Getting a close look at tomato plants

September 9, 2010 | 11:07 p.m. CDT
Jim Ross, a former MU professor of animal sciences, walks around the tomato field at the MU Bradford Research Extension Center before the sixth annual Tomato Festival on Thursday. Ross, who specialized in beef cattle production during his 37 years at MU, has been retired for 25 years and still lives in Columbia.

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