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Christine Cochran to top position at Commodity Markets Council

Christine Cochran, who graduated magna cum laude from the University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources with a bachelor’s of science degree in agricultural economics, has been named president of the Commodity Markets Council in Washington, D.C.

Two For Four

CAFNR does well in Chancellor's outstanding staff awards

Two of four recipients of the 2011 Chancellor’s Outstanding Staff Award were CAFNR staff members. The awards recognize individual staff contributions to the University.

More Than a Century of Tradition and Graduates

CAFNR launches 400+ new alumni into the world

Following a tradition started in 1874 with the first graduating class of the University of Missouri College of Agriculture and Mechanical Arts, the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources celebrated its 137th graduation ceremony this May.

Rural Sociology Graduate Student Jordan Dawdy inducted into Rollins Society

On April 22, Jordan Dawdy, a second-year doctoral student in Rural Sociology, was inducted into the Rollins Society during Tap Day ceremonies at the University of Missouri. The Rollins Society was created in 1994 by the Graduate and Professional Council to recognize graduate and professional students at MU who have significantly advanced the well-being of communities — academic or otherwise…

An Up-And-Coming Two-Fer

Thelen Honored by Two Faculty Awards

Jay Thelen, associate professor of Biochemistry at the University of Missouri, recently was presented two important awards recognizing promising researchers.

A Better Bean

CAFNR investigates how to market new seed technologies to farmers

The University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources will investigate the economic impacts and best marketing strategies of new soybean seed technologies designed to improve US production.

Missouri Farm Bureau Honors Dave Baker For Outstanding Service to Agriculture

David Baker, assistant dean and program director for agricultural and natural resources extension at the University of Missouri, was presented the Missouri Farm Bureau’s Outstanding Service to Ag Award. The award is the highest honor bestowed to an individual by the farm organization. Chosen individuals have a close working relationship with the Farm Bureau and have supported agriculture throughout their…

A Closer Look at Plant Genetics

MU plant scientists receive a $3 million boost from National Science Foundation

Plant genetics research at the University of Missouri got a boost In November with the receipt of three new Plant Genome Research Program awards totaling $3 million from the National Science Foundation.

An Unorthodox Road to a Golden Apple

Award recipient Linda Sowers experience includes golf and chemical sales

The road to a teaching position at a research university seldom strays from a traditional route of degrees and years of experience in the classroom. Linda Sowers, an instructor of agricultural journalism, agriculture and applied economics at the MU College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources, took a very different course to the classroom that included chemical sales, marketing, golf…