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Melvin Carter
On food safety's front lines
Auburn food science Ph.D. grad's work helps safeguard the nation's food supply

From scholar to soldier to scientist, Macon County, Alabama, native Melvin Carter didn't plan to spend his life serving in the nation's food security force, but lessons he learned as an Auburn grad student helped prepare him for the vital work he now does.

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Steve Li
Caution is key
Promising new herbicide technology could give Alabama farmers a powerful weapon in their battle against pigheaded pigweed, but growers must be alert to the chemicals’ negative impact on nearby crops.
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Fall 2016 Season Cover
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The fall issue of The Season, the College of Agriculture's magazine, is on its way to subscribers' mailboxes. From research updates to alumni features to the latest news from Ag Hill, the issue is packed.
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IN BRIEF
Ag economist to address future of food in Oct. 11 York lecture
Jayson Lusk, an Oklahoma State University food and agricultural economist whose research focuses on what we eat and why we eat it, will deliver the 2016 E.T. York Distinguished Lecture, titled “The Future of Food,” Tuesday, Oct. 11, at the Auburn Alumni Center on South College Street in Auburn.
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Extension survey first step in research project on loropetalum disease
Researchers with Alabama Cooperative Extension System and Auburn University are conducting a statewide voluntary survey to determine the reach of a disease affecting loropetalum plants in nurseries. It’s the first step in a farm bill-funded research project aimed at identifying best practices to control the pathogen.
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Climate variability impacts crop yields
Long-term climate change combined with climate variability influenced by El Niño and La Niña phases of ENSO are having a significant impact on corn yields in Alabama, according to a study co-authored by Auburn University researcher Brenda Ortiz.
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Ag Discovery Adventure 2016 set for Oct. 8 at E.V. Smith
Folks of all ages can get an entertaining, enlightening and up-close look at agriculture in the 21st century Saturday, Oct. 8, at the fifth annual Ag Discovery Adventure at the E.V. Smith Research Center in Shorter.
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UPCOMING EVENTS
Ag Discovery Adventure
Oct. 8
Designed to showcase agricultural technology and increase the non-farm public’s awareness of the key role agriculture plays in our lives, in Alabama and around the world, this free, family-oriented event will run from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at E.V. Smith Research Center, located off Interstate 85 at Exit 26.
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Birds and Brews
Oct. 28
Alabama chefs, brewers and vintners will come together with the college to raise funds for scholarships, this year benefiting the Department of Poultry Science.
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Successful Women in Agriculture Leadership Conference
Nov. 10
Registration will open in September for the 2016 Successful Women in Agriculture Leadership Conference. This program is a great way for students to build on their leadership skills and network with female leaders in the agriculture industry. Registration for the conference will close Oct. 31. 
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Tiger Giving Day 2016
Nov. 29
Tiger Giving Day is Auburn University’s 24-hour fundraising event. All funds donated (100 percent) will be immediately allocated to the project you choose – like the College of Agriculture's project, Alabama Water Watch.
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