SEMO Department of Agriculture

SEMO Department of Agriculture Home to Ag Business & Ag Ed Majors; options in Animal Science, Communications, Horticulture, Industry, Plant & Soil Science, and Systems Management.
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Degree Programs:
Bachelor of Science in Education-Agricultural Education
Bachelor of Science in Agribusiness with options in Animal Science, Communications, Horticulture, Industry, Plant and Soil Science, and Systems Management. Minors:
Agriculture
Companion Animals
Horticulture
Soils

Pre-Professional Program:
Pre-Veterinary Medicine

Operating as usual

Be sure to stop by the Charles Hutson Horticulture Greenhouse on Saturday, September 25th during SEMO’s family weekend!....
09/08/2021

Be sure to stop by the Charles Hutson Horticulture Greenhouse on Saturday, September 25th during SEMO’s family weekend!
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Fall mum & pumpkin sales, walking tours of the Nemanick Garden, and much more 🌼🍂🎃

Celebrate the Fall season with the Charles Hutson Greenhouse in Cape! It’s the Mummas and Pawpaws Fall Fest taking place Saturday, September 25. #purecountry #fallfest #c106

Photos from Missouri Farm Bureau's post
09/05/2021

Photos from Missouri Farm Bureau's post

Welcome back, Aggies 📚 Meet our faculty & staff for the 2021-2022 academic year!Row 1 L-R: Dr. Samantha Siemers, Ms. Bec...
08/30/2021

Welcome back, Aggies 📚

Meet our faculty & staff for the 2021-2022 academic year!

Row 1 L-R: Dr. Samantha Siemers, Ms. Becky Allen, Dr. Nick Thiele
Row 2 L-R: Dr. Sven Svenson, Mr. McAlister, Mr. McVay, Dr. Julie Weathers
Row 3 L-R: Dr. Indi Braden and Mr. David Dunn

Not pictured: Dr. Mike Aide, Mr. Collin Schabbing, and Ms. Missy LaPlant

Welcome back, Aggies 📚

Meet our faculty & staff for the 2021-2022 academic year!

Row 1 L-R: Dr. Samantha Siemers, Ms. Becky Allen, Dr. Nick Thiele
Row 2 L-R: Dr. Sven Svenson, Mr. McAlister, Mr. McVay, Dr. Julie Weathers
Row 3 L-R: Dr. Indi Braden and Mr. David Dunn

Not pictured: Dr. Mike Aide, Mr. Collin Schabbing, and Ms. Missy LaPlant

One of our Agribusiness majors with a great experience to add to a resume…
08/28/2021

One of our Agribusiness majors with a great experience to add to a resume…

Over the summer, we had some new faces around our facility bringing their bright and innovative skillsets to the table. Meet Anna Carpenter, POET Logistics Intern.

"The people at POET are amazing. My degree is in agribusiness with an emphasis in agriculture communications and a minor in political science, so I might not end up being in a logistics position, but learning from the people in those roles has helped me develop more knowledge about the DDGS process and the process of getting it from a plant to wherever it needs to go and how complex that can be. The people here are excellent at their jobs, and they also know how to explain what they’re doing, how to teach people what they’re doing, and why it’s so important.”

Learn about POET's internship opportunities at poet.com/interns to join the #PeopleOfPOET for a summer!

We will be here until 5pm today 🌸🌼 be sure to stop by!
06/19/2021

We will be here until 5pm today 🌸🌼 be sure to stop by!

Friday night wheat harvest at the research center 🚜🌾 thanks to an alum and his student intern for helping make harvest a...
06/19/2021

Friday night wheat harvest at the research center 🚜🌾 thanks to an alum and his student intern for helping make harvest a success.
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Next up: make straw bales and plant late season soybeans.

One of our students is introduced by her internship employer.  This is a great way to gain work experience.  Have a grea...
06/10/2021

One of our students is introduced by her internship employer. This is a great way to gain work experience. Have a great summer, Hannah!

Meet Hannah! We are excited to have her join our team this summer!

