Arthur Temple College of Forestry and Agriculture

AshleyAilaraGraduate student Ashley Ailara received first place honors during a research poster symposium held during the 2017 Agricultural Consortium of Texas and Texas Junior College Agriculture Association Conference held at Sam Houston State University.

Ailara, pursuing a Master of Science in agriculture, is researching the benefits of LED lighting system use in commercial broiler production. Her research is part of a continued effort by Dr. Joey Bray, chair of SFA’s Department of Agriculture and associate professor, to assess LED's effects on poultry health and development.

According to Bray, the ACT organization represents all universities in Texas with an agriculture program and promotes agriculture education in Texas. The TJCAA represents all junior or community colleges in Texas with an agriculture program.