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New Experiential Lab

$1 million gift supports MU student collaboration

Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM), one of the world’s leading agricultural processors, has given the University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (CAFNR) a gift of $1 million to support a dedicated laboratory space designed specifically for student experiential learning. The ADM Center for Agricultural Development, to be located in the Agricultural Engineering building on MU’s east…


Book seeks to define a buzzword

Peter Klein, associate professor of Agricultural and Applied Economics, is helping to answer the question: What is Entrepreneurship? His co-authored book, “Organizing Entrepreneurial Judgment: A New Approach to the Firm,” was published in April by Cambridge University Press.

Showing Well

CAFNR students do well in Homecoming competitions

The 101st University of Missouri Homecoming is in the history books and the CAFNR Student Council and two students did well in the festivities.

A Spark of Inspiration

MU Forestry Professor Rich Guyette develops a novel equation to understand and predict fire

Rich Guyette knows fire. He’s studied it for more than thirty years and the samples he’s collected and analyzed have helped to create a historical record of fire in North America spanning 400 years. Till recently, he approached research like most fire scientists, focusing on the fuel source, thinking about local management questions and publishing research studies such as “Fire…

Big Screen Collaborators

CAFNR faculty are appearing on a Jumbotron near you

You may have noticed some friendly faces at MU football games this fall. Friendly CAFNR faces. On the big screen, no less. Just before the start of the football season, CAFNR Communications asked representatives from around the College to help us with a big project – in a short amount of time. This season, Buck’s Ice Cream became the official ice…

Breaking Bread

Summit partners researchers with those dealing with food insecurity

Sandy Rikoon is conducting an experiment with his food insecurity symposium Oct. 17-19. Rather than hold sessions where academics present their research conclusions into the causes and consequences of insufficient food distribution in America, the director of MU’s Interdisciplinary Center for Food Security is creating a forum where the people on the front lines of the problem will tell the researchers how they use current data and what new information are needed.

Feeding the Future

From Kentucky to Thailand and across the globe, MU Chancellor Brady Deaton improves agriculture and education

Brady Deaton crouched down as his bus passed through the barrier and police were drawing their guns.  His ride had just passed through a police barricade. Fortunately, no shots were fired—the police had been paid off – as asserted by a Thai colleague. “Boom there you are,” said Deaton, the 21st Chancellor of the University of Missouri. “We were just…

Blooming Success

Tiger Garden's Martin honored by International floral group

Kim Martin, Tiger Garden’s Supervisor and CAFNR Plant Sciences Design Instructor, has been recognized by the American Institute of Floral Designers (AIFD) as a recipient of its coveted Certified Floral Designer (CFD) designation. Martin was granted this designation after successfully completing the Professional Floral Design Evaluation (PFDE) earlier this summer immediately prior to the Institute’s National Symposium in Miami. The…

A Friendship Across the Atlantic

Stevens visiting CAFNR exchange students in France this fall

When former CAFNR study abroad director Roy Robinson left last year, Cheryl Stevens, administrative assistant, academic programs, and Bryan Garton, associate dean and director, academic programs, became the interim study abroad officers. Stevens quickly found herself corresponding heavily via email with the five exchange students who soon arrived from Toulouse, France. Eventually, all of those emails developed into a close…