Juan Carlos Cabrera-Garcia is the new horticulture state specialist for the University of Missouri Extension. Juan is also tasked with developing and directing a new Center for Urban Horticulture Engineering at the University of Missouri-Kansas City’s Missouri Institute for Defense and Energy (MIDE). His dual appointment is a new collaborative arrangement between MU Extension and UMKC-MIDE. Juan’s research and Extension…
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A New Mission
Patrick Montgomery's passion for animals, entrepreneurship and helping veterans led to the creation of the KC Cattle Company
Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2001, began just like any other day for sixth grader Patrick Montgomery. When the day ended, Montgomery had a new purpose and focus. Montgomery watched terrorists attack the twin towers that morning and spoke to his father that night. He said that if the United States went to war, and if the war was still going on…
Couple Returns from Asia to Provide Produce for Rolla Area
Now they are teaching others how to "Grow Your Farm"
Eric and Pathoumma Meusch had a hard time finding good-quality, locally grown foods when they moved from Asia to Eric’s hometown of Rolla. They grew their own food and soon received requests from friends and neighbors to buy food. They opened Meusch Farms in 2010. They shared their experiences at a recent “Grow Your Farm” workshop sponsored by University of…
Veteran Finds Sweet Success in Return Home
Many returning veterans looking at agriculture
Smoke billows from the sugar shack where U.S. Marine veteran Jeremy Beaver cooks maple syrup. It is a crisp Sunday morning. A sweet, smoky smell and the sound of children playing fill the woods. Beaver likes the quiet of the woods where he taps maple trees for syrup. Equally, he likes the sound of his sons playing with their tractors…
A Room and a Thank You
The Gathering Place B and B honors veterans in nationwide project
Two Missouri military veterans received a free stay at the Gathering Place Bed and Breakfast in Columbia as part of a nationwide project to thank former and current personnel for their service.