Boyd O'Dell bridge naming
Boyd O'Dell, professor emeritus of biochemistry, stands next to a replica of the bronze plaque that will be located in the bridge that connects Schweitzer Hall to the Schlundt Hall Annex. The announcement that the bridge would be named in honor of O'Dell was made on Sept. 2 at an event at the Bond Life Sciences Center that celebrated Boyd's upcoming 100th birthday (on Oct. 14) and the 40th anniversary of the department. Photo by Justin Kelley.
Missouri Sen. Roy Blunt talks to attendees of the Fisher Delta Research Center Field Day, which took place Friday, Sept. 2 in Portageville. More than 1,200 guests attended the event. Photo by Logan Jackson.
Bruce Burdick, superintendent of the Hundley-Whaley Research Center, talks to attendees of the Hundley-Whaley Research Center Twilight Tour, on, Aug. 23 in Albany. Nearly 150 guests heard educational presentations throughout the day. It marked the first time the Field Day was held in the evening to allow more people to attend. Photo by Logan Jackson.
CAFNR Vice Chancellor and Dean Tom Payne greets Marilyn Graves during the recent Graves-Chapple FIeld Day on Aug. 23. Both Payne, who will be retiring in December, and Graves received awards at the event. Nearly 200 guests heard educational presentations throughout the day at the Graves-Chapple Research Center in Rock Port. Photo by Logan Jackson.
The fourth annual Organic Field Day at the Bradford Research Center was held on Aug. 11. The Field Day included wagon tours, inside lectures, active carbon soil testing on dry samples and free organic snacks In this picture, James Quinn from MU Extension readies his produce for attendees. Photo by Logan Jackson.
Reid Smeda, a professor in the Division of Plant Sciences, presents on cleaning spray equipment during the 39th annual Greenley Memorial Research Center Field Day on Aug. 9 in Novelty. More than 300 guests heard educational presentations throughout the day. Photo by Logan Jackson.
Bo Young from the MU Center of Agroforestry instructs a high school student from Brazil how to properly operate a chainsaw. Through a program set up by MIzzou K-12 Online, the parent program of the University of Missouri High School, more than 100 Mizzou K-12 students from Brazil traveled to MU from July 16-30. The trip focused on introducing the students to different careers. During their time at MU, they stopped at three CAFNR Agricultural Research Centers —Bradford, South Farm and Jefferson Farm and Garden. Photo by Logan Jackson.
Andrew Biggs, superintendent of the Bradford Research Center, works with a group of high school students at Bradford during this past summer's edition of Life Sciences Quest. The multi-day program in July allowed high school students from Missouri's urban, suburban, and rural communities to learn about agriculture, biotechnology and life sciences. Photo by Hii Yang.
To learn more about the history of the Division of Biochemistry or to view a corresponding video, visit our article: “Looking 40 Back 40 Years – And Beyond.”
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