crop injury diagnostics
The Crop Injury Diagnostic Clinic was held July 23-24, at Bradford Research Center in Columbia, Mo. The annual event showcases research at Bradford and the latest findings in the agriculture field. MU's Charles Ellis and Jim Crawford give a presentation about planting into heavy residue and cover crops.
maps in medicine
During the Maps in Medicine Summer Academy, the students met with the Mizzou Wheelchair Basketball Team and coach Ron Lykins. Maps in Medicine is a program of innovative life science curriculum and teacher professional development for middle and high school students and teachers. A Summer Institute engages teachers in curriculum development and enhances their professional skills. A Summer Academy brings students to the University of Missouri to experience the Maps in Medicine curriculum and introduces them to college life. For more information about the camp, visit mapsinmedicine.missouri.edu/.
As part of the Cochran Fellowship Program, three women from Algeria visited Missouri to learn more about agriculture in the United States and how farmers get their produce to markets. The women visited Peach Tree Farms, outside of Boonville, to learn more about how small family-operated farms worked. Bruce Arnett, owner of the the farm, gave the women a tour and described how they are able to sell their products. Nabila Hales also joined the women as a translator from the U.S. Embassy in Algeria. The women were Souad Mammou, Head of Arboreal and Viticulture Chains for the Technical Institute of Agronomy for the Ministry of Agriculture; Sihem Khiri, engineer for the National Institute of Agriculture Research; and Louiza Chekmam, agriculture engineer for the Ministry of Agriculture. See more images from their visit at http://www.flickr.com/photos/cafnr/sets/72157634897524791/
turfgrass and ornamental
South Farm Research Center in Columbia held its annual Turfgrass & Ornamental Field Day July 30. Dozens of turf and plant specialists spent the day learning from CAFNR faculty and students about the latest technology, pests and diseases. To learn more about other informational Field Days at your local research center, visit http://cafnr.missouri.edu/research/outstate.php
CAFNR Communications' Genevieve Howard, Michelle Hall and Randy Mertens presented the basics of creating eye-catching scientific posters at a training session July 11. Attendees represented each division in the College.
Shane Epping, photographer for MU's web communications unit, poses with Genevieve Howard, CAFNR Communications' senior multimedia specialist. Epping presented a training on event photography, which Howard moderated, to CAFNR faculty and staff June 27. CAFNR Communications offers training to faculty and staff each spring and summer, to help with communications needs and questions.
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