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.
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.
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.
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