FVSU News

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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April 2019

  • Gold Standard

    College of Agriculture students take home research awards

    Four FVSU students win second and third place awards at Association of 1890 Research Directors (ARD) 19th Biennial Research Symposium

    Hard work and dedication in the classroom and laboratory allowed four Fort Valley State University students to win awards …

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March 2019

  • College of Agriculture News

    Tackling an invasive pest affecting farmers

    Researcher Dr. Somashekhar Punnuri receives $499,997 Capacity Building Grant to investigate sugarcane aphid

    Southern farmers could soon receive assistance in controlling a new invasive pest affecting their sorghum yield.

    Sorghum is an important crop in the southern cropping systems. Farmers …

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  • College of Agriculture News

    Changing the game with gene editing

    FVSU animal and veterinary science departments use gene-editing technology for research endeavors and to train students

    A 21st century technology that allows scientists to modify an organism’s DNA could be the future roadmap for treating health ailments in humans …

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