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CAST in the classroom: Agriculture students excited for campus return

Many of the students, faculty, and staff around Illinois State University have had to adapt to a new and different learning environment put in place at the beginning of the academic school year....
Graduate student Julissa Navarette '19 holds a newborn at the University Farm.

Sure sign of spring: Lambs arriving at the farm, with the help of students

Students are on call for deliveries as part of the Department of Agriculture’s calf and lamb watch program, which has grown in popularity.
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Bone Scholar Profiles: Nicole Vasquez, Department of Agriculture

Students from different departments within CAST (and one student involved in Gamma Phi Circus) were selected as Robert G. Bone Scholars for the 2020-2021 academic year. The recognition is the...
Kristin Duffield won first place at the Three Minute Thesis competition

Three Minute Thesis Competition, February 25

The Three Minute Thesis Competition (3MT) is an academic competition that challenges Illinois State University students to describe their research within three minutes to a general audience.
Julissa Navarrete '19, a graduate student in animal sciences, ractices using the ultrasound while Assistant Professor Dr. Drew Lugar and classmates observe.

Growing the future of farming: Illinois Farm Bureau invests in agriculture at Illinois State

Illinois agriculture remains rooted in tradition, but emerging technologies are continually advancing the industry. For students in Illinois State’s Agriculture Department, hands-on learning...
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Outstanding University Researcher and Outstanding University Creative Activity Award Winners named

The Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost has announced the winners for the Outstanding University Researcher and the Outstanding University Creative Activity Awards. All winners will be...
Jessica Barrack presents "It's a No-Brainer: Better Snooze, Better Mood; Raeann Huffman presents "Corn and Soybean Cropping Systems: Profitability of Different Argonomic Management Techniques

CAST Three Minute Thesis competition winners selected to move on to university-wide contest

The College of Applied Science and Technology (CAST) recently hosted its Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition, in which seven graduate students from the Department of Agriculture, School of...

Agriculture students engaged in a virtual professional development experience

In a time when so many events are being delayed or simply canceled, some Department of Agriculture students were able to take part in an annual event for food and agricultural students from across...
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CAST new faculty profile series: Dr. Jay Solomonson, Department of Agriculture

The College of Applied Science and Technology welcomed a wonderful group of new faculty members this year! Some members from the group took the time to answer a series of questions designed to...
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It’s the great pumpkin—or is it?

Pumpkin. You either love it or you hate it, but you can’t avoid it this time of year.