To water or not to water?

To water or not to water?

Recently featured on Extension Daily and AgFax. To water or not water? This a question many farmers grapple with every year. Row cropping itself can be a tedious and complex art form, but when it comes to irrigation it’s all about strategy. According to the 2012 U.S. Census of Agriculture there are approximately 26,000 acres of corn irrigated for grain in Alabama. Most farmers choose to irrigate for two reasons: increased yield and reduced risk during a drought. There are…

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College of Agriculture holds “Ag Week” for campus and community

College of Agriculture holds “Ag Week” for campus and community

Recently featured in Auburn Family. The Ag Council at the College of Agriculture held their 11th annual “Ag Week” this week. Various organizations within the college came together to host a variety of events for families and students to attend while learning about the agricultural industry. The festivities kicked off on Monday morning when the AU Young Farmers and Block & Bridle pulled up to the Student Center Greenspace with trucks and trailers full of farm animals. The two clubs…

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Ag students mentored by college of agriculture’s finest alumni

Ag students mentored by college of agriculture’s finest alumni

Recently featured in Auburn Family. Among the many opportunities to gain professional experience that Auburn University supplies students, the most sought out in the College of Agriculture is the Alumni Mentoring Program. Students in various majors within the college are selected through an application process and paired with a mentor that will best suit their job interests, internship interests, and career goals. Students participate in the 12-month program by getting meaningful  first-hand experience in their prospective fields. This program has…

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You live in a what?! – 5 reasons why you should live in a trailer in Auburn

You live in a what?! – 5 reasons why you should live in a trailer in Auburn

Recently featured in Auburn Family Housing is one of the most stressful parts of a student’s college career aside from classes. Trailer or mobile home living is often seen as “redneck” or trashy, but not all trailers should be judged by their flamingos. There many different advantages to living in a trailer. Once you get past the stereotypes, you will find living in a trailer can be a great experience. Economic value When you break it down, the average cost…

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Determining an adequate stand of cotton, peanuts or soybeans

Determining an adequate stand of cotton, peanuts or soybeans

Recently featured on Extension Daily. AUBURN, Ala. — What is an adequate stand? A grower must maintain healthy and uniform stands to increase the chances of a healthy planting season but how does the grower know what an adequate stand is? For peanuts, cotton and soybeans, the answer to that question is similar in some areas and different in others. Good soil moisture and temperature is a good start to the process to achieving adequate stands in row crop production….

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Music and Miracles Festival brings big name country stars to Jordan-Hare

Music and Miracles Festival brings big name country stars to Jordan-Hare

On Saturday, April 23rd, Jordan-Hare stadium will host its first-ever concert series featuring country music superstar Kenny Chesney in conjunction with the inaugural Music and Miracles Superfest, created and presented by the founders of the Chicken Salad Chick Foundation. Six-time Country Music Association and Academy of Country Music Association Female Vocalist of the Year Miranda Lambert, Grammy-nominated newcomer Sam Hunt and hit-writer driven breakout band Old Dominion will join Chesney for this monumental occasion. “There is something about college football…

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Producers going soilless to grow vegetables

Producers going soilless to grow vegetables

Recently featured in Extension Daily, Southeast Farm Press and Growing Alabama AUBURN, Ala. – How do your vegetables grow? Increasingly, some are grown hydroponically. Commercial Hydroponic production is a type of production agriculture that is not as common as livestock or row crop production in Alabama, but realistically hydroponically produced leafy greens and tomatoes are extremely popular in several Alabama restaurants and dining facilities. The term “hydroponically produced” means the produce was grown in a media such as rock wool, perlite, or…

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Social Media Release: Ag Week 2016

Social Media Release: Ag Week 2016

Social Media Press Release: Ag Week 2016 (This was created as a “proof of concept” for my Style & Design class) Ag Week 2016 Pitch: Throughout the week of March 28 – April 1, the Auburn Ag Council will lead the 11th Annual Ag Week in conjunction with organizations within the College of Agriculture at Auburn University. The events of the week feature a petting zoo, carnival, picnic, ag awareness day, and a field day for local kindergarteners. Background: Founded in…

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Auburn restaurant named “destination restaurant”

Auburn restaurant named “destination restaurant”

Recently featured in The Corner News and The OA News. If southerners are an expert at one thing, it’s knowing good food. So it was no surprise when a local Auburn restaurant was named “13 Places in Alabama You MUST Visit Before You Die” by onlyinyourstate.com. Matthew Poirer and Jana (Caruthers) Poirer moved back to Auburn several years ago with a dream of opening a restaurant that would stand as a new Auburn tradition. With the help of Jana’s brothers,…

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