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A Tasty Treat

Tomato Day at the Horticulture and Agroforestry Research Center set for Aug. 1

The Horticulture and Agroforestry Research Center will host a Tomato Day on Thursday, Aug. 1, at the Center in New Franklin. The event will feature tomato tastings, demonstrations and presentations. The Tomato Day will begin at 6 p.m. and run until 8 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. “We’re so excited to welcome everyone out to…

Showcasing the Uniqueness of Missouri Agriculture

Numerous research topics will be featured during upcoming Agricultural Research Center Field Days

The University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources’ (CAFNR) Agricultural Research Centers are spread throughout the state and conduct research on everything from cattle genetics to soybeans to pawpaws. The Research Centers represent the uniqueness of agriculture in Missouri. With fertile soil, the Fisher Delta Research Center, located in the Bootheel region, studies rice and cotton. In…

‘An Important Family Feel’

CAFNR Office of Advancement strengthens its team with two staff additions

The College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources’ Office of Advancement strengthened its team with two staff additions, who joined the office at the beginning of the year. Stefanie Gray and Amber Strong Helwig officially began their respective roles in January. Gray is the senior manager of donor relations. Strong Helwig joins the team as an executive assistant. Both come…

‘Sharing CAFNR’s Message’

Michelle Enger named director for the CAFNR Office of Marketing and Communications

Michelle Enger was recently named director for the CAFNR Office of Marketing and Communications. Enger has been the marketing communications coordinator in the same office since 2011. Her new role as director is effective July 1, 2019. “I am confident Michelle will serve CAFNR well in this important role for our College,” said CAFNR Vice Chancellor and Dean Christopher Daubert.…

Preparing Students for the Workforce

Robin Rotman brings a unique background to the SNR faculty

Robin Rotman has taken a unique path to becoming an assistant professor at the University of Missouri. She joined the School of Natural Resources after 10 years of practicing law; first at the Missouri Department of Natural Resources and more recently in private practice in Washington, D.C. Rotman holds a bachelor’s degree from Sewanee: The University of the South, a…

A ‘Responsibility to Respond’

Mel West receives honorary degree for humanitarian efforts

One August afternoon in 1930, 6-year-old Mel West and his family finished their chores early, put on their going-to-town clothes and hopped in their vehicle for the eight-mile drive to Golden City, Mo. West’s father had made homemade ice cream and his mother had made an angel food cake earlier that day for an ice cream social at the local…

A Combination of Research

Amanda Patterson’s research focuses on understanding how the uterus is repaired after pregnancy, in both animals and women

Last year, Amanda Patterson was looking for a place where she could combine her reproductive research interests in animals and her stem cell research interests in women. She found the perfect opportunity at the University of Missouri. Patterson joined the Division of Animal Sciences in November 2018 as an assistant professor. She also has a joint appointment in Obstetrics, Gynecology…

Matching Cattle to Their Best Environments

Troy Rowan earns podium presentation at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

In 2015, Jared Decker received a $2 million grant from the United States Department of Agriculture with the goal of creating genetic and genomic predictions that would allow producers, farmers and ranchers to identify the cattle that are going to perform the best in their specific environment. Troy Rowan arrived at the University of Missouri in 2016 – and has…

A Learning Opportunity

Future Farmers of Ukraine interact with Missouri FFA, Mizzou 

The National FFA Organization was established in 1928, known then as Future Farmers of America. The organization officially changed its name to the National FFA Organization in 1988, and is one of the largest youth organizations in the United States, featuring more than 669,000 members and more than 8,600 chapters. The goal of the organization is to provide students with…

Waiting for the Big Catch

Jefferson Farm and Garden will host six Fun Family Fishing Nights

The Jefferson Farm and Garden Fun Family Fishing Nights return in 2019, offering families and friends an opportunity to fish in Jefferson’s 7-acre stocked pond. There will be a total of six fun family fishing nights, all of which are on Fridays, from May to August. “Our Fun Family Fishing Nights are always a great time for families, as well…