Keith Montgomery, CAFNR web specialist, directs sophomore Alexea Neisen during a photo shoot for prospective student literature.
Mary Levy, grants/contracts assistant, biochemistry, (left) was honored as the December 2011 winner of the Above and Beyond award. Thanks for all you do for CAFNR, Mary!
Missouri Governor’s Conference on Agriculture
Dean Tom Payne and Associate Dean Marc Linit participated on a panel discussing the importance of academic research for the ag industry at the 2012 Missouri Governor’s Conference on Agriculture, Jan. 19-21, Kansas City. The event draws Missouri agriculture producers and agribusiness leaders and is hosted by Gov. Jay Nixon and Missouri Department of Agriculture Director Dr. Jon Hagler.
Yury Chendev, chair, geography and soils department, Belgorod State University, examines soil properties in a forest soil pit at the Missouri Ozark Forest Ecosystem Project near Ellington, Mo. Left to right: Du Changwen , Chinese Academy of Sciences; Chendev; Keith Goyne, University of Missouri; and Laura Gosen, technician in MU SEAS. This visit by faculty members of Belgorod State University also included campus tours and trips to the St. Louis Arch and the Mississippi River. Chandev and Aleksandr Petin, dean of the College of Geology and Geography, Belgorod State University, gave a presentation on soils as indicators of climate change, and discussed possible joint ventures with CAFNR department of soils, environmental and atmospheric science faculty members. Their visit, and photos snapped while on it, ended up as a full-page spread in the Russian college’s magazine.
Caught Collaborating! The CAFNR Science and Agricultural Journalism Program took time out from two weeks of intensive field reporting in early January in Costa Rica to take surfing lessons in Santa Rosa National Park. In the background are Breanne Brammer, left, and Maggie Hardwick, both first-year Science and Agricultural Journalism majors. In the foreground is Bill Allen, assistant professor of science journalism and leader of the class, “Covering Nature and Society in the Developing World.” They are posing on Playa Naranjo (Naranjo Beach), where they took lessons from ecotourism entrepreneur Eladio Castro. This photo was taken by Nikki Barr, an MU animal science major who also was on the trip.
Tom Payne, CAFNR vice provost and dean; Marc Linit, associate dean for research and extension; Bryan Garton, associate dean and director, academic programs; Hong He, professor of forestry; and Dong Xu, department chair, computer sciences; met with the Chancellor and other leaders from the Northeast Agricultural University in China to discuss programmatic collaborations in research and instruction.
The full-page spread in the Belgorod State University magazine about a recent faculty visit to MU and CAFNR.