Monday, October 10, 2011

University to host Agriculture Research Center Field Day

GORDONVILLE, MO (KRCU) - Southeast Missouri State University’s Department of Agriculture will host an Agriculture Research Center Field Day on Wednesday at the university’s Barton Agriculture Research Center in Gordonville.

Guest speakers will present their applied research findings.

Dr. Julie Weathers is an animal scientist, and she spearheaded the event. She says there’s a lot for non-farmers to see at the research center.

"We are a community center. We want people to come out and learn about what we are doing. We do research here and we do student hands-on learning," Weathers said. "So we want you to see what your students are learning here at Southeast Missouri State University. And we want you to come out and see what research we’re learning. We try to do practical research that will actually help you on your own farm or in your small garden. Whatever interest you have."

The Department of Agriculture has expanded its academic offerings. They added an agribusiness plant and soil science degree at Southeast’s regional campuses and an agriculture education major.

Jacob McCleland, KRCU


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