What a busy end of the semester for us •• from final exams, flower sales, graduation, making hay, and planting soybeans•...
05/28/2021

What a busy end of the semester for us •• from final exams, flower sales, graduation, making hay, and planting soybeans•• our faculty, staff, and students are ready for summer break ☀️

Have a safe and fun summer and we will see you in the fall 📚📝

05/15/2021

Congratulations to all of our Ag majors that are graduating! We are excited to see you take your next steps in your future.

Don’t forget to take a lot of pictures and share them with us.

Talk about a beautiful collection 🌸 check it out!Charles Hutson Horticulture Greenhouse is located at 1039 Bertling Stre...
05/07/2021
Southeast Mo. State’s greenhouse earns certification

Talk about a beautiful collection 🌸 check it out!

Charles Hutson Horticulture Greenhouse is located at 1039 Bertling Street in Cape Girardeau!

Southeast Missouri State University’s Charles Hutson Horticulture Greenhouse earned Proven Winners certification.

Still need a graduation or Mother’s Day gift⁉️Stop by the Charles Hutson Horticulture Greenhouse & shop the most beautif...
05/07/2021

Still need a graduation or Mother’s Day gift⁉️Stop by the Charles Hutson Horticulture Greenhouse & shop the most beautiful & unique floral collection in southeast MO 🌸🌼
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Open Monday-Friday 9-5 & Saturday 9-12!

05/07/2021

Thank you to more amazing Southeast friends and alumni coming back to help current students! This week, AG470 Ag Sales students presented sales pitch for an agriculture product. Thank you to: Jason Bahr, Beth Uelsmann Figueroa, Elliot Maschmann, Jeremie Nothdurft, Jodie Brunke Rubel, Alicia Sullinger, and Nikki Seiler-Wolfe.

Today’s presentations were even ended in speed due to a tornado warning! 😳 🌪

—-Indi Braden

04/30/2021

I absolutely love getting to see our alumni come and share their experiences with current students. Given a little life experience and time, it is amazing what they do when they leave the “Redhawk nest”.

Thanks for visiting Ag Sales today - Jon Siemers, Sam Schneider, and Caleb Seyer!

from Dr. Braden

04/26/2021

What is that STANK? That's right Stinking Jac is blooming again, come by and experience the glory of STANK!

One of our students getting a shout out from her internship site...
04/20/2021

One of our students getting a shout out from her internship site...

Rebecca Heppe is our new Agronomy Intern in Charleston, MO. She is assuming this role while approaching graduation at Southeast Missouri State University. Rebecca has a passion for horses and has held the title of Miss Rodeo Missouri, allowing her to travel around not only the state, but the country, promoting professional rodeo. Her dream is to be an AGvocate and educate people about the importance of agriculture. We are excited to learn from Rebecca, as well as help her further grow her passion for agriculture!

Spring has sprung •• it’s wildflower walk time 🌸 all are welcome to participate!
04/13/2021

Spring has sprung •• it’s wildflower walk time 🌸 all are welcome to participate!

Spring has sprung •• it’s wildflower walk time 🌸 all are welcome to participate!

04/07/2021

Extremely proud of our Agricultural Education students, Savannah Hinkle & Jordan Massey! They are going to make outstanding educators 📚📝

Sam Schneider is a 2014 Agribusiness: Plant & Soil Science alumni of our department •• his new business adventure will a...
03/30/2021
Business Notebook: Rice producer planning processing plant

Sam Schneider is a 2014 Agribusiness: Plant & Soil Science alumni of our department •• his new business adventure will allow him to mill his locally grown rice right here in southeast MO!

A Cape Girardeau rice producer has acquired 12 acres of industrial property along Nash Road with the intent of building a rice processing plant for his crop, as well as the crops of other rice farmers in the region. Sam Schneider, founder and owner of Inland Cape Rice Co., said he hopes to break gro...

Photos from Missouri Department of Agriculture's post
03/27/2021

Photos from Missouri Department of Agriculture's post

Charles Hutson Horticulture Greenhouse is doing great things for our program and the southeast MO area!
03/25/2021

Charles Hutson Horticulture Greenhouse is doing great things for our program and the southeast MO area!

