New initiatives in the agriculture department at Missouri State University-West Plains will be presented at the Feb. 14 meeting of the Friends of the Garnett Library. Dr. Linda Wulff-Risner, associate professor of agriculture, and agriculture instructor Craig Jennings will discuss the horticulture program and the learning activities being offered at the university’s greenhouse. Among these are a student’s efforts to grow saffron commercially. Members also will hear about efforts to offer the Associate of Applied Science in Agriculture degree to prisoners in the Missouri Department of Corrections, and they will tour the greenhouse. The luncheon and meeting will take place from noon to 1 p.m. in rooms 104 and 105 of the Lybyer Technology Center. Parking is available in the lot on the north side of the building off Cass Avenue. Cost of the meal is $10, payable at the door. Those wishing to eat should make a reservation by calling 417-255-7940 or emailing FriendsofGarnettLibrary@MissouriState.edu by 5 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 12. For more information about Friends of the Garnett Library and how you can join, visit the organization’s website, wp.missouristate.edu/development/friends, or call 417-255-7940.
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