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1 Urban AG Academy 2012 Julius T. Moody USDA Agricultural Program Liaison Lincoln University of Jefferson City, Missouri

2 OBJECTIVES Student Recruitment, Outreach Research Assistance & Cultural Transformation USDA/1890 National Scholars Program USDA Office Advocacy & Outreach

3 USDA/1890 National Scholars Program –The program was established in –It is a partnership initiative between USDA and the 1890 Land-Grant Universities to award four year scholarships to students to study agriculture, food, or natural resource sciences and related majors at one of the eighteen 1890 universities.

4 USDA/1890 National Scholars Program

5 The eighteen 1890 Historically Black Land-Grant Universities are as follows:  Alabama A&M University  Alcorn State University, Mississippi  Delaware State University  Florida A&M University  Fort Valley State University, Georgia  Kentucky State University  Langston University, Oklahoma  Lincoln University, Missouri  North Carolina A&T State University  Prairie View A&M University, Texas  South Carolina State University  Southern University, Louisiana  Tennessee State University  Tuskegee University, Alabama  University of Arkansas Pine Bluff  University of Maryland Eastern Shore  Virginia State University  West Virginia State University

6 Lincoln University Academic Programs  Agriculture - Animal Science - Plant & Soil Science - Natural Resources (Wildlife Damage Mgmt.)  Agribusiness  Environmental Science

7 Lincoln University Cooperative Extension  Animal Science – Small Ruminant  Small Farm Program  Youth and Family Programs  Community Development

8 USDA Most Selected Majors Snapshot of Majors of USDA/1890 National Scholars ( ) MAJOR No. of Students Agribusiness53 Computer Science/ Technology31 Engineering (Ag, Civil, Computer)31 Ag Business Management29 Ag Economics26 Biology/ Biological Sciences23 Animal Science/ Pre-Vet19 Plant/Soil Science/ Plant Biotechnology16 Nutrition/ Food Science/ Dietetics15 Agriculture/ Ag Science15 Environmental Science14

9 USDA Most Selected Majors Snapshot of Majors of USDA/1890 National Scholars ( ) MAJOR No. of Students Forestry8 Natural Resource Management7 Accounting5 Chemistry3 Agricultural Education1 Fish and Wildlife1 Wildlife Management1 Total number of students*298 Does not include students who resigned or were terminated from the program.

10 OBJECTIVE II Explore Outreach Opportunities  Liaison to small limited resource farmers for needed research to effectively provide technology transfer in the area of small – scale alternative agriculture.  Work closely with USDA agencies and university with capacity building grants efforts.

11 OBJECTIVE III Liaison with Groups & Individuals

12 Lincoln Univ. hosts conferences & Ag Discovery Program at university farm

13 Lincoln Univ. hosts 2012 MO Minority Farm conference at Carver Farm  Activity: LU Program Liaison Coordinated LU Winter 2012 MO Minority Farmers Conference:  Outcome/Impact: On March 2 – 3, 2012, Mr. Julius T. Moody, USDA 1890 Program Liaison, coordinated LU winter 2012 MO Minority Farmers conference. The objective of the conference was to assure that minority and socially disadvantaged farmers have opportunities to successfully acquire, own, operate, and retain farms and equitably participate in USDA programs. Many of the participating farmers agreed to a follow up meeting to form a cooperative program. One of the objectives is to join southern farmers with northern farmers via commerce in supplying fresh vegetables. The cooperative has been organized by Reverend Dr. Al Sampson. Reverend Sampson stated that collaborating with Wal-Mart is not an option.  Approximate Minority & Small LTD Resource Farmers in attendance - 60 farmers. USDA/1890 Scholars assisted with the registration, planning and logistics for the event. Final Budget –We provided room for the participants at the Jefferson City, MO Capitol Plaza Hotel. We reimbursed the farmers for conference travel mileage at $.37/mile. According to LU accounting we spent $19,025.00

