Broaden your educational experience by pursuing an agricultural studies minor to gain a broad overview of agricultural and environmental sciences.
Pursue Your Individual Interests
Our flexible curriculum lets you focus on the agricultural area that interests you—whether it’s horticulture, forage crops, or livestock—you have the freedom to choose classes that intrigue you the most. Enhance your communication and critical-thinking skills and learn how peoples’ values have an impact on the land, water, and food. Explore challenging issues like the plight of the hungry and the difficulties of feeding them—knowledge that empowers you to become an engaged citizen.
Lively Community of Learners
With our small classes, you’re part of a close-knit community. It’s easy to form close relationships with other highly motivated students as well as professors who want to help you succeed. You can count on them to challenge you, care for you, and work beside you toward a common goal of creating a better world.
Conduct Research with a Faculty Mentor
The close proximity of the University Farm gives you access to a broad range of educational activities. At Truman, you can work on ongoing research or delve into an area that piques your curiosity—some research possibilities include beef cattle, sheep, horses, crops, soil conservation, horticulture, agricultural economics and rural sociology. And you also have access to labs and equipment in our modern science facility.
Intellectual Pursuits That Bolster Your Career Options
When combined with any major offered at Truman, an agricultural studies minor enhances your preparation for a wide range of careers or further study in graduate or professional schools.
Yesterday, the annual Missouri Livestock Symposium was held here in Kirksville at the middle school. The symposium offers educational program for agriculture lovers in many areas, ranging from horses, to sheep, to forage crops, and home gardening. All the programming is free and provides a lot of great information on the many areas of agriculture. […]
Dr. Campbell and his research team will be headed to Chicago next week to explore new opportunities in research funding. Funded originally by the USDA’s Agriculture Research Services Germplasm Enhancement of Maize (GEM), Campbell is looking for ways to continue his research into Amylomaize. Campbell says research into Amylomaize in corn is specifically important because […]