The Season is a monthly publication of the
Auburn University College of Agriculture magazine.
A tale of two Steves
Alums 'Bug' and 'Weed' Brown advance agriculture in the Southeast
While it could be argued that a good story should be told from its beginning, sometimes it makes more sense to start in the middle. That’s where this story of two Steve Browns—both Auburn ag grads, former UGA faculty members and highly respected agricultural scientists—begins.
In Alabama, farmers often say that, during the summer, they’re always 10 days away from being in a drought. So this past year, when some parts of the state went for more than 70 consecutive days without measurable rainfall, many were unprepared.
On Feb. 21, supporters of Auburn's College of Agriculture raised $10,000 for Alabama Water Watch during Tiger Giving Day. Click below to hear from Mona Dominguez, AWW volunteer coordinator, about what those funds will allow the group to accomplish.
How big is data in U.S. agriculture? Consider that one acre of corn can generate seven gigabytes of data. With approximately 93 million acres of the crop currently in production, that’s 145 million DVDs filled with information—from just one crop.
Students at Auburn University will have a new degree option next fall as the College of Agriculture offers a bachelor of science in applied biotechnology. The new major was approved by the Alabama Commission on Higher Education in December.
Admitted students and prospective students and their families are encouraged to attend this open house event and learn more about our family in the College of Agriculture. Activities include sitting in on college classes, visiting our academic and research facilities, meeting faculty and current students and more. High school teachers and guidance counselors can also register to bring groups to the event.
The Food Entrepreneur Conference is hosted by the Auburn University Food Systems Institute and the Alabama Cooperative Extension System. Pre-register for $150.00 before April 19, 2017. Full registration after April 19, 2017 costs $200.