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Dec. 6, 2017MARYVILLE, Mo. | By: Nienow
Northwest Missouri State University and its School of Agricultural Sciences have received a grant from the United States Department of Agriculture and the National Institute of Food and Agriculture. The grant will support agriculture faculty and students in developing a partnership with middle schools throughout the region to grow awareness and appreciation for food systems.
Grants Coordinator with Northwest Tye Parsons says these funds will help the agriculture faculty plan out a curriculum for middle schoolers that teaches them where their food comes from. Parsons says this federal grant come from the US Department of Agriculture and the funding is $150,000 over two years.
The grant will provide resources to participating schools to visit the University's RT Wright Farm and will also cover a portion of the expenses for food systems technology students to visit New York City during a three-day field experience.