2014 NACTA Conference
AEC was well represented at the 2014 North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture (NACTA) conference in Bozeman, MT. Congratulations to our faculty members and alumni on receiving several highly competitive awards.
AIARD Future Leaders Forum
Two AEC doctoral students, Austen Moore and Janine Parker, had the honor of being selected into an elite group of 12 students, out of nearly 120 applicants, to participate in the Association for International Agriculture and Rural Development (AIARD) Future Leaders Forum as part of the annual AIARD conference this June in Washington, D.C.
2014 CALS Awards Banquet
Dr. Ricky Telg, Dr. Tony Andenoro, Jessica Holt and T. Buddy Miller were all honored with awards at the 2014 College of Agricultural and Life Sciences Scholarship and Leadership Awards Banquet on Thursday, April 17th. To find out more, click here.
AEC Members Give TEDxUF Talk
On February 8, 2014, Dr. Tony Andenoro, assistant professor, and Jaron Jones, doctoral student, had the opportunity to give a TEDxUF talk at the University Auditorium with an audience of roughly 700 attendees. They were selected from hundreds of applicants and were two of six presenters that day.
AEC Students Serve as National FFA Officers
Two AEC students served as 2012-2013 National FFA officers. Clay Sapp, TCH undergraduate student, served as the President of the National FFA Organization and Joenelle Futrell, TCH undergraduate student, served as the Eastern Region Vice President.
ACLT wins Scholarship
The University of Florida Agricultural Communicators and Leaders of Tomorrow (UF ACLT) chapter took home the first place prize in the Yamaha ACT Scholarship Contest for the fourth time in the last five years.
AEC Faculty named Southern Regional Winner by Epsilon Sigma Phi
We are very pleased to share the exciting news that Dr. Amy Harder has been selected as the Southern Region winner of the Early Career Service Award by Epsilon Sigma Phi. These awards will be presented at the Galaxy Conference in Pittsburgh in September. Congratulations are also extended to AEC PhD student Norma Samuel for receiving the ESP International Service Award for the Southern Region.
Graduate Student Receives Award
We are very pleased to share the exciting news that PhD student Jessica Holt has been selected to receive the UF Graduate Student Teaching Award for 2012-2013.
Graduate Student Travels for Summer Internship
PhD student Mary Rodriguez has been chosen from among 700 applicants to participate in a summer internship with USAID. Mary hopes to one day work for USAID or a similar international development organization to help provide a sustainable future for people in developing countries.
Five students from Seoul National University visited Florida as a part of a new exchange between US and Korean agricultural education programs.