Pictured from left: Dr. Freda M. Lawrence, director of media and communications; Lyvetta Mickell, media and marketing associate/graphic designer; Marriel Hardy, TV producer and director; Dr. Elena Kostyleva, staff writer, and Shea Davis-Gray, administrative assistant.

The Office of AREAS Communications team is proud of the information we have shared with you – our AREAS family, friends, alumni and stakeholders – since the debut of the AREAS Now electronic newsletter in August.

We hope the events, activities, workshops, field days, alumni news, USDA and Ag Matters newsletters, and both the available career opportunity postings, and scholarship announcements for our students have been of service to you.

As we close out this year, we look forward to providing more exciting news in 2016. Please feel free to like us on Facebook or Twitter, so that we can continue to hear how best to serve your needs. Our next issue of the AREAS Now will be published on January 13, 2016.

From our team to you, Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Happy Holidays, Happy Kwanzaa and Happy New Year!