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After Hours: Dog Tags

The Sykuta family dog, Ella, is an Instagram star

Ella, in many ways, is just like any other 2-year-old golden retriever. She loves attention, going on walks and spending time with her family. But there is one thing that separates her from the pack of other lovable canines and that is her sizable Instagram following. Ella, or @ella.m.thegoldengirl, has amassed a considerable number of followers online. One of her…

A Passion for Rural Communities

Sarah Low’s entire career has been devoted to rural economic development

Growing up, Sarah Low watched acid rain from Chernobyl decimate the industry around her home in southwest Scotland. She watched the economic and social fallout and decided, as an 9-year-old, she wanted to help rural communities. Low’s entire career has been devoted to rural economic development. She recently joined the University of Missouri as the Fred V. Heinkel Professor in…

An Icelandic Adventure

Mary Hendrickson awarded 2019-20 Fulbright U.S. Scholar grant

Mary Hendrickson and her husband had been itching to do some traveling. Hendrickson had kicked around the idea of applying to become a Fulbright Scholar, or find something in the same vein. An opportunity of that nature would give her the chance to not only travel, but to teach and do research on another continent. Carol Lorenzen, a professor in…

Understanding Consumer Behavior

Michelle Segovia joins CAFNR as a behavioral and experimental economist

During her senior year at the Panamerican School of Agriculture, Zamorano, in Honduras, Michelle Segovia was required to complete a short-term internship. Segovia interned at Texas A&M University, where she completed her undergraduate thesis in the Department of Nutrition and Food Science. Segovia earned her bachelor’s degree in food science and technology, but found a new passion while at Texas…

Showing Gratitude

Express your appreciation to Mizzou as part of Giving Day 2019

Mizzou and CAFNR mean many things to many different people. A caring college catapulting its students to career and life success. A supportive workplace for faculty and staff. Home to life-long memories and friendships for alumni. Whatever CAFNR has meant to you over the years, we encourage you to show your appreciation on March 13-14 as part of Mizzou Giving…

Help Us Recognize Excellence

Nominations now open for Celebration of Excellence awards

Nominations are now open for awards to be given at Celebration of Excellence 2019, the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources’ annual event that honors outstanding faculty, staff, students, alumni and friends. Celebration of Excellence 2019 will be held Thursday, April 11, at the Reynolds Alumni Center. Nominations for alumni awards are due Friday, Feb. 15. The nomination deadline…

Feasting on Famine: Fighting ‘Hidden Hunger’ and Food Waste

Kiruba Krishnaswamy focuses on preventing food loss and extracting useful resources from food waste

Like many people, Kiruba Krishnaswamy loves to eat. She even calls herself a foodie, and she loves to explore the cuisines of different cultures. Despite her lifelong love of food, Krishnaswamy, an assistant professor of biological engineering, had never heard of food engineering before she went to college, but she was intrigued by it. One reason for her interest was…

After Hours: Educating and Coaching

Eric Bailey has trained American Quarter Horses for years

With nearly 130,000 acres to look after, the Bailey family needed reliable transportation to check the more than 1,500 head of cattle they were responsible for. The family turned to American Quarter Horses. That meant Eric Bailey got acclimated to horses at a very young age. “Part of my daily chores included feeding our horses,” Bailey said. “There were between…

Building a Bridge to Success

MU and Danforth Center collaborative agreement showcases Missouri's plant biology strength

It was four years ago when the University of Missouri and the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center entered into a collaborative agreement that would lead to the hiring of four new researchers, each of whom would enhance the plant biology research not only in the state, but also across the globe. Three of those positions are now filled, with the…

Giving Back to the Local Community

FSRC donates ground beef to local food pantry

Every so often the Forage Systems Research Center, located near Linneus, Mo., has a beef animal it can’t bring to the sale barn. There are a variety of reasons for this, including a limp leg or unwanted coat defect. While there is nothing actually wrong with the beef animal, its value at the sale barn is dramatically reduced. “With some…