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A Dream Fulfilled

Fara and Richard Maltsbarger are giving back to the school they love

The University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources Executive-in-Residence program was created in 1996 to give students, faculty and staff an opportunity to learn from industry leaders. Richard Maltsbarger was invited back to Mizzou as an Executive-in-Residence in 2012. Maltsbarger earned his bachelor’s in 1997 and his master’s in 1999 – both in agricultural economics. During his…

Showcasing Natural Resource Management

Thompson Research Center timber harvest focuses on good stewardship

The University of Missouri CAFNR Agricultural Experiment Station is focused on showcasing strong natural resource management. At the Thompson Research Center in Spickard, Mo., they are demonstrating that management with a recent timber harvest. “In general, we want to maintain or improve the health of our forests,” said Dusty Walter, AES director of natural resources. “We also want to improve…

Finding Strength

Lauren Jackson's life experiences have allowed her to give back

Lauren Jackson came to the University of Missouri to study journalism in 1997. Jackson lived in Texas before making the trek to Mizzou and had her sights set on becoming a sports broadcaster. She graduated with a degree in advertising in 2001 and developed a love for numbers during those four years. She had a student job in the department…

Graduates in Demand

Opportunities plentiful for graduates with degrees in food, agriculture, natural resources or the environment

Finding employment after college can be a stressful experience for students and their families. For students with degrees in food, agriculture, natural resources or the environment, there will be plenty of opportunities in the coming years. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, there will be a high demand for college graduates in the agriculture and food industries during the…

Tackling A Challenge

Jared Decker has received a grant for $3 million to study to cattle genetics

As a beef geneticist and extension specialist, Jared Decker spends a lot of time discussing issues and challenges with Missouri producers, farmers and ranchers. One of those challenges is finding the right cattle for different environments. Cattle that are poorly adapted to their environment don’t perform as well as those that are comfortable with their surroundings. “We’re trying to create…

A Well-Deserved Honor

Junior Maria Kalaitzandonakes is a 2016 Truman Scholar

Maria Kalaitzandonakes had a short meeting scheduled Tuesday morning with Bryan Garton, the associate dean and director of academic programs at the University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources. She wasn’t sure what the meeting was going to hold – but there was a huge surprise at the end of it. Kalaitzandonakes, a junior at Mizzou, double…

Watching the Water

Collaborations abound through stormwater best management practices

A strong storm leaves behind a good amount of rain. Where does that water go? Can it carry nutrients or pollutants? Does it cause flooding? What can be done to manage the storm water? Those are just a few of the questions that Enos Inniss and Allen Thompson continue to research. Inniss, an assistant teaching professor in civil and environmental…

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…