Christy Copeland, coordinator of International Agriculture Programs fiscal office (far left); Ken Schneeberger, CAFNR assistant dean for special programs and professor of agricultural and applied economics (left, back row); Jose Cisneros, program director of CAFNR’s Global Agribusiness Program (right, back row); and Willi Meyers, director of International Agriculture Programs (far right); are pictured with Cochran Fellows from Armenia and the Republic of Georgia. Schneeberger, Cisneros and Chris Boessen, assistant teaching professor of agricultural and applied economics, are hosting the dozen Fellows April 1-14. The Fellows are at the University of Missouri and the surrounding area to study greenhouse management. David Trinklein, associate professor of horticulture, and Jim Quinn, horticulture specialist, Cole County, also have made significant contributions to the two-week program. The Cochran Fellowship Program provides U.S.-based agricultural training opportunities for international specialists and administrators concerned with agricultural trade, agribusiness development, management, policy and marketing. The program has trained more than 13,500 Fellows from 121 countries around the world since its inceptions in 1984.
Patrick McGinley (West Virginia University), Uma Outka (University of Kansas), Troy Rule (MU Associate Professor of Law), Michael Gerrard (Columbia University), Francisco Aguilar (MU Assistant Professor of Forestry), Eileen Gauna (University of New Mexico), and Laura McCann (MU Associate Professor of Agricultural and Applied Economics), are pictured at the Environmental Justice Issues in Sustainable Development symposium March 9, at MU's School of Law. The collaborative event, hosted by the MU Law School, was made possible partly by a grant from Mizzou Advantage, on which Mark Ryan, Director of the School of Natural Resources, and Aguilar, are primary and co-investigators. McGinley, Outka, Gerrard and Gauna were some of the distinguished presenters. The symposium explored the tension between the desire to promote environmental justice through renewable energy and sustainable development strategies, and the environmental justice concerns that such development itself can sometimes raise.
Caught Collaborating! Keith Montgomery, web specialist, CAFNR Communications, got to take a ride in the Oscar Mayer wienermobile when it recently rolled through Columbia (and McBaine!)
Genevieve Howard, senior multimedia specialist, presents to a group of CAFNR faculty and staff at the CAFNR Communications' Beginner's Photo Workshop April 11. Howard and Keith Montgomery, web specialist, led the course.