The College of Applied Science and Technology and the Department of Agriculture are sincerely grateful for the recent investment by Compeer Financial that contributed to a complete renovation of the Farm classroom. The ribbon was cut on October 12, 2021, in a formal ceremony attended by representatives of Compeer Financial, the College of Applied Science and Technology, and the Department of Agriculture.
When Audrey Harrod, a senior biology major from Hinckley, applied to the Beneficial Insects Summer Research and Extension Experiences (REEU) program at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL), she did not expect that her summer internship based in entomology would end up encompassing so much more.
Alex Hafner, a senior from Mahomet, decided to pursue a major in molecular and cellular biology due to his interest in research. This same passion drew him to Western Illinois University’s undergraduate research experience this summer where he continued his participation in the Integrated Pennycress Research Enabling Farm & Energy Resilience (IPREFER) Project.
The 2020-2021 academic year will be remembered as a time when flexibility and patience were essential to fulfilling the University’s mission.
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 opportunities are essential for merging the past and present with classroom theory and current best practices.
A retirement reception to honor Russell Derango’s 38 years of service to Illinois State University will begin at 5 p.m. June 10, at the University Farm. Dinner will be at 5:30 p.m., served by Longhorn Steakhouse.
Sophomore track member and CAST student Sarah Voss is featured in the CAST 50×50 series.
The National Agri-Marketing Association student organization at Illinois State University is selling pork products to raise money for their annual trip to a marketing competition in Dallas, Texas.
The National Agri-Marketing Association (NAMA) is selling pork products from the University Farm at Lexington to fund a trip to the student marketing competition in Kansas City, Missouri.
Tell someone you work at the University and the same question is consistently asked: Do you teach? About 1,400 do at Illinois State, but many others are needed away from the classroom in jobs that are often unusual.