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A New Beginning

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) awarded $500,000 in funding to the “MU-Osage Food & Agriculture Program for Tribal Student Recruitment, Engagement, and Success" project

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) awarded $500,000 in funding for a project titled “MU-Osage Food & Agriculture Program for Tribal Student Recruitment, Engagement, and Success” through the New Beginnings for Tribal Students (NBTS) grant program. NBTS is a competitive grant for land-grant colleges and universities to provide identifiable support, specifically for…

Q&A with Jill Scheidt

Scheidt is an Agronomy Field Specialist with Agriculture and Environment Extension Program

What do you do in your current role with the University of Missouri?    I serve row crop and forage producers in Southwest Missouri by presenting research-based programs related to relevant topics in agriculture. I also do field site visits and client calls, all while collaborating with local partners to bring timely research to the community.  How long have you worked in this position?    Eight years in the current full-time position. In 2011, I…

Q&A with Sam Polly

Polly is a Pesticide Safety Education Program Coordinator with Agriculture and Environment Extension Program 

What do you do in your current role with the University of Missouri? I work as the Pesticide Safety Education Program (PSEP) Coordinator. This entails working with various Extension Specialists to build the pesticide safety program, along with updating our manuals and resources. I also represent the state of Missouri in the American Association of Pesticide Safety Educators and at…

Q&A with Shirin Ghatrehsamani

Ghatrehsamani is an Agricultural Engineering Field Specialist with Agriculture and Environment Extension Program

What do you do in your current role with the University of Missouri? Extension plays a key role in disseminating research to individuals across Missouri so they can in turn make sound agricultural decisions for their operation. As an extension specialist of agricultural technology, my main responsibility is to inform producers, farmers, ranchers and researchers with varying levels of knowledge…

Q&A with David Hoffman

Hoffman is a Livestock Field Specialist with Agriculture and Environment Extension Program

What do you do in your current role with the University of Missouri?    I consult with livestock producers of all ages and all sizes of operations to provide unbiased, research-based information for their everyday questions or concerns that impact their business. This may be answering a single question, or providing continuous guidance to address a long-term issue.    How long have you worked in this position?    25 years  What is…

Supporting Future Scientists

Two postdoctoral fellows in the Division of Animal Sciences have received Lalor Foundation fellowships in the past three years

Since 1960, the Lalor Foundation has supported promising new researchers through its postdoctoral fellowship program. The foundation has put the focus of its assistance and funding on research in mammalian reproductive biology, and rewarded researchers who are establishing scientific and teaching careers with postdoctoral grants. During the past three years, two postdoctoral fellows within the University of Missouri (MU) College…

Q&A with Pat Miller

Miller is an Agronomy Field Specialist with Agriculture and Environment Extension Program

What do you do in your current role with the University of Missouri? I work with ag crop and forage producers, home gardeners and commercial produce growers to reach our #2xAg2030 goals. How long have you worked in this position? 32 years What is your favorite part about the work you do? Helping producers get answers to their questions, whether…

Assessing Fairness and Expectations in Agricultural Markets

Harvey James receives USDA NIFA grant to enhance the understanding of fairness in agricultural food markets 

Harvey James, professor of Agricultural and Applied Economics, recently received a grant from the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA). James was awarded $446,453 for his project titled “Assessing Fairness and Expectations in Agricultural Markets.” The grant was part of a recent $14.5 million USDA investment into two key programs (Economics, Markets and…

Science Night to Focus on Importance of Pollinators

Jefferson Farm and Garden will share information regarding pollinators during educational and scientific event

Two years ago, Jefferson Farm and Garden invited the Columbia community out to the research center for two nights of scientific discussion and educational opportunities. The series, branded as Science Night at Jefferson Farm and Garden, allowed University of Missouri (MU) College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (CAFNR) faculty the chance to share their expertise with the local community.…

Q&A with Linda Journey

Journey is a business support specialist II in CAFNR International Programs

What are your job duties/job responsibilities in the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources? My basic role as Business Support Specialist II includes being an international liaison to CAFNR International Programs (CIP) visiting scholars, dignitaries and business people from all over the world, here on our USDA grants. This encompasses financials, personnel, logistics and databases. On the creative side,…