Learning while doing: You’ll do that here.
We know our students learn a great deal from our faculty experts in the classroom. We also know, they learn even more with those same experts when they get the opportunity to put theory into practice. It’s why we invest in learning spaces, so you have the opportunity to try, to apply, to see that classroom knowledge come to life in reality.
Charles Hutson Greenhouse
The Charles Hutson Greenhouse is the largest student-run production greenhouse in the country. This on-campus facility teaches student entrepreneurship through plant production, retail sales, and experiential learning with hands-on classes. The greenhouse is used to grow poinsettias, chrysanthemums, and all-American bedding plant trials and testing.
The greenhouse, located at 1039 Bertling Street. It is open to the public all year. Call (573) 651-2316 for more information.
David M. Barton Agricultural Research Center
The David M. Barton Agricultural Research Center, located in Gordonville, Mo., offers teaching and research experience for students. The Animal Science unit includes beef cattle production and reproductive research, as well as experiential class learning. The Crop Science Unit has underground drainage irrigation, bioreactors, a riparian managment buffer zone, a constructed wetland, and a retention basin. Crops grown include corn, soybean, wheat, and more.
Facilities & Auxiliary Units
Charles Nemanick Alternative Ag GardenThe Charles Nemanick Alternative Agriculture Garden is student designed and operated with fruit, vegetable, garden, and turfgrass plots. It contains a nationally-recognized butterfly/pollinator garden, campus composting, native plants and walking trails.
Rice Research Farm at MaldenThe Rice Research Farm in Dunklin County is operated by the Missouri Rice Council and we collaborate with them on rice research utilizing agriculture technologies.
Sikeston Irrigation FieldThe privately funded Sikeston Irrigation Field has a pivot irrigation system with a 200-foot radius. This facility gives students hands on experience in agriculture.