We just got CERTIFIED! We are now the only certified Proven Winners retailer in the area!🥳
Check out our Proven Winner Shrubs!

Our favorite day of the year •• happy National Ag Day! ..Thankful to be educating our students on such an awesome indust...
03/23/2021

Our favorite day of the year •• happy National Ag Day!
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Thankful to be educating our students on such an awesome industry 🚜🌾🌻🐮

Our favorite day of the year •• happy National Ag Day!
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Thankful to be educating our students on such an awesome industry 🚜🌾🌻🐮

Deadline extended ‼️‼️ go apply for Southeast scholarships today!
03/23/2021

Deadline extended ‼️‼️ go apply for Southeast scholarships today!

The deadline for some of our scholarships has been extended! The scholarship deadline is extended to June 1. You still have time to apply! Southeast Scholarships - Southeast Missouri State University https://ecs.page.link/B41yQ

03/06/2021

Brandon and Valerie Duvall Petzoldt are graduates of our program. It is so awesome to see their kids involved in the farm.

03/06/2021

Jeremie Nothdurft is a graduate of our program. He and his wife, Laura, are very active in agriculture.

Apparel sale going on now 👚👕 great opportunity for current students, perspective students, alumni, family, & friends to ...
02/21/2021

Apparel sale going on now 👚👕 great opportunity for current students, perspective students, alumni, family, & friends to support new Department of Agriculture apparel!

Click the link below to view & purchase apparel 🧢

https://bapromotions.com/product-category/schools/semoag/

Sale ends March 5!

Apparel sale going on now 👚👕 great opportunity for current students, perspective students, alumni, family, & friends to support new Department of Agriculture apparel!

Click the link below to view & purchase apparel 🧢

https://bapromotions.com/product-category/schools/semoag/

Sale ends March 5!

BIG shoutout to auxiliary managers, Mr. Collin Schabbing and Mrs. Missy LaPlant, as they endure this extremely cold weat...
02/15/2021

BIG shoutout to auxiliary managers, Mr. Collin Schabbing and Mrs. Missy LaPlant, as they endure this extremely cold weather!
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Collin is busy calving 🐮 and keeping all cows and calves warm and safe, while Missy is focused on keeping the greenhouse up in running with spring blooms 🌸
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Show them your greatest thanks and appreciation by liking this post!

When the weather gets bad farmers and ranchers can always count on a few things to happen... Trucks that won’t start, waters troughs will freeze over, and calves will be born. But these farmers and ranchers don’t get a day off when the weather is dangerously cold. They go extra lengths to ensure the safety and well-being of their livestock when cold and unexpected winter storms hit.

Please be thinking and praying for these men and women who keep food on our tables as they deal with the winter weather happening all across the US.

Stop by the Charles Hutson Horticulture Greenhouse for all of your Valentine’s Day needs 🌹💐🌸..Located at 1039 Bertling S...
02/05/2021

Stop by the Charles Hutson Horticulture Greenhouse for all of your Valentine’s Day needs 🌹💐🌸
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Located at 1039 Bertling Street in Cape Girardeau ❤️

Scholarship deadline is March 1st 💸💸 We have endowed scholarships available for agriculture students!
01/21/2021

Scholarship deadline is March 1st 💸💸 We have endowed scholarships available for agriculture students!

You still have time! Get your scholarship applications in before the March 1 deadline. We can't wait to see what you do! http://bit.ly/2Y0pr8Y

Mark your calendars 🗓 we welcome all future students & parents to make an appointment to meet with a faculty member & di...
01/06/2021

Mark your calendars 🗓 we welcome all future students & parents to make an appointment to meet with a faculty member & discuss our programs!

UPDATE: Due to weather, the SEMO Spring Visit Day on February 15 is rescheduled for March 1. You will automatically be registered. If you have questions contact 573-651-2590 or [email protected].
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You're invited to campus! Visit us during one of our Spring Visit Days on February 15 or March 27. You'll take a tour around campus with a current student and learn more about admission and scholarships in our presentation. Sign up now! https://ecs.page.link/uvrXT

Congrats Rebecca Heppe! We are proud to have you be a part of SEMO Ag
11/25/2020

Congrats Rebecca Heppe! We are proud to have you be a part of SEMO Ag

Today’s State Titleholder Spotlight is on Miss Rodeo Missouri 2020, Rebecca Heppe!

