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National FFA Band, Chorus and Talent

The 2023 National FFA Band, Chorus and Talent applications are now available on the National FFA Convention & Expo website (https://convention.ffa.org/band-chorus-talent/).

Each National FFA Band, Chorus or Talent application requires (4) items:

1. Online application

2. $40 non-refundable application fee

3. Recorded audition

4. Advisor Approval

Applications are due on Monday, July 17, 2023. State Staff and applicants will be notified of each application’s status by Friday, August 18, 2023.

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Auburn University Aquaponics 101 Workshop

The workshop is held at the renowned Auburn University E.W. Shell Fisheries Research Center on July 10-14.

This 5-day professional development workshop is designed for teachers that would like to integrate aquaponics into their curriculum. The workshop is geared primarily to high school teachers, but adventurous middle, elementary, pre-service, and Extension educators are welcome. Aquaponics is a combination of aquaculture and hydroponics, the growing of plants without soil. The fish and plants form a symbiotic relationship where the fish provide nutrients for the plants and the plants help clean the water for the fish. Classrooms across the country incorporate aquaponics to engage students and teachers in real world applications of chemistry, biology, math, and agriculture science.

Topics covered at the workshop include integrating plant and fish culture, the nitrogen cycle, water quality, components of a recirculating aquaculture system, plant and fish selection, plant and fish disease and pest management and many others. Attendees will have the opportunity to design and build an entire aquaponics system that they will be able to take back to their schools. For additional information please see the attached document or contact David Cline at clinedj@auburn.edu 334-844-2874. You can register for the workshop online via the Alabama Cooperative Extension System website at https://www.aces.edu/go/Aquaponics101 If you would like to see what previous attendees have to say check out this video: https://youtu.be/qEe5jIhrYgA

Workshop Details

When: July 10-14, 2023 - 8am to 4:30pm Mon-Thurs, 8-12 noon Fri.

Where: E.W. Shell Fisheries Center, 2101 North College St., Auburn, AL 36830

Mailing Address: David Cline, 203 Swingle Hall, Auburn University, AL 36849

Cost: $295

CEUs: 3.2 continuing education credits for 32 hours contact time

Capacity: Due to the hands-on nature of the workshop, seating is limited to 30 persons.

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