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‘A Record of Research and Leadership’

Shibu Jose announced as CAFNR interim associate dean for research 

Shibu Jose, director of the School of Natural Resources (SNR) and superintendent of the Horticulture and Agroforestry Research Center (HARC) in the University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (CAFNR), has been named the interim associate dean in the office of research and extension in CAFNR. Jose will also serve as the interim director of the Agricultural…

‘An Invaluable Experience’

Matthew Caldwell credits CAFNR with preparing him for the workforce

As a seventh grader, Matthew Caldwell was hoping to land in an elective history class. There was just one problem – all of the spots were full. Caldwell was left with one alternative, joining an agriculture class. Caldwell didn’t know the impact of that first agriculture class at the time, but he wasn’t thrilled with his lone option. “I got…

Impacting the Missouri Beef Industry

Study shows management-intensive grazing has raised economic output of Missouri’s beef industry by more than $125 million every year

Since 1990, the Missouri Grazing Schools have provided its more than 18,000 participants with pertinent information related to management-intensive grazing (MiG). The schools, a partnership between the University of Missouri and the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), are designed to touch on each aspect of management-intensive grazing, delivering research findings and vital information to its attendees. A recent economic…

A Central Resource for Biomedical Investigators and Researchers

MU receives $7.2 million for continued operation of National Swine Resource and Research Center

The University of Missouri has received $7.229 million for continued operation of the National Swine Resource and Research Center (NSRRC). The NSRRC was established in 2003 to serve as a resource for biomedical investigators and researchers, providing those individuals with access to critically needed swine models for human health and disease. The Center will continue to provide those vital services…

Wurdack Research Center Showcases Projects During Field Day

Field day focuses on forage management

The Wurdack Research Center featured a variety of topics during its annual field day, which was held on Friday, Oct. 5, at the Center near Cook Station. A big focus of the presentations was on forage management. Along with the research presentations, attendees were served a free lunch, sponsored by First Community National Bank. “We had a great lineup of…

After Hours: A True Tiger Tailgate

Garton, Langworthy families celebrate Mizzou football through tailgating

A sea of black and gold highlights the tailgating scene before each University of Missouri football game. From shirts, to tents to plates, the Tigers are front and center throughout the campus. There is a little red that stands out in that sea of black and gold – an Ohio State University flag owned by Bryan Garton. The flag flies…

The Art of the Forecast

Students in Atmospheric Science 4710 are learning how to forecast weather events

Putting together a weather forecast is as much a science as an art form. The process begins with in-depth observations of past weather events, as well as taking a peek at what’s happening currently. Once that information has been collected and diagnosed, it is fed into weather models, which are used to help predict what will happen next. It’s an…

Celebrating Chestnuts

Early rain showers didn't slow Missouri Chestnut Roast Festival

Early rain showers didn’t slow the Missouri Chestnut Roast Festival at the MU Horticulture and Agroforestry Research Center (HARC), which took place on Saturday, Oct. 6, in New Franklin. The event featured presentations, demonstrations, seminars, farm tours and several other activities. “While the rain was a bit of a nuisance, the weather improved throughout the day and it turned out…

Serving Missourians

Kallenbach tapped to continue the collaborative relationship between CAFNR and MU Extension

Rob Kallenbach, assistant dean for Agriculture and Natural Resources Extension, has been named the interim associate dean/senior program director of Agriculture and Environment Extension in the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources at the University of Missouri. His appointment was effective October 1. “This position has statewide responsibility for Extension programs in agriculture and the environment – and Dr.…

Sharing Fun and Excitement of Science and Discovery

Thousands flock to South Farm Showcase

The University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources was on full display during the 12th South Farm Showcase, which was held on Saturday, Sept. 29. The free, family-friendly event brought thousands out to the South Farm Research Center, in Columbia. Attendees could stop by the more than 60 venues set up throughout the Center and Jefferson Farm…