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E-Newsletter 2014

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>>


FACULTY RESEARCH

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.
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James AndersonSTUDENT SUCCESS

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.
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Logan ParkAPPLIED ACADEMIC

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.
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