Ariel Bergeron, a junior studying animal, poultry and dairy sciences, received a Certificate of Excellence at the Poultry Science Association’s annual meeting in Louisville, Kentucky. This award recognizes students who have presented high-quality research papers. Ariel presented her research entitled: Determining the lysine requirement of 7 to 28 day old Bobwhite quail. Ariel is pictured with professor and poultry specialist Theresia Lavergne. Congratulations, Ariel!
Nicholas Adams and Chelsea Sutherland, both seniors in the LSU College of Agriculture studying agricultural education, have been selected for the Upper Division Agricultural Education Scholarship from the National Association of Agricultural Educators.
Adams is from Gheens, Louisiana, and Sutherland is from Monroe, Michigan.
Each $750 scholarship is awarded to upper level agricultural education majors to help offset expenses during their student teaching experience. Fifteen students from across the United States were selected based on their academic performance as well as on leadership and service activities. Read more.
With the help of a teacher who recognized his potential and scholarships that allowed him to attend college, Gail Cramer was able to escape a poverty-stricken childhood in rural Washington to become an accomplished professor in agricultural economics.
On July 10, Cramer will step down as head of the LSU AgCenter and College of Agriculture Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness with plans to retire in the fall. But before leaving campus, Cramer and his wife, Marilyn, have established a scholarship in their names that they hope will help students who may not be able to afford college. Read more.
Teenage girls who are considered plus-sized say shopping for clothing is a frustrating and often humiliating experience, according to a recent study.
Laurel Romeo, an assistant professor in the LSU College of Agriculture’s Department of Textiles, Apparel Design and Merchandising, conducted in-depth interviews with 30 plus-sized pre-teens and teens, ages 12 to 17, and their family members to learn about their shopping experiences. Read more.
In support of future generations of animal agriculture, Lallemand Animal Nutrition has introduced the Lallemand Forward Scholarship Program in North America.
In the program, four $2,500 undergraduate scholarships and one $3,000 graduate scholarship will be awarded to outstanding agriculture students studying in the U.S., Mexico or Canada.
"The Lallemand Forward Scholarship was initiated to recognize agriculture students who are excelling at the graduate and undergraduate levels," Lallemand Animal Nutrition North America commercial director Jeff Ast said. "Lallemand supports the advancement of animal nutrition's current and future generations. This is an exciting opportunity to advance the knowledge and resources of tomorrow's scientists and leaders."
Undergraduate students who hold junior status or higher and have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale are asked to submit a resume, along with a 500-word essay describing their future goals as they relate to their role in their chosen agricultural field. Graduate students, who are enrolled in an agricultural master's program and have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, are asked to submit a synopsis of their current graduate work/project, along with their resume. More information about the undergraduate scholarship can be found here, and more information about the graduate scholarship can be found here.
Zachary Hebert, a senior studying agricultural business, is working at Zen-Noh Grain Corporation. Zen-Noh is involved in grain management and movement on a global scale with the commodities corn, soybean and milo. Zachary said this corporation is the most efficient grain exporter for a single elevator in the world. Each week the operations managers determine the boat line-up to ensure that boats are loaded in most efficient sequence so that downtime is at a minimum. Zen-Noh Corporation consists of two parts, the first being the elevator in Convent, Louisiana, and the second being the headquarters for Zen-Noh and Consolidated Grain & Barge in Mandeville. Zachary's internship is designed so that each week he is with a different group of the plant to ensure that he has an understanding of all the moving parts that function within the group. He said the sectors of the plant include maintenance millwrights, dockside operations, control room, landside operations, electricians, safety, the pellet mill, and finally the headquarters. In each sector, he shadows one of the managers of that office. At the end of the internship, he will meet with the other interns from across the country of the supplying company, Consolidated Grain & Barge, for a conference on what they have learned about the two companies as a whole for the summer. He said overall, being an intern for Zen-Noh Corporation has been a great experience.
LSU College of Agriculture in Thailand! We have six students spending part of their summer in Thailand learning about the issues involved in sustainable agricultural development, as well as gaining cultural and intellectual enrichment. Two of our students are keeping blogs about their experiences. You can read about Anna Claire Ferchaud's adventures here and Katie Bowes' here.
Welcome to LSU, Louisiana 4-H'ers! More than 1,500 youth are on campus for 4-H University. Read more about this fun and educational event at LSUAgCenter.com.
Internship Spotlight: Ariel Bergeron, a junior studying animal, dairy and poultry sciences is interning at the National Turkey Federation in Washington, D.C. She is sitting in on conferences on Capitol Hill, researching regulatory polices, dealing with legislative affairs and creating memos on webinars.