High school students learn about the latest agricultural advancements

JOPLIN, Mo. – High school students learn the effects plastics and polymers have on local agriculture.

Around 80 students from Columbus and Pittsburg high schools attended the FARMS presentation by Kate Beers of the National Institute of Standards & Technology.

FARMS, or “Farmers Accelerating Research in Materials Science,” is a collaborative day-in-the-life workshop that uncovers details of challenges many agricultural producers face.

This exchange allows scientists the ability to gain valuable insights into how plastics and polymers may address and fix agricultural problems.

To program runs through Friday, and Beer plans to speak to PSU students later this week.

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