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Building a Research Footprint

Kristen Barwick, junior biochemistry major, secured two national awards this summer

When Kristen Barwick made the decision to attend the University of Missouri, her primary goal was to get into a research laboratory. Barwick enjoyed biology and chemistry as a high school student and developed an interest in research after listening to a professor describe their research endeavors. “I honestly didn’t even know research was an option until my senior year…

T.E. “Jake” Fisher Delta Research, Extension and Education Center to Host Field Day Aug. 26

Participants to learn about the latest in agricultural research and real-world applications

University of Missouri’s T.E. “Jake” Fisher Delta Research, Extension and Education Center (FD-REEC) invites the public to its annual Field Day on Friday, Aug. 26, where farmers and other individuals have the opportunity for an in-person look at the latest research conducted at the REEC. “Field Day provides a great way for Missouri’s agricultural producers to talk directly with some…

Mizzou South Farm to Host First Home Garden Showcase

Event to be held Saturday, Aug. 27

University of Missouri South Farm faculty and staff are hoping to help make your thumb a little greener this summer. Eleven researchers and extension specialists will be on hand to help you grow bigger vegetables, attract more pollinators, beautify your ornamental gardens, eradicate more weeds from your lawn, and more from 7:30 a.m.-noon, Saturday, Aug. 27 at the first annual…

CAFNR Ag-celerator for Agricultural Technologies (CAAT) Winners Announced

Two CAFNR faculty and their teams were recently awarded inaugural CAAT grants

The CAFNR Ag-celerator for Agricultural Technologies (CAAT) is a new translational research funding opportunity for faculty in the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (CAFNR). The CAFNR Strategic Plan established an ambitious goal to double intellectual property metrics such as invention disclosures, patents and start-up companies based on translational research done in the college. CAAT is designed to accelerate…

Moving the MOAES Forward

Restructured experiment station centers focused on sharing agricultural advances with Missouri farmers and ranchers

The Missouri Agricultural Experiment Station (MOAES) includes research farms throughout the state and enjoys a storied history of major impacts by advancing the science in agriculture, food and natural resources — on a local, national and global stage. These University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (CAFNR) outdoor laboratories provide research faculty with a wide variety of…

‘A Perfect Weekend’

Two CAFNR graduate students helped Mizzou capture men's and women's disc golf national championships

The University of Missouri men’s and women’s disc golf teams carried undefeated seasons into 2022 College Disc Golf National Championship competition, and both teams would end their seasons the same way – as national champions. The women’s team led the tournament field from start to finish, winning by four strokes. The men’s team overcame a slow start with a strong…

Pursuing His Passions for Research

Evan Aljundi's passion for white-tailed deer has led to graduate research focused on Chronic Wasting Disease

He grew up in a family of avid white-tailed deer hunters, and now Evan Aljundi has spent a good portion of his collegiate career studying the most popular game in North America. A graduate student in the School of Natural Resources, Aljundi’s research is focused on Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD), a fatal, neurological illness that affects cervids, which are members…

Cultivating Future Leaders

The National Institute of Food and Agriculture awarded 54 Predoctoral Fellowship grants including 2 CAFNR students

The National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) recently awarded 54 predoctoral fellowship grants to develop new scientists and professionals to enter research, education and/or Extension fields within the food and agricultural sciences. The aim of these fellowships is to cultivate future leaders who can solve emerging agricultural challenges of the 21st century. These grants are part of NIFA’s Agriculture…

George Washington Carver Fellows Announced

Chantelle Wimms and Kendra Esparaza-Harris named George Washington Carver Fellows

The George Washington Carver Fellowship for Graduate Studies helps support under-represented scholars in MS and PhD degree programs in the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (CAFNR) at the University of Missouri (MU). The assistantship honors George Washington Carver, a native Missourian, who gained international recognition in the early 20th century for his teaching and research in agriculture. Finding Passions…

A Rewarding Journey

Graduate student Jermayne Smith has been researching the effects of remnant and restored prairies on small mammal and tick diversity

When Jermayne Smith began the search for a graduate school experience he had one main goal in mind – find a project where he could work with small mammals. Samniqueka Halsey, an assistant professor in the School of Natural Resources within the University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (CAFNR), had the perfect research idea in mind.…