Agriculture blog

  • National Agriculture Week

    March 16, 2015

      Today marks the start of National Agriculture Week. This year, the committee has done a wonderful job of planning both fun and informative activities for the week. Today, head out to the Quad to meet a farmer. On Tuesday you can see Truman’s first showing of the new documentary “Farmland.” Wednesday tours will take […]

  • A Sigma Alpha Update

    March 2, 2015

    This past month has been quite a busy one for all the Sigma Alpha ladies. They started off the month with recruitment week, then a Valentine’s Day sisterhood event, and finally finished up the month with initiating seven great girls to their Membership Candidate Education Program. The sisters kicked off their recruitment week with a […]

  • LamBrats Practicum

    February 26, 2015

    Recently, the LamBrats practicum group has started their distribution of their lamb brats and ground lamb sausage. The practicum, which serves as the agriculture capstone, brought these four guys, Charlie Brynac, Tony Caldarella, Travis Helton, and Clark Wischmeier, together to produce and sell all natural lamb sausages. Wanting to enter into the food market, but […]

  • Sheep Research

    February 16, 2015

    It was last summer when senior agriculture major Katie Bruno attended the American Society of Animal Science’s conference in Kansas City.  The conference, a whirlwind of agriculture research presentations, sparked Katie’s interest to get involved in research and do her own project. As soon as classes started back in the fall, Katie was in touch […]

  • 2015 NEMO Ag Show

    February 9, 2015

    This past Saturday people from all over Northeast Missouri gathered at the NEMO fairgrounds for the annual Ag Show. The show, a hodgepodge of all sorts of ag instruments and services, gave our practicum groups a chance to show and market their goods. By the time I arrived later in the morning, both the Chubby […]

  • This Week on Campus-Sigma Alpha and AGR Rush

    February 3, 2015

      Stop by the Sigma Alpha info table today in Magruder to find out all about their upcoming rush week! Sigma Alpha is a professional agriculture sorority for women in agriculture. The sorority is based on four key pillars: leadership, scholarship, service, and fellowship. Truman’s Omricorn chapter was founded in 1991 and would love to […]

  • ACCR Aquaculture

    January 26, 2015

      This week I introduce to you another one of this year’s practicum groups, ACCR Aquaculture. If you are unfamiliar with practicum, it is sort of like a capstone project for ag majors (I explain it in more detail, here in last week’s post). Practicum, however, really focuses on expanding your ability to work as […]

  • Chubby Bunnies Rabbitry

    January 19, 2015

    Chubby Bunnies Rabbitry is one the ag practicum groups this year. If you are not familiar with the practicum, it is sort of a capstone project for ag majors. It is designed to help us draw upon the knowledge we have gained during our study at Truman and apply it in a hands-on, real word […]

  • Back to Classes

    January 12, 2015

    Today was the first day back to classes for the spring semester and might I say the atmosphere is quite different from that of the fall. As the snow blankets the ground and the wind chills the air, it’s always a little bit harder to pull yourself out of bed. That being said, however, the […]

  • The Livestock Symposium

    December 7, 2014

    Yesterday, the annual Missouri Livestock Symposium was held here in Kirksville at the middle school. The symposium offers educational program for agriculture lovers in many areas, ranging from horses, to sheep, to forage crops, and home gardening. All the programming is free and provides a lot of great information on the many areas of agriculture. […]