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Making a Difference

Whitney Kinne is helping people in the beef industry and in the mission field

Whitney Kinne has always wanted to make a difference, whether it be in the agriculture industry or the mission field. Kinne, CAFNR Career Services assistant director, is doing just that – on both fronts. Kinne was named the 2015 Missouri Cattlewoman of the Year during the Missouri Cattle Industry Convention in early January. Kinne and her husband, Shane, were also…

Expanding Information and Opportunities

The Show-Me Grape and Wine Conference and Symposium will take place in March

The University of Missouri Grape and Wine Institute has two exciting events set for March. The 2016 Show-Me Grape and Wine Conference and Symposium will run from Wednesday, March 16 to Friday, March. 18. This is the fifth year for the Grape and Wine Symposium, which will take place on Friday, March 18. This is the first year for the…

Not Your Typical Angus

Charlie the calf has found a new home with the Gaudet family

Charlie isn’t your typical calf. Charlie was born at the University of Missouri Forage Systems Research Center in Linneus, Mo., last year. He was a twin and an unfortunate accident left Charlie with a broken leg. With few options, farm worker Derek Search called a friend, Bob Barrows, who has several bottle calves he raises. Barrows said he would take…

As Heard on Insight: Keeping Nutrients in the Field

Greenley Research Center uses drainage water management to generate and regulate water on fields

Did you miss the first airing of the seventh installment of our new Insight series? LISTEN NOW to the program or to the extended version of the interview. For years, producers have looked for ways to manage the water on their fields. The Greenley Research Center near Novelty, Mo., has turned to drainage water management in an effort to generate and regulate…

Building Relationships

Dean Volenberg tapped as director of the MU Grape and Wine Institute

Working in Extension in Missouri and Wisconsin, Dean Volenberg has always focused on building relationships with individuals and organizations. As the new Director of the Grape and Wine Institute (GWI) at the University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources, Volenberg will have ample opportunity to build and cultivate relationships with grape growers and wineries. “These relationships happen…

As Heard on Insight: Battling the Winter Weather

Preparing for winter weather is important

Did you miss the first airing of the fourth installment of our new Insight series? LISTEN NOW to the program or to the extended version of the interview. Winter is here and temperatures are starting to creep down. So what type of winter can mid-Missouri expect? Tony Lupo, a professor of atmospheric science, said a strong El Nino could lead to warmer…

A Challenge Awaits

Tim Reinbott named Director of Field Operations for MOAES

Tim Reinbott has always loved a challenge. His newest one begins in January. Reinbott, the superintendent at the Bradford Research Center in Columbia, Mo., will move into a new role at the beginning of the New Year. He will replace John Poehlmann as the Director of Field Operations for the University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources…

A Global Impact

CAFNR is helping develop master's programs for Moscow State University in Russia

The University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources is at the forefront of research and education – and that reach is extending globally. A group from CAFNR is collaborating with the Eurasian Center of Food Security, based out of Moscow State University, to develop two online master’s programs, both focused on food security needs in the Eurasian region. The…

Go Big or Go Home

Andrew Biggs turns trucks and Jeeps into off-road fun

Andrew Biggs likes a challenge. That challenge usually comes with four wheels. Biggs, farm manager at the Bradford Research Center, has developed a passion for taking modified vehicles off road. Biggs does the modifications himself, altering pickup trucks or Jeeps, making them perfect for climbing rocks or crossing rough terrain. “My game plan is to make a vehicle do something…

As Heard on Insight: Protecting the Monarch

Thirteen MU Agricultural Research Centers will plant monarch waystations across Missouri

Did you miss the first airing of the sixth installment of our new Insight series? LISTEN NOW to the program or to the extended version of the interview. The monarch butterfly population has seen a steady decline during the past two decades. There are many factors beyond our control, including climate, which negatively impact the monarch population. One way to help, though,…