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July 17, 2013Maryville, MO |  By: Coffey

Alumni Provide Funding for University Farm

A 1968 graduate of Northwest Missouri State University, Michael Abildtrup and his wife Linda have committed 250 thousand dollars to assist with planned improvements to the school's RT Wright Farm.

According to a release from the University...the money will also be used to help finance a proposed Agricultural Resource Center. The Center would serve as a multipurpose facility at the Wright Farm to provide hands-on field laboratory resources and research to supplement and enhance the academic curriculum. The couple is now retired residing in Fort Dodge, Iowa. Abildtrup is a member of the Northwest Foundation Board of Directors.