They’re not blazing a trail of exploration á la Lewis and Clark, but they are keen observers, and their hiking tradition has not only fulfilled their desire to take in the sights, sounds and smells of the forest, it’s also led to research projects, teaching ideas and forest management strategies.
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It’s not news that universities are struggling financially. State allocations for public institutions dropped sharply again last year, triggering significant tuition increases in many states. And the future doesn’t look better. States continue to cut higher education appropriations as tax receipts have flat-lined. At the University of Missouri, state funding now makes up only 17 percent of the university budget.…
The College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (CAFNR) at the University of Missouri is donating 1,000 lbs. of lean pork sausage worth about $2,000 to The Food Bank for Central and Northeast Missouri.
To help CAFNR graduates set off on their best career path, CAFNR Career Services holds a number of training sessions, workshops and events during the year.
Bruhn has been researching truffles since 1999 – and now knows enough about their cultivation in Missouri to promote commercial truffières – truffle orchards – with interested farmers and entrepreneurs.
CAFNR agronomy alum and expert science communicator Mary Schon guided the first group of CAFNR Communications Fellows through comprehensive communications training this winter, with more sessions to follow.
Eight CAFNR hospitality management students are getting hands-on experience in the groom and bride trade. They are collaborating with a local wedding planner to present Bridal University, a wedding-planning workshop for Columbia brides.
Two CAFNR staff members have recently earned the designation of Certified Research Administrator from the Research Administrators Certification Council.