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Joe McGee
One of the greatest
Fighter pilot turned cattle farmer recalls combat, classes and car rides to The Plains

The first time Joe McGee journeyed from his hometown of Eutaw, Alabama, near the state’s western border, to Alabama Polytechnic Institute in Auburn, he hitchhiked to get there. It worked out so well for him that the agricultural engineering major made it a habit. But an entirely different mode of transportation would take this small-town boy all over the U.S. and halfway around the world.

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Caixing Xiong
Success, accelerated
Meet Caixing Xiong, seemingly typical Auburn student. Her favorite building on campus is the Student Rec Center. She loves Auburn football and adores Cam Newton. If you passed her on the Haley Concourse, you’d never know that, in fact, she is anything but typical.
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Auburn barley research
Brewing a new crop
With the recent surge in craft brewing, researchers in Auburn University’s College of Agriculture have embarked on a project to offer production recommendations for farmers in the state who are interested in adding malting barley and hops to their crop mix.
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IN BRIEF
New program aims to improve quality of Alabama cow herds
The Sand Mountain Elite Heifer Development Program, which just completed its inaugural year, provides a potential solution to the challenges of raising quality replacement heifers, from both an economic and management standpoint.
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Auburn scientists discover process regulating insecticide resistance in mosquitoes
A team of Auburn University research entomologists probing the molecular processes that lead to insecticide resistance in mosquitoes has determined that a family of signaling molecules known as G-protein-coupled receptors controls the genes associated with resistance development in mosquitoes.
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Auburn animal sciences department to host HORSE U Nov. 12
A one-day educational program for children and teens who own or have a passion for horses is set for Saturday, Nov. 12, 9 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. in Auburn. Check-in will begin at 8 a.m. at the Stanley P. Wilson Beef Teaching Unit on the Auburn University campus.
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UPCOMING EVENTS
The Market at Ag Heritage Park
Thursdays through August 25
The Market at Ag Heritage Park, Auburn University's on-campus farmers market, will take place every Thursday from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. through Aug. 25.
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Alumni cruise deposit deadline
September 8
Join your College of Agriculture family on a five-day Carnival Cruise. The cruise leaves from Mobile Feb. 20, 2017, with ports of call in Progresso and Cozumel. Deposits are due Sept. 8.
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Birds and Brews
October 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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