Feb. Issue of We Be Jammin’ Newsletter Available

Tru Agvocates

  • Feb. Issue of We Be Jammin’ Newsletter Available

    February 23, 2017

    A senior capstone project comprised of five agricultural science majors, We Be Jammin’ is a jam-, jelly-, and butter-making business that provides customers with locally sourced products. Check out the February issue of their newsletter, “The Spread,” to see their current product offering ranging from Gooseberry Jam to Jalapeno Jelly to Pear Apple Butter.  The member spotlight … Read More

  • The myth of sustainability

    May 2, 2016

    What is sustainability to you? If you are like most of the people I interviewed, your first response is a lost gaze to the ceiling. After interviewing professors, college students, and really anyone who would take the time to talk to me, most of the answers began to have a similar theme. Fumbling through a … Read More

  • Top Ten Most Misleading Food Labels

    April 28, 2016

    Do you ever stand in the egg section of your favorite grocery store, having an internal conversation about which type of eggs you should purchase? Organic, cage-free, and naturally grown are common labels you may find on the cartons. Grocery items that are found containing these labels may be packaged in vibrant earthy tones with … Read More

  • Universities Fighting World Hunger Conference 2016

    April 14, 2016

    At the end of February I got the chance to travel to my hometown of Columbia, Missouri to attend this year’s Universities Fighting World Hunger annual summit conference. There were diverse panels of speakers and inspiring keynote speakers that gathered from all over the country and world to make progress towards the Millennium Development Goal of … Read More

  • Super Weeds!

    March 10, 2016

    The Industrial farming revolution has created a previously unfathomable amount of technology that has given farmers the ability to plow, sow, and harvest in 40 acre to 1000 acre plots. I myself have driven a tractor over a 40 acre plot, turning every inch of the soil in a single day. I distinctly remember watching … Read More

  • The place where the pasture and the fence line meet the White House

    February 20, 2016

    “Iowa, we love you. We thank you. You’re special. We will be back many, many times. In fact, I think I might come here and buy a farm,” spouts Donald Trump after his caucus defeat in Iowa. This quote alone shows the disconnect between politics and American agriculture. No farmer, in Iowa or throughout the … Read More

  • A look at the cattle market through the eye of a farmer’s daughter

    February 11, 2016

    With an anxious stomach and tired eyes my father and I made the short trip to the local sale barn where we typically sell our calves. I always look forward to sale days, it’s typically an exciting time to watch my father’s hard work in animal husbandry finally pay off. Fast forward a few hours … Read More

  • An ag student’s truths

    December 11, 2015

    Howdy! I have had the opportunity of experiencing both sides of the coin when it comes to change in majors at Truman. Once a Biology major and now a proud Agricultural Science student, I have definitely enjoyed the switch especially as an international student that itches to voice out opinions about anything to do with … Read More

  • Agriculture on the Big Screen

    As a child, one of my favorite pastimes was sitting down on our gray sectional sofa, with a big bowl of popcorn, and watching a movie.  And, with two working parents and my oldest sister being the babysitter, it was something I did often. Being the animal lover that I was, the movies I preferred … Read More

  • Cucumber Research

    Hello Everyone, I am Zhengxiong Li, I would like to share my internship experience over the summer 2015. I worked in the soil cultivation group at the academy of Chinese agricultural sciences. My research topic is How do gibberellins and florels affect the cucumbers’ yields and physiological properties?  I enjoyed my internship so much. I am … Read More

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