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Auburn, Tuskegee get USDA grants to help young farmers learn the trade

As the average age of the American farmer creeps closer to the retirement age, the U.S. Department of Agriculture on Thursday announced a series of grants to create programs to help new farmers and try to infuse new blood into a quickly aging field. 

Auburn University will receive a grant for $711,213 and Tuskegee University will get $459,914 for their efforts to develop training and provide other resources for farmers and ranchers with less than 10 years of experience. 



Alum, ExpressJet VP talks future of aviation
Opelika-Auburn News

For Brad Sheehan, senior vice president of operations for ExpressJet and a 1997 graduate of Auburn University, the future of aviation is promising.

Sheehan recently spoke to a group of Auburn students about current and future opportunities in aviation following several years of downturn in the industry.



Auburn marketing professor using MRI scans to determine if nutritional labeling impacts consumer choices
Office of Communications & Marketing

Do people really care about fat grams and calories listed on nutritional labels, or has the industry been wasting its time marketing this information? Brian Bourdeau, associate professor of marketing in Auburn University's Raymond J. Harbert College of Business, wants to find out.

"People are eating more salads and things of that nature, but the ultimate question is – why are they doing it?" asked Bourdeau. "Are they doing it because we're telling them they should eat healthy (via advertising)? Or are they doing it because they want to?"



Last Updated: Oct. 12, 2015

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