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Cultivating a new cash crop
Auburn research team studies the best growing conditions for slimy but profitable plants

What do the U.S. Department of Defense, arts and crafts tycoon Martha Stewart and College of Agriculture researcher David Blersch have in common? All three are embracing a new technology known as 3D printing to advance their respective fields. For Blersch, an ecological engineer and assistant professor in the Department of Biosystems Engineering, that means using the cutting-edge process to determine the optimal conditions for growing one of the planet’s most basic life forms, algae.
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Revolutionary
Researcher and professor Rod Rodriguez-Kabana sprung from revolutionary roots to become a world-renowned scientist and developer of sustainable agriculture practices. After a half-century, he's ready to retire.
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Research that counts
If you've ever driven past the E.V. Smith Research Center near Tallassee on your way to an Auburn football game, you may have wondered what exactly the Alabama Agricultural Experiment Station is.  
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IN BRIEF
Biosystems engineering professor one of world's most influential scientific minds
Sushil Adhikari, an associate professor in the Department of Biosystems Engineering and an Alabama Agricultural Experiment Station researcher, was recently named by Thomson Reuters as one of the most influential scientists in the world. Adhikari is the only Auburn University researcher to make the list.
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Agricultural Alumni Association names 2015 Hall of Honor inductees
The Auburn University Agricultural Alumni Association recently announced the 2015 inductees into the Alabama Agricultural Hall of Honor and the 2015 Pioneer Award recipients. The five will be recognized for their contributions to Alabama agriculture during a banquet Thursday, Feb. 5 at the Auburn Marriott Opelika Hotel and Conference Center.
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Auburn Oaks make great gifts; shipping now available
Just in time for the holidays, Auburn fans everywhere can own a clone of or seedling grown from cuttings off the original Toomer's Oaks. For $125, a 1-3 foot cloned tree can be purchased here. Each comes with a certificate of authenticity, care instructions and a planting guide. Shipping is now available!
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Monks named AAES director of research operations for outlying units
Auburn University professor, researcher and Extension specialist Dale Monks has been named director of research operations for outlying units of the Alabama Agricultural Experiment Station, Dean and Director Bill Batchelor has announced. The appointment is effective Dec. 1.
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UPCOMING EVENTS
Alabama Agricultural Hall of Honor Banquet
February 5
The 2015 Alabama Agricultural Hall of Honor Banquet will be held Thursday, February 5 at the Auburn Marriott Opelika Hotel and Conference Center at Grand National. Registration for the Hall of Honor Banquet will begin at 5:30 p.m. followed by the banquet at 6:15 p.m. Five individuals who have made significant contributions to the state's agriculture industry will be recognized. For more information, contact Amanda Martin at 334-844-8900.
College of Agriculture Alumni Annual Meeting
February 5
The annual meeting will be held in conjunction with the board of directors meeting in the Amphitheater Room at the Auburn Marriott Opelika Hotel and Conference Center at Grand National beginning at 1:30 p.m. For more information, contact Amanda Martin at 334-844-8900.
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