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      Truman State receives agriculture education grant

      Truman State is one of 5 universities in the state of Missouri to receive a grant for furthering agriculture education.

      The money comes from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and Truman State will be receiving a total of $70,000 over the course of 3 years. The grant will allow students in the Agricultural Sciences program to receive a broader education through the use of online instruction and two-way video feeds with other participating universities.

      "We think our strengths are small class sizes, opportunities for students to learn in a very hands on way, a lot of direct experience and doing things first hand. This is meant to compliment that by offering especially for online classes, shared types of classes, additional electives that students wouldn't be able to get here," said Michael Seipel, a Professor of Agricultural Science at Truman State.

      The other four universities receiving the grant are Southwest Missouri State, University of Central Missouri, Missouri State, and Northwest Missouri State University.