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Rural Development

University programs put spotlight on rural Alabama communities 

Universities across Alabama are engaged in a number of activities that offer promising developments for the state’s rural communities and the key industries that power their economies.

For example, Auburn University’s College of Veterinary Medicine is the site of a new program that will study diseases among livestock that pose a threat to public health, economic stability or national security.

The Animal Health and Agro-/Bio-Defense (AHAD) Program, a collaborative effort among U.S. government agencies and land-grant universities, will enhance the training of next-generation scientists who will help develop vaccines and other measures aimed at agrosecurity.

Auburn was awarded nearly $650,000 in federal funding for the project, and plans call for more than $2.5 million in the next five years.

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