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Agriculture and Veterinary Technology Department News

ASC ranked third best in nation for Vet Tech Thu, Aug 3rd, 2017

female student with a brown horse“We are extremely proud to be included in this listing of the best colleges with veterinary technology programs in the country,” said Dr. Phil Schroeder, chair of the Agriculture and Veterinary Technology Department at Alfred State.


Getting the most out of grazing Mon, Jun 5th, 2017

The conference is scheduled to take place from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, June 30 in the Allegany Room of the Central Dining Hall of the Alfred campus.


Free soil pH clinic at Alfred State set for April 28 Wed, Apr 5th, 2017

Two students work in soil classStudents in the soils class at Alfred State will hold a free pH clinic for the community.


Vet tech students taking skill sets to Haiti following hurricane Mon, Oct 24th, 2016

Michelle Marinich with an animalAccording to Associate Professor of Agriculture and Veterinary Technology Doug Pierson, the students will travel to Les Cayes, where they will put their skills to use caring for residents’ animals by participating in mobile clinics and coordinating with the local veterinary agent.


Kiddie Ag Day a great success Mon, Oct 3rd, 2016

First- and second-graders at the college farmApproximately 500 first- and second-graders toured the college farm, learning about vegetable production, milk production, horses, and other small animals and agriculture in general.


Grasstravaganza gets good crop of attendees Mon, Aug 15th, 2016

Justin Morris, Derek Barney, Nancy Glazier and Fay Benson Roughly 120 people attended the three-day event for farmers, conservationists, and consumers who are interested in soil health, grazing, and sustainable agriculture. Grasstravaganza featured presentations from nationally recognized grazing and soil health experts, specialized workshops, and a trade show.


Growing interest for Grasstravaganza Fri, Jul 22nd, 2016

Dr. Fred ProvenzaAlfred State is hosting Grasstravaganza Aug. 4-6, an event for farmers, conservationists, and consumers who are interested in soil health, grazing, and sustainable agriculture. The theme is “Healthy Soils, Healthy Animals, Healthy Farms,” and will feature presentations by nationally recognized grazing and soil health experts. 


Alfred State to host Grasstravaganza in August Tue, May 10th, 2016

Grasstravaganza, an event for farmers, conservationists, and consumers who are interested in soil health, grazing, and sustainable agriculture, will be held at Alfred State Aug. 4-6.


Third annual soil pH clinic set for April 22 Mon, Apr 11th, 2016

Cassandra Bull and Sam PulisStudents in the soils class at Alfred State will hold a pH clinic for the community from 2-6 p.m. Friday, April 22 in room 103 of the Agriculture Science Building on the Alfred campus.


Students assist NASA with SMAP project Fri, Jan 22nd, 2016

Two students take a sample of soil to analyzeA group of students in Lecturer Jessica Hutchison’s botany class last semester were able to help NASA with a project that was truly out of this world.


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