Inside CAFNR ⋅ Page 25

The Vernal Sojourn

CAFNR faculty, staff and students explore the Baskett Wildlife Research and Education Center

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.

Bootstrap Biotech

With UM System funding, model collaboration operation begins work

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.…

Whole Hog

CAFNR to Donate Half-Ton of Sausage to the Food Bank

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.

Working a Career Fair

Career Services connects students with employers

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.

Cultivating The Elusive Black Truffle

Bruhn’s years of mushroom research are coming to fruition

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.

Fellows in Communication

CAFNR invites 8 researchers to participate in comprehensive communications training

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.

Pre-Nuptials

CAFNR students get early professional experience at Bridal U

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.

Certified

Bent, Lingle named Certified Research Administrators

Two CAFNR staff members have recently earned the designation of Certified Research Administrator from the Research Administrators Certification Council.