Marlee’s blog

VIDEO: The Team Takes a Trip to China

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_TE6hSIN7tU In 2018, the Roots in Drought team here at Mizzou, with CAFNR Dean Christopher R. Daubert, went to China to share their knowledge of corn. In return, they learned about one of the most ancient cultures of the world, and see some of its wonders, including...

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Taking Agriculture to New Heights

Farmer Derek Klingenberg made headlines this month by making “cow art” visible from space.  A resident in Peabody, Kansas, Klingenberg had originally created aerial photography of his cow art using drones. A tech-savvy farmer, he’s got a little more than 72,000 subscribers to his YouTube channel...

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Learning from History

The Dust Bowl was not only an agricultural disaster, affecting more than 100 million acres, but a humanitarian crisis. Some sources estimate that between 300,000 - 400,000 families from the Midwest were displaced and left homeless as their farms failed. The cause of the disaster...

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Glass Half Empty

[caption id="" align="alignright" width="384"] Map courtesy of Wikipedia Commons[/caption] What do the soybeans of Nebraska have in common with the wheat of Texas? Both are watered by the Ogallala Aquifer, a huge underground resource that supplies the water for 27 percent of American farmland. However, replenishing what’s...

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Rough Start

When I was in the seventh grade, I got into a shouting match with my science teacher. He absolutely insisted a fertilized egg was an embryo. I disagreed- the textbook was very clear that a fertilized egg was called a zygote, and I deserved the...

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