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December 2017
 
 

Honor roll
 
Alumni to salute five men for statewide impact on agriculture
 
The Auburn University Agricultural Alumni Association will salute five Alabamians who have had a major impact on Alabama agriculture during its 2018 Alabama Agriculture Hall of Honor banquet Thursday, Feb. 8, at the Auburn Marriott Opelika Hotel and Conference Center.
 
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Barn raising  
 
Auburn University’s Board of Trustees has cleared the way for construction to begin on a new, $2.9 million equine barn at the Auburn Horse Center on Wire Road and given the go-ahead for the final four phases of the Charles C. Miller Jr. Poultry Research and Education Center in north Auburn.
 
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Catfish booster
 

A U.S. Department of Agriculture grant will allow researchers to field-test a novel Auburn-developed vaccine that would effectively and economically control Columnaris disease,
one of the most serious and costly bacterial infections in the aquaculture industry
today.

 
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IN BRIEF
 
 
Wowers' genetic research plays role in Nobel award
 
Auburn Animal Science researchers Jacek and Iwona Wower had a hand in biophysicist Joachim Frank’s 2017 Nobel Prize in Chemistry this fall. The transformative molecular research that the Wowers and Columbia University’s Frank published in 2010 and 2011 factored into the body of work that won Frank and two other fellow international scientists this year’s prestigious prize.
 
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Ag outlook meetings scheduled across the state
 
The Alabama Cooperative Extension System will hold a series of Alabama Agriculture Outlook meetings across the state in December and January. The Farm and Agribusiness Management team will update farmers, producers and agribusiness owners on the current agricultural situation in the state, as well as expectations for 2018.
 
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Auburn's Bowen cited as Penn State's top alum
 
Plant pathology professor Kira Bowen’s major scientific accomplishments in the field of plant disease epidemiology have earned her two of the Penn State University College of Agricultural Sciences’ highest honors.
 
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UPCOMING EVENTS
 
 
Fall Graduation Breakfast
 
Dec. 16

The College of Agriculture will celebrate its fall semester graduates at the 111th Graduation Breakfast Saturday, Dec. 16, at 10:30 a.m. at the Ham Wilson Livestock Arena.
 
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Fall graduation
 
Dec. 16

The commencement ceremony for the Auburn University College of Agriculture graduates will be Saturday, December 16, 2:00 p.m. at the Auburn Arena.
 
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Campus holiday schedule
 
Dec. 20 - Jan. 2

The Auburn University campus will close for the holiday break Tuesday, Dec. 19, at 4:45 p.m. All offices will reopen and resume operations Wednesday, Jan. 3, 7:45 a.m. 
 
 
 
Spring semester start
 
Jan. 10

Spring semester 2018 classes will begin Wednesday, Jan. 10.
 
 
 
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