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Q&A with Jill Scheidt

Scheidt is an Agronomy Field Specialist with the Agriculture and Environment Extension Program

What do you do in your current role with the University of Missouri?    I serve row crop and forage producers in Southwest Missouri by presenting research-based programs related to relevant topics in agriculture. I also do field site visits and client calls, all while collaborating with local partners to bring timely research to the community.  How long have you worked in this position?    Eight years in the current full-time position. In 2011, I…

Q&A with Sam Polly

Polly is a Pesticide Safety Education Program Coordinator with Agriculture and Environment Extension Program 

What do you do in your current role with the University of Missouri? I work as the Pesticide Safety Education Program (PSEP) Coordinator. This entails working with various Extension Specialists to build the pesticide safety program, along with updating our manuals and resources. I also represent the state of Missouri in the American Association of Pesticide Safety Educators and at…

Q&A with David Hoffman

Hoffman is a Livestock Field Specialist with Agriculture and Environment Extension Program

What do you do in your current role with the University of Missouri?    I consult with livestock producers of all ages and all sizes of operations to provide unbiased, research-based information for their everyday questions or concerns that impact their business. This may be answering a single question, or providing continuous guidance to address a long-term issue.    How long have you worked in this position?    25 years  What is…

Q&A with Pat Miller

Miller is an Agronomy Field Specialist with Agriculture and Environment Extension Program

What do you do in your current role with the University of Missouri? I work with ag crop and forage producers, home gardeners and commercial produce growers to reach our #2xAg2030 goals. How long have you worked in this position? 32 years What is your favorite part about the work you do? Helping producers get answers to their questions, whether…

Senior Spotlight: Hannah Strain

Strain will graduate with a degree in agriculture

A legacy student, Hannah Strain knew that she wanted to carry on the family tradition of attending the University of Missouri. “Attending the University of Missouri has always been something that I had dreamed of,” Strain said. “The campus atmosphere, attentive staff and diverse educational opportunities are all incredible attributes of Mizzou that made committing to school here an easy…

Q&A With Mason Ward

Ward is a junior in agriculture

Why did you decide to come to the University of Missouri and major in agriculture? What do you enjoy about the program itself? The field of study? Initially, agriculture was not my intended major, but I am glad that I ended up here! After touring Mizzou and meeting with the agricultural education faculty, I was sold. The professors genuinely cared…

Sharing Fun and Excitement of Science and Discovery

Thousands flock to South Farm Showcase

The University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources was on full display during the 12th South Farm Showcase, which was held on Saturday, Sept. 29. The free, family-friendly event brought thousands out to the South Farm Research Center, in Columbia. Attendees could stop by the more than 60 venues set up throughout the Center and Jefferson Farm…

Downtown Hannibal Business Cooks Up Success with MU Extension

Service as 4-H leader helps to shape business 

In her 20s, Linda Studer had a dream of opening a business in historic Hannibal. Then, as they say, life got in the way. She was busy helping others fulfill their dreams at a nonprofit employment group in northeastern Missouri. Her office was around the corner from the University of Missouri Extension Center in Monroe County. She and MU Extension…

Connecting Youth With Agriculture

Southwest Research Center hosts elementary students

With a focus on connecting youth with agriculture, the University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources’ Southwest Research Center hosted more than 150 elementary students for an agriculture fun day in June. There were numerous stations where the students stopped and engaged with agricultural experts about a variety of topics. “Jendel Wolfe (office support assistant) worked extremely…

Working For a Better Tomorrow

Beverley Flatt took her love for agriculture to Australia

Beverley Flatt’s love for agriculture wasn’t passed down through generations of family-owned farms. Instead, that love was developed and it continues to grow each day. Beverley – a 2011 University of Missouri graduate from Republic, Missouri – recently took her vast agricultural knowledge to international soil. Beverley was selected to represent the United States at the Youth Ag-Summit from Aug.…