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A Meaty Honor

Mizzou Meats Judging Team takes top spot in national contest

The Mizzou Meats Judging Team team won the 2018 Southeastern Intercollegiate Meats Judging Contest held jointly at The Ohio State University and the University of Kentucky April 6-7. The team placed first overall out of eight schools, and also finished first in Beef Judging and Pork Judging, second in Specifications and Reasons and third in Beef Grading. Team members include Ryan…

Regional Honors

Prather, Stacey recognized by prestigious St. Louis science academy

Two of the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources’ distinguished professors added a new accolade to their careers last week. Randy Prather, Curators and Distinguished Professor of Reproductive Biotechnology in the Division of Animal Sciences, and Gary Stacey, Curators Distinguished Professor of Plant Sciences and Joint Curators Professor of Biochemistry, were both honored by the Academy of Science of…

An Evening of Excellence

CAFNR honors faculty, staff, alumni, students and friends at annual awards ceremony

The College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources honored outstanding faculty, staff, students, alumni and friends of CAFNR at its annual Celebration of Excellence awards ceremony Thursday, April 5. Awards were given for teaching, research, advising, extension and volunteering and to outstanding staff, students, student organizations and alumni. The evening culminated with the presentation of the Frederick B. Mumford Awards –…

A Unanimous Choice

Denbigh honored with Distinguished Dairy Cattle Breeder Award

Since 1978, the Distinguished Dairy Cattle Breeder Award has honored an individual who is an active Missouri dairy cattle breeder and has achieved recognition for accomplishments in breeding and developing outstanding cattle. John Denbigh, whose career at the University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources has spanned more than 30 years, took home the award in 2018.…

Taking the Reins

Bill Lamberson named director of Division of Animal Sciences

Bill Lamberson, professor and interim director of the Division of Animal Sciences, has been named the permanent head of the division by Christopher Daubert, Vice Chancellor and Dean of the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (CAFNR). Lamberson’s appointment is effective Nov. 1, 2017. Lamberson has been at the University of Missouri since 1984 – he joined as an…

Tiger in the Wild

CAFNR alum takes top job at New York zoo

In Norah Fletchall’s opinion, Truman the Tiger is the “greatest mascot in the world.“ And that’s not just because she’s a proud alumnae of the University of Missouri – it’s also because she has worked in large cat conservation for many years, as part of her career as, first, a zookeeper at the St. Louis Zoo, and now as President…

Well Awarded

Abrea Mizer named Outstanding Senior

On Friday, May 12, Abrea Mizer was awarded the title of Outstanding Senior from the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources at the 2017 spring commencement ceremony. Mizer graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in both biochemistry and agricultural education. During her tenure at MU, Mizer served as an ambassador for CAFNR, giving tours and presentations to visiting…

An Extremely Rare Occurrence

CAFNR researchers, interested citizens to benefit from NASA grant supporting data collection during upcoming total solar eclipse

The University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources will be conducting a variety of research during the upcoming eclipse on Monday, Aug. 21. The School of Natural Resources earned a grant from NASA and will be doing a variety of work on the day of the eclipse. Alum Eric Aldrich will broadcast live Jefferson City for NASA TV, keeping individuals updated…

A Gateway to Recognition

Jerry Taylor to receive Fellows Award from Academy of Science of St. Louis

A pencil and paper may be required to recall all of the awards that Jeremy “Jerry” Taylor, Curators Professor of Genetics and Animal Sciences and Wurdack Chair of Animal Genomics in the College of Agriculture, Food Science and Natural Resources at the University of Missouri, has won. Next month, that list will get a little longer. Taylor, a University of…

A New Honor

Reproductive physiology graduate student earns prestigious NIFA fellowship

Thank goodness for caffeine. There’s pulling an all-nighter and then there’s what Karl Kerns would do at one point as a doctoral student in the Division of Animal Sciences working in the laboratory of Peter Sutovsky – when he would, at times, arrive in the lab at 7 a.m. and not leave until 7 a.m. the following day. “Once you…