Agriculture Educational Field Day Oct. 20 at Southeast

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo.,

Oct. 17, 2005 – The Department of Agriculture at Southeast Missouri State University will host an Agriculture Educational Field Day Oct. 20 that will give participants an up-close look at the many and growing facets of Southeast’s agriculture program.

Guests will tour Southeast’s Charles L Hutson Horticulture Greenhouse at the intersection of Bertling and Old Sprigg streets and the University’s Demonstration Farm off I-55 just north of Cape Girardeau. The educational tour will focus on current Southeast students and faculty, who discuss such topics as turf management, propagation and sales, precision agriculture, hand-held GPS, viticulture – the growing of grapes, equine care and maintenance, electronic identification and artificial insemination of beef, and student internship experiences. The day’s activities will begin at 9 a.m. Lunch will be provided on-site at the farm at noon, and door prizes will be distributed. During lunch, Southeast students will describe their Southeast experiences in the agriculture program.

To register or for more information, contact the Department of Agriculture at (573) 651-2106.