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

Tru Agvocates

  • 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