A cattle genomics consortium from the University of Missouri and USDA Agricultural Research Service in Beltsville, Maryland has been awarded a 2010 U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary’s Honor Award.
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A herbal remedy used by South African traditional healers to enhance immunity and slow the wasting of HIV/AIDS has passed the first part of a multi-part clinical study in that country. The next piece of the study, now beginning, will determine if anecdotal evidence of the plant’s benefits can be scientifically demonstrated.
One would think that Missouri’s birds fly wherever they want. Research is showing that resident jays, woodpeckers and cardinals are not so free, however. They stick close to a home forest and avoid flying over large areas of clear space.
Saving energy is a great way to reduce costs in agriculture operations. Upfront equipment expenditures or a lack of knowledge about best conversion practices can be obstacles to implementing improvements, however. To help Missouri animal farmers go green and save money, a team made up of the University of Missouri (MU), Missouri Department of Agriculture (MDA), Missouri Department of Natural Resources (MDNR), the Missouri Agricultural and Small Business Development Authority (MASBDA), and EnSave, Inc., will partner to provide energy audits, loans, interest buy downs, rebates and grants to retrofit energy-saving equipment.
Cottonwoods are among the fastest growing trees in North America and mature in as little as two years. They can be sold for biomass, rough-cut lumber for home framing and high-quality lumber for cabinets. Their short and fine cellulose fibers also make them an excellent paper source. Extracts from their fragrant buds are used in perfumes and cosmetics.
The Excellence in Education award recognizes MU educators who support and value learning outside of the classroom. That’s exactly what Cecelia Leslie, the director of student recruitment for CAFNR, does every day in her commitment to student success. Leslie has been with CAFNR for six years working with students and their families during the college selection process. Part of her…
Frederick B. Mumford Awards Pictured above in feature image. From left, Vice Chancellor and Dean Tom Payne. 2009 Outstanding Faculty Award: David Baker 2009 Outstanding Staff Award: Evelyn Lindell 2009 Distinguished Service Award: Caleb Davis Outstanding Teaching and Advising Awards 2010 Outstanding Undergraduate Adviser: George Jesse 2010 Outstanding Senior Teacher: Donald Spiers 2010 Outstanding Early Career Teacher: Carla Barbieri 2010 Outstanding Graduate Adviser: Matthew Lucy (not pictured) Research…
Fu-Hung Hsieh is finishing a project to create a soy product that looks, feels, pulls apart and, most importantly, chews like real chicken.
Most educators agree that making coursework available to students through podcasting improves learning. The problem is that instructors must devote significant work time in creating the audio files, videos and other instructional materials to be shared.
In what has become a holiday tradition, CAFNR students recently pledged their time and money to help local low-income families to have a better holiday season. The Adopt-a-Family Program is organized by the college Student Council.