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Swegarden goes to Washington

Hannah Swegarden (bottom) made the rounds with a regional group including Mara Sanders (PhD student, Rutgers, left), Harold van Es (Soil and Crop Sciences Section, Cornell University, President of SSSA), and Sally Flis (Dairy One).

Hannah Swegarden (bottom) made the rounds with a regional group including Mara Sanders (PhD student, Rutgers, left), Harold van Es (Soil and Crop Sciences Section, Cornell University, President of SSSA), and Sally Flis (Dairy One). 

From Hannah Swegarden, PhD candidate, Graduate Field of Horticulture, who traveled to Washington, D.C., March 14-15 as one of 18 students nationwide who received the 2016 Future Leaders in Science Award from  ASA, CSSA and SSSA:

The 2016 Congressional Visits Day, hosted by the Agronomy, Crop, and Soil Science Societies of America was held this week in Washington, D.C. More than 60 participants, including 22 graduate students, four undergraduate scholars, and 14 Certified Crop Advisors, rallied together in a grassroots effort to support USDA-AFRI funding.

Advocates asked for full support of the authorized USDA-AFRI program funding at $700 million. Over 100 meetings were held with members of the House and Senate to highlight the work of agricultural research across the nation.

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