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Dr. Rod Barr



1200A Center for Innovation


660.562.1621 (fax)

Senior Instructor

Director of the School of Agricultural Sciences


  • Ed.D. Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis; University of Missouri
  • Ed.S. Educational Leadership, Superintendent and Secondary Principal; Northwest Missouri State University
  • M.S.Ed. Secondary Education teaching Agriculture; Northwest Missouri State University
  • B.S. Agricultural Education
  • B.S. Animal Science

Courses Taught

  • Agricultural Advocacy
  • Woody Landscape Plants
  • Agricultural Occupations Internship

Academic Interests

  • Experiential learning
  • Student retention
  • Agricultural advocacy

Other Professional Experience

Academic Experience

  • Director, School of Agricultural Sciences; Northwest Missouri State University (2013-Present)
  • Senior Instructor/Program Coordinator, Department of Agricultural Sciences; Northwest Missouri State University (2003-2013)
  • Secondary Agricultural Education Teacher; Maryville R-2 School District (1987-2003)


  • Non-land grant Agricultural and Renewable Resource Universities; Board of Directors – Treasurer (2017-Present)
  • External Program Reviewer, Department of Agriculture; Arkansas Tech University (2019)
  • External Program Reviewer,Department of Agriculture; Stephen F. Austin  University (2016)
  • National Association of Agricultural Educators
  • Association for Career and Technical Education


  • Missouri Joint Staff on Agricultural Education
  • Missouri Vocational Agriculture Teachers Association
  • Missouri Association of Career and Technical Education