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Professors receive grant for sustainable agriculture program

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Dr. Gary Webb, professor of agriculture, and Christine Sudbrock, instructor of agriculture at Missouri State University, received a grant of $277,243 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture for their project “Linking to Focus on Agriculture Sustainability and Food Security” (LFASFS).

“LFASFS will develop collaborative efforts that will increase awareness among students studying agriculture about the importance of sustainability and  help them develop the skills necessary to become our nation’s next generation of effective agricultural leaders and advocates,” said Webb.

The LFASFS will create two new courses–Survey of Sustainable Animal Agriculture and Advocating Policies Affecting Food Security. The program will also generate data about the public perception about the country’s agricultural practices; establish and maintain a website, social media and a blog by students to serve as a platform to report research results and to promote agriculture; and create a one-day impact forum for advocates and community members to discuss American agricultural production issues.

The research grant for LFASFS will be used to promote undergraduate and graduate research.

For more information, contact Webb at (417) 837-7503.


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