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Facilities & Auxiliary Units

Charles Hutson Greenhouse

  • On-campus facility
  • Student entrepreneurship through Plant Production, Retail Sales and experiential learning with hands-on classes
  • Greenhouse facility for Poinsettias, Chrysanthemums, and All-American Bedding Plant trials and testing
  • Experiential learning with hands on classes
  • Open to the public all year
  • 1039 Bertling St., Cape Girardeau, MO; (573) 651-2316
  • Largest student-run production greenhouse in the country
  • Home to one of Missouri's largest collections of Amorphophallus "Corpse Flower"

Charles Nemanick Alternative Agriculture Garden

  • On-campus facility
  • Student designed and operated Fruit, Vegetable, Garden, and Turfgrass plots supporting experiential learning.
  • Student designed and maintained landscapes, including hardscaping
  • Native plants and walking trails, and Nationally-recognized Butterfly/Pollinator Garden
  • Campus composting
  • Native plant walk called 'Walk in the Woods'

David M. Barton Agriculture Research Center

  • Located in Gordonville, MO
  • Beef Teaching and Research Unit for production and reproductive research and experiential class learning
  • Crop Science Unit with underground drainage irrigation, bioreactors, and retention basin
  • Joint projects with Missouri Department of Agriculture

Horticulture Incubator Lab at Kennett

  • Located in Kennett, MO
  • Horticulture Oriented Extension
  • Crop Anatomy and Physiology
  • Irrigation Techniques, Soil Fertility, Weed Science

Rice Research Farm at Malden

  • Located in Malden, MO
  • Jointly operated with the Missouri Rice Council
  • Agriculture Technology
  • Rice Research

Sikeston Irrigation Field

  • Located in Sikeston, MO
  • Pivot Irrigation System
  • 200-foot radius system
  • Privately Funded


(573) 651-2106
Rhodes Hall 102A
Department of Agriculture
One University Plaza, MS 6100
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701
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