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a vacancy announcement that will be released soon for positions with the USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, Plant Protection and Quarantine (USDA APHIS PPQ) in Florida. USDA APHIS PPQ FL will be advertising to fill a combined eight PPQ Plant Health Safeguarding Specialists (PHSS)/ PPQ Officer positions in Miami or Fort Lauderdale. Other opportunities are also currently available, including Plant Protection Technician positions at various locations in Florida.

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Dr. Jay recently visited FIU-DC in Washington, DC and met with Congressmen. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eq6eXU1G8jo

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Presented to a full-time employee, or group of employees, who supported institutional, strategic and operational excellence by restructuring processes to improve efficiency, productivity and quality; and/or implementing critical programs; receiving recognition from peers in the academic community for excellence in research, scholastic or creative

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Agroecology Program in the BEACON vol. 27 issue 66. Mariah Redmond and Edward Marques are in this photo working in the shade house at the FIU Organic Garden. They are measuring crop vigor in the Modern Crop Production Club. This is the case study for the new course "Modern Crop Production" for the Spring 2016. Full Article to come. Until then, grab the latest Beacon and check it out.

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Read the latest news about FIU Agroecology and New Agri Science Major in our Cultivator Newsletter

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Joshua Muñoz, Agroecology scholar and FIU Organic Garden Manager, is interning at the USDA-NRCS-WY in the High Plains Area. He is featured in their newsletter and is enjoying his time learning about cattle grazing and grassland ecology.

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VeSFO apprentices share their story on how the FIU Agroecology Program's Veterans and Small Farmer's Outreach Program (VeSFO) is helping them get their farm business started!

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The Agroecology Program's Veterans and Small Farmers Outreach Program (VeSFO) is offering great workshops and assistance to new farmers. Learn about it here!

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The Department of Earth and Environment at Florida International University (FIU) offers a Bachelor of Sciences degree program in Environmental Studies with a choice of majors in Agricultural Sciences or Natural Resource Sciences. These majors have been designed to provide students with broad academic knowledge and experience to pursue careers in environmental professions or in advanced agricultural sciences fields.

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The Agroecology Program of the Department Earth & Environment invites applications for an Instructor in the areas of production Agriculture/Horticulture, to begin in Fall 2015.

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