In a press release Friday, the University announced Alliance for Catholic Education (ACE) founder Fr. Timothy Scully will step down from his role as director of the Institute for Educational Initiatives, and transition to become director emeritus of the institute starting in January.Scully founded ACE in 1993 and was the chair of its advisory board until 2013. In 1997, he became the director of the Institute for Educational Initiatives, which deals with more than two dozen initiatives focusing on the quality of faith-based schools, the release said.According to the release, ACE has been a major voice for American Catholic schools since its founding, training thousands of teachers and school leaders serving across the country and the world.“During the more than 25 wonderful years leading the Alliance for Catholic Education and 22 years of serving the institute, I have been extraordinarily blessed to contribute to building a mission in service to children in under-resourced Catholic schools with the most talented, faith-filled and committed team of educational scholars and professional practitioners imaginable,” Scully said in the release. “I can think of no more fulfilling expression of my vocation as a Holy Cross priest. I look forward to continuing to support the mission of ACE and the institute in any way I can as director emeritus as I continue teaching and research in my home department of political science.”On campus, Scully has been a political science professor and a faculty fellow of the Helen Kellogg Institute for International Studies, the Institute for Educational Initiatives and the Notre Dame Initiative for Global Development, the release said.Scully is also an author, and has written six books and a number of scholarly articles. Most recently, the release said, he wrote “Democratic Governance in Latin America.” Additionally, Scully has been the recipient of numerous teaching awards at the University.Scully was ordained in 1981. He taught internationally at Saint George’s College in Santiago, Chile, the release said, and earned his master’s and doctoral degrees in political science from the University of California, Berkeley, after graduating summa cum laude from Notre Dame in 1976 and receiving his master of divinity degree from the University in 1979.Besides teaching at the University, Scully spent his 30 years on campus as a University trustee and fellow, executive vice president and vice president and senior associate provost, the release said.“As a highly regarded scholar, challenging and popular teacher and creator of the Alliance for Catholic Education, and through his many administrative roles, Father Scully has devoted his life to Notre Dame, its students and its mission,” University Provost Thomas Burish said in the release. “In doing so, he has improved the lives of countless students and families. We are grateful for his many contributions.”Tags: ACE, Alliance for Catholic Education, Father Scully
Some Georgia cattlemen face a critical shortage this winter. Scarce hay supplies causeproblems now and far into the future.”There is definitely a hay shortage in Georgia this winter,” said RobertStewart, an animal scientist with the University of Georgia Extension Service. “Andother problems associated with the extreme cold weather have made the situation even worsefor many cattle producers.”Stewart said 1995 produced normal hay yields in Georgia, which should have been enoughto carry the state’s beef cattle through a normal winter.”But the weather this winter has been far from average,” he said.In cold weather, cattle rely on feed to keep them warm. Digestion produces much of thebody heat that keeps them warm.Like humans, cattle like to feel full, especially when it’s cold. Stewart said a cowneeds about 25 pounds of dry feed every day to maintain her weight.Hay is the main feed for Georgia cattle. It makes up 70 percent to 100 percent of acow’s diet.Other feed sources include cotton seed, peanut hulls, commercial feed, broilerlitter, corn, oats and grazing. These are added to hay and provide fiber, protein, energyand micronutrients.If cattle farmers run out of hay, they must look to other sources to balance their feedplan.Quality Georgia hay will sell for about $40 per ton at harvest. With short supplies,though, it’s bringing $60 to $90 per ton now. So many farmers have turned to their wintergrazing to keep their cows fed and happy.But a frigid December slowed the growth of winter grazing crops like oats and rye.”That forced many cattlemen to start feeding hay until the weather warmed upenough for winter grazing crops to grow,” Stewart said.Continued cold has kept winter grazing crops from growing as they should. And farmerswho started feeding hay early have had to keep feeding hay.Until the weather warms to 45 degrees at night, winter grazing can’t grow. Most grazingcrops won’t come out of dormancy for another 30 to 45 days in north Georgia and 60 to 90days in south Georgia.”That’s a long time to keep feeding hay,” Stewart said.He tells farmers to apply nitrogen to encourage their winter grazing crops to grow.Those who haven’t applied nitrogen in the past 60 days should consider topdressing onepound of nitrogen for each remaining expected grazing day per acre.When the crop grows to eight inches tall, Stewart said, farmers can safely startlimited grazing. But he warns them against overgrazing.”That could significantly increase regrowth time and put farmers back into thesame situation,” he said.When farmers face feed shortages, their normal reaction is to sell some of theircattle. That may be a good final option, Stewart said. But farmers should look for otherfeed strategies first.Cattle prices are low now. If farmers sell their cows they could drive prices evenlower. “That just makes it harder for producers to financially justify high feedcosts,” he said.Pregnant or lactating cows need more feed to maintain their body weight and fill theircalves’ nutritional needs. Poor nutrition now can mean low weaning weights for calves thisfall.It can mean low conception rates this season for cows and heifers, too. And that canresult in fewer calves born in 1997.Cattle famers shouldn’t panic. But knowing how feed problems now can affect cattleproduction over the next two years is important.”The most urgent requirement for cattle farmers is to fill up those cows,” hesaid. “Even at inflated prices, good-quality hay is still the most economical feedsource for cattle.”Georgia farmers in the pinch,” he said, “will just need to ration itcarefully with other feed sources to make it last.”
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