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The 52nd Annual Fisher Delta Research Center Field Day

Despite warmer temperatures, large crowds attend Field Day

Although some of the warmer temperatures of the month were forecasted, it didn’t keep the crowds away from the 52nd Annual Fisher Delta Research Center Field Day. Between the morning’s breakfast, educational tours and an afternoon meal, nearly 1,000 people visited the local research center owned by the MU College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources on August 29. Included…

Safeguarding History

Pat Westhoff and Elena Vega work to restore the famous Guitar Mansion

At the beginning of February 2011, blizzard-like conditions set in as a snowstorm blanketed much of central Missouri with nearly two feet of snow. Pat Westhoff, director of the Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute (FAPRI) and professor of agricultural and applied economics, and his wife, Elena Vega, had just moved into their Columbia home and waited out the storm. “With all…

International Collaborations

Algerian women visit MU through Cochran Fellowship

“Everything is so green,” Louiza Chekmam quietly murmured in amazement as the van she was riding in pulled into Peach Tree Farms. “Back home, our summers are dry and everything turns yellow and brown. This is just beautiful.” The visit to the family-operated farm outside of Boonville was one of many stops Louiza, Souad Mammou and Sihem Khiri toured during…

Field Day Schedule Finalized for 2013

Enjoy a day of free fun and informational tours at one of CAFNR's research centers

World-renowned research will be on display to the public through CAFNR Field Days.

Students as Scientists

Michael Smith honored with teaching award

For Michael Smith, working at the University of Missouri is all about the students.