Posts Tagged ‘agriculture’

Health-care provider gives Missouri State University his farm, creates faculty chair in psychology

The peaceful 250-acre plot of land near Fair Grove looks like many farms in the Ozarks. There’s a barn, a garden, wooden fence posts and animals wandering languidly. That is, until you enter the building that has a chapel. Not many farms have a building dedicated to healing and finding a higher spirit, with artwork and ceremonial objects celebrating many of the world’s religious traditions. This building, the former conference center of the Holos Insititute of Health, also has libraries, conference rooms, offices and more. The land, livestock, conference center and other structures were all part of a gift to Missouri State from Dr. C. Norman Shealy.

Donor-funded awards help Ag student strive for the top

When you ask Daniel Wisner, a senior in the William H. Darr School of Agriculture, what his plans are for his future he quickly lists off, “Operating and expanding my family farm, serving as a loan officer at my community bank, starting a few small businesses, getting my pilot’s license, running with the bulls in Spain…oh, […]

Darr Agricultural Center expansion includes new event facility

Learning Center will provide new opportunities for students, meeting space for up to 400. Expansion of the Darr Agricultural Center will provide Missouri State University students with state-of-the-art classroom and lab facilities and Springfield and the surrounding community with much-needed event and banquet space.

Second largest gift in Missouri State history to benefit School of Agriculture

The second largest single private gift in the 104-year history of Missouri State University – in excess of $7 million – will provide almost unlimited opportunities to expand and transform the university’s William H. Darr School of Agriculture, according to Missouri State officials. Local businessperson Leo Journagan and his family have committed to donate the […]