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Production under way at Auburn’s new $7.1 million Poultry and Animal Nutrition Center

AUBURN UNIVERSITY – Auburn University’s new $7.1 million Poultry and Animal Nutrition Center, a state-of-the-art academic and research feed production facility located on a 50-acre site north of the main campus, officially opened Friday, Nov. 16, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony led by university administrators and representatives of the poultry and feed mill industries.

“The new Poultry and Animal Nutrition Center at Auburn is the result of a great partnership between the university and agribusiness,” Auburn President Jay Gogue said.

The feed mill has had strong industry support since plans began taking shape in early 2008, when a technical advisory committee that included poultry nutritionists and feed mill personnel was formed to provide input on the facility’s design and equipment. Thus far, more than 40 corporations have donated to the facility, including $750,000 in equipment.

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Auburn University breaks ground on $6.3 million animal nutrition facility

Feed mill groundbreakingAUBURN – Auburn University broke ground March 30 on a $6.3 million facility designed to help animal industries in Alabama and beyond ensure production of the highest quality feed.

Animal scientists say that high-quality, nutritious feed is key to the success of any poultry, livestock or fish farming operation. Despite the essential roles that nutrition and feed play in supporting animal industries, few U.S. universities have focused their attention on this subject.

With strong academic programs in the animal sciences, including a comprehensive Department of Poultry Science, Auburn University recognized that need several years ago and began formulating plans for a cutting-edge animal nutrition facility. Those plans have come to fruition as construction now begins for the Auburn University Poultry and Animal Nutrition Center located north of Auburn off Auburn Lakes Road.

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AU offers online professional certificates in exercise, health and nutrition

AUBURN – The Outreach Program Office of Auburn University has partnered with Educational Fitness Solutions Inc. to offer online professional certificates in various areas of health, fitness and nutrition.

The next series of these non-credit courses will begin in mid-March, with ongoing start dates, and are available in Nutrition for Optimal Health, Wellness, and Sports; Personal Fitness Training for Older Adults; Personal Fitness Training; Fitness Business Management; and Women’s Exercise Training and Wellness.

These Web-based courses provide interaction with faculty and instructors from colleges and universities, the allied health and medical field and the personal fitness training profession. They are designed to provide educational pathways and career opportunities to those in the emerging health and fitness industry; those in the allied health and medical field; and registered dietitians who want continuing educational units or credits.

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