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The fall issue of our newsletter CAHNS Link is on the virtual newsstand today. Enjoy!
Master Gardeners honored for speakers program
The Knox County UT/TSU Extension Master Gardeners has won second place for the International Search for Excellence Awards for Master Gardeners. The organization was recognized for its excellent work with the Knox County Extension Master Gardeners Speakers Program, which offered about 12 presentations annually in 2014 and now offer up to 80 presentations a year. They expect that 1,500 residents will participate in the speakers program this year. Barbara Bunting and Marsha Lehman, the co-chairs of the program, will represent the UT/TSU Extension program at the 2017 International Master Gardeners conference July 10-14 in Portland, Oregon.
First black USDA Administrator, first women CSU president inducted to Hall of Fame
TSU CAHNS inducted two more members Thursday night at its 19th Annual Agriculture and Home Economic Hall of Fame and Induction Ceremony in the Magnolia Ballroom at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center. TSU grads Dr. Evelyn Maria Thompson, the first woman to be appointed president of Coppin State University, and Hubert Hamer, the first black man to be appointed as a USDA director and administrator, were officially inducted into the Hall of Fame. Congratulations TSU graduates and now Hall-of-Famers! You make us Tiger Proud. View more
TSU CAHNS student places first in speech competition
Congratulations to Tariq Muhammad, a Dean's Scholar and CAHNS ambassador, who won first place in the MANRRS Regions 2 & 3 Cluster's Impromptu Speaking Contest during the first weekend of October. Muhammad had 20 minutes to pick a topic and prepare an oral presentation at the regional competition held during the MANRRS Cluster and Career Fair in Atlanta, Georgia. He will now move on to Nationals to compete this spring in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Dean's Scholar awarded seat at the Monsanto 1890s Student Leadership Event
We are excited to announce that stellar student Angelina Bernardini has been selected to participate in the Monsanto 1890s Student Leadership Event. Bernardini, a Dean's Scholar at TSU CAHNS, will travel to Monsanto World Headquarters in St. Louis, Missouri on from Oct. 16-18 to participate in a leadership workshop and interview for internship and Co-op positions. Travel and accommodations are being provided by Monsanto. Good luck Angelina! We know you will make us Tiger proud.
TSU CAHNS professor featured in agronomy book
Professor Jason de Koff, Ph.D., is featured in a new book about agronomy, which is the science of using plants for fuel, food, fiber and land reclamation. You can buy the book here: http://bit.ly/2d3tif8
Agribusiness major wins National Black Farmers Association Scholarship
Danielle Solomon has won a $5,000 scholarship from the National Black Farmers Association and the FCA Foundation. Solomon, a Dean's Scholar and Agribusiness major at TSU CAHNS, was one of 21 students in the United States to receive this honor. Congratulations, Danielle!
TSU project on best nursery practices selected for federal funding
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (TSU News Service) – A Tennessee State University project to promote best management practices in the nursery production system for the Mid-South region is one of 45 across the nation selected by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to share $26.6 million for innovative conservation initiatives.
TSU's Goat Producer Program recognized in USDA annual report
USDA's National Institute of Food and Agriculture recognized TSU CAHNS Master Meat Goat Producer Program, offered by TSU Cooperative Extension, in its 2015 Annual Report: "Over the last 10 years, the program has led Tennessee to become the second largest goat-producing state in the country with more than 5,000 producers," the report stated.