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Spreading the Message

Jacqueline Janorschke wins prestigious scholarship

Whether people choose to be aware of it or not, agriculture is something that affects every human being alive today. But with less than 2 percent of the U.S. population farming, the other 98 percent of people in this country are largely removed from the world of agriculture. One way for people to get the message across about the important…

A Passion for Rural Communities

Sarah Low’s entire career has been devoted to rural economic development

Growing up, Sarah Low watched acid rain from Chernobyl decimate the industry around her home in southwest Scotland. She watched the economic and social fallout and decided, as an 9-year-old, she wanted to help rural communities. Low’s entire career has been devoted to rural economic development. She recently joined the University of Missouri as the Fred V. Heinkel Professor in…

An Icelandic Adventure

Mary Hendrickson awarded 2019-20 Fulbright U.S. Scholar grant

Mary Hendrickson and her husband had been itching to do some traveling. Hendrickson had kicked around the idea of applying to become a Fulbright Scholar, or find something in the same vein. An opportunity of that nature would give her the chance to not only travel, but to teach and do research on another continent. Carol Lorenzen, a professor in…

Understanding Consumer Behavior

Michelle Segovia joins CAFNR as a behavioral and experimental economist

During her senior year at the Panamerican School of Agriculture, Zamorano, in Honduras, Michelle Segovia was required to complete a short-term internship. Segovia interned at Texas A&M University, where she completed her undergraduate thesis in the Department of Nutrition and Food Science. Segovia earned her bachelor’s degree in food science and technology, but found a new passion while at Texas…

From Missouri to Japan

CAFNR student selected for science communication fellowship

For most MU students, the semester is already well underway; however, science and agricultural journalism junior Erica Overfelt’s semester is just beginning — and thousands of miles away from MU’s campus, too. From February 2019 to July 2019, Erica will serve as a science communication fellow for the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology (OIST) in Okinawa, Japan. OIST is…

Diving Deeper into Data

Christine Spinka serves as the consulting statistician for the entirety of CAFNR

Years of research leads to mountains of data. Wading through that data, organizing and making sense of it, can be an intimidating task. It’s a task that Christine Spinka is happy help with. Spinka serves as the consulting statistician for the entire University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources. This is Spinka’s second stint with MU, after…

Representing Missouri

CAFNR student wins collegiate discussion meet

Holly Enowski wears a lot of hats and even the occasional crown. Aside from studying science and agricultural journalism at the University of Missouri, she is the reigning Miss Fleur de Lis, a member of Kappa Alpha Theta women’s fraternity, co-president of Mizzou’s Collegiate Farm Bureau and recently punched her ticket to represent Missouri Farm Bureau at the American Farm…

Karisha Devlin to Receive Distinguished Service Award

Karisha Devlin, ag business extension field specialist in Knox County, was recently selected to receive the Distinguished Service Award from the Missouri Agricultural Extension Professionals group and the National Association of County Agricultural Agents. The purpose of the Distinguished Service Award program is to encourage and recognize excellence in the field of professional Extension for members with more than 10…

Jon Simonsen Named to Next ALOT Class

Jon Simonsen, agricultural education and leadership associate professor, director of graduate studies and department chair, was recently named to the ALOT (Agricultural Leadership of Tomorrow) Class XVIII. ALOT is a two-year adult leadership training program targeted to Missouri’s rural leaders and agricultural producers. Access further information about the ALOT program at…

Duane Dailey Honored with Lifetime Achievement Award

During the recent Missouri Livestock Symposium, Duane Dailey, Extension writer and professor emeritus of Extension education, received the 2018 Agriculture Education Lifetime Achievement Award to recognize his excellence and dedication to agriculture education. Read more about Dailey and this honor at…