still shaking off the jet lag from his Oct. 30 return flight from London, where, as a member of NFL International’s elite grounds crew, he had spent 10 days transforming the England national rugby team’s home field at Twickenham Station into a gridiron for two of this season’s five NFL games abroad.
 
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Tis "The Season"
 
The fall issue of “The Season” magazine is on its way to subscribers and is packed full of stories, features and updates from the College of Agriculture family.
 
 
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Calling all Women in Agriculture
 
As Auburn University celebrates “125 Years of Auburn Women,” the College of Agriculture is inviting all women involved in agriculture and related fields and industries to join the newly rebranded Auburn donor society, Women in Agriculture.
 
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IN BRIEF
 
 
CSES students win honors at national meeting
 
The Auburn University Crop, Soil and Environmental Sciences Club achieved several “first-in-club-history” distinctions at the annual national meeting of Students in Agronomy, Soils and Environmental Sciences, or SASES, in Tampa, Florida, Oct. 22-25. The honors include placing in the two competitions and the election of a member to national office.
 
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NRCS grant to promote irrigation in Tennessee Valley
 
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 translates into huge revenue losses for the state’s agricultural industry.
 
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Animal sciences department to host HORSE U Nov.4
 
A one-day educational program for children and teens who own or have a passion for horses is set for Saturday, Nov. 4, from 9 a.m. to 3:15 p.m., on the Auburn University campus. Check-in will begin at 8 a.m. at the Stanley P. Wilson Beef Teaching Unit, 500 Shug Jordan Parkway.
 
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UPCOMING EVENTS
 
 
D.I.G. Leadership Conference
 
Nov. 1

Join us to develop leadership and professional skills that will help you to be successful in and out of the classroom. Workshops will be led by Ag Ambassadors, alumni, industry representatives and professors. You will also have the opportunity for a tour of one of the many amazing facilities Auburn students utilize on campus.
 
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Ag Elite
 
Nov. 8

The Ag Elite program is an on-campus program and luncheon reception to celebrate the academic achievements of talented minority high school students with an interest in science, including agricultural and environmental science.
 
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Tiger Fridays
 
Nov. 10 & 17

The College of Agriculture hosts special tours for prospective students and their families on Fridays prior to home football games. We encourage you to register for these tours to learn more about the opportunities in the College of Agriculture.
 
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