Agriculture blog

  • Monsanto Director speaks about our growing world

    November 19, 2013

    Stephanie Regagnon, Director of Sustainable Agriculture Portfolio for Monsanto, visited Truman Monday to give a presentation titled, “How can we feed 10 billion people withing the boundaries of our planet?” In her presentation, Ms. Regagnon explained how the population and income of the world’s people are expanding, but our natural resources that we rely on […]

  • CFB’s best Discussion Meet yet!

    November 11, 2013

    Last Thursday, the Truman chapter of Collegiate Farm Bureau hosted it’s annual discussion meet. This year’s group not only had high participation, but we also saw very articulate participants engaging in energetic and thoughtful discussion. The question for this year’s meet was, “How can Young Farmers and Ranchers work with elected and appointed officials to […]

  • Sisters Grimm Sigma Alpha Style

    October 30, 2013

    This past weekend the ladies of Sigma Alpha kicked of the Halloween festivities with their annual Haunted Corn Maze. The theme of this year’s maze was Sisters Grimm, a spin off book series of the classic Brothers Grimm Fairy Tales. Thursday night, the ladies bundled up against the promise of chilly temperatures and ventured out […]

  • Truman alumna to speak at National FFA Convention

    October 16, 2013

    Katie (Dallam) Pratt, a 2001 graduate of Truman State University, will be one of the keynote speakers at the 2013 National¬†FFA Convention in Louisville, KY, on October 31. ¬†Katie farms with her husband Andy and other family in northern Illinois and is currently serving in an agriculture ambassador role as one of the “Faces of […]

  • Alumna visits Dr. Seipel’s seminar class

    October 14, 2013

    Catie Burke graduated from Truman’s Agriculture Science program 3 years ago. Last Monday, she came and spoke to Dr. Seipel’s Senior Seminar about her work with Monsanto in Customer Operations for East Coast Brands. During her time at Truman, Ms. Burke was involved on the Equestrian Team, Cattle Team, Delta Tau Alpha, and Sigma Alpha. […]

  • Oh you know, just riding a horse to campus

    October 7, 2013

    Last Thursday, the Omicron Chapter of Sigma Alpha hosted a petting zoo on Truman’s campus in an effort to raise money for the Adair County Humane Society. One of the many animals that had a little college experience was Joe, a Quarter Horse owned by Junior Maggie Perry (Lawson, MO). Joe had been up at […]

  • TSU Aggies at the Truman Stock Show

    September 30, 2013

    The Equestrian Team had their annual stock show this past weekend. Several of the competitors as well as many of the workers were from the Ag Department. Truman did very well at the show, placing 4th on Saturday and 3rd on Sunday. We would like to thank everyone who came out to help, including Dr. […]

  • Omicron chapter is growing!

    September 18, 2013

    The Omicron chapter of Sigma Alpha initiated fourteen young ladies in to the Membership Candidate program last week. The ladies, ranging from freshmen to seniors, will spend the semester completing projects so that they may become Active members of the agriculture sorority. The Ag Department would like to welcome them and wish them luck with […]

  • Collegiate Farm Bureau discusses the importance of informing consumers about where their food really comes from

    September 16, 2013

    At their meeting last Thursday, Truman’s Collegiate Farm Bureau discussed Chipotle Mexican Restaurant’s new advertisements that take a strong stance against today’s commercial agriculture. The members discussed both the obvious and subliminal messaging of the ad, pointing out issues with how Chipotle not only exaggerated factory farming, but also skimmed over important details of local […]

  • It’s beginning to look a lot like Show Season

    September 8, 2013

    With a new school year comes a new group of riders for the Truman Equestrian Team, who welcomed over thirty students of various experience levels and disciplines. The new members are getting settled in after evaluations, orientation and a “get to know your older members” BBQ, and they will start practicing with the returning members […]