The Alabama Agricultural Experiment Station is ensuring researchers within all colleges of the AAES have the opportunity to meet each other and learn about interdisciplinary research. The AAES hosted the inaugural AAES Faculty Summit on Dec. 10 as a way to facilitate networking among the over 190 AAES faculty members within the Auburn University College of Agriculture, School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences, College of Human Sciences, College of Sciences and Mathematics and College of Veterinary Medicine.
Geoffrey Williams, Auburn University assistant professor of insect pollination and apiculture, has been awarded a $283,000 grant from the Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research’s Pollinator Health Fund for research aimed toward helping reverse the decline in honey bee populations.
Live poultry production in the U.S. is on the cusp of revolutionary changes, and Auburn University’s National Poultry Technology Center, or NPTC, is helping to ensure that producers are not left behind.
The poultry industry in Alabama contributes more than $15 billion to the state’s economy each year, but along with the revenue and jobs, it also produces about 1.8 million tons of waste, or litter, annually.