UMO Student Selected to Participate in Crop Science Institute

UMO Student Selected to Participate in Crop Science Institute

July 8, 2021
Contact:  Rhonda Jessup, Director of Public Relations

MOUNT OLIVE – Qudre Joyner of Colerain, NC has been chosen to participate in the AFA Crop Science Institute in Raleigh from July 18-20.  Joyner is a senior crop science major at the University of Mount Olive.

The AFA Crop Science Institute brings up to 75 talented college students together to take part in a three-day program. Students are selected through a competitive application process and have expressed a specific interest in the crop and soil sciences sector.  The program is based on industry and leadership involvement, career goals, and articulation of program benefits towards career development.  The Institute provides an opportunity for students to interact with fellow undergraduate students and crop sector leaders and enhance student preparation for careers in the agricultural industry.

“I feel honored to have been selected as one of the 75 students to participate in the AFA Crop Science Institute,” Joyner said.  “I hope to gain a lot of insightful information as well as network with people of similar interests.”

After graduating from UMO, Joyner plans to pursue his master’s degree and work in the field of plant genetics.  “UMO has prepared me well by providing me with a wide range of experiences and knowledge in the areas of plants, genetics, and the environment.”

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