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Mizzou Forestry Club Gearing up for Conclave

MU hosting 64th Midwestern Foresters’ Conclave at Hallsville Fairgrounds

When Levi Bachmann arrived at the University of Missouri, he was excited for the new opportunities presented to him. However, he was still looking for individuals with similar interests. That led him to the Forestry Club. “I didn’t want to be stuck in the dorms,” said Bachmann, a senior who serves as the Forestry Club president. “I was looking for…

Expanding Their Expertise

Missouri Soybean Center focused on promoting and enhancing Missouri soybean research, teaching and extension

The University of Missouri soybean community has recently developed the Missouri Soybean Center, with a focus on, “Promoting and enhancing Missouri soybean research, teaching and extension to address current and future challenges facing the soybean industry.” The Center will be unveiled during the Missouri Soybean Center Symposium, which will take place from 8 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. Thursday, April 28,…

Forestry Club to Host Conclave

The 64th Midwestern Foresters' Conclave will take place at the Hallsville Fairgrounds

The sound of chainsaws and rolling logs will fill the Hallsville Fairgrounds on Saturday, April 16. The 64th Midwestern Foresters’ Conclave has a full slate of timbersports events beginning at 7:45 a.m. The event is a collegiate competition and will feature 11 schools from across the country. The University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources Forestry Club is…

Achieving His Goal

Andrew Biggs was named the superintendent of the Bradford Research Center on March 15

Andrew Biggs set a goal for himself when he became the farm manager at the Bradford Research Center last year – he wanted to eventually become the superintendent. That goal came to fruition sooner than Biggs expected. Biggs was named the superintendent at Bradford on March 15. He replaces Tim Reinbott, who became the director of field operations for the…

A Man Dedicated to His Work

Robert K. Schattgen built a loyal customer base as a florist

Robert K. Schattgen was always dedicated to his craft. Robert, who graduated from the University of Missouri in 1971 with a degree in horticulture, served the Columbia community as a retail florist for more than 40 years. “Robert loved his work,” Sharon Ford Schattgen, Robert’s wife, said. “He enjoyed serving and supporting his customers – and he had a large…

As Heard on Insight: The Soybean Sleuth

Kristin Bilyeu's research is leading to a healthier soybean

Did you miss the first airing of the thirteenth installment of our new Insight series? LISTEN NOW to the program or to the extended version of the interview. The soybean is an extremely complex plant. Kristin Bilyeu knows this all too well. Bilyeu, a research molecular biologist for the United States Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Research Service and an adjunct associate professor at…

Challenge Accepted

Rodney Geisert has developed a passion for randonneuring

Randonneuring, or long-distance cycling, is a sport that tests the physical strength, mental endurance and determination of an individual. For Rodney Geisert, it’s the perfect test. Geisert is a University of Missouri professor of animal sciences. He started cycling seriously in 2006. While Geisert began with shorter rides, he quickly moved on to longer ones – and now participates in…

As Heard on Insight: Cleaning Up Food Waste

Bradford's closed-loop system is using food waste to produce compost

Did you miss the first airing of the twelfth installment of our new Insight series? LISTEN NOW to the program or to the extended version of the interview. The Tomato Festival is one of the most popular events at the Bradford Research Center. More than 1,000 people flock to the event, which includes tomato and pepper tasting. The festival also led to a unique…

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…