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Media Invited to Cover International Student Research at UVI’s AES

Saint Croix Hair Sheep

International student interns from insular land grant colleges and universities around the world are conducting research at the University of the Virgin Islands’ Agricultural Experiment Station (AES) research program from June 1-20, on the Albert A. Sheen Campus on St. Croix. Eight students from the University of Puerto Rico, the University of Guam, American Samoa Community College, the College of the Marshall Islands and the College of the Federated States of Micronesia are participating in the program.

 The AES research program activities include visits to local farms and agricultural related businesses, and tours of local cultural exhibits and facilities. The program is supported by a U.S. Department of Agriculture – National Institute of Food and Agriculture grant for resident instruction in the insular areas. The AES utilizes funds from this grant to support students conducting research in AES labs.

The media is invited to cover and photograph the AES summer interns as they work with St. Croix Hair Sheep and conduct vegetable crop activities. The schedule is as follows:

St. Croix
What:  Vegetable Crop activities
When: Monday, June 9
Where: AES Animal Science facilities – Albert A. Sheen Campus
Time: 9 a.m. to noon
What: St. Croix Hair Sheep
When:  Wednesday, June 11
Where: AES Animal Science facilities – Albert A. Sheen Campus
Time: 9 a.m. to noon
Contact: UVI’s Public Relations Office – (340) 693-1057  |