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Outstanding Graduate Student

Animal sciences Ph.D. student honored by National Swine Improvement Federation

Karl Kerns, Ph.D. student in the Division of Animal Sciences, recently received the Lauren Christian Outstanding Graduate Student Award from the National Swine Improvement Federation. Kerns was recognized at the 2017 North American Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome and National Swine Improvement Federation Joint Meeting on Friday, Dec. 1, at the InterContinental Magnificent Mile in Chicago. Maynard Hogberg, professor emeritus…

Second Place at Smith Travel Research Competition

Hospitality management graduate students place second at national competition

Four graduate students in the Department of Hospitality Management won second place at the Smith Travel Research Student Market Analysis Competition. Yi-Sung Cheng, Ph.D. candidate, Angie Im, Ph.D. student, Tiantian Li, master’s student and BeomJoo Kim, master’s student, represented the college. The group, along with Seonghee Cho, associate professor of hospitality management, traveled to the Jacob Javits Center in New…

Student Food Marketing Challenge Champions

CAFNR students win Food Distribution Research Society competition

Four students in the University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources competed in and won the FDRS Student Food Marketing Challenge at the 2017 Food Distribution Research Society Conference. This marks the first time that a group from MU has won. Previous winners include Texas A&M University, California State University, University of Kentucky, Utah State University, California…

CAFNR’s Finest

Two CAFNR students are among the first class of MU Stamps Scholars

Olutoyin Jackson and Caitlin Kelleher of the University of Missouri’s College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources were selected as part of the first class of Stamps Scholars on the MU campus. The University of Missouri is one of 42 schools that partner with the Stamps Family Charitable Foundation for the program. Each year, four admitted Honors College students are…

Picking Through the Feed

Graduate student searching for pigweed in bird feed

Finding the unique ways that weeds can spread has become a calling card for the University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources Division of Plant Sciences’ weed science program. For the past year, graduate student Eric Oseland has dug through more than 60 bags of bird feed, looking for which weed seeds show up in the various…

Global Traveling, Warming Interest

SNR senior in Alaska researching Arctic Ocean

In 2005 the nation quaked as one of the most disastrous hurricanes in American history landed on the Gulf Coast. Hurricane Katrina hit in late August and less than one month later Hurricane Rita followed. Rachel Patteson, a senior in the School of Natural Resources, remembers it well. Patteson had just moved from Montana to Shreveport, Louisiana when the storms…

One In A Million

SNR graduate honored by National Wildlife Federation

For David Calandro (B.S. ’16), it was not a complicated process to be named the National Conservation Youth Leader of the Year. “Well I got a phone call and was told, ‘Hey you got nominated for an award,’ and then I was called a couple months later and was told, ‘Hey you won the award,’” the Joplin native said, then…

Entrepreneurial Internship

California, Mo., native participates in entrepreneurial program at MU

As a senior at the University of Missouri at Columbia, Libby Martin is already looking to help solve problems in the production agriculture industry through the development of veterinary medical technology specific to cattle production. Martin is working to solve the problem of calving ease and efficiency in an effort to make calving season easier for producers and yield lower mortality…

Providing Leadership Development Opportunities

MU Animal Sciences Youth Leadership Academy returns for second year

The University of Missouri Animal Sciences Youth Leadership Academy returned in 2017 with a focus on teaching high school students more about the livestock industry. The four-day academy allowed an opportunity for networking with industry leaders. The goal of the program is to provide leadership development opportunities for youth in agriculture. The academy is a partnership between MU Extension, the…

Sewing Seeds

Rural sociology Ph.D. student uses her experience for economic betterment

Fear is common on the streets of San Salvador, El Salvador. The capital city of the Central American country is a hot spot for gang violence and brutality. With bloody streets often being literal, rather than figurative, many young women fear the trek to school where the pressure from the gangs is a constant. Families are forced to give money…