Voices of ACES

February 10, 2020
By Veronica Casey
Over a year ago, I made the decision to stop eating meat. I thought that since I had more control over what I eat while away at college, I could easily make this change.

February 5, 2020
By Nicole Lee
Thanks in part to the generous support of the ACES Graduate Student International Research Grant, I was able to visit Mozambique twice during the fall semester to train extension workers and later evaluate their learning retention.

January 29, 2020
By Katelyn Eathington
“Agriculture is our wisest pursuit, because it will in the end contribute most to real wealth, good morals, and happiness.” I’ve long held this famous quote by Thomas Jefferson close to my heart. Growing up on a corn, soybean and beef cattle farm, agriculture has played a significant role in shaping me into who I am today.

January 15, 2020
By Rodrigo Trevisan
My work as an ACES Global Food Security Graduate Fellow, reported in a previous blog post, leads me to explore how technology can improve crop production for smallholder farmers. Recently, I went to Mexico to know the reality of the farmers where the data I am using for my research is being collected.

January 6, 2020
By Harley Tobon
The Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics (ACE) hosted its third annual Financial Planning Day on December 6, 2019. Students in the ACE Financial Planning concentration and those interested in financial planning and consumer economics all across campus were invited to participate in the all-day event.

December 30, 2019
By Dominique Krason
I hope to use genetic and reproductive science in a zoo setting to help recover and protect endangered species. My goal is to work for the San Diego Frozen Zoo one day!

December 23, 2019
By Claire Hanrahan
It wasn’t until I became involved with the Illini Algae Research Group that my passion for research and learning started to coalesce into something more concrete.

December 18, 2019
By Abigayle Endress
Last month, the University of Illinois Ag Ed Club traveled to St. Louis for their annual professional development trip. During this trip, over a dozen members visited various agriculture-related entities, including Breese Central High School, Excel Bottling Company, Osborn Barr Communications Inc., and Eckert’s Belleville Country Store and Farms.

December 16, 2019
By Andrew Malcomson
Not only is working in a lab a great learning opportunity and resume builder, but it is also an extremely fun work environment and I look forward to going to work each day.

December 11, 2019
By Elaine Girardi
I will forever remember my experience in Sydney, Australia, as a fundamental moment of growth. I learned an extensive amount about the world around me, culture, travel, and most importantly, myself.