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Assessing Fairness and Expectations in Agricultural Markets

Harvey James receives USDA NIFA grant to enhance the understanding of fairness in agricultural food markets 

Harvey James, professor of Agricultural and Applied Economics, recently received a grant from the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA). James was awarded $446,453 for his project titled “Assessing Fairness and Expectations in Agricultural Markets.” The grant was part of a recent $14.5 million USDA investment into two key programs (Economics, Markets and…

No-Ya Yu Wins “Three Minute Thesis” Competition

No-Ya Yu, master’s student in agricultural & applied economics, won the “Three Minute Thesis” competition at the 2021 Southern Agricultural Economics Association meetings. The title of her presentation was “Nudging meat eaters toward healthier and sustainable substitutes: An online supermarket…

Jamille Palacios Rivera Receives Professional Development Award from The Huddle

Jamille Palacios Rivera, assistant teaching professor in the Division of Applied Social Sciences, received a 2020-21 professional development award from The Huddle, a network-building program for junior faculty of color at Mizzou. The Huddle, housed in the Office of the Provost, brings together junior faculty so they can meet with, learn from, and develop a sense of community by interacting…

Jill Moreland Receives 2020 DASS Excellence Award

Jill Moreland, program director and advisor chair in agricultural and applied economics, received the 2020 DASS Excellence Award. This award recognizes an employee within the Division of Applied Social Sciences who characterizes excellence in job performance, teamwork and personal…

Keith Spackler Receives Citation of Merit Award from the CAFNR Alumni Association

Keith Spackler has received the 2021 Citation of Merit from the CAFNR Alumni Association as part of its annual awards. Spackler is Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Ag Processing, Inc. (AGP), a leading agribusiness cooperative owned by 146 cooperatives representing more than 250,000 farmer-owners. AGP is a $4 billion company with more than 1,000 employees in the U.S. – the…

Nudging Landowners and Tenants Toward Environmental and Social Stewardship

Grant will focus on promoting societal goals by fostering new leasing communication practices and contract clauses that incorporate landowners' social ethics

Ray Massey, Extension professor, and Michelle Segovia, assistant professor, both faculty of agricultural and applied economics in the Division of Applied Social Sciences, recently received a grant from USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA). The grant is for $498,833 and is titled, “Nudging Landowners and Tenants Toward Environmental and Social Stewardship.” The grant was part of a recent…

A Spirit of Service

CAFNR students honored as Mizzou 18 and '39 recipients

Each year, the Mizzou Alumni Association Student Board selects 39 outstanding seniors and 18 outstanding graduate students for its annual Mizzou ‘39 and Mizzou 18 Awards. Mizzou ‘39 recipients are chosen for their academic achievement, leadership and service to Mizzou and the community. Mizzou 18 recipients are chosen for their world-class research, collaboration with faculty and staff, and their demonstrated…

Austin Sanders Receives Distinguished Thesis Award as Part of 2020 Celebration of Excellence

Austin Sanders received the 2020 Distinguished Thesis Award as part of this year’s virtual CAFNR Celebration of Excellence Awards. Sanders graduated with his Master’s in agricultural and applied economics from CAFNR in spring 2020. During the course of his Masters program, his thesis research was guided by his supervisor, Sarah Low, associate professor in the Division of Applied Social Sciences.…

Michael Sykuta Receives Outstanding Senior Teaching Award as Part of 2020 Celebration of Excellence

Michael Sykuta, associate professor of agricultural and applied economics in the Division of Applied Social Sciences (DASS), received the Outstanding Senior Teaching Award during CAFNR’s 2020 virtual Celebration of Excellence awards celebration. Sykuta received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Missouri-St. Louis, and his master’s degree and PhD from Washington University, with all three degrees coming in economics. He…

Harvey James Receives Richard P. Haynes Distinguished Lifetime Achievement Award in Agriculture, Food, and Human Values

Harvey James, professor of agricultural and applied economics, and associate director in the Division of Applied Social Sciences, was recently honored with the 2020 Richard P. Haynes Distinguished Lifetime Achievement Award in Agriculture, Food, and Human Values from the Agriculture, Food & Human Values Society (AFHVS). The award honors persons, who in their careers, have made outstanding contributions towards realizing…