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Sikeston campus becomes hands-on farming experience

Friday, June 8, 2012

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SIKESTON -- A familiar crop is sprouting up in a new place -- Southeast Missouri State University's campus in Sikeston.

As part of a simulated farm operation, 15 students planted 25 acres of soybeans at Southeast's Sikeston campus on May 1.

Dr. Michael T. Aide, the chair of Southeast's Department of Agriculture, said the farm operation will help students learn about agriculture.

"We desire to give real-world experiences to our students," Aide said. In addition to planting, students will also calibrate farm machinery and harvest the crop, he said.

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