Welcome from the Dean
Welcome to a new year and to the first edition of an e-newsletter we will send periodically to keep you informed about the College of Agricultural Sciences at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. See our accomplishments>>
Is it a bean field or a cattle pasture? Rebecca Atkinson, associate professor, suggested years ago that farmers could use a forage-based soybean as an alternative to alfalfa to provide excellent grazing for cattle, with the added benefit of extending the grazing season.
James Anderson, a doctoral student from Fort Polk, La., is taking a leadership role within the National Biodiesel Board. He serves as co-chair of Next Generation Scientists for Biodiesel, a position he holds with three other university students from across the country.
Applied Academics: This summer, 17 students joined assistant professor Logan Park on the “mother of all field trips” – also known as Forestry 422: Park and Wildlands Management Camp.