Rebecca is the twenty-one year old daughter of Dewey and the late Julie Heppe of Sikeston, Missouri. Rebecca has been involved in the rodeo arena since the age of four and has been in love with the sport and her equine partners immensely throughout the years. Rebecca is a junior at Southeast Missouri State University where she is majoring in Agbusiness- Plant and Soil Science. After graduation, Rebecca plans on pursuing a career in the field of agriculture close to her hometown of Sikeston. Rebecca has enjoyed her year as Miss Rodeo Missouri and is looking forward to better her education in pursuing an agricultural related internship in the summer of 2021. Even though this year has thrown many curveballs, Rebecca has made the most out of it and has had the journey of a lifetime.

Congrats to our Fall 2020 graduates we are so proud of you!
11/21/2020

Congrats to our Fall 2020 graduates we are so proud of you!

11/14/2020

As our spring, summer and fall graduates are celebrating their graduation this week and next, I am so excited for your future!

Crowds (and COVID cases) are not going to allow me to participate in commencement this time. However, that doesn’t mean that I am not proud of the accomplishments of each and every one of you. You have become a permanent part of the Agriculture Department family!

Congratulations! Keep in touch. Please feel free to post your graduation pics in the comments.

A sincere message from Dr. Braden

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Address

One University Plaza, MS 6100, Rhodes Hall
Cape Girardeau, MO
63701

General information

The Department of Agriculture is housed in Magill Hall on the campus of Southeast Missouri State University. the faculty are currently housed in Rhodes Hall. Classes will still be held in Magill Hall. The Department of Agriculture has three main facilities beyond on-campus interaction to aid in undergraduate continuation of education. They are: The Charles L. Hutson Horticulture Greenhouse, the David M. Barton Agriculture Research Center, and the Missouri Rice Research Farm. The Charles L. Hutson Horticulture Greenhouse is an 11,660-square-foot greenhouse built on a six-acre plot located at the intersection of Bertling and Old Sprigg streets. The new greenhouse is double the size of the former one off New Madrid west of the Student Recreation Center. Link: https://www.facebook.com/Charles-Nemanick-Alternative-Agriculture-Garden-598290640259586/ The new state-of-the-art greenhouse facility gives students experience by being involved from planting to sales. The complex also features an 1,800-square-foot head house or work facility, which is used as a preparation area for mixing soil and sterilizing pots. The head house also serves as a retail operation and provides much-needed storage space. Southeast IDs receive ten percent off when purchasing plants! The David M. Barton Agriculture Research Center is a teaching asset designed for undergraduate research and education. Undergraduate students participate in all aspects of the row crop and beef herd management. The disciplines that are emphasized at the David M. Barton Agriculture Research Center are reproductive physiology, genetics of food animal improvement, ruminant nutrition and beef production management. Crop physiology, soil fertility, and pest management are highlighted in research involving primarily corn, soybeans, and forages. Additionally, stewardship is strongly emphasized with studies involving nitrate leaching and surface water quality and best management practices. It is located just south of Gordonville, Missouri on Highway 25. Link: https://www.facebook.com/DMBSEMO/ The Missouri Rice Reseach Farm 110 acres of fine textured soil eminently suitable for rice production. The farm is partitioned in paddocks that may be further partitioned for individual experiments requiring different watering regimes. The farm has a computer monitored weather station providing continuous measurements of solar radiation, atmospheric and soil temperatures, relative humidity, wind speed and direction, and rainfall. Centrally placed wells provide water to the individual paddocks. In addition, the farm possesses a complete machine shed with associated head house for seed and fertilizer preparations. At Southeast MO State University-Malden, the Rice Farm has computer facilities for statistical analysis and laboratories for seed analysis. The farm is located in Glennonville, Missouri on J Highway.

