Nominate an Outstanding Faculty or Staff Member!

When your papers are in and exams finished, take 30 minutes to nominate a teacher, an advisor, or a mentor that has inspired and supported you.

Nominations for UD’s Excellence-in-Teaching Award and
Excellence-in-Undergraduate-Advising-and-Mentoring Award are being
accepted now through March 1, 2020.
https://www.udel.edu/udaily/2019/december/in-recognition-of-excellence/

Nominations for the Excellence in Student Development and
Success Award are being accepted now through January 31, 2020.  This award recognizes University staff for their positive impact on the student experience.  More information and the nomination form are available at:
https://www.bluehensuccess.udel.edu/success-spotlight/excellence-in-student-development-success-award/

NCGA, BASF Accepting Applications for 2019 Scholarships

The National Corn Growers Association is again offering its William C. Berg Academic Excellence in Agriculture Scholarship thanks to the sponsorship of BASF Corporation.

Five $1,500 scholarships are available to undergraduate college students. The five scholarship winners will be invited to visit and tour a BASF facility in 2020 and meet with key staff. Dates and details of the trip are still being developed. BASF will notify the winners directly.

To apply, students or a parent/guardian must be a member of the NCGA. Past scholarship winners and employees and the families of employees of any division of BASF or their subsidiaries or the NCGA are not eligible for the scholarship. Students may apply for membership at NCGA.com.

Applications must be submitted by December 1, 2019.

The application is available here: http://www.ncga.com/scholarships.

Ice Cream Production Manager Position

Ice Cream Production Manager

Kilby Cream in Colora, MD, seeks motivated individual to lead new ice cream production line. The right candidate will work with owners to build an ice cream team and develop ice cream production SOPs to produce consistent, high-quality ice cream.

Ice cream to be manufactured on new ice cream line- continuous flow GRAM freezer, ripple pump, and ingredient feeder. Produce and inventory ice cream for Kilby Cream retail store, seasonal ice cream shops, and year-round retailers. Ice cream is packaged in 3 gal round tubs, with a StanPac Flex E Fill utilized to fill 56 oz, 16 oz, and 8 oz rounds.

Ice cream team’s duties will include, but not be limited to:

  • Monitor ice cream orders and plan weekly production schedule
  • Inventory ice cream supplies (inclusions, ingredients, containers) and request reorders as necessary.
  • Work with HTST operator to ensure adequate ice cream mix to fill production requirements.
  • Maintain necessary temperature recording charts.
  • Maintain detailed, up to date records on ice cream production.
  • Develop and maintain Sanitation SOPs for equipment and production area.
  • Clean, organize, maintain storage areas for ice cream equipment, ingredients, other supplies.

Ideal candidate will be flexible with job description and be willing to work where needed, as the need arises. Preference given to those with management experience and experience in dairy/food production.

Position offers competitive salary.

Email cover letter and resume to andrea@kilbycream.com

Scholarship Opportunity from Syngenta

The Accelerating a Generation (AG) Scholarship program, formerly known as the Syngenta Agricultural Scholarship program, is available annually to university students nationwide. Students currently pursuing bachelor’s or master’s degrees in crop-related disciplines are eligible to apply. Also, applicants must be U.S. residents enrolled as of spring 2020 in an accredited agriculture program at an eligible university (a full list of eligible universities can be found on the scholarship website).

Students can apply to be considered for part of $20,000 in available awards by completing a two-step process. First, they must complete an initial application form, found on the scholarship website. Within a week of completing the form, students will receive a link via email inviting them to submit a 2–5-minute video essay. Initial application forms must be completed by January 7, 2019. Video submissions will be accepted through January 15.

For contest rules and more detailed information about the scholarship, please visit our website: http://www.syngenta-us.com/scholarships.

Apply to be a TA in ANFS

As you begin to make your schedule for Spring, now is the time to think about if you interested in becoming an undergraduate teaching assistant! Both ANFS 240: Functional Anatomy of Domestic Animals, and ANFS 310: Animal and Plant Genetics use undergraduate TA’s to assist during laboratory hours as well as outside open/project hours.

If you are interested please fill out the application found below and return it to Mrs. Hougentogler, either in print or email form (Nemeclm@udel.edu), no later than Monday, November 25th.

Please note ANFS 240 labs run Monday: 10:10 AM-1:10 PM and 1:25 PM-4:25 PM and Tuesday 12:30 PM-3:15 PM and 3:30 PM-6:30 PM. ANFS 310 labs run Wednesday 10:10 AM-1:10 PM and 2:30 PM-5:30 PM and Thursday 11:00 AM-1:45 PM and 3:30 PM- 6:30 PM.

Animal and Food Science Undergraduate TA Program_2020

CANR Fall Speaker Series

 

CANR will host Eisenhower Fellows Kim Brackett and John Chandler to discuss “Challenges in American Agriculture: Trade, Water & Labor” on Nov. 6 at 4 p.m. in the Audion at the Tower at STAR. Former Delaware Department of Agriculture Secretary Ed Kee will moderate. Please register to attend.

About the speakers

Kim Brackett
Brackett Ranches Limited Partnership, owned and operated by Kim and Ira Brackett, is an Angus-based cow-calf and stocker operation in Idaho, Oregon and Nevada. The ranch focuses on raising high quality calves and either marketing high-end feeder cattle or finishing yearlings in custom feedlots. As an Eisenhower Fellow, Kim studied the role of regenerative agriculture in the cattle industries of Australia and Argentina. She is a former chairman of the Cattlemen’s Beef Board, prior to that she served on the Idaho Beef Council. Currently, she chairs the Cattle Industry Long Range Plan Task Force and serves on the Idaho Cattle Association Board of Directors.

John Chandler
For much of his life, Chandler has been at the center of agriculture, currently overseeing the operations of a 127-year-old family farm as a fourth-generation farmer. From DC’s Capitol Hill to congressional campaigns in California’s 21st District, Chandler has also followed his passion for public policy and politics. At the California State Senate Committee on Agriculture, Chandler contributed to the shaping of agricultural legislation in California, and his work as a field representative at the California Association of Water Agencies (ACWA) led to the establishment of the ACWA Outreach Award Program, raising local water agency involvement in the California legislature. Chandler used his fellowship in Australia and Chile to explore how water and agricultural labor shortages are addressed to begin an exchange of ideas and solutions to confront critical water and labor crises around the world.