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IPG in the Spotlight

Interdisciplinary Plant Group members recognized by American Society of Plant Biologists

The American Society of Plant Biologists recently honored two members of the Interdisciplinary Plant Group (IPG).

Collegiate Collaboration

At CAFNR's research centers, working with other universities is the norm

At CAFNR’s research centers, working with other universities is the norm.

Seeds for Life

Jerry Nelson helps start digital museum in South Korea

When Jerry Nelson was growing up on a small farm in rural Iowa, he never imagined he would travel the world and meet people of many different cultures. But after more than four decades since arriving at the University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources, he has had an international impact through his plant science research. Now…

Athletics and Academics

An inside look at how student athletes balance their time at MU

Whether cheering for them on the field or helping them succeed in the classroom, MU’s College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources is there for its student athletes. “We are proud to support more than 70 student athletes in CAFNR,” said Bryan Garton, Associate Dean and Director of Academic Programs. CAFNR has 32 student athletes from eight different sports. The School…

The Secrets of Soil

Unlock the keys to soil health with workshops

Producers are increasingly hearing about how using no-till and cover crops will help benefit soil health. But what actually is going on in the ground below your feet when these practices happen? Questions like this will be one of many answered in the Keys to Soil Health Workshop on March 19 at Hundley-Whaley Research Center in Albany. The workshop costs…

A Voice for Forestry in DC

MU's Shibu Jose appointed to Forestry Research Advisory Council

Shibu Jose, director of The Center for Agroforestry and H.E. Garrett Endowed Chair Professor, was recently appointed to the Forestry Research Advisory Council.

To Pastures and Beyond

John Lory's 'Skylab' looks to the future of forage management

It looks like something from a science fiction tale or an other-world exploration unit. Instead, it is the latest pieces of equipment Mizzou researchers use to study pastures.

Nutrient Management Course set for Feb. 3-4

Learn more about nurtrient management plans at this two-day Extension event

Registration is open for the 2014 Advanced Nutrient Management Course, Feb. 3-4 at the University of Missouri Bradford Research Center, Columbia. MU Extension sponsors the two-day course. “The course will be of special benefit to farms using animal manure as a fertilizer,” said John Lory, MU extension nutrient management specialist. “It is highly recommended for manure applicators and those who…

Safeguarding our Soil

Study at Hundley-Whaley Research Center looks at the future of cover crops to help improve our soils

One of the next revolutions in agriculture may not be a piece of equipment, a new crop or technology. It involves being better stewards of the ground below our feet. “Paying attention to the health of our soil and soil structure is going to be key in the future,” said Bruce Burdick, superintendent of Hundley-Whaley Research Center. “One way to…

Sign up for the 2014 Drainage Systems Workshop

Learn the tricks to subsurface drainage systems at hands-on workshop

As extreme weather conditions such as floods and drought keep occurring, more Missouri farmers are looking to integrated water management systems to ensure crop yields. To learn more about this advancing technology the University of Missouri along with the USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and the Missouri Land Improvement Contractors Association (MLICA) host a Drainage Workshop in Columbia on…