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The Season is a monthly publication of the
Auburn University College of Agriculture magazine.
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November 2016
 
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One Tough 'Ombre
 
Before earning an agriculture degree and beginning an impressive career that has spanned seven decades so far, Tom Ingram earned his stripes—literally—during WWII.
 
There was one item Tom Ingram’s father would not allow his children to possess: a rifle. The elder Ingram insisted his brood had no practical use for a gun that “shot so far, so fast.” So when young Tom, who began hunting at age 9, decided to go against his father’s wishes and purchase a rifle of his own, he was forced to keep it hidden at a neighbor’s house.
 
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Our Work is now The Season
 
If you're a fan of our print magazine, The Season, you'll be happy to know that our monthly e-newsletter is now the e-edition of that award-winning publication. Click below to view everything that was in the latest print issue and more!
 
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Alum heads Beijing university
 
The only thing Zhaohu Li remembers about the professor who presented the seminar that day at China Agricultural University is that his last name was Qui and he had recently returned from a stint as a visiting scholar at an American university. 
 
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IN BRIEF
 
 
'Toomer's for Tigers' gives prospective students a sweet welcome
 
Each year, the College of Agriculture’s Student Services team hosts more than 150 high school students for individual visits, pairing each prospective Tiger with a current College of Ag student who’s serving as an Ag Ambassador. Starting this year, with your help, each young person who comes to campus to learn more about our college will get a special treat: an ice-cold Toomer’s lemonade.
 
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New minor in stewardship-based agriculture open to all students
 
Auburn students seeking service-oriented careers or opportunities have a new academic option this year as the College of Agriculture introduces a minor in stewardship-based agriculture.
 
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College of Agriculture adds 14 new faculty members for 2016-17
 
The College of Agriculture is welcoming more than 14 members to seven of its academic units this fall.
 
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CLASS NOTES
 
 
 

1980S
 
Laurel Gardner

(BS '86, biology, (pre-vet option) and husband Mike (BS '86,animal science) live in Auburn, where she is associate veterinarian at Pet Vet Animal Health Center. 
 
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1990S
 
Randy Gatlin

(’98, horticulture) is now assistant grounds manager for Sandals Resorts International in Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands. 
 
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2000S
 
Rachel (Smith) Betz

(BS ’06, MS ’08, animal sciences) of Dallas, Texas, is now a stay-at-home mom. She and her husband, Joshua, have two children: Caleb, 5, and Selah, 2.
 
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UPCOMING EVENTS
 
 
EAT ST - Huntsville
 
Nov. 8

Meet us at the Huntsville Botanical Garden to learn more about the majors and career paths available through the College of Agriculture, speak with current students, hear from local alumni and engage in the garden venue.
 
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Ag Elite
 
Nov. 30

Ag Elite is an annual luncheon banquet to celebrate the achievements of minorities in food, agricultural and natural resource fields. The event also includes the presentation of a scholarship award to one high school senior.
 
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Outstanding Alumni Awards
 
Feb. 8

The College of Agriculture recognizes outstanding alumni through two different awards, Outstanding Alumni Awards and an Alumni Service Award. Join us as we celebrate the achievements of these exceptional agriculture graduates. 
 
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Hall of Honor Banquet
 
Feb. 9

Help us celebrate the lives, careers and impact of this year’s Alabama Agricultural Hall of Honor inductees and recipients of the annual Pioneer Awards. 
 
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