Welcome to the 2011 edition of the Hillgren Field Reporting Institute. This year we’re heading southeast from Columbia, journeying through the eastern Ozarks, to the Bootheel and north again along the Mississippi River.
I’ll let the students tell the rest of the story. First, above please find their impressions as we are about to embark, 7:00 a.m. tomorrow, on the Big Green Bus.
—Bill Allen, co-leader