Local products were front and center at The Missouri Chestnut Roast, Saturday, Oct. 6, at the Horticulture and Agroforestry Research Center in New Franklin. Attendees enjoyed presentations, tastings and tours throughout the day.
Rachel Hopkins, a county engagement specialist with MU Extension, talks to attendees of the Wurdack Research Center field day, which took place Friday, Oct. 5, in Cook Station. Guests heard educational presentations throughout the day.
The 12th South Farm Showcase was held Saturday, Sept. 29, at the South Farm Research Center in Columbia. There were more than 60 venues spread throughout the South Farm Research Center and Jefferson Farm and Garden.
Plant science research at MU took another step forward Saturday, Sept. 29, celebrating a key phase in the construction of a new facility that will expand resources for researchers across campus. The new MU Plant Growth Research Facility marked its “topping off” — or completion of the building’s framework — with a ceremony featuring numerous project partners. Here, UM System President Mun Choi addresess the crowd.
More than 700 Boy Scouts gathered from different states to earn merit badges in more than 40 different subject areas Saturday, Sept. 29, on the MU campus. Kiruba Krishnaswamy, assistant professor in food science and biomedical, biological and chemical engineering, was the Sustainability Merit Badge counselor for 25 scouts. Along with helping the scouts meet the sustainability merit badge requirements, she introduced United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to the young students. In 2015, 193 countries adopted the 17 SDGs — or the Global Goals — to improve the lives of people and the planet by 2030. Krishnaswamy was instrumental in initiating the membership process to connect MU with United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI), and on Sept. 20, MU became an official member of UNAI.
On Friday, Sept. 28, Mizzou Botanic Garden signed a pledge to stop the spread of invasive species and ceremoniously cut down the first of eight Callery pear trees in the Ag Building Courtyard during an invasive plant awareness and educational event. Mizzou Botanic Garden is the first entity in the state to have signed the Missouri Invasive Plant Task Force pledge. The event was presented by CAFNR, the Mizzou Botanic Garden, the Missouri Invasive Plant Task Force, and the Missouri Department of Conservation. The other seven trees have since been removed from the courtyard.
There was a line to enter the recent CAFNR/Arts and Science Career and Internship Fair -- and for good reason! It was the biggest fair the college has ever hosted, with more than 1,000 students and 150 employers in attendance. The event was held Wednesday, Sept. 26, in the Mizzou Rec Center.
Dan Dey, project leader and research forester for the U.S. Forest Service, Northern Research Station, and cooperate assistant professor in the School of Natural Resources, was one of the recipients of the inaugural CAFNR Column Awards at an event Saturday, Sept. 22, at the Reynolds Alumni Center. This is the only award specifically for alumni presented by the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources. Awardees include one graduate from each of CAFNR’s six divisions, reflecting the six historic columns at the University of Missouri. Dey was the recipient from SNR.
CAFNR student groups were a big part of the US Farm Report College Roadshow taping Friday, Sept. 21. It was all part of alumna Tyne Morgan's visit to campus as CAFNR Executive-in-Residence. Morgan is the host of the national show.
Vice Chancellor and Dean Chrstopher Daubert speaks to faculty and staff at the BBQ&A event, Thursday, Sept. 20, in the Ag Building Courtyard. During the talk he rolled out CAFNR's new mission, vision and strategic priority areas as part of our strategic planning process.
Alumni, family and friends joined together Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018, for the Ag Ed 100 Year Celebration on the Mizzou campus. The nearly 130 in attendance shared memories, looked at pictures from the past and listened to multiple alumni share the impact the program was made on their lives.
Mizzou College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources alumni and students and industry professionals gathered for the annual CAFNR Tiger Classic Golf Tournament Friday, Sept. 14, at the Lake of the Woods Golf Course. The event raised $30,000 for the Mizzou CAFNR Alumni Association scholarship fund and the Ag 100 Fund, which is used for teaching enhancement and student opportunities.
David Patterson honors Jon Schreffler, farm manager, for 40 years of service to the University of Missouri during the Thompson Research Center field day, which took place Monday, Sept. 17, in Spickard.
The Southwest Research Center broke ground on a new facility during its field day, which took place Thursday, Sept. 13, in Mt. Vernon. Here, CAFNR and University of Missouri administrators, along with members of the Southwest Research Center advisory board, celebrate the groundbreaking. Along with farmers and producers, nearly 2,000 high school students were at the Center for the field day to learn more about agriculture.
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