Lifeboats vs. Ships

Tru Agvocates

  • Lifeboats vs. Ships

    December 4, 2015

    When I signed up to work in education for the summer, I didn’t realize I had signed up to walk from Thailand to Tibet in 100 degree heat. I’m Shannon, and I’m a senior agriculture science student at Truman. Last summer I lived on the Heifer Ranch, an education center and working farm in Perryville, AR. … Read More

  • The Search for Sustainable Coffee

    December 3, 2015

    “What kind of coffee is best, then?”  The question hung over the room. Audience members, myself included, leaned forward, eager for the answer.  Truman alumni Kourtney Dowell and Ryan Klotz had just finished the presentation of their Global Issues Colloquium, entitled  “Escaping the Agrochemical Treadmill:  Structural and Social Challenges to Sustainable Agriculture in Guatemala.” Their … Read More

  • Agricultural Issues For Dummies

    November 12, 2015

    Pop Quiz: Are you involved in agriculture?           A. Yes, I am or my family is directly involved in agriculture           B. Well… my grandma’s cousin’s neighbor has chickens           C. I eat food, does that count?           D. … Read More

  • To the Man in the Combine

    November 9, 2015

    One of the most popular blog posts that I have seen trending across social media, shared by my agricultural sorority sisters and even one of my professor, is Kate Lambert’s, ‘To the Woman Riding in My Husband’s Combine’, posted on her Uptown Girl blog. Lambert’s post struck an interest in the hearts of all of … Read More

  • “Finish Your Food!”

    November 6, 2015

    We were all told by our mothers: there are starving children in Africa. Finish your food. Well it looks like mom may have been onto something, but we don’t even need to go as far as Africa to see her point. While 15% (that’s 48.1 million) of Americans are food insecure and struggle to obtain adequate … Read More

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