CAFNR celebrated the 20th anniversary of the MU Ag 100 Fund Sept. 6 at Bradford Research Center. Since 1994, the fund has enabled the Ag Alumni Association to award more than $450,000 in scholarships to students. Supporters of the fund gathered to celebrate its success and look to the future success.
Tomato Fest 2014
Bradford Research Center held its 10th annual Tomato Festival Sept. 4. More than 1,000 people came out to sample more than 270 varieties of tomatoes and peppers. Ten restaurants were also on hand with salsa samples and other tomato-based dishes. Here Chef Walker Claridge, Broadway Brewery, serves up his version of homemade salsa as part of the chef competition.
CAFNR Staff Advisory Council presented the Above and Beyond award to Deb Strid (third from right) Sept. 4 at the Gathering Place Bed and Breakfast. She is the innkeeper of the bed and breakfast, which is operated by CAFNR as a learning experience for students in hospitality management and others. Congratulations to Deb and thanks for all you do for the College!
CAFNR and the MU Korean Ag Alumni Association launched the C. Jerry and Barbara Nelson Fellowship program Sept. 4, as the fellowship was presented to Jinhyoung Kim. Here Kim stands with Dean Tom Payne (left) and Jerry Nelson, professor of plant sciences and a campus leader for international programs in Asia. Fellowships are restricted to graduate students in CAFNR who are from Korea. Funds were made available from financial gifts made largely by Nelson in honor of his late wife, Barbara, and from donations from members of the MU-Korea Ag Alumni Association. Sang Kim, the Director of the Asian Affairs Center, also helped present the honor.
The 53rd Annual Fisher Delta Research Center Field Day was held Sept. 2 in Portageville, Mo. Here MU System President Tim Wolfe (right) signs in at the registration table while Chancellor R. Bowen Loftin (left) looks on.
CAFNR held its annual Freshman Fall Round-Up event Aug. 27, out side of the Life Sciences Center. Round-Up provides an opportunity for freshmen to get acquainted with CAFNR clubs and organizations, students, and faculty.
Wayne Flanary, MU agronomy Extension specialist, talks about extending nitrogen availability in corn at Hundley-Whaley Research Center's 2014 Field Day Aug. 27. Information included updates on the latest technology with UAVs, cover crops, weather reporting, forest products and subsurface drainage solutions.
The 2014 Graves-Chapple Field Day was held Aug. 26, at the center near Rock Port. The annual free educational event featured talks and tours to benefit landowners and producers. A complimentary lunch, provided by Kent Fisher Insurance, was served.
Sweet Corn Tasting
Bradford Research Center held its annual Sweet Corn Tasting Aug. 19. Visitors sampled several varieties of corn grown at the center and gave personal ratings based on flavor. The results are helpful for farmers looking to grow what people like the most.
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