FVSU News

April 2018

  • College of Agriculture News

    FVSU graduate students investigate the versatility of a ‘royal’ plant

    Helping rural farmers to sustain a steady income

    A native of China, the “royal empress” tree called paulownia could rule America’s economy as a multipurpose crop. Research suggests that this fast-growing tree may help farmers establish sustainable income.

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  • College of Agriculture News

    Driving for success

    FVSU alumna shares her passion for agriculture with students

    Christina Sanders is connecting classroom to real life as an agricultural teacher at Northside Middle School.

    “I am trying to show them where their food and clothes come from and how

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  • College of Agriculture News

    People, Passion, Pursuit

    FVSU graduate Ghangela Jones traveled to Africa to serve in the Peace Corps.

    From the classroom to Cameroon

    “One of the most important things I learned while serving in Cameroon is that people make sense when you take the time

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  • College of Agriculture News

    Transforming communities through technology

    Terrence Wolfork, FVSU’s assistant administrator for communications, conferencing and technology, offers new program that will bring innovative ideas to communities served by 1890 Land-Grant Universities

    A new program may soon help communities become innovative thinkers through the use of technology.…

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  • College of Agriculture News

    Preparing for the future

    FVSU students emerge as winners at a national conference

    Two Fort Valley State University agricultural science majors received national recognition for their research presentations during a conference in Washington D.C.

    Seniors Xavia Taylor of Moultrie, Georgia, and Demetrius Calloway of …

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March 2018

  • College of Agriculture News

    FVSU professor helps develop new system in South Africa

    Transforming farmers’ ability to produce food for their families

    A South African farmer is already using the transponders on her sheep.

    Dr. Thomas Terrill, a Fort Valley State University associate professor of animal science, recently traveled to South Africa for …

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    Reviving a lost art

    Lillie Fowler Singleton’s youth group happily show off their sewing abilities.

    “Quilts are an important part of history.”

    – Lillie Fowler Singleton

    On any given day, if the urge is there, Lillie Fowler Singleton finds time to exercise her artistic …

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  • College of Agriculture News

    Growing small farms, addressing big issues

    FVSU expert Dr. Xuanli Liu researches organic farming, risk management and agricultural product marketing

    In an effort to support small farmers in rural America, Dr. Xuanli Liu, a Fort Valley State University research assistant professor of agricultural economics, is working …

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  • College of Agriculture News

    Serving small farmers on a big scale

    FVSU professor Dr. Thomas Terrill seeks marketing opportunities for sericea lespedeza for small farmers in the south

    Fort Valley State University will soon open the door for small-scale growers to gain skills that could help them establish a sustainable market

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  • College of Agriculture News

    Fulbright visiting scholar shares research with FVSU’s College of Agriculture

    “Land-grant universities and HBCUs are instrumental for serving and empowering African-American farmers, in addition to its academic excellence.”

    – Dr. Purna B. Nepali

    Dr. Purna B. Nepali, a Fulbright visiting scholar, recently spent three days on Fort Valley State University’s …

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