Government Relations

UM Legislative Update Newsletter

September 18, 2007

Lawmakers participate in MU Field Day activities across the state

Legislators from across the state came to one of the University of Missouri’s many agriculture research centers to participate in Field Days in August and September.  The largest events included the Delta Center Field Day in Portageville, Mo., Aug. 31; the Hundley-Whaley Field Day in Albany, Mo., Sept. 5; and the Southwest Center Field Day in Mt. Vernon, Mo., Sept. 14.

Hundley-Whaley Field Day, September 5, Albany, MO

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Dean Tom Payne (left) with the College of Agricluture,

Food and Natural Resources visits with Rep. Jim

Whorton, D-Trenton, during the Annual Field Day

at the Hundley-Whaley Research Center in

Albany September 5

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Senator Brad Lager, R-Maryville, addresses the

breakfast crowd at the Hundley-Whaley field day

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Dean Tom Payne (right) introduces Rep. Jim Guest,

R-King City, before the Field Day tours began

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Senator Brad Lager and Representatives Jim Guest,

Jim Whorton and Mike Thomson join University and

USDA officials for a check presentation at the

Hundley-Whaley Research Center in Albany

September 5

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Representatives Jim Whorton and Jim Guest join other

University and USDA officials in breaking ground for a

new facility at the Hundley-Whaley Research Center

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Representative Mike Thomson, R-Maryville, (left)

and Senator Brad Lager, R-Maryville, discuss crop

conditions during the Hundley-Whaley Field Day

September 6

Southwest Center Field Day, September 14, Mt. Vernon, MO

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Sen. Gary Nodler (R-Joplin), left, Rep. Shane Schoeller

(R-Willard), center, and Sen. Jack Goodman

(R-Mt. Vernon) visit during the Southwest

Center Field Day Sept. 14 in Mt. Vernon.

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Jack Goodman (R-Mt. Vernon) addresses the crowd

at the Southwest Center groundbreaking

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Gary Nodler (R-Joplin) discusses the importance of

state support for higher education

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Sen. Dan Clemens (R-Marshfield), left, shares a laugh

with Tom Payne, dean of the College of Agriculture,

Food and Natural Resources at MU

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Rep. Don Ruzicka (D-Mt. Vernon) welcomes the

crowd to his legislative district

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Rep. Shane Schoeller (R-Willard) talks about the

importance of agriculture to southwest Missouri

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From right: Rep. Don Ruzicka (D-Mt. Vernon), Sen.

Gary Nodler (R-Joplin), Stacy Dohle with the Southwest

Center Advisory Board, Tom Payne from the MU College

of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources, Rich

Crawford with the Southwest Center, Sen. Jack

Goodman (R-Mt. Vernon) and Sen. Dan Clemens

(R-Marshfield) turn dirt on the new education and

outreach center that is funded through $3.3 million

in the Lewis and Clark Discovery Initiative

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MU Dean of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources

Tom Payne (left) and Sen. Gary Nodler (R-Joplin)

discuss higher education issues

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Sen. Dan Clemens (R-Marshfield), left, visits with

Mark Linit with the MU College of Agriculture,

Food and Natural Resources

Rep. Shane Schoeller (R-Willard), left, Southwest

Center Advisory Board Chairman Stacy Dohle,

center, and Rep. Don Ruzicka (D-Mt. Vernon)

at the Field Day