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A Treat for the Instructor, Not a Horse

A Golden Apple Award goes to Marci Crosby

Horses love apples. Equine teachers like them, too, especially when they are golden. Marci Crosby, equine instructor at the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources, University of Missouri, was presented a Golden Apple Award this October for her contributions to students both in and out of class. “Marci not only teaches, but also manages the horse facilities and program…

A Well Regarded Chip

University of Missouri researchers honored by USDA secretary

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.

Reproductive Scientist Sutovsky Earns Mizzou Entrepreneur of the Year Award

Peter Sutovsky, associate professor of reproductive physiology and animal science in the University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources with an appointment in the MU School of Medicine’s Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology Department, was awarded the 2010 University of Missouri Faculty Entrepreneur of the Year Award.

Allisun Mutz Unites Two Passions into one Internship

For Allisun Mutz, graduation from the University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources was both an end and a beginning. Her degree in hand, she now starts her journey toward her dream of entering veterinary medical school. Little did she know during her undergraduate education that learning a new language would open up the door to an…

For love & experience

Students in Horse Farm Volunteer Program learn from animals

A rapt crowd watched as the pickup truck from the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine pulled into the South Farm paddock. Bree, a four-week-old palomino born prematurely, was getting an examination. Veterinarians and vet students planned to use a portable radiograph machine to evaluate her growth progress.

Championship Oink!

The MU Independent Aggies support Missouri kids hoping for a career in ag

To support Missouri youth involved in agriculture, the Independent Aggies, a student group at the University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources, purchased Missouri’s 2009 champion hog for $19,000.

A big return for a research buck

A study shows the Missouri Agricultural Experiment Station beats other states and outpaces the stock market in ROI

An almost 40 percent return on investment today would make a stock broker’s heart swoon. The Missouri Agricultural Experiment Station has been delivering those kinds of returns to the state for more than four decades, a new study has found.

Less feed, more filling

MU researchers are determining why some cows need less food to achieve weight goals

Researchers at the University of Missouri may someday be able to help ranchers identify cattle that mysteriously have the ability to gain weight while eating less. By breeding herds of these otherwise ordinary animals, farmers may be able to decrease one of their significant business costs.

From Pig Cells to Stem Cells

Finding could result in better tests for stem cell therapy

Investigators at the University of Missouri have developed the ability to take regular cells from pigs’ connective tissues, known as fibroblasts, and transform them into stem cells, eliminating several of these hurdles. The discovery was published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science.

Off-hours crime fighter

By day, he studies reproductive efficiency of farm animals, by night, he invents ways to link felons with their victims

In his daytime job as part of the University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources Animal Sciences faculty, Peter Sutovsky studies mammalian spermatogenesis, fertilization and pre-implantation embryonic development. In his off-hours, he helps detectives solve criminal cases. The associate professor is a member of a joint venture between the University of Missouri and the Paternity Testing Corp. (PTC) that seeks to revolutionize forensic work relating to rape cases.