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FACULTY AND STUDENT RESEARCH LEADS TO NEW SOYBEAN LINES

Raphael HamawakiSouthern Illinois University Carbondale’s Soybean Breeding and Genetics Program has produced several new, high-yield, disease-resistant soybean lines in recent years.

That, and Illinois’ worldwide reputation as a major soybean producer, attracted doctoral student Raphael Hamawaki to come to SIU from Uberlândia, Brazil.
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STUDENT RESEARCHER INVESTIGATES SWINE FEED EFFICIENCY

Hannah WestHannah West, a senior animal science major at Southern Illinois University Carbondale, spent several weeks of her senior year hanging out with pigs. She’s involved in a study that ultimately may improve swine feed efficiency at the SIU Swine Farm.

West, a Johnston City native, has been around small animals and horses all her life. Pigs, though, were an entirely new experience. That, she said, is exactly why she took on the research project with Gary Apgar, associate professor of animal science.
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AGRIBUSINESS STUDENT IS STUDENT EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR 

Katie CayoKathreen “Katie” Cayo, a senior agribusiness economics major from Smithsboro, is the 2015 Student Employee of the Year at SIU.

She received her official recognition at an informal breakfast ceremony on April 16 as part of the university’s observance of National Student Employee Recognition Week.
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SCHOLARSHIP SENDS STUDENT TO USDA AGRICULTURAL OUTLOOK FORUM 

Emily LoehmerEmily Loehmer, a Southern Illinois University Carbondale graduate student, wants to make an impact in public health nutrition.

The Culver, Ind. Native was one of 10 graduate student winners from a nationwide, essay-based competition to participate in the Student Diversity Program section of the US Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Outlook Forum in February in Arlington, Va.
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