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History in Bloom

MU Floral and Woodland Garden marks 40th anniversary

Successful efforts by a handful of energetic horticulture students in the late 1970s led to the planning and execution of an ambitious garden project located next to MU’s Agriculture Building. The space was dedicated as the Woodland and Floral Garden in April 1980. A public celebration to mark the garden’s 40th anniversary and rededicate what remains of the original landscape…

A Culture of Collaboration

World-renowned interdisciplinary plant biology research at Mizzou gets a big boost from new $28.2 million plant growth facility

For nearly 150 years, scientists from the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources at the University of Missouri have contributed to advancements around the globe. Many have heard the story of Charles Valentine Riley, an MU professor and Missouri’s first state entomologist, who saved the French wine industry from decimation by an insect, the grape phylloxera. The aphid had…

60 Years of Advice

SNR Advisory Council is invaluable asset to School

What exactly does an Advisory Council do? If we look at the dictionary definition: “offering suggestions about the best course of action to someone”; “recommend”, or, “inform (someone) about a fact or situation, typically in a formal or official way”. The School of Natural Resources Advisory Council has done all of that and more. As the Advisory Council nears celebrating…

All in the Family

CAFNR graduate celebrates 200th anniversary, history of family farm in mid-Missouri

Everything in John Clay’s office has a story. In one corner, there’s the dictionary that dates back to 1934 that was used primarily for Scrabble word challenges by his great aunts and uncles. “It looked this new when I was a baby,” Clay quips of the giant book that rests on a stand that was once in the foyer of…

Looking Back 40 Years — And Beyond

MU Department of Biochemistry celebrates, reflects on its colorful history of serving as bridge between CAFNR, School of Medicine

https://vimeo.com/180361006/9240241033 It began 40 years ago with what could best be called a “grand experiment.” For decades, faculty at the University of Missouri’s Department of Biochemistry had one collective goal — to study life at the molecular level — but were in two separate units, one housed in the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources under the name agricultural chemistry and…

A Craving for Research

Endowment fund honors retired professor while also supporting food science graduate students

Without flavor research, life would be bland. “Everything hinges upon the flavor in food. If it doesn’t taste good, no one eats it. So the more we can do to understand what makes things taste good, the better the products are going to be,” said Richard Lane, president of Meridian Flavors and former student of Milton Bailey. Lane and former…

CAFNR Barnwarming

A College of Agriculture tradition for 100 years

CAFNR’s Barnwarming was an annual party for 100 years.

Computers Come to CAFNR

Educational pioneers take on digital service and research

CAFNR had a hand in the first MU computer, and was a pioneer in its role in research.

CAFNR and the Psychic Dog

An animal science researcher investigates the canine occult

In the early 1930s, a media sensation was centered in little Marshall, Mo.

The Last Quarter Acre

A small plot is all that's left of CAFNR's Horticulture Farm

A quarter-acre plot on an urban medical campus is all that remains of the MU Horticulture Farm.