Graduate Students Visit D.C.

Graduate students enrolled in AEC6316 Overview of International Extension Systems recently returned from a weeklong course trip to Washington, D.C. While in D.C., the students visited with organizations and agencies actively involved in domestic and international extension education.

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ONE WORLD

The global population in 2050 is projected to exceed 9.6 billion. This means issues such as overcrowding, food security, energy, water management and climate change need to be prioritized now. ONE WORLD brings university communities, industry partners, policy makers and community members together for one reason – to create solutions that will save our world. ONE WORLD is sponsored in part by the Challenge 2050 Project, led by AEC faculty members Dr. Tony Andenoro and Dr. Dana Bigham Stephens.

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Cooperative Agreement

On February 25, 2015 representatives from Gwang-ju National University of Education (GNUE) in Gwang-ju, Republic of Korea met with the UF International Center, CALS and AEC to sign a Cooperative Agreement between the two institutions. The agreement is an outgrowth of more than 30 years of association between Dr. Kirby Barrick and several Korean universities.

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SAAS 2015

The Department of Agricultural Education and Communication (AEC) was well represented at the Southern Association of Agricultural Scientists (SAAS) conference held in Atlanta this February. AEC faculty and graduate students contributed diverse and impactful research to the field at this conference. Read on to view SAAS award winners and presenters.

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AEC Holds 2015 ACT Professional Development Conference

AEC student organization, Agricultural Communicators and Leaders of Tomorrow hosted the 2015 Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow Professional Development Conference in Orlando, Florida January 15-17th. Nearly 200 students, faculty and staff attended from 19 universities throughout the nation.

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Lamm Named 40 Under 40 in Agriculture Honoree

AEC assistant professor, Dr. Alexa Lamm, was recently named one of Vance Publishing's 40 Under 40 in Agriculture honorees.

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Ag Institute/Farm Credit Candidates Forum

AEC and PIE Center students and faculty attended the 2014 Ag Institute/Farm Credit Candidates Forum on September 25th in Orlando, Florida. The forum brings together top agricultural leaders in the state as well as candidates for state office (including the governor's race) and congressional races.

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Research: Emotionally Engaged Thinking (EET)

Dr. Tony Andenoro, assistant professor of leadership education, discusses his recent TEDxUF talk and his research on Emotionally Engaged Thinking (EET). Find out more about his reaction when he found out he was chosen to speak at the TEDxUF event and his passion for leadership education by viewing the video.

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2014 Agricultural Media Summit

Graduate students, faculty and staff recently attended the Ag Media Summit in Indianapolis where they were honored with several national awards and scholarships, including the Yamaha Motors/National Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow scholarship, that they have now received for the fifth time in the past six years.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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International Visitors

Five students from Seoul National University visited Florida as a part of a new exchange between US and Korean agricultural education programs.

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