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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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APSU agricultural sciences graduate Khadejah Scott realizing dream at Epcot

 

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Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University (APSU) graduate Khadejah Scott’s Epcot story involves wasps.

“They don’t sting, and they’re really small,” Scott said, “similar to the size of an ant when they’re at their biggest.”

But these wasps could deliver a big economic impact.

APSU graduate Khadejah Scott is working at Epcot's greenhouses.

APSU graduate Khadejah Scott is working at Epcot’s greenhouses.

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Austin Peay State University praised by NASA for Solar Eclipse Outreach

 

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Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – NASA recently honored Austin Peay State University with its Marshall Space Flight Center Group Achievement Award for the University’s help during the 2017 Great American Eclipse.

Austin Peay State University representatives Dr. Donald Sudbrink, center, professor and chair of the APSU Department of Agriculture; Bill Persinger, right, executive director for Public Relations & Marketing; and Bryan Gaither, lab manager for the Department of Physics, Engineering and Astronomy, accepted the award with other members of the Marshall Space Flight Center Solar Eclipse Team on August 22nd in Huntsville, AL.

Austin Peay State University representatives Dr. Donald Sudbrink, center, professor and chair of the APSU Department of Agriculture; Bill Persinger, right, executive director for Public Relations & Marketing; and Bryan Gaither, lab manager for the Department of Physics, Engineering and Astronomy, accepted the award with other members of the Marshall Space Flight Center Solar Eclipse Team on August 22nd in Huntsville, AL.

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Cattle donation allows APSU Agriculture Department to expand offerings

 

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – In August of 2010, the Austin Peay State University Department of Agriculture had the unfortunate designation as being both a small and growing program within the University. Its student population had increased by about 20 percent in two years, but the department only had three full-time faculty members.

“We needed an additional faculty member to help us teach the increase in students, but late that summer, I was getting word we might not get a new position,” Dr. Donald Sudbrink, chair of the APSU Department of Agriculture, said. “Then we received this wonderful donation, and so many positive things happened in rapid succession. It was a game changer for us.”

Chad Pugh, with the APSU Department of Agriculture, gives visitors a tour of the University’s Environmental Education Center, or APSU Farm, during last week’s Preserving the Pride Celebration. (Photo by Beth Liggett/APSU Public Relations and Marketing).

Chad Pugh, with the APSU Department of Agriculture, gives visitors a tour of the University’s Environmental Education Center, or APSU Farm, during last week’s Preserving the Pride Celebration. (Photo by Beth Liggett/APSU Public Relations and Marketing).

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Mission Clarksville Students Grow Food at APSU Farm to Help Feed Area’s Hungry

 

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – On a hot morning in July, a group of local teenagers gathered in a massive garden off Pickens Road to get their hands dirty. They came to pull weeds and water plants, and after several hours in the hot sun, they left with several bushels of fresh vegetables.

“It was great having those kids out here,” Dr. Donald Sudbrink, chair of the Austin Peay State University Department of Agriculture, said. “They were so enthusiastic about learning and working in our APSU Victory garden.”

Mission Clarksville Students pulling weeds the APSU Victory garden.

Mission Clarksville Students pulling weeds the APSU Victory garden.

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APSU student awarded scholarship by state council

 

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – The Tennessee Council of Cooperatives (TCC) recently awarded a $750.00 scholarship to Cody Norrod, a senior at Austin Peay State University.

Norrod, a Springfield native and the son of Avle Perry and David Norrod, is working toward a bachelor’s degree in agriculture. After graduation, he plans to find a career in the area of wildlife conservation. Currently he is employed at Mapco in Pleasant View and is a member of the Battle Creek Baptist Church.

Dr. Donald Sudbrink, assistant professor of agriculture at APSU, presents a scholarship certificate from the Tennessee Council of Cooperatives (TCC) to Cody Norrod, a senior at APSU. (Photo provided by the TCC)

Dr. Donald Sudbrink, assistant professor of agriculture at APSU, presents a scholarship certificate from the Tennessee Council of Cooperatives (TCC) to Cody Norrod, a senior at APSU. (Photo provided by the TCC)

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APSU farm to install solar panels and sell electricity back to CDE

 

Austin Peay State University LogoIn the next few weeks, something odd is expected to happen at the APSU Environmental Education Center (EEC). During sunny daylight hours, the little dial on the site’s bidirectional electric meter will actually spin in reverse and the Clarksville Department of Electricity (CDE) and the Tennessee Valley Authority will credit the University for the electricity it generates from its own renewable source.

This isn’t some anomaly or the result of defective equipment. Rather, it’s because the EEC, also known as the APSU farm, is installing a two-kilowatt solar array on the site this month, using $25,445 in grant money provided by the Student Sustainability Fee committee.

All APSU students pay the fee as part of their tuition, with the money going to campus projects that encourage clean and renewable energy practices. The EEC was previously awarded grant money from these fees to purchase a Fuel-Meister II Dual generator, which converts cooking grease produced in cafeterias into a biodiesel product used to power tractors and equipment at the farm. «Read the rest of this article»

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