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February 2017
Setting the world on fire
Alumna receives international Emerging Sustainability Leader Award

Auburn University agriculture alumna and Kenya native Esther Ngumbi recently received the Emerging Sustainability Leader Award at the sixth World Sustainability Forum in Cape Town, South Africa. Ngumbi, along with a fellow recipient, split a $10,000 award sponsored by the Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute’s Sustainability Journal, an international scholarly publication covering environmental, cultural, economic and social sustainability.

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Linking up with industry

Auburn University is joining forces with the world’s leading sports turf consultancy to initiate research and development programs throughout the U.S. sports surface market. The agreement aims to expand the U.S. soccer industry while enhancing Auburn's turfgrass and sports turf research facility.

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Supporting Water Watch
From the Tennessee River to the Gulf, Alabama is known for its beautiful waters. That's why, on Feb. 21, Auburn University is inviting alumni and friends to support Alabama Water Watch, an organization that monitors Alabama rivers, lakes and streams to ensure they are safe from bacterial and chemical pollutants.
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College of Agriculture honors 10 with Alumni Awards

Ten successful professionals who hold academic degrees from Auburn University’s College of Agriculture have been selected as the college’s most outstanding alumni for 2017. The 10, who will be honored this evening in Auburn, include the recipient of the 2017 Alumni Service Award and nine Alumni Award winners who were chosen by and represent the academic units and programs from which they earned their degrees.

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Auburn agriculture part of pilot big-data project
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.
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College adds new major in applied biotechnology
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.
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Faulkner Bell

(BS ’08, agronomy and soils/horticulture) recently started his own business, Bell Outdoor, a full-service residential landscape enhancement, design and build company.
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Pearson Lewis

(BS ’14, agricultural business and economics) of Birmingham is a commercial agriculture credit underwriter for Regions Bank.
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Diane Calhoun

(BS ’07, animal sciences), of Colquitt, Georgia, is owner of Southern Cross Ranch. She and her husband, Gregory, have two children: Philip and Annabeth. Annabeth was born Nov. 28, 2015.
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Ag Alumni Association annual meeting and 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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York Lecture with animal geneticist Alison Van Eenennaam
Feb. 14

Animal geneticist Alison Van Eenennaam will address the often-controversial issue of genetic engineering’s role in livestock production systems on the Auburn University campus Tuesday, Feb. 14, when she presents “Animal biotechnology: What is it, what could it be, and will it be allowed?” as the Spring 2017 E.T. York Distinguished Lecturer.
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Open House
April 7

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.
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