FVSU News

July 2019

  • College of Agriculture News

    Biotechnology graduate student uses soilless growing for food sustainability

    Fort Valley State University biotechnology graduate student D’Amber Jones explores hydroponic farming

    Twenty-five thousand people are dying of starvation every day, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. Feeding a population expected to grow from 7.7 …

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  • College of Agriculture News

    Improving health through stevia research

    Fort Valley State University scientists study ways small farmers can grow and sell stevia in the U.S.

    Two Fort Valley State University researchers are investigating ways to help local farmers grow a naturally sweet plant that could have a huge …

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  • College of Agriculture News

    Students apply bioinformatics to agriculture

    Fort Valley State University students sharpen their computer and research skills through bioinformatics

    Bioinformatics, an evolving interdisciplinary science, is giving Fort Valley State University agricultural students the tools they need to potentially treat diseases and create a sustainable food system.…

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June 2019

  • College of Agriculture News

    agVantageous

    Alumna Candice Harvey helps support the country’s diverse agricultural operations

    Educator Booker T. Washington said it best, “Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he …

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  • College of Agriculture News

    Determined

    FVSU family and consumer sciences graduate defeats challenges, earns a Ph.D. before 35

    By Latasha Ford

    Imagine working three jobs while being a full-time student and athlete. Now visualize being only 15 years old. Before he earned the title of …

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  • College of Agriculture News

    Fort Valley State alumni land show on National Geographic Wild

    “We made Critter Fixer a household name locally and hopefully now nationally.” – Dr. Vernard Hodges

    An international cable television network will soon provide exclusive insight into the world of two middle Georgia veterinarians.

    Drs. Terrence Ferguson and Vernard Hodges, …

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May 2019

  • College of Agriculture News

    National Science Foundation offers full scholarships to FVSU students

    NSF’s Division of Undergraduate Education awards FVSU $986,869 grant

    Being a full-time college student while trying to pay for school can be difficult. However, a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant is helping to reduce the costs for Fort Valley State …

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  • College of Agriculture News

    Choosing a new path

    Alumnus finds his true passion in agricultural education

    By Latasha Ford

    Some professions are determined early in life, while other choices can ultimately lead to the right calling. For Perry, Georgia, native Jeffrey Wilson, working eight years for his family’s …

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  • College of Agriculture News

    Keeping food safe from the farm to the table

    Specialty crop growers participate in Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training

    Fruit and vegetable growers received firsthand knowledge on the actions they can take to help protect consumers’ health.

    During a recent Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training at Fort Valley State …

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  • College of Agriculture News

    College of Agriculture students recognized at annual awards banquet

    Sophomore Gabrielle Lindo receives Ira Hicks Outstanding Agricultural Education Major Award and Outstanding Service Award at the 2019 Agri-Demic Forum Awards Banquet

    Fort Valley State University’s College of Agriculture, Family Sciences and Technology students put their best foot forward at …

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