Lee Miller, associate professor in the Division of Plant Sciences, was honored with the 2019 Donald W. Fancher Provost Award for Outstanding Achievement in Extension and Continuing Education. The award recognizes a faculty member who has made outstanding contributions to Extension and in continuing education efforts of campus. Miller was recognized for his work providing disease diagnosis and control recommendations for turfgrass at the annual University of Missouri Faculty Awards Dinner in fall 2019.
Kerry Clark, Director of CAFNR International Programs, was selected for MU’s International Faculty of the Year award. The MU International Engagement Awards recognize outstanding work carried out by faculty, staff and students to internationalize MU. Recipients have made concrete impact on scholarship students or MU programs by their international work. Clark’s achievement was announced at the International Engagement Reception on Nov. 19.
Vicki Bryan, coordinator for the Interdisciplinary Plant Group at the University of Missouri, was selected for MU’s International Engagement Award – Outstanding Staff category. The MU International Engagement Awards recognize outstanding work carried out by faculty, staff and students to internationalize MU. Recipients have made concrete impact on scholarship students or MU programs by their international work. Bryan’s achievement was announced at the International Engagement Reception on Nov. 19.
Mark Langworthy, senior director for development in the Office of Advancement, was honored with the Agriculture Leaders of Tomorrow (ALOT) Workhorse Award, during the ALOT Annual Meeting on Nov. 1. ALOT is an organization that provides advanced leadership experiences to make a positive impact on the future of agriculture and agribusiness in Missouri and beyond.
Paula Chen, PhD student in animal sciences, was selected as a Jorgensen Travel Grant winner for the Swine Genome Subcommittee. This award allows her to attend the Plant and Animal Genome XXVIII Conference in January 2020 where she will give a poster presentation as well as an oral presentation summary of her poster at the Swine Workshop and the NRSP-8 workshop.
At the 2019 Food Distribution Research Society Conference in Seattle, Emma Boase, recent alumna with a master’s degree in agricultural and applied economics, represented the McQuinn Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership and the Division of Applied Social Sciences. She received the Richardson-Applebaum Award for Best MS Thesis on Food Distribution and Marketing. As the recipient of this year’s award, she received a plaque and cash scholarship, and during a presentation session, she shared highlights of her thesis, titled “How We Think Drives How We Taste: A Conjoint Analysis with Auction Mechanism and Consumption of Yogurt Products.”
Hospitality management PhD student Soojin Lee received third prize in the Chinese Association for Food Protection in North America student presentation competition. She delivered her presentation, titled “Food allergy or food intolerance? Exploring food safety practices among campus foodservice employees,” at the 2019 International Association for Food Protection meeting in Louisville, Kentucky, and shared research that she and her adviser, Pei Liu, conducted. Learn more about her research.
Caio Canella Vieira, master’s student in plant, insect and microbial sciences, received the two highest awards from the National Association of Plant Breeders (NAPB) last month at the 2019 NAPB annual meeting. He was the recipient of the Borlaug Scholar award and received first place on the research poster competition among 150+ posters. The photo shows Donn Cummings (left), chair of the Borlaug Scholars program, with Canella Vieira at the awards ceremony. In response to the Borlaug scholar award, Canella Vieira gave an interview/podcast to Seed World magazine.
At the 2019 Rural Sociological Society annual meeting, rural sociology PhD student Anadil Iftekhar placed second with her poster titled “Sacred Food Culture.” Anadil’s poster presented findings from her research, which assesses how Muslims living in the U.S. and Canada consume, grow and share food and how their religious and cultural beliefs affect their food attitudes and behaviors. Learn more about Anadil’s research.
Rural sociology PhD student Andres Mesa received the Best Poster Presentation of a Theme with International Significance award during the 2019 Community Development Society Conference. The presentation titled, “Identification of food deserts in Colombia,” shared several conclusions focused on how Colombia may begin to identify food deserts and the reasons they developed, consider how policy may facilitate investment in areas with food deserts and find solutions to the food desert challenges in rural Colombian communities.