Opening Hours

Monday 8am - 5pm
Tuesday 8am - 5pm
Wednesday 8am - 5pm
Thursday 8am - 5pm
Friday 8am - 5pm

Telephone

(573) 651-2106

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The agriculture industry has more of an impact on our planet than some may realize, and it just might be the answer to saving it! I recently discovered the most interesting and inspiring environmental documentary on Netflix, called Kiss The Ground, which presents a real and innovative solution to the problems our planet is facing right now. This solution starts right under our feet with our soil, through regenerative agriculture and biosequestration, which allows the carbon in the air to go back into the soil. This film features real farmers and specialists within the agriculture industry that can attest to just how well this process works, with the results to back them up. I wanted to inform this community not just about the film, but also about the educational cut that was created by the directors. This is a condensed and edited version with an informative focus, that is a great resource for teachers! I walked away from this film feeling optimistic and hopeful about the future of our planet, and I hope you all get a chance to check out this version of the film that is free to educators on their website, https://kissthegroundmovie.com/.
Thanks to all who stopped by to visit Collegiate Farm Bureau at Parker Field today. "Thank A Farmer Week" continues tomorrow at the University Center. SEMO faculty, staff, students, and visitors: stop by and visit with us at the "Ask An Aggie" table. We'd love to hear your questions and visit with you. Here are some scenes from today's events: Dr. Aide w/Betty, a miniature donkey; Payton on her horse, Rocky; the University Farm's calf, Fudge, and a lamb from Dr. Siemer's farm. Thanks to Missouri Farm Bureau and our students and faculty who have helped this week.
My name is Jaime and I am a recruiter for Aerotek Scientific in the Greater Saint Louis area. I am currently recruiting on five open greenhouse and laboratory technician opportunities with a large agriculture company here in Saint Louis. If you or someone you know is interested in either opportunity, please let me know. I did include the job descriptions below for your reference. You can reach me through email or call my direct line at (314)801-2690. Greenhouse Technician in Breeding Platform Job Description: * Greenhouse/growth chamber works: plant care (transplanting, watering, fertilizer, pollination, harvest etc.) and room maintenance (cleaning, sanitizing and prepare fertilizer etc.). * Data collection and entry: collection plant data input the collected data into computer * Some laboratory works: Treatment of seeds and plants in the lab. * Routine communication with scientist and coworkers: greenhouse / growth chamber Will be required to offer assistance in the operation of the equipment and the gathering of data. Assists with receipt and inspection of raw materials, ordering and stocking. Work Environment: Will be working primarily in a growth chamber and greenhouse environment. This team is within the Breeding platform. Qualifications: Associate's Degree required and at least 3 months demonstrated experience with Plant care or Growth chamber or green house experience on the resume Candidate/resume needs to demonstrate ability to work in a team based environment Laboratory Technician in Greenhouse Setting Job Description: Primary duties will consist of culturing microbes, performing sterile technique, and inoculating plants in a growth chamber. Their research team is involved in investigating plant responses to various molecules and pathogens- namely fungus and bacteria- when these elements are introduced what does the plant or seed do? This helps them create fungicides, etc. further along in the pipeline at Monsanto. These plant experiments are conducted in both laboratory and greenhouse/growth chambers. Duties will include plant pathogen production, plant/pathogen viability test and laboratory analysis. They soak sorghum and other crops and add pathogens under sterile hood then inoculate for a period of time to watch what happens. Some of these tests are more repetitive in nature and they must be able to lift at least 40 lbs. Candidates will work under a sterile hood and practice aseptic technique- they must have some baseline knowledge of this coming into the role. Work Environment: Work in a Growth Chamber and innoculum lab- this involves a lot of work under a sterile hood. Candidates need to have experience with that technique coming in. Qualifications: -At least two years' experience in biology, plant pathology, or related areas. - Basic laboratory skills working on micro-organisms especially with sterile technique and ideally to include fungus, bacteria. -Basic computer skills on Microsoft office are needed as this position will require data entry and manipulation. -Ability to work in a team environment. -Bachelor's Degree is most ideal in Biology, Plant pathology, agriculture, or related discipline with experience -This is a close knit team and they need a candidate that can handle working with a group of just 3-4 other people closely on a daily basis.