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Animal & Botanical Science Students Shine

Students in the Animal & Botanical Science Magnet Program have been busy bees recently.

On March 8th, Juniors from the program attended the Global Youth Institute at Rutgers University. They each presented research on food security issues and sustainable development goals for a country of their choice. Their participation allows them to participate in paid internships with the USDA across the United States and with Ruan-Borlaug participating colleges around the world, opening doors for participating students' futures. 

Twenty-five students entered their floral designs into the New Jersey Horticultural Exposition at Mercer Community College (MCC). The group also attended workshops from industry professionals on topics as diverse as bonsai culture and the New Jersey green industry.

In addition, students met with Animal & Botanical Sciences alumna Allie Wilson, who is currently the North East Director of Food Recovery. Food Recovery is an organization that redirects the food supply chain to people in need. 

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