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  News from SIU - Greenhand and COLT During a Pandemic  
  SIUC Agricultural Sciences  7/15/2020 11:31:00 AM  

Greetings from SIU Carbondale!

We are sorry to announce that due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, the College of Agricultural Sciences finds it impossible to host the Greenhand and COLT Conferences in a face to face format this year. These events host large number of students (greater than the Phase 4 group limit of 50) which makes it impossible to practice proper social distancing and keep all of our guests safe.  In addition, we understand that many, if not all, schools will not allow ‘field trips’ for students this fall.

Instead of just cancelling this experience for your students, we would still like to provide your students with a different “Greenhand” experience and are open to providing both Greenhand and COLT Conferences in a virtual format.  We just need to hear from you how we can best serve you!

Please fill out the google form via the link below, to let us know if you and your students would be interested in participating in these conferences virtually.

This survey will be open until 5 p.m. Friday, July 24, 2020.  We will review the results and send an update with plan for the conferences.

Please fill out the google form as soon as possible, so we can get the ball rolling and begin planning!

If anyone has any questions, comments, or concerns, feel free to contact Rachel Wright at or feel free to call the College of Agricultural Sciences at 618-453-2469.

SIUC Agricultural Sciences
Southern Illinois University
Phone: 618-719-1778 Cell: --
Address: 1205 Lincoln Drive, Mail Code 4415, Carbondale, IL 62901
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