Shaw, Pegues lead Team USA to world soil judging title
Auburn University soils professor Joey Shaw just led Team USA to a world championship at the International Soil Judging Contest in Godollo, Hungary. Auburn crop, soils and environmental sciences student Kristen Pegues was the highest scorer in the competition, making her the world’s No. 1 soil judge in 2015.
Living his dream
Brady Peek graduated from Auburn University at 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 9. At 5 a.m. on Monday, May 11, he became a full-time farmer. The new agronomy and soils graduate's farming operation is in the Limestone County community of Elkmont, where he was born and raised, and encompasses 800 acres of leased farmland.
Hoyum named alumnus of the year
Dr. Raymond A. Hoyum of Alpharetta, Ga., was honored as the Department of Crop, Soil and Environmental Science’s 2015 Alumnus of the Year at a ceremony April 16. Hoyum is a two-time graduate of the department, earning M.S. in agronomy in 1973 and his Ph.D. in agronomy in 1976.
Bristow named APPA executive director
Caleb Bristow, a two-time graduate of the Auburn University Department of Crop, Soil and Environmental Sciences, has been named executive director of the Alabama Peanut Producers Association. Bristow, 26, earned his B.S. in agronomy and soils in 2010 and his M.S. in agronomy and soils in 2012.
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