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Feb. 23, 2023

Ag Sciences to host Barnwarming fundraiser March 11

The Northwest Missouri State University community is invited to a night of food, fun and building connections with alumni and supporters of the University’s School of Agricultural Sciences during the annual Alumni and Friends Barnwarming.

The event, which also raises funding to provide scholarships and other opportunities for current and future agricultural sciences students, is Saturday, March 11, at the Agricultural Learning Center on the University’s R.T. Wright Farm, located north of the Northwest campus at 22893 U.S. Highway 71 in Maryville.

The night begins at 5:30 p.m. with a social hour and a dinner at 6:30 p.m. After dinner, attendees may participate in an auction, from which all proceeds will be used to support School of Agricultural Sciences Celebrate Agriculture scholarships.

Individual tickets are $20 prior to the event or $25 at the door; group tickets and sponsorships also are available. To purchase tickets, visit

“The Alumni and Friends Barnwarming is an event designed to bring people associated with the School of Agricultural Sciences together for a night of fellowship and networking,” Dr. Rod Barr, the director of the School of Agricultural Sciences, said. “Through the commitment of our alumni and friends, we have been able to make a positive impact on students with the generation of money that is utilized for student scholarships within our academic unit.”

For more information about the event, contact Jessi Gard at or 660.562.1155, or Ryan Shurvington at or 660.562.1595.

About the School of Agricultural Sciences

Headquartered in the Dean L. Hubbard Center for Innovation, Northwest’s School of Agricultural Sciences offers programs in agriculture business, agriculture education, agriculture media, agriculture science, agronomy and animal science.

The 29,500-square-foot multipurpose ALC, which opened in 2021, enhances the School and its curriculum while addressing infrastructure needs at the 448-acre Wright Farm, which is home to beef, swine, dairy, and sheep enterprises as well as row and forage crops. The ALC enables further innovation and partnerships while addressing best practices for the Northwest campus and agriculture sciences.

For more information about the School of Agriculture Sciences and its programs, visit


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