Agriculture blog

  • Sigma Alpha Holds First Annual Father’s Weekend

    April 9, 2014

    The Omicron Chapter of Sigma Alpha held its first Father’s Weekend on Saturday, April 5 and Sunday, April 6. Sisterhood Chairperson, sophomore Agricultural Business major Kristin Van Oost planned the event with the help of other members of the sorority. Fathers received invitations a little over a month in advance and were encouraged to RSVP […]

  • National Agriculture Week Wrap-Up

    March 29, 2014

    National Agriculture Week 2014 activities have come to a close on the Truman State University Campus. Thursday, March 27 students and faculty participated in Ag Trivia Night in MG 1098. The winning team was comprised of seniors Cheyenne Dunham (Agricultural Business) and Andrew Greenwell (Agricultural Science major), junior Mary Perry (Agricultural Business major) and freshmen […]

  • National Ag Week in Full Swing

    National Agriculture Week is full swing. Students and faculty have been participating in events, with a large turn-out for last night’s (Tuesday, March 25) guest speaker. Kevin Murphy, owner of Food Chain Communications, spoke to the audience about the “Food Morality Movement”, touching on points such as organizations use of religion, morals and ethics to […]

  • AGR and Sigma Alpha attend Leadership Seminar

    March 4, 2014

    Four representatives (Junior, political science major Patrick Bree, Junior, agricultural business major Thomas Hazen, Sophomore, computer science major Nathan Helmig, Junior, history major Mason Martel) of the Beta Iota Chapter of Alpha Gamma Rho and three representatives (Senior, exercise science major Hanna Fischer, Sophomore, agricultural science major Jessica Nichols, Sophomore, nursing major Nicki Snodgrass) attended […]

  • Students Receive Hands-On Experience in Animal Health

    Standing in the breeding barn at the University Farm, students gather around Dr. Kelly Walter as she gives a brief overview on packed cell volume. Though the air is frigid, students prepare to hold horses and practice drawing blood during the class period. As part of the curriculum for AGSC 322: Animal Health, Dr. Kelly […]

  • Winter Woes at the University Farm

    February 25, 2014

    The cold weather has our Ag Department moving a little slow this month, but that doesn’t mean things aren’t happening at the University Farm. Our Farm Manager, Bill Kuntz, has had his hands full this winter with wrangling busted pipes, which has meant lots of holes being dug and shovels needing to be de-mudded. Here, […]

  • These little piglets went to campus

    February 4, 2014

    If you were in the vicinity of the ag corner last week you may have heard the unhappy squeals of three newborn piglets coming from Dr. Seipel’s office. The piglets, named Betty, Truman (how appropriate!), and Sassy, are being bottle fed by Dr. Seipel and his family after their real mom, a first-time gilt, was […]

  • Winter on the Farm

    January 20, 2014

    The cow/calf pair above is the first calf of the 2014 calving season at the University Farm. While this little heifer, born on January 18th, missed the events of Winter Break at the farm, Christina Iacovino, a junior agriculture student and resident at “Farm Hall”, offered a little insight as to what it’s like to […]

  • Field trip!

    December 3, 2013

    Dr. Seipel’s Futures and Options class took a field trip yesterday to visit the Poet ethanol plant in Macon. While they were there, the group learned about all of the elements that go into production at the plant and about the process of hedging corn futures in the ethanol business from¬†Matt Gerhold,¬†Commodities Manager at Poet. […]