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Author: Krystal Lynch

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Jun 7, 2023

Black Farmers Address Mental Health and Find Strength in Community

Black farmers like Temika Parker find that building social support networks is critical to circumventing systemic inequities in the farming industry and improving their mental health. 

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May 10, 2023

Distance Education Student Balances Family and Academic Life

New York native and small farmer Michelle Case balances family and work while pursuing her online bachelor’s degree in agricultural science. 

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Apr 25, 2023

Interdisciplinary Garden Bridges Engineering, Food Security

Graduate student Jasmine Gibson is leading the transformation of a grassy patch next to the D.S. Weaver Laboratories into an active, educational space that promotes urban horticulture and farming practices. 

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Mar 14, 2023

Making Dreams Possible

Scholarship recipient Victoria Cooke can pursue an agricultural education without going into debt, thanks to generous donors and the support of the CALS community. 

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Dec 19, 2022

Kimberly Hernandez Embraces Difference and Gives Back to the Latinx Community

Kimberly Hernandez prepares to apply her multicultural knowledge and experiences to educate the next generation. 

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Nov 22, 2022

International Graduate Student Encourages Diversity in the Agricultural Sciences

CALS international graduate student Andrea Gómez Cabrera believes a diverse and inclusive academic environment benefits the work, research and daily lives of CALS community members. 

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Nov 8, 2022

Diana Ramirez Segovia Talks Inclusivity and Support at CALS

From finding the best international grocery stores to overcoming a language barrier, Salvadoran Diana Ramirez Segovia has found a community of inclusivity and support at CALS. 

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Oct 6, 2022

Celebrating Latinx Heritage Month: Mara Cuebas-Irizarry

Mara Cuebas-Irizarry promotes her Puerto Rican heritage by engaging with and serving in Latinx communities on campus and beyond. 

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Oct 3, 2022

VetCAMP Coordinators Learn the Importance of Collaborative Leadership

CALS animal science majors Kylie Deuser, Abby Todd and Ashley Kropf gained invaluable leadership experience as VetCAMP camp coordinators during the summer of 2022. 

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Sep 7, 2022

Travel With a Purpose

CALS senior Emily Haupt takes her passion for veterinary medicine to South Africa, where she encounters the challenges of animal conservation and develops newfound self-confidence along the way.