Agriculture blog

  • Chicago Bound!

    December 5, 2014

    Dr. Campbell and his research team will be headed to Chicago next week to explore new opportunities in research funding. Funded originally by the USDA’s Agriculture Research Services Germplasm Enhancement of Maize (GEM), Campbell is looking for ways to continue his research into Amylomaize. Campbell says research into Amylomaize in corn is specifically important because […]

  • Sigma Alpha’s Support a Fellow Sister

    December 2, 2014

    Sigma Alpha has been working to support their fellow sister Josie Foley as she raises money for a diabetic alert dog. When Josie came to Truman two years ago, she started experiencing extreme swings in her blood sugar. The swings have now reached the point that medical pumps and devices cannot keep up and improperly […]

  • Undergraduate Research: A Rewarding Experience

    November 19, 2014

    Undergraduate research is a common sight here at Truman—not only may it be part of receiving honors in agriculture at graduation but it is also a great learning experience and an important step in our educational career including plans for grad school. One of our most recent research projects was Shannon Heibeck’s. Shannon’s project was […]

  • One of Our Own Wins Collegiate Farm Bureau’s State Discussion Meet

    November 7, 2014

      On November 1st Truman’s own Miranda Biddle took first place in the Missouri Collegiate Farm Bureau’s discussion meet. Miranda, a junior Agriculture business major and Spanish minor, has been involved in Truman’s Collegiate Farm Bureau since her freshman year. Last year was Miranda’s first year to participate in the discussion meets. Even though she […]

  • Nightmare on LaHarpe Street

    October 30, 2014

    The spooks and fright of Sigma Alpha’s annual haunted corn maze were in full swing last weekend. This year’s theme was Nightmare on LaHarpe Street—a spinoff of Nightmare on Elm Street. Dreams of zombies, monsters, clowns, and weeping angels met guests as they made their way through the maze. By Sunday, the nightmares were transformed […]

  • A Trip to the Missouri Botanical Garden

    October 13, 2014

    Last Monday, October 6th, my classmates and I were headed out to the University Farm before the sun had even risen. This was attempt number two at heading to the Missouri Botanical Garden, for our Introduction to Horticulture class, as our previous attempt to go last Thursday got rained out. It was an early seven […]

  • Holes

    September 30, 2014

    Divided into small groups, students gather round their assigned small plot of land at Dr. Steve Salt’s Green Valley Farm where they will dig six foot deep holes. After learning the safety precautions in the previous days lecture, groups are anxious to begin digging. Once the holes are dug, data collected from the holes will […]

  • Grapes abound!

    August 19, 2014

    Mild weather and abundant rainfall are resulting in a plentiful crop of grapes at the Truman State University Farm.  The vineyard was originally established to evaluate the suitability of various wine grape cultivars for production in northern Missouri.  Today the vineyard includes a variety of table and and wine grapes.  A new set of vines […]

  • Agriculture department recognizes Honors recipients

    May 5, 2014

    Five Agricultural Science majors who will be graduating in May have earned departmental honors.  Departmental honors in Agricultural Science requires that the student earn a 3.50 cumulative GPA, score at or above the 75th percentile on their nationally-normed senior test, and complete a mentored research project or approved internship with presentation of results at an […]

  • E-Team Succeeds at Hunt Regionals/Zones

    April 14, 2014

    Members of the Truman State Equestrian Team traveled to Wisconsin for IHSA (Intercollegiate Horse Show Association) Hunt Regionals and Zones last weekend. Regionals took place on Saturday, April 12 and Zones was held the following day, Sunday, April 13. Though the team had to endure the rain, the girls were able to support one another […]