LETTER TO THE EDITOR: University of Missouri Press is essential to publishing community

Friday, May 25, 2012 | 4:59 p.m. CDT; updated 1:41 p.m. CDT, Monday, August 20, 2012

My father grew up on a small farm in northwest Missouri. After serving in the Army Air Corps during World War II, he was able to use the GI Bill to complete his bachelor’s degree at MU, stay on to get a master’s degree and eventually become a professor of agricultural economics.