south farm

Science, Health and Technology
7:56 pm
Thu September 27, 2012

MU research farm educates public at annual showcase

Children walk through a hay maze at the South Farm's annual showcase.
Courtney Doll KBIA

MU's South Farm opened its doors to the public with exhibits, demonstrations and animals on display for all ages on Saturday. John Poehlmann is the Assistant Director of the Agriculture Experiment Station for MU. He says the around 35 exhibits at the showcase are geared toward engaging children with agriculture.

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Under the Microscope
5:05 pm
Thu September 27, 2012

Staying energy efficient in Fulton

Judy McKinnon stands outside her energy efficient home in Fulton, Mo. McKinnon and her husband, Jim Stevermer, recently installed 16 solar electric panels on the roof.
Gina Cook KBIA

On this week’s show, we’ll learn about renewable energy in Fulton, hear about a new discovery in HIV research, and listen to a report on MU’s South Farm showcase.

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Agriculture
9:05 am
Mon June 11, 2012

Southwest Columbia farm and home donated to MU

A 400-acre farm and home donated to MU is near the university's South Farm (pictured).
KBIA

Wes and Simone Sorenson pledged to donate their house and the 400 acre farm it sits on 10 years ago, but the University wouldn’t take ownership until after they had died. Wes died in May, and now the University is discussing how to best use the land.

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