Thursday, October 23, 2008

Dr. Roger Beachy

Rep. Steve Hobbs addresses the audience flanked by dignitaries (from left) Roger Beachy, Thomas Payne, Gary Forsee and Sen. Kit Bond. Picture by Brenda Fike.
Click for update and pictures By Brenda Fike The Mexico Ledger Thu Oct 23, 2008, 12:12 PM CDT
New Research Center in Mexico
MEXICO - The University of Missouri announced the new MU Plant Science Research Center Wednesday morning. Local leaders gathered in Mexico where the research center will be built. Connie and Eddie Sydenstricker donated the land for the project. The project will include a new Mexico technology park. Researchers say the opportunity to test new plant technology in the field is why the Mexico facility is crucial.

"It's not good enough to stay in a lab. We have to find a way into the greenhouse and then into a field like the ones behind us. And as we grow those crops we need to be able to take them to a laboratory like this one to test them even further," said Dr. ROGER BEACHY from the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center. Click to read the article by Reported by: Reed Erickson Edited by: Stephanie Stouffer KOMU-TV - Columbia,MO,USA