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April 20, 2016

  • The SIU Sustainable Farm is offering a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) this year. CSAs offer local people a chance to buy into a farm and enjoy local produce without doing the work. Basically, the farm will sell “shares,” and the dividend is produce. The SIU Sustainable Farm is 6 acres devoted to vegetables and fruits that also provides hands-on experience for students interested in organic farming, small farm management and marketing local foods.
  • Congratulations to the new Agricultural Student Council officers. They are:
    President - Renee Kinzinger, agribusiness economics, New Athens, Ill.
    Vice President – Connor Klingele, agribusiness economics, Liberty, Ill.
    Secretary – Baley Milton, agricultural systems and education, Monticello, Ill.
    Financial officer – Sarah Webster, animal science, Hudsonville, Mich.
    Alumni representative – Joe Heavner, agricultural systems and education, Valmeyer, Ill.
    PR/ Social officer – Peyton Gehrs, agricultural systems and education, Highland, Ill.
    College affairs officer – Clinton Hood, agribusiness economics, Patoka, Ill.

  • The College of Agricultural Sciences recognized its top students on April 9 during Honors Day with a ceremony in the Muckelroy Auditorium. To be included as a recipient of academic honors, students must achieve a grade point average of at least 3.5 on a 4.0 scale, and to have accumulated appropriate completed credit hours for their standing as undergraduates. The college recognized a total of 186 students, including 20 freshmen, 30 sophomores, 47 juniors and 89 seniors. Of these, 50 held GPAs of 3.75 or higher, and 53 held GPAs of 3.9 or higher. 

  • Save the date! The 50th Annual Belleville Field Day is July 14 at the SIU Belleville Research Center on Illinois 161.