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Commanding Respect

Those who knew Miss Hortense Greenley reflect on her humbleness

The same words continually come up when those who knew Grace Hortense Greenley reflect on her life. Humble. Fair. Honest. Wonderful. Miss Greenley served students for the majority of her life as a teacher and principal. She earned a reputation as a hardnosed, strict disciplinarian. A hidden sense of humor could be found underneath the tough exterior, though. “When she…

A Terrific Team

Missouri-based researchers to tackle grapevine research

Anthony Peccoux spent eight months as the leader of the viticulture area in the wine and grape program at the University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources before he tragically passed away in 2012. Peccoux made the most out of his time at Mizzou, connecting individuals in the grape and wine industry across Missouri. Allison Miller, an evolutionary…

A Little Horse Power

Mike Baumgartner has jumped into the world of team roping

Mike Baumgartner has always enjoyed being around horses. That interest sparked others, including a jump into the rodeo world. Baumgartner has been involved in various rodeo events since his high school years. His most recent trek has been into team roping. Team roping pairs two individuals together – a header and a heeler. Each sit on a horse parallel to…

FDA Changes Coming for Livestock Owners

New changes go into effect on Jan. 1

Livestock owners across Missouri are encouraged to be prepared for the upcoming Food and Drug Administration changes to antibiotics that will go into effect on Jan. 1. Craig Payne, director of veterinary medical extension at the University of Missouri, said there are two main changes. The first deals with medically-important feed grade or water soluble antibiotics that have a claim…

CAFNR Welcomes NIFA Director

Sonny Ramaswamy discusses food security issues facing the world

The University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources welcomed Sonny Ramaswamy to campus last week to discuss several food security issues. Ramaswamy is the director of the United States Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture. Ramaswamy’s talk was titled, “Feeding the world with user-inspired science.” After his hour-long seminar, he took questions for a…

Strengthening the Soybean Team

Pengyin Chen hired to lead MU Fisher Delta Research Center soybean breeding team

The University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources Fisher Delta Research Center soybean breeding team has gained national recognition for developing improved soybean varieties. The group, led by Grover Shannon, releases four to six new varieties into the market every year – and they just got a whole lot stronger with a key addition. Pengyin Chen, a…

Filling in the Gaps

MU Center for Agroforestry to train high school teachers on agroforestry curriculum

The University of Missouri Center for Agroforestry has a major focus on outreach. With its online program, graduate certificate and Agroforestry Academy, the Center for Agroforestry works hard to promote the many facets of agroforestry to a wide audience. One group who the Center for Agroforestry has been researching on how to more efficiently reach is high school students. With…

Thinking Outside of the Box

Wurdack Research Center Field Day focuses on a variety of topics

The Wurdack Research Center brought a diverse group of topics to its annual Field Day on Friday, Oct. 7, in Cook Station. Topics at Wurdack, one of the University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources’ Agricultural Research Centers, included forage, timber, beekeeping, growing mushrooms and antibiotics. “Topic relevance is probably most important, that and the presenters’ ability…

Reaching a New Level

MU Forestry Club hosts successful Midwestern Foresters' Conclave

The Midwestern Foresters’ Conclave brings forestry clubs together from colleges and universities across the Midwest. The actual event pits the clubs against each other in numerous timber sports competitions. There’s much more to Conclave, though, especially in regards to student networking. The students are together nonstop, even camping out the night before Conclave. The University of Missouri College of Agriculture,…

‘A Diamond in the Rough’

MU Department of Soil, Environmental and Atmospheric Sciences converts ambulance into weather vehicle

You never know what you’ll find for sale on the side of the road. Graduate student Chasity Henson found something hugely beneficial to the University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources’ Department of Soil, Environmental and Atmospheric Sciences. Henson, who grew up in Carthage, Mo., was heading home to visit her parents on a weekend last year when…