Agriculture blog

  • Cover Crops Practicum Blog

    May 5, 2016

    Cover Crops Practicum Blog “Introduction and Basic Overview”— Cover crops are plants whose main purpose is not to be a harvestable product such as cash crops like corn, soybeans, and the like. They are planted in order to reduce soil erosion, add nitrogen and organic matter back to the soil, improve water safety, and enhance […]

  • Farm to Table Internships for Summer 2016

    April 15, 2016

    Two paid internships with the Farm to Table Program at the University Farm during summer 2016 are now available. The interns will focus on producing vegetables for campus dining services, a campus farmer’s market, and a new Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) service.  Interested students from any major are encouraged to apply.  Applications are due April […]

  • Ag Science Major Finds the Perfect Job

    May 21, 2015

    As an agricultural science major at Truman, Kathleen Keough broadened her horizons and made some surprising connections that ultimately led to the perfect job. Her experience was recently featured in the weekly newsletter. Read more»

  • Livestock Management

    April 26, 2015

    As the semester nears an end and things are picking up for us students, I leave you with a fun picture from livestock management. The class, offered every spring, is a hands-on class. Setting Truman’s Ag program apart from many others, our undergraduate students are out giving vaccinations, palpating, and learning first hand what managing […]

  • Student Research Conference

    April 20, 2015

    This past Tuesday was the annual student research conference. Five of the student groups presenting were Agriculture students, several of whom we have already featured here on the ag blog!

  • That’s All Yolks!

    April 12, 2015

    This week, I announce our last practicum group, That’s All Yolks! So, without further ado, about their project: Rachel Craig, April Johnson, Jenna Monnig, and Carley Rettke make up the group and have spent the past year raising up hens and selling their eggs. With a flock of 24 Hyline Browns, a cross between Rhode […]

  • Foaling Update! Mae’s Filly

    April 6, 2015

    Just three days ago we had a new addition at the farm! On Friday, April 3rd at 1:34 am, may had her filly April.   Expecting her to foal on Thursday it was a two night foal watch, but thanks to a camera and cots, it wasn’t too bad! Lastly, never witnessed a foaling? Check […]

  • Foals at the Farm

    March 31, 2015

    This past month has been an exciting one at the farm with the arrival of new filly Bailey born on March, 4th at 11:57pm! We are also expecting another foal any day now! Today Equine Repro class checked up on Mae, our other mare foaling this season. She is six days past her expected foaling […]

  • Ag Week in Pictures

    March 27, 2015

    A week ago today, we concluded our National Ag Week festivities here at Truman with a BBQ and Trivia out at the farm. The week went really well and led to so many picture worthy moments we are so excited to share! Just scroll through the pictures to see the week in review!   And […]

  • The Bacon Babes

    March 23, 2015

    The Bacon Babes are the fourth Ag Practicum group we are featuring here on the Ag blog this semester. The “babes” or more cordially the “lovely ladies,” Lizzie Evers, Christina Iacovino, Mickyla Mathews, and MaKayla Nadler, came together last spring with their dream to learn more about raising pigs. Friends before forming their practicum group, […]