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Training Agricultural Professionals

Crop and Soil Management Workshop set for July 12 at Bradford

The annual Crop and Soil Management Workshop at the Bradford Research Center is right around the corner, scheduled for Thursday, July 12. The workshop is designed to train or update agricultural professionals in the management of crop health and field crop diagnostics. Participants will be able to fine tune their skills in diagnosing crop production and pest problems. There will…

Managing Nitrogen

Curtis Ransom receives NIFA grant to build upon his doctoral research

Curtis Ransom spent his childhood following his father around agricultural fields as his dad worked with farmers to grow a productive crop. The fields Ransom conducts research in now look a little bit different than those previous fields. Ransom was born in Nairobi, Kenya. His father Joel, who serves as an Extension agronomist and professor at North Dakota State University,…

Improving Water Quality

Alba Argerich strengthens MU Limnology Lab

The MU Limnology Laboratory in the School of Natural Resources is focused on improving water quality through numerous projects and research studies. Limnology, the study of inland waters, includes lakes, streams, ponds and other water sources. The group, which is made up of faculty, staff, postdoctoral fellows, Ph.D. students, master’s students and undergraduate researchers, studies those water sources in an…

Fielding Gifts

2018 CAFNR field day season to include gift matching to support Agricultural Research Centers

The University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources Agricultural Research Centers are spread throughout the state and conduct research on everything from corn to chestnuts to cattle to cotton. The Research Centers represent the uniqueness of agriculture in Missouri. With fertile soil, the Fisher Delta Research Center, located in the Bootheel region, studies numerous crops, including rice…

Addressing Big Problems

Hallie Thompson uses the rainout shelters at Bradford to simulate drought

A hard-working attitude was instilled in Hallie Thompson at an early age. Growing up on her family’s beef farm in High Point, Mo., an unincorporated community of around 50 people, Thompson spent much of her early life with her grandfather, learning what it took to operate a farm. That hard-working spirit has served her well at the University of Missouri,…

After Hours: Bands to Bugs

Kevin Rice's passion for music helped lead him to entomology

Entomology wasn’t always a passion for Kevin Rice. In fact, a career in that field wasn’t even on Rice’s radar growing up. Rice, an assistant professor in the Division of Plant Sciences, received his bachelor’s in biology from the University of North Carolina at Asheville before earning his master’s in entomology (Auburn University) and Ph.D. in entomology (The Ohio State…

Triple Tiger

Jordan Thomas has received all three of his degrees from Mizzou

Like many students with an interest in animals, Jordan Thomas came to the University of Missouri intending to pursue a career in veterinary medicine. When he got more involved with the Division of Animal Sciences, however, Thomas quickly found a new passion – research. That passion, and the stellar faculty and staff in the Division of Animal Sciences, kept Thomas…

Fishing Fun at Jefferson Farm and Garden

JFG fun family fishing nights return in 2018

The Jefferson Farm and Garden fun family fishing nights return in 2018, offering families and friends an opportunity to fish in Jefferson’s 7-acre stocked pond. The fishing nights will take place on the second Friday during each of the next four months: May 11, June 8, July 13 and August 10. “Our fun family fishing nights are always a great…

Farm Safety for Students

FSRC holds second farm safety day

For the second straight year, the Forage Systems Research Center, located in Linneus, held a farm safety day for local third, fourth and fifth grade students. The day, held on Tuesday, May 1, focused not only on farm safety, but looked at first aid, ATV safety and water safety as well. “I think it’s important to talk safety with this…

A Heart for Research

Jennifer Miller named superintendent of Hundley-Whaley Research Center

Jennifer Miller grew up less than 30 minutes away from the Hundley-Whaley Research Center, and has worked as a research specialist at the Center for the past four years. Miller, who hails from King City, has moved into a new role at Hundley-Whaley – the superintendent of the Research Center. Bruce Burdick, who had been the superintendent at Hundley-Whaley since…