Teaching Assistant Opportunity Available

Interested in being a Teaching Assistant? In need of a 1-credit course?

The ANFS111: Animal and Food Science Laboratory has 2 spots open for undergraduate teaching assistants. The laboratory is every Wednesday from 1:25-3:25pm. Ideally TA’s would be available from 1-4pm, but we can make exceptions for classes ending at 1:10pm. If you have taken this lab and are interested please fill out the form below and return it to Mrs. Laura Hougentogler immediately at Nemeclm@udel.edu. We start the first week of classes with an introductory lab.

ANFS 111 TA Application-2ccthoh

Apply to be a Blue Hen Ambassador!

UD is looking for proud Blue Hens who can be great ambassadors not only for UD, but for the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources as well.  If you want to share your love for the University and our College consider applying to be a Blue Hen Ambassador.

The 2017-2018 Blue Hen Ambassador application is live and will remain open until Friday, August 25 at 4:00 p.m.

Leader Development for Agriculture Students 2017 AFA Leaders Conference Theme Announced

When you bring together talented, motivated young minds, they will push each other to even greater heights. Those who are intrapreneurial – innovating wherever they are – never settle for the status quo. Instead they continue building and pushing for the next breakthrough.

This concept ideals prompted the Agriculture Future of America student leaders to select the theme “Soar: Reach New Heights” for the 2017 AFA Leaders Conference.

“’Soar: Reach New Heights’ means to take on new opportunities, expand your horizons and go above and beyond in areas where you didn’t think you were capable,” said Max Mielke, AFA Student Advisory Team member from Washington State University.

This year’s event will be Nov. 2-5 in Kansas City, Missouri. College students are selected to attend this 4-Track Conference program through a competitive application process. Each Track corresponds to a student’s year in school and previous Conference attendance. Track 1 is all freshman students; Track 2 is sophomore and junior students; Track 3 juniors and seniors and Track 4 seniors. Each Track is built around a core AFA leader development competency:  self-assessment, communication, change management and lifelong learning.

“With all of us coming together and working together for common goals, we can really reach new heights within agriculture and grow personally and professional to make our industry the best it can possibly be,” said Jaime Luke, AFA Student Advisory Team member from the University of Missouri.

Industry sponsorship applications are now open to students pursuing careers in agriculture and food. Sponsorship covers program registration, curriculum materials, lodging and meals. Travel is not included. Applications for Tracks 1-3 are due Sept. 11. To learn more about Conference, or to access the application, visit www.agfuture.org/conference.

Student application eligibility requirements: 

  • Recommended 3.0 GPA or higher
  • Undergraduate student status
  • Age 17-25
  • Attending a four-year institution or articulate plans to obtain a four-year degree
  • Possess a passion for agriculture
  • Plans to pursue a career in agriculture

This year, AFA will select 800 students from across the nation to attend Conference. Last year’s delegation represented 43 states and 88 colleges and universities. Delegates gain valuable experience and relationships through opportunities to network with each other and industry professionals. Conference boasts a 3:1 student to industry professional ratio. The AFA Opportunity Fair, held in conjunction with Conference, allows students to explore internship, job, study abroad and graduate school opportunities.

Apply to be a UD Social Media Ambassador!

The University’s Social Media Ambassador program, overseen by UD’s social media team in Communications and Marketing, is a unique and fun opportunity for students to gain professional social media experience before graduating. Follow the current #UDSMA conversation by subscribing to this Twitter list.
Students from all majors interested in social media, blogging, video production, marketing, photography and event planning are invited to apply. Applications for Fall 2017 are open now until May 26.

Apply Now!

Blue Hen Birding Club News

The Blue Hen Birding Club recently earned second place in the NJ Audubon Ambassadors category for the World Series of Birding! Congrats to team members, and CANR students, Katie Bird, Billy Kaselow, Patrick Carney, and Becca Ralston.  The group was limited to just Cape May county and saw 127 species, while also successfully raising almost $800 for NJ Audubon by participating in the event.

Paid Internship Working with Real Blue Hens

This summer, the University of Delaware’s College of Agriculture and Natural Resources will offer (2 – 3) students the opportunity to get a paid, hands-on learning experience with live blue hens from the UD flock!

These students will work with the birds on the UD farm starting in the summer in order to be ready to have the birds on display and educate the public on blue hens at six UD home football games in the fall at the President’s tent.

Students must be able to commit to working a minimum of three hours at each of the UD home games slated for:

Thursday, August 31;
Saturday, September 16;
Saturday, September 30;
Saturday, October 14;
Saturday, October 21; and
Saturday, November 11.

Students interested in working with blue hens over the summer and educating the public on all the facts surrounding Delaware’s state bird in the fall should e-mail Bob Alphin at ralphin@udel.edu or call (302) 831-0825.