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August 2017
Tolerating drought

Auburn researchers work to improve water-use efficiency in peanuts


A research team led by Auburn University is working to help peanut farmers maintain and improve their production in a changing environment that’s certain to include increasingly limited water resources. “Adequate water availability for all crops is an increasing concern due to competition for water resources and increased drought frequency,” said Charles Chen, professor in the College of Agriculture’s Department of Crop, Soil and Environmental Sciences and Alabama Agricultural Experiment Station researcher.

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Celebrating a legacy

The College of Agriculture has launched a project to establish a highly productive, on-campus teaching garden that will give greater visibility to active agricultural fieldwork at Auburn and enhance the legacy of the historic Old Rotation.

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Making a splash

2016 alumna and Alabama Farmers Federation employee Marlee Moore has claimed top honors in the American Agricultural Editors’ Association’s national writing competition. Her winning article featured a dynamic new business—pun intended—in south Alabama.

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Guertal named Rowe Endowed Professor

Beth Guertal, a professor in the Department of Crop, Soil and Environmental Sciences, was recently named the College of Agriculture's first Rowe Endowed Professor. The endowed professorship was established by college alumnus Mike Rowe and his wife, Leann.

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Liu named a Fellow of the World Aquaculture Society
Zhanjiang “John” Liu—Auburn University’s associate provost and associate vice president for research, and a professor in the School of Fisheries, Aquaculture and Aquatic Sciences—was recently named a Fellow of the World Aquaculture Society at its annual meeting in Capetown, South Africa.
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Faculty members recognized with promotions, mentoring award
Three College of Agriculture faculty members have been awarded promotions, and one of the three also has been recognized university-wide for his exemplary support of undergraduate student researchers.
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Graduation Breakfast & Commencement Ceremony
Aug. 5
The College of Agriculture will honor its summer 2017 graduates during the Graduation Breakfast, set for 10 a.m. at the Ham Wilson Livestock Arena. The commencement ceremony will begin at 2 p.m. at the Auburn Arena.
First Day of Fall Semester
Aug. 21
Homecoming and Ag Roundup
Sept. 16

Join us at Ag Heritage Park for a variety of fun activities, silent auction, great food and more. For more information, visit
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