Women in Ag
Amie Schleicher, MU Extension livestock specialist, performed a hands-on training talk about ways to measure forages at the first ever Pearls of Production conference held at Bradford Research Center in Columbia on Nov. 8-9. The conference was designed for women involved in agriculture and in its first year saw more than 50 women from the Midwest attend. The program was designed to provide leadership and hands-on training opportunities for women livestock producers and to reach women who are playing larger roles and making key decisions on the farm.
Jill Findeis, DASS director, accepts an award on behalf of her division for attendance at the recent Staff Advisory Council chili luncheon. Council members Amanda Swaim (left) and Tracie Vangel presented the award. Congrats to DASS!
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From right to left are CAFNR Research Center Superintendents David Davis (Forage Systems), Jim Crawford (Graves-Chapple), Tim Reinbott (Bradford), Randall Smoot (Greenley), Bruce Burdick (Hundley Whaley), Trent Haggard (Fisher Delta), Marc Linit (Associate Director of the Ag Experiment Station), Ray Glendening (HARC), Dusty Walter (Wurdack), and John Poehlmann (Assistant Director, AES). The 2013 Superintendent's Meeting was held at the Fisher Delta Research Center in Portageville in mid-November.
Randy Mertens, CAFNR media relations coordinator, speaks to the crowd at a recent communications training at the Fisher Delta Research Center, while Michelle Hall, marketing communications coordinator, and Genevieve Howard, senior multimedia specialist look on. Randy, Michelle and Genevieve were joined by Kristen Smarr, director of communications, Aaron Duke, web and design specialist, and Kyle Spradley, senior information specialist, at the training. The communications team offered presentations on web content, photography, social media, scientific poster design, media training and more at the day-long session.
Congratulations to Jan Judy-March, CAFNR Staff Advisory Council's Above and Beyond winner for the first quarter. Here Jan, research/lab technician senior, biochemistry, poses with her nominator, Christopher Lee, assistant teaching professor, biochemistry. Thanks for all you do for CAFNR, Jan!
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