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Fourth annual Food Symposium topic is a ‘natural fit’

Morgan Smith Editor   What can you do with seven thousand pounds of worms, hundreds of yards of compost and a passion for farming? For Will Allen, the answer is a lot. Wilmington College’s Fourth Annual Food Symposium was presented last Wednesday, featuring a pie contest and tasting and a panel discussing the growth, distribution and consumption of food. The night culminated with the keynote address by Will Allen of Growing Power, Inc. Allen discussed the numerous projects he supervises along with the help of volunteers and community members. He…

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Faculty, students, alumni celebrate women in agriculture

Kara Pontones Staff Writer     On Thursday, October 25, Wilmington College held their Women in Ag luncheon. This year’s event was titled, “Defying the Status Quo,” as guest speaker and WC alumnus, Susan Buckham, discussed the changing roles of women in the industry.   Susan Buckham graduated from Wilmington College in 1985 with a degree in Animal Nutrition and Chemistry. While at Wilmington, Buckham was a founding member of the sorority Delta Theta Sigma Little Sis, and she was also a member of the first ever Soil Judging team….

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Farm Science Review provides hands-on learning for students

Kara Pontones Staff Writer   Wilmington College offers hands-on opportunities for students; the agricultural students were able to take advantage of this as they attended the Farm Science Review this past week. The Farm Science Review is a large farm show where hundreds of agricultural companies come to demonstrate the latest equipment and technology to farmers. The Farm Science Review celebrated their 50th show this year,starting Tuesday, September 18th and ending Thursday, September 20th. Agricultural students flock to the Review for many reasons—they want to see the latest machinery demonstrations,…

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