Dedication of Malden Rice Research Greenhouse Planned March 27

A dedication ceremony is set for 10 a.m. Monday, March 27, for the new Rice Research Greenhouse at Southeast's Malden Campus. The 1,500-square-foot facility will help broaden rice breeding research efforts of Missouri rice spearheaded by the Missouri Rice Research and Merchandising Council with support from Southeast’s Department of Agriculture. The greenhouse will assist in furthering new high yielding rice varieties and will enhance student knowledge about rice and plant breeding. Numerous Southeast classes will use the facility, which is funded in part with a $100,000 USDA Rural Business Enterprise Grant (RBEG).