Seasonal employees are a valuable resource for helping scientists meet the goals and milestones outlined in research plans. AFSRC employs several highly motivated college and high school students each summer. One summer worker, Amanda, is cheerfully preparing pots for greenhouse transplanting of cloned medicinal plants being tested for their antioxidant and anti-parasitic activity in vitro and in vivo for small ruminants. The research is being conducted by Dr. Jorge Ferreira (Research Horticulturist) for the Non-traditional Plant Resources for Grazing Ruminants in Appalachia project.
Photo by Dr. Jorge Ferreira