Author: Owen Seymour

My name is Owen, and I’m thrilled to be at Mizzou studying plant sciences. Plants have always totally fascinated me for a few reasons. This was too cliché for me to put in my application — but important enough for me to put in my bio. My grandmother taught me how to garden when I was about six years old. This fueled the flames of my plant passion. Learning to grow food and care for plants at a young age inspired me to seek more knowledge about them. Exploring nature areas has always been one of my favorite past times as well, and I love learning about life. This is why my chosen area of emphasis for my major is breeding, biology, and biotechnology. Life in general is so interesting and complex, but for whatever reason I have always gravitated toward plant life forms. Plants are so deeply ingrained in our everyday lives that many times we overlook them!

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Our rapidly growing population has brought the planet to a crisis point. We must be conscious of our impact on the environment. While many people understand the importance of respecting the planet, few of us feel empowered to make any…

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As the manager of Tucker Greenhouse, nestled in the center of the University of Missouri campus, Barbara Sonderman has cared for between 500 to 800 species of plants for about 30 years now. “I have the best job on campus,”…