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Blunt Tours Northwest Missouri State University Agricultural Learning Center

Wednesday, August 18, 2021

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U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) arrives for a tour of the Northwest Missouri State University (NWMSU) Agricultural Learning Center in Maryville, Mo., on Monday, August 16, 2021. Pictured from left to right: NWMSU President Dr. John Jasinski, Missouri State Representative Allen Andrews, NWMSU Provost Dr. Jamie Hooyman, U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.), and NWMSU School of Agricultural Sciences Director Dr. Rod Barr.

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WASHINGTON – This week, U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) was in Maryville, Mo., to tour the Northwest Missouri State University Agricultural Learning Center. The Agricultural Learning Center is a new facility where producers, consumers, and students work together to find solutions to meet growing demand in the agricultural industry.

“Northwest Missouri State University is doing a great job preparing the next generation of ag leaders,” said Blunt. “With global food demand expected to double in the next 30-40 years, this new ag center will help farmers and ranchers meet that demand and benefit from the economic opportunities that come with it. I’m grateful for the opportunity to tour this great new facility, and appreciate all that Northwest Missouri State University President Dr. John Jasinski and faculty are doing to provide students with the quality education they need to get ahead.”

Blunt, the son of dairy farmers, has worked to ensure Missouri farmers and ranchers have the tools they need to feed and fuel the world. As a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, Blunt helped secure $3.6 billion in the most recent agriculture funding bill for research, education, and extension activities at institutions across the nation, including Northwest Missouri State University.