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December 16, 2015
Student wants to 'help people who are where I was'
His friends refer to him as the college’s unofficial motivational speaker. And he admits that, when he’s bored, he invents inspirational quotes.


December 15, 2015
Indian Spice May Improve Food Safety, Freshness
An Indian spice might hold the key to improving the shelf life of fresh produce and even in curbing E. coli outbreaks.


December 09, 2015
Agriculture College Honors Three Alumni
The College of Agricultural Sciences at Southern Illinois University Carbondale and the college’s Alumni Board of Governors recently honored three alumni with achievement awards.


November 02, 2015
'Scholar' is Theme for College's Research Magazine
The College of Agricultural Sciences at SIU released its annual research magazine, “AgriSearch,” this fall, after a brief interruption in the publishing schedule. The research magazine follows a theme each year. This year’s theme is “Scholar.”


October 29, 2015
SIU Alumna Leads Weed Science Program
Karla Gage An alumna returns to Southern Illinois University Carbondale to head up the weed science program in the College of Agricultural Sciences.


October 27, 2015
New Agribusiness Economics Faculty Member Eager to Collaborate
Jeb Asirvatham Before he’d even been at Southern Illinois University Carbondale a full month, Jebaraj Asirvatham (call him “Jeb”) was already looking to collaborate with his colleagues and get involved with community research.


October 26, 2015
Plant Pathologist Monitors Seasonal Crop Diseases
He might not be exactly happy when he sees brown spots on soybean or corn leaves in his fields, but if a new disease is in the area, Jason Bond sees it as an opportunity for research.


July 30, 2015
Students Learning High-Flying Farming Techniques
Beginning in the fall, students at Southern Illinois University will be able to take classes in Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, or drones.


July 01, 2015
Researcher Skeptical about Effects of Trans Fat Ban
Jeremy Davis Jeremy Davis, a nutrition expert at Southern Illinois University Carbondale, says a recent government mandate to phase out artificial trans fats will do little to improve the health of Americans.


May 08, 2015
College of Agricultural Sciences Fall 2015 Career Fair
Please join us for the College of Agricultural Sciences Fall 2015 Career Fair. The date is set for September 24 at the College of Agricultural Sciences building at SIU Carbondale.


May 07, 2015
2015-2016 SIU College of Agricultural Sciences Agbassadors
The College of Agricultural Sciences welcomes the new Agbassadors team for the 2015-2016 semesters.


May 06, 2015
PotashCorp Invests in SIU Agriculture Students
Representatives from Southern Illinois University Carbondale and PotashCorp were on campus Saturday for a presentation and announcement of a $300,000 donation to the College of Agricultural Science’s PotashCorp Pathway to Excellence Program.


May 05, 2015
Scholarship Sends Student to USDA Agricultural Outlook Forum - Andrea Hahn
Emily Loehmer Emily Loehmer, a Southern Illinois University Carbondale graduate student, wants to make an impact in public health nutrition.


April 28, 2015
Student Researcher Investigates Swine Feed Efficiency - Andrea Hahn
Hannah West Hannah West, a senior animal science major at Southern Illinois University Carbondale, is involved in a study that ultimately may improve swine feed efficiency at the SIU Swine Farm.


April 27, 2015
Faculty and Student Research Leads to New Soybean Lines - Andrea Hahn
Raphael Hamawaki Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s Soybean Breeding and Genetics Program has produced several new, high-yield, disease-resistant soybean lines in recent years.


April 20, 2015
Agribusiness Student is Student Employee of the Year - Andrea Hahn
Kathreen Cayo awarded Kathreen “Katie” Cayo, a senior agribusiness economics major from Smithsboro, is the 2015 Student Employee of the Year at SIU.


March 01, 2015
Ag College Honors Students, Faculty, Staff, Alumni - Andrea Hahn
Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s College of Agricultural Sciences honored students, faculty, staff and alumni at its 63rd “All Ag” Awards Banquet in February.


February 09, 2015
Annual 'All Ag Banquet' set for Feb. 27
The annual 'All Ag Banquet', now in its 63rd year, celebrates the achievements and accomplishments of those affiliated with the college. The banquet begins at 6 p.m., Feb. 27, in the Student Center ballrooms.


February 02, 2015
Student Looks to Raise Soybean Quality for Fuel
James Anderson came to Southern Illinois University Carbondale from Fort Polk, La. because of Ag Industry Day. That was two degrees ago. He’s a doctoral student here now and a research assistant.


January 30, 2015
Student to meet with nation’s Ag industry leaders
Emily Loehmer, a Southern Illinois University Carbondale graduate student, wants to make an impact in public health nutrition. She’ll have the chance to meet policy makers and experts in that area at the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Outlook Forum next month as a participant in the Student Diversity Program, a section of the forum.


January 16, 2015
Research looks to solve equine colic mystery
Erin Venable, assistant professor of equine science at Southern Illinois University Carbondale and an expert in equine nutrition, is one of a small number of researchers with access to one of the best research tools available – cannulated horses, eight of them.


January 13, 2015
Faculty Research - Andrea Hahn
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. Her research conclusions have gone public among the farming community, and the news is good.


January 12, 2015
Student Success - Andrea Hahn
James Anderson, a doctoral student from Fort Polk, La., is taking a leadership role within the National Biodiesel Board. Anderson and his co-chairs will determine which students will be eligible to present research at the 2015 National Biodiesel Board Biodiesel Conference, and which will receive funding.


January 09, 2015
Applied Academics - Andrea Hahn
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.


January 08, 2015
New Facilities - Andrea Hahn
When your lab class is in a barn, field or a greenhouse, it makes sense that your classroom is there too. SIU recently added a new classroom at the Agronomy Research Center.


January 05, 2015
Farm to School Networking Conferences set
Southern Illinois University Carbondale will lead three 2015 Farm to School Networking Conferences in Carbondale, Springfield and Joliet in February and March.


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