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Carah Hart receives $5,000 farm broadcasting scholarship

CAFNR junior Carah Hart is this year’s recipient of the $5,000 Glenn Kummerow Memorial Scholarship. The scholarship is awarded by the National Association of Farm Broadcasting (NAFB) foundation to continue education.

Mizzou’s Sigma Alpha Chapter Honored by Nationals

The University of Missouri’s Alpha Chi chapter of Sigma Alpha sorority was honored with six 2011 national awards. Sigma Alpha is a national professional agriculture sorority with 53 chapters across the country. They have been on the MU campus since 2002 and have been growing steadily over the years. “The Alpha Chi chapter is honored to be recognized for the…

Another Bad Winter

A strong La Nina may make this winter a "blockfest"

Tony Lupo, department chair and professor of MU atmospheric science, says the same La Niña, jet stream and atmospheric blocking patterns that brought heavy snows and below normal temperatures to the central states will probably remain in place for the winter of 2011-2012.

An Economic Powerhouse

Ag, bioscience make north-central US a key unlocking economic growth and job creation opportunities

“Power and Promise: Agbioscience in the North Central United States” credits the region’s land-grant universities, including their extension services and experiment stations, with a central role in American agriculture’s rise to global preeminence, arguing that continued support for them is vital to realizing the opportunities offered by the 21st century economy.

Toning Down the Smell

New computer models help concentrated
animal producers improve air quality

Teng Teeh Lim recently received a $50,000 Mizzou Advantage grant to develop a computer model that allows large producers to use the size and other simple information about their swine or dairy farm to give them a better idea of the amount of emissions and what they can do to address odor or emission issues.

Kenneth Sherin Receives CDS Student Recognition Award

Kenny is currently serving as an intern for University of Missouri Extension’s Community Economic and Entrepreneurial Development (ExCEED) program specifically assigned the task of program evaluation. From 2005 through 2009 the ExCEED program partnered with 5 rural “communities” (ranged from a single community to multi-county regions) to identify and implement strategies focused on place-based assets and strategies for economic development.

Celebration of Excellence 2011

Frederick B. Mumford Awards Please note that Mumford Award Recipients are recognized for the previous year’s achievement. For example, 2010 Recipients received the award during the 2011 Celebration of Excellence. 2010 Outstanding Faculty Award: Jerry Taylor 2010 Outstanding Staff Award: James Hundle 2010 Distinguished Service Award: Dudley Alexander Outstanding Teaching and Advising Awards 2011 Outstanding Undergraduate Adviser: Trista Strauch 2011…

Kizzi Roberts Earns Funding From NCR-SARE

The North Central Region Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program (NCR-SARE) awarded Kizzi Roberts, a graduate student in animal sciences, a $6,619.25 grant to pursue the project “A Survey of Relationships Among Rare Breeds of Pigs.” This grant was awarded as part of NCR-SARE’s Graduate Student grant program.