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Austin Peay State University’s SGI, Tennessee State Parks set “Prescribed Fire” at Dunbar Cave

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – On a clear October afternoon, 15 acres of restored native prairie at Dunbar Cave State Park in Clarksville, Tennessee, went up in flames. Smoke lifted high over city streets and neighborhoods, while community volunteers and officials with the Tennessee Division of Natural Areas cheered on a well-planned prescribed fire to help promote and enhance native prairie species.  

The restored native prairie before the fire. (APSU)

The restored native prairie before the fire. (APSU)

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APSU Farm receives equipment from Coleman Tractor Company

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Coleman Tractor Company has expanded their partnership with Austin Peay State University (APSU) by extending their current contract with the University for two additional years.

Michael Stolitca (Kubota), Dr. Donald Sudbrink (APSU), Dr. Karen Meisch (APSU), Spencer Coleman. (Coleman Tractor)

Michael Stolitca (Kubota), Dr. Donald Sudbrink (APSU), Dr. Karen Meisch (APSU), Spencer Coleman. (Coleman Tractor)

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Austin Peay State University Department of Agriculture donates angus steer beef to APSU’s food pantry

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Alexandra Wills prefers to eat local. She grows her own vegetables, snacks on honey from area hives and buys angus beef raised just a few miles down the road at the Austin Peay State University (APSU) Farm.

Every spring, when the APSU Department of Agriculture advertises its beef program sale, Wills is always one of the first to place an order.  

Maddie MacGalliard, food pantry manager, and student Janesa Wine load donated beef into a freezer. (APSU)

Maddie MacGalliard, food pantry manager, and student Janesa Wine load donated beef into a freezer. (APSU)

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APSU’s Tower Club commemorates 60 years of support to the University

 

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Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – The Austin Peay State University (APSU) Office of University Advancement hosted more than 200 guests at the APSU farm on Friday, September 21st, 2018 for the 60th Annual Tower Club Dinner.

60th Annual Tower Club Dinner was held Friday at the APSU Farm.

60th Annual Tower Club Dinner was held Friday at the APSU Farm.

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APSU University Advancement to hold 60th Annual Tower Club Dinner on September 21st

 

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Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – The Austin Peay State University Office of University Advancement will host the 60th Annual Tower Club Dinner at 6:00pm Friday, September 21st, 2018 at the APSU Farm, 1991 Pickens Road in Clarksville.

Attendees will include Tower Club members and their guests. The cost of dinner will be included as a benefit of membership. In honor of the 60th Anniversary of the Tower Club, current members may invite potential new members to attend at no cost. 

APSU University Advancement assistant vice president Kris Phillips.

APSU University Advancement assistant vice president Kris Phillips.

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Austin Peay State University raises $9.85 million during second-highest giving year in university history

 

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Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University announced today that it has reached a record fundraising total of $9.85 million in gifts and pledges for the 2018 fiscal year.

This total is the second-highest in university history, and it is the result of a continuous increase in donations over time.

Members of the Austin Peay State University community thank donors who supported this year's #GovsGive campaign.

Members of the Austin Peay State University community thank donors who supported this year’s #GovsGive campaign.

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Blick family honors son’s legacy with the Brock Blick Animal Science Facility at APSU Farm

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – One of Brock Blick’s first words—shortly after he learned to say “mom” and “dad”—was the word “cow.” As a baby, strapped in his car seat, he’d often shout the word whenever his father, Mark Blick, drove past a farm.

“It’d scare you to death,” Mark said recently. “It was a wonder we didn’t have wrecks, he yelled it so loud. But he loved animals.”

Austin Peay State University Farm and Environmental Education Center renamed to the Brock Blick Animal Science Facility.

Austin Peay State University Farm and Environmental Education Center renamed to the Brock Blick Animal Science Facility.

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APSU’s Fortera Stadium hosts hundreds for the Total Solar Eclipse

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Around 1:25pm on Monday, August 21st, 2017, hundreds of people cheered in the near-dark inside Austin Peay State University’s Fortera Stadium.

APSU hosts Peayclipse, an event for the community to gather and witness a once in a lifetime solar eclipse at Fortera Stadium on Monday, Aug. 21, 2017. (Taylor Slifko, APSU)

APSU hosts Peayclipse, an event for the community to gather and witness a once in a lifetime solar eclipse at Fortera Stadium on Monday, Aug. 21, 2017. (Taylor Slifko, APSU)

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NASA to broadcast Total Solar Eclipse from APSU Farm

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – On Monday, August 21st, 2017, NASA will use Austin Peay State University’s Farm and Environmental Education Center as one of its official broadcast locations for the eclipse.

In addition to NASA’s broadcast, there will be several research and scientific efforts by multiple entities, including atmospheric, entomological and bovine research during the eclipse.

APSU Farm and Environmental Education Center. (APSU)

APSU Farm and Environmental Education Center. (APSU)

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Austin Peay State University Beef Cattle Show Team wins Second National Championship

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – The Austin Peay State University Beef Cattle Show Team is barely older than the livestock it shows, but the program has quickly made a name for itself as a competitor on the local, state and national levels.

They only reinforced that reputation when Ruby, the team’s prize heifer, or young female cow, was named Reserve Division Champion Percentage Simmental at the 2017 Dixie National Livestock show, held this past February in Jackson, Mississippi.

APSU Beef Cattle Show Team’s prize heifer Ruby was named Reserve Division Champion Percentage at the 2017 Dixie National Livestock show.

APSU Beef Cattle Show Team’s prize heifer Ruby was named Reserve Division Champion Percentage at the 2017 Dixie National Livestock show.

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