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Spreading the Word

USAID senior advisor uses role of USDA first lady to raise America's collective awareness

For as much time as Christie Vilsack spends visiting foreign countries where the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is currently engaged in various initiatives, she tries to make plenty of time to come back to the U.S. and speak with regular folks across the country about what USAID is and it does. “It doesn’t do me any good to do…

Rebuilding Ties

Agribusiness program renews partnership between MU and Bulgarian university

On a sunny Monday morning in Room 217 of Mumford Hall, Zlatina Baleva reached for a cup a coffee and looked around at the empty chairs. “I’m surprised I’m one of the first people here,” she said. “I’m not a morning person.” Baleva and the rest of the delegation from the Agricultural University of Plovdiv (AUP) were at the midway point…

The Power of Mentorship

Azlin Mustapha builds relationship with visiting Egyptian scholars

Food safety programs and mentorship may be the antidote for foreign food poisoning. The University of Missouri and the USDA have joined forces to educate foreign scholars about food safety. Azlin Mustapha, professor of food science, is a research mentor with the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources’ International Programs. Over the past two years she has mentored five scholars from…

International Fellowship

Borlaug Fellows brings scientists to Mizzou from around the world

Since 2007, thMU has participated in a national program emphasizing cultural exchange and international collaboration in a research context.

An International Assignment

Students travel to Mexico to cover summit on agriculture

Acquiring the skills journalists need rarely requires a book or simple lesson. It is best learned through on-the-job training. The University of Missouri School of Journalism has long praised its “Missouri Method” as a way of putting students into real-world situations and recently the Science and Agricultural Journalism program at the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources took that…

Setting the World’s Plate

CAFNR panel discusses strategies to meet global challenges

Two billion. That’s the projected global population growth by 2050. It’s the equivalent of adding more than six times the current U.S. population to the planet. Feeding 9 billon people while conserving natural resources, improving global health and fostering greater equality were a few of the many challenges discussed at the recent Board for International Food and Agricultural Development (BIFAD)…