January 9, 2016
Plant and Environmental Sciences
Grant Award: Kulbushan Grover and other members of the Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences have received a USDA NIFA Hispanic Serving Institute Educational Grant of $1M in collaboration with Florida International University and University of Texas Rio Grande Valley for training Hispanic students and helping them in achieving academic success. Kulbushan was recently in Washington DC to attend the project directors' meeting for the funded HSI project.
Cooperative Extension Service
Winter Storm: Cooperative Extension Agents and Specialist were hard at work over the Holiday break dealing with Winter Storm Goliath. Local County Agents and Specialist across the east side in affected areas worked with county Emergency Managers, NMDA, Livestock Board and other agencies on a coordinated effort to assist the producers with emergency situations the storm caused. Efforts are ongoing in working with producers on the recovery phase of this Emergency Situation.