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Auburn students help to rebuild Haiti by selling coffee for the SEC Alltech Challenge

AUBURN UNIVERSITY – Three Auburn University College of Agriculture students have teamed up with Alltech, an international agriculture company, to sell Haitian coffee to help the people of Haiti rebuild sustainable economic growth, jobs, agriculture and education in the aftermath of the January 2010 earthquake.

Katie Brennan, Casey Randle and Alexandra Hawkins began selling bags of coffee at the beginning of fall semester as part of the SEC Alltech Challenge, with the goal of 1,500 bags sold before the competition deadline in April. They are competing with students from the University of Georgia, University of Florida, Mississippi State University and Abraham Baldwin Agriculture College for the opportunity to travel to Haiti and help restore the devastated area.

Sixty-five percent of the proceeds goes into a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit fund; the other 35 percent goes to the College of Agriculture’s Ag Council, which works with agricultural organizations on campus.

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