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Job Market is HOT for Ag Science Majors

Photo courtesy of Colorado State University Photography

Good news for ag science majors: The job market is hot

Harvest Public Media, Nov. 02, 2015 - by Luke Runyon

Close to 60,000 jobs are set to open up in agriculture, food and natural resource sectors each year for the next five years, according to a report from Purdue University and the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Katahdin Sheep Project Featured in Kentucky Afield

Lee McClellan photo

The New Range War | Sheep experiment takes a bite out of invasive plants

Kentucky Afield, Summer 2015 - by Lee McClellan

Bush honeysuckle emits a wonderfully light vanilla fragrance. While the plant's beautiful flowers light up fencerows, neglected urban areas and the understory of forests, it causes troubles galore.

AG Students Contribute to Oral History Center

Kasiak works on the oral history project

By Zeynab Day | Student Writer, EKU Communications & Marketing

Voices from Kentucky residents recorded decades ago are now used in Eastern Kentucky University classrooms to help students connect with the region’s rich history.

Farm Director Helps Struggling College in Nigeria

Rick Griebenow is second from right.

By ZEYNAB DAY | Student Writer, EKU Communications & Marketing

Students arose from mattresses on the floor, exited their windowless dormitories, grabbed their tattered notebooks and piled into dark and dusty classrooms at a rural African agriculture college where an Eastern Kentucky University faculty member volunteered this summer.

EKU’s Red Barn Garden Partners with Café Burrier!

EKU horticulture students deliver green beans for Cafe Burrier menu

Photo caption: (l-r): Angela Abney (EKU Red Barn Garden student employee), Dr. Nathan Stokes (Asst. Prof. Family/Consumer Sciences), and Brian Gesner (EKU Red Barn Garden student employee). Six pounds of green beans delivered to Dr. Nathan Stokes in the Department of Family & Consumer Sciences for the Tuesday, Sept. 8th, menu at Cafe Burrier.

Horticulture students offer EKU-grown produce from Red Barn Garden

Red Barn Garden produce stand sample menu

EKU Horticulture students are pleased to offer fresh produce grown at their newly established vegetable garden. Their production area is located by the Red Barn Garden near EKU's Agriculture Department home on the Richmond Campus.

Scholar Athlete: Kyle Nowlin

Horticulture major Kyle Nowlin selected 1st Team All-OVC

Eastern Kentucky junior Kyle Nowlin, the nation's leader in home runs, was selected First Team All-Ohio Valley Conference. From Harrison, Oh., Nowlin is a Colonel Scholar and a Horticulture major in EKU's Department of Agriculture.

Cameron Named National DTA President

Billy Cameron

Billy Cameron, Mt. Vernon, a junior agriculture major at Eastern Kentucky University, was recently named president of the national Delta Tau Alpha organization.

Ten students from the EKU DTA chapter, which Cameron serves as president, attended the recent national convention of Delta Tau Alpha, an honorary society for agriculture students.

EKU Collegiate Farm Bureau to Meet, Apr. 28

farm photo

The EKU Collegiate Farm Bureau will meet in the Carter Building on Wednesday, April 29.

Collegiate Farm Bureau brings together agricultural students on college campuses to engage them in educational activities enhancing the future of agriculture while encouraging professionalism.

Topics for this session include:

Sheep give birth during Elmwood ceremony

Photo by Machaela Ballard, Register News Writer

Richmond Register | April 22, 2015 | by Machaela Ballard, Register News Writer

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