Agriculture blog

  • Hot Chili and Live Music–Friday Night at the University Farm

    March 15, 2012

    Truman’s celebration of National Agriculture Week will conclude on Friday, March 16, with a chili cook-off and chili supper beginning at 6:00 p.m. at the University Farm (intersection of South Boundary St. and La Harpe St.). Activities begin at 6:00 with a chili supper featuring a variety of chili soups prepared by Agriculture faculty and […]

  • Agriculture students participate in Capitol Appreciation Day

    February 27, 2012

    Agricultural Science seniors Cory Creed (Willard, MO) and Garrett Grider (Carrollton, MO) were among two dozen Truman students traveling to Jefferson City on February 22 for Capitol Appreciation Day.  Students presented posters detailing research and internship experiences that are an important part of the educational experience at Truman. Cory and Garrett’s poster focused on their […]

  • Conference Opportunity

    February 24, 2012

    The National FFA Organization is hosting a conference July 8-14 in Des Moines, IA for current college students (or those who graduated in December 2011) who plan or would like to pursue farming/ranching as a career.     The application and other information about the New Century Farmer Conference can be found online at: . The conference is […]

  • National Agriculture Week t-shirts available

    Order your National Ag Week 2012 t-shirt.  A variety of Ag Week activities are planned for March 12-16, including Ag Week t-shirt day on Thursday March 15.  To order your shirt, bring $10 (if check, payable to Truman State University, with “Agriculture” and your shirt size in the memo line), to Marsha Redmon in Magruder […]

  • Local Foods Coordinator Position Opening

    February 10, 2012

    Sodexo at Truman is seeking to hire a local foods coordinator to work on production and sourcing of locally-produced fruits and vegetables for campus dining services. This position is made possible by a USDA/MO Dept of Ag Specialty Crop Grant. This is a 32 hour/week position with health benefits and will last for approximately 48 […]

  • Internship Available at Truman State University Farm

    February 7, 2012

    For the second year, the Agricultural Science department will offer internships in fruit and vegetable production and processing for Truman’s Farm to School Program. The internships are funded in part by a Specialty Crop Grant from the US Department of Agriculture and Missouri Department of Agriculture. Interns will work with the Truman Local Foods Coordinator […]

  • NEMO Ag Show 2012

    Truman State University Agricultural Science department was an exhibitor at the 2012 NEMO Ag Show, held at the fairgrounds in Kirksville. Students from the Agriculture Practicum class and faculty members staffed the booth throughout the day, answering questions about the University Farm and Truman’s Agricultural Science major. Seniors Kathleen Keough and Kaity Strand surveyed visitors […]

  • Scholarships Available!

    February 6, 2012

    The Webster Groves Herb Society annually offers scholarships to college and university sophomores, juniors, seniors, and graduate students in the fields of plant science, food science, and related majors. Nine $1000 scholarships were awarded in 2011 alone! The application packet must be returned by March 23, 2012. Webster Groves Herb Society Scholarship  Purpose—to encourage study […]

  • Calling all Sisters in Agriculture!

    January 30, 2012

    Sigma Alpha, the professional agriculture sorority here at Truman, kicks off their Spring 2012 rush this week with the theme “Come Grow with Us”. Not only is Sigma Alpha beneficial for Agriculture majors, but it is also a great opportunity for non-Ag majors who are looking for an organization that combines sisterhood with business and […]

  • Internships provide valuable learning opportunities

    December 20, 2011

    Whitney Harris completed an agronomy internship in the summer of 2010.  The internship not only provided her with great experience and a summer salary, but ultimately led to the full time position that Whitney is now beginning after graduating with her bachelors degree in Agricultural Science in December 2011.  Prior to graduation, Whitney recorded a […]

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