AUBURN – The Alabama Irrigation Summit, which will bring the state’s farmers, policy makers and water-use experts together to discuss irrigation’s immense potential for enhancing Alabama agricultural output and revitalizing rural economies, will be held Aug. 15 at the Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries Richard Beard Building, at 1445 Federal Drive, Montgomery.
By establishing an “open and frank” dialogue on this issue, organizers hope to bring these key players closer to the long-sought goal of developing a comprehensive strategy for the widespread adoption of irrigation technologies and practices and also removing the barriers that have historically hampered this adoption, said Samuel Fowler, director of Auburn University’s Environmental Institute, who has taken the lead in organizing the meeting.
AUBURN – Auburn University recently hosted a group of more than 50 educators, policymakers, business owners, community leaders and administrators from across Alabama to address the future and the problems of the state’s education structure.
Cynthia Reed, professor and director of the College of Education’s Truman Pierce Institute, along with graduate students and guest speakers, led discussions on topics such as how to expand professional development for teachers and school leaders, upgrade classroom technology, develop community partnerships, lower the state’s dropout rate and prepare students to compete nationally and internationally while working within the confines of ever-tightening budgets.
AUBURN – Students and faculty from Auburn University will spearhead the inaugural European University Hunger Summit in Rome, Italy, April 23-24. The theme for the two-day event is “Universities Fighting World Hunger: New Directions for Students around the Globe.”
Jay Gogue, president of Auburn University, and June Henton, dean of Auburn’s College of Human Sciences, will participate in the opening ceremonies.
Students and representatives of organizations from around the globe will participate in the conference and will come from Belarus, Thailand, Ghana, Albania, Switzerland, Kenya, Gambia and Nepal, as well as the United States and Italy.