14 Lincoln Univ. hosts 2012 MO Minority Farm conference follow up meeting

15 Lincoln Univ. hosts 2012 MO Minority Farm conference follow up urban projects

16 Julius Moody AgrAbility Success story on KCUR Radio... Julius….the farmer you referred to us that lives on the Missouri side of the state but works on the KS side, is now receiving services from the Kansas AgrAbility Project. Please see message below from Keri Ebert, KS AgrAbility Project as well as check on the podcast regarding your farmer! Take care and best regards. Karen Funkenbusch University of Missouri-Extension This link is to a radio piece about Joe Jennings, who owns the farm where John Drew works. Their work is inspiring. I think we may end up with 3 AgrAbility customers - Thanks for the referral. Based on the initial site assessment, we've got our work cut out for us, but there is a tremendous opportunity to help some awesome people. Joe Jennings' J-14 Enterprises Inc. -Reuben Fields – Des Moines/Altoona area : ongoing project with Easter Seals.. Visit this link for the full story:

17 Outreach Healthy Initiative Tailgating Tailgating Food Swaps Tailgating Food Swaps  Nachos for Grilled or Fresh Vegetables: Pop for Bottled Water:  Pork Bratwurst for Turkey Brats: It’s a difference of 450 calories and 37 grams of fat for the pork, versus 160 calories and 9 grams of fat for the turkey.  Burgers for Chicken Sandwiches: a 6 oz. angus beef patty yields 500 calories and 43 grams of fat, whereas a 6 oz. grilled chicken breast yields 281 calories at 6 grams of fat.

18 LU MANRRS Outreach Spring Football Camp Healthy Initiative Tail gating

19 LU MANRRS Community Service Projects Joplin Tornado Clean-Up

20 Minority Landowners Magazine Winner 2011 Kyria Virshelle - St. Louis, Missouri From Beauty Queen to Garden Guru, Kyria Virshelle (former Miss Black USA), established the St. Louis based Hip-Hop Health Initiative. The program serves as an educational initiative assisting at-risk youth and their families to adopt healthy lifestyles. Keeping in harmony with First Lady Michelle Obama's "Let's Move!" health initiative, she broke ground on 4 of 26 Let’s Move LOTS of Food, including the reestablishment of an abandoned historic orchard on the city’s north side. This garden initiative is designed to revitalize negative vacant lots into positive urban garden sources and landscapes, where community residents can have direct access to nutrient rich foods to further promote healthier diets. The underutilized urban land now serves as learning laboratories of agriculture and productive mini farmers markets that provide residents with their own fresh, organically grown fruits, vegetables and herbs that they have planted, cultivated and harvested. Selected by Lincoln University Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources and Related Sciences, Cachetta Potts, President - Jefferson City, Missouri

21 Minority Landowners Magazine Winner 2011

22 Minority Landowners Magazine Nominations 2012

23 Aquaculture Projects - Prawns & Striped Bass

24 GWC Heirloom Seed Saving Bank Rev. Al Sampson

25 Lincoln U MANRRS Regional Chapter of the year 2012 Hi Julius, I think your chapter improved tremendously from last year. Although you did not place in the top three, you were among the top five finalists. We usually hold on announcing the Regional Winners til the Conference to add to the surprise, however, you chapter is the regional winner. I have attached a copy of your scores. You and your chapter should feel validated. There was a lot of stiff competition this year, especially with chapters that have a history with entering the contest and winning it. I have attached a copy of your scores. You and your chapter should feel validated. There was a lot of stiff competition this year, especially with chapters that have a history with entering the contest and winning it.  Thanks.   Ebony Y. Webber Chief Officer of Operations/ Program Chair  MANRRS National Office c/o USDA Forest Service  1720 Peachtree Road, NW, Suite 776S Atlanta, GA Ofc: (404) Fax: (404)

26 2012 Morrill Act Sesquicentennial Ceremony Felena Cooley LU

27 2012 Morrill Act Sesquicentennial Ceremony

28 End of Presentation  Questions and Comments


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