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A Passion for Animals

Nichole Anderson joins Division of Animal Sciences faculty

Nichole Anderson’s love for animals, specifically horses, took her to North Dakota State University (NDSU) to study equine science. Her goal was to eventually become a professional horse trainer. Anderson grew up riding horses and joined the equestrian team at NDSU right away. She rode for the team for a year. “After a year of riding I really didn’t win…

An Intriguing Inclusion

Graduate student researching incorporation of tree nuts in a pig’s finishing diet

Katelyn Burdick was on the hunt for a graduate project two years ago after earning her bachelor’s degree from the Division of Animal Sciences – and Professor Bryon Wiegand had a perfect venture. Wiegand was interested to know if the inclusion of tree nuts in a pig’s finishing diet would affect the fatty acid composition and the overall processed meat…

Defining the Objective

Division of Animal Sciences bringing cattle breeding plans to Agricultural Research Centers

For years, the Thompson Research Center, near Spickard, Mo., has been home to a very defined breeding plan for its straight bred, commercial Angus cattle herd. That plan contains a variety of objectives, including reproductive and genetic goals. With the strong success of that plan, a team from the University of Missouri Division of Animal Sciences is looking to expand…

Transitioning to a New Role

Donnie Hubble named Greenley Research Center superintendent

Donnie Hubble grew up just 30 minutes away from the Greenley Research Center – and he was recently selected to serve as the Center’s superintendent. Hubble officially joined the Greenley Research Center, one of the University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources’ (CAFNR) Agricultural Research Centers, on April 1. Hubble follows Dana Harder, who served as superintendent…

Tackling a New Challenge

Ritcha Mehra-Chaudhary joins CAFNR as an assistant teaching professor of Biochemistry

Ritcha Mehra-Chaudhary loves a challenge. Mehra-Chaudhary has tackled a variety of challenges and switched her fields of study a handful of times throughout her career. She recently joined the University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources as an assistant teaching professor of Biochemistry. She joins CAFNR from The Molecular Interactions Core in the Mizzou Office of Research.…

Pressure on Farm Finances Appears Likely to Continue

Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute (FAPRI) releases annual U.S. Baseline Outlook report

Pressure on farm finances appears likely to continue according to the latest analysis of national and global agricultural trends from the University of Missouri. While the analysis shows a projected net farm income increase in 2019, farm income remains below the average of 2014-17. Longer-term projections suggest little change in real net farm income over the next decade, resulting in…

CAFNR Programs of Distinction

In line with CAFNR’s new strategic plan, the College has designated seven existing programs as Programs of Distinction

The University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (CAFNR) has numerous existing research, teaching and extension programs that are nationally and internationally recognized. To highlight the recognized strength of existing and future programs, CAFNR has established criteria for Programs of Distinction, a select collection of programs that exemplify CAFNR’s drive to distinction. CAFNR’s Programs of Distinction, together…

A New Mission

Patrick Montgomery's passion for animals, entrepreneurship and helping veterans led to the creation of the KC Cattle Company

Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2001, began just like any other day for sixth grader Patrick Montgomery. When the day ended, Montgomery had a new purpose and focus. Montgomery watched terrorists attack the twin towers that morning and spoke to his father that night. He said that if the United States went to war, and if the war was still going on…

A Career Communicator

Christine Tew honored with Ag Communicator of the Year award from Missouri Department of Agriculture

While not a traditional farm kid, Christine Tew got involved in 4-H at an early age and later joined the National FFA Organization as a middle school student. Those positive experiences have led to a career in agriculture communication. Tew was recently honored by the Missouri Department of Agriculture for her communication efforts, taking home the Ag Communicator of the…

A Passion for Rural Communities

Sarah Low’s entire career has been devoted to rural economic development

Growing up, Sarah Low watched acid rain from Chernobyl decimate the industry around her home in southwest Scotland. She watched the economic and social fallout and decided, as an 9-year-old, she wanted to help rural communities. Low’s entire career has been devoted to rural economic development. She recently joined the University of Missouri as the Fred V. Heinkel Professor in…