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MU Huerta Sostenible Familiar

MU Extension offers online vegetable gardening course in Spanish

MU Agriculture and Environment Extension specialists continue to produce materials with Spanish-speaking Missourians in mind. Huerta Sostenible Familiar: MU Sembrador, a weekly series of online vegetable gardening classes, begins March 17 at 6:30 p.m. All 13 classes will be taught in Spanish. “The webinar series will cover the basics in vegetable production, technical concepts to grow vegetables, safe food preparation…

Cultivating Inclusivity

Gardening webinar leads to growth of Spanish-language resources 

By population, the United States is the second-largest Spanish-speaking country in the world, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Counting both bilingual and native speakers of Spanish, the U.S. has more people who can speak Spanish than Spain itself. How do MU Extension specialists make sure they serve Missourians who speak Spanish? “I first started doing a home gardening webinar…

Becoming a More Inclusive College

Samniqueka Halsey named first CAFNR Faculty Fellow for Inclusivity, Diversity and Equity

Last year, the University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (CAFNR) unveiled its strategic plan, “Drive to Distinction.” As part of the plan, numerous priority areas were defined, including cultivating a diverse and inclusive community. Samniqueka Halsey has always had a passion for establishing and building a culture of acceptance, equity and inclusivity. That passion made her…