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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,…

Growing Agriculture

Agriculture Education Days provide students with vast amounts of information

September and October are plenty busy for the University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources’ Agricultural Research Centers. Along with the everyday research that takes place at each Center, there were Field Days to be hosted and crops readied for harvest. Mixed in with that busyness are Agriculture Education Days. These days are designed to give high…

Spreading Hope

University of Missouri Research Centers go pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October was Breast Cancer Awareness Month and four University of Missouri Agricultural Research Centers participated in the campaign. Each Research Center contributed in a different way – from growing and donating pink pumpkins to fundraising. “The Research Center involvement shows the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources is not just about agriculture,” said Bradford Research Center Superintendent Tim Reinbott.…

Nguyen, Weisman Named Curators Professors

Dr. Henry Nguyen and Dr. Gary Weisman were both recently given the University's highest rank

Dr. Henry Nguyen, professor of plant sciences, and Dr. Gary Weisman, professor of biochemistry, were both recently named 2015 Curators Professors, the University of Missouri’s highest and most prestigious rank. Nguyen earned his Ph.D. in agronomy (genetics) from MU in 1982. He returned to MU in 2002 as the Missouri Soybean Merchandising Council Endowed Professor of Genetics and Soybean Biotechnology,…

Missouri Chestnut Roast a Huge Success

More than 1,500 people attend Missouri Chestnut Roast at HARC

NEW FRANKLIN, MO. – A beautiful day brought more than 1,500 people to the Missouri Chestnut Roast at the Horticulture and Agroforestry Research Center on Saturday, Oct. 17. The Missouri Chestnut Roast was last held in 2010. It was revived in 2015 – and offered guests plenty of activities throughout the day. The event is hosted by the University of…

Working For a Better Tomorrow

Beverley Flatt took her love for agriculture to Australia

Beverley Flatt’s love for agriculture wasn’t passed down through generations of family-owned farms. Instead, that love was developed and it continues to grow each day. Beverley – a 2011 University of Missouri graduate from Republic, Missouri – recently took her vast agricultural knowledge to international soil. Beverley was selected to represent the United States at the Youth Ag-Summit from Aug.…

Improving Farm Productivity

Wurdack Research Center Field Day covers numerous agricultural topics

COOK STATION, MO. – Guests heard presentations on a variety of agricultural topics during the annual Wurdack Research Center Field Day on Friday, Oct. 2. More than 60 farmers and producers attended the event. “I’ve hoped we could raise the attendance, but for the past several years we’ve been relatively consistent with 60 to 70 producers,” Superintendent Dusty Walter said.…

An Active Approach to Agriculture

Forage Systems Research Center hosts annual Field Day

LINNEUS, MO. – More than 200 farmers, producers and area high school students attended the Forage Systems Research Center Field Day on Tuesday, Sept. 29. Numerous agricultural topics, including freeze branding for cattle identification, an update on novel endophyte tall fescues, and weed management in pasture and hay settings, were highlighted. “We added more visual and hands-on education to this…