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Q&A With Amy Moum

Moum is a program/project support coordinator II in the Division of Applied Social Sciences

What are your job duties/job responsibilities in the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources? I am a program/project support coordinator II in the Division of Applied Social Sciences. I work on faculty development for the division, including faculty awards and promotion & tenure. Once the pandemic restrictions are over I will get back to supporting executive education programming in…

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…

CAFNR Announces Dissertation Research Improvement Grantees

The University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (CAFNR) Office of Research recently announced its inaugural award winners of the CAFNR Dissertation Research Improvement Grants (C-DRIG). Each grant is worth up to $2,000 to support or partially support dissertation research projects proposed by doctoral students in the College. Proposals were evaluated by the CAFNR Research Council, an…

Collective Entrepreneurship Research and Education for Socially Disadvantaged Small- and Medium-Food System Enterprises

Randall Westgren receives grant from USDA's National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA)

Randall Westgren, professor in the Division of Applied Social Sciences and McQuinn Chair of Entrepreneurial Leadership, recently received a grant from USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA). The grant is for $499,975 and is titled “Collective Entrepreneurship Research and Education for Socially Disadvantaged Small- and Medium-Food System Enterprises.” The project builds the capacity of socially-disadvantaged food system entrepreneurs…

Gaining a New Perspective

Abigail Turner has gained valuable insights through study abroad experiences

The day after Abigail Turner graduated from high school she jumped on an airplane and flew to Australia with the encouragement of her parents, who love to travel. Turner grew up in Brookfield, Mo., a town of less than 4,500 people, and the trip to Australia was her first foray into international travel. It wouldn’t be her last. Turner, a…

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…

University of Missouri Livestock Judging Team competes at Southeastern Livestock Expo

The University of Missouri Livestock Judging Team competed at the Southeastern Livestock Expo in Alabama recently. Matthew Price, a junior studying agricultural education, finished third place overall. He was first in Placings; first in Sheeps and Goats; fourth in Reasons; seventh in Swine; and ninth in Cattle. Erica Kauzlarich, a sophomore studying animal sciences, finished eighth in Cattle. Mizzou’s team…

Allie Lock places in final four of American Farm Bureau Young Farmers and Ranchers Virtual Collegiate Discussion Meet

Allie Lock, a senior studying agribusiness management, placed in the final four of the American Farm Bureau Young Farmers and Ranchers Virtual Collegiate Discussion Meet recently. Lock won at the university and state levels before placing in the final four. The Virtual Collegiate Discussion Meet, conducted using web conferencing again this year, is designed to replicate a committee meeting where discussion…

Agricultural Markets Still Face Uncertainty, but University of Missouri Analysts See Signs of Optimism

FAPRI releases annual U.S. Agricultural Market Outlook

Farm income could decline in 2021, in spite of large increases in the value of crop and livestock sales, according to the latest analysis of national and global agricultural trends from the University of Missouri. Lower government payments and higher farm production costs could outweigh the increase in sales. Even with the decline projected by analysts at the Food and…

Raising the Research Profile

CAFNR Research Council working to promote researchers and projects

When Shibu Jose was named the interim associate dean for research in the University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (CAFNR) in late 2018, one of his first goals was to develop a CAFNR Research Council. The council would be made up of faculty, staff, postdoctoral scholars and graduate students, and would help share and spread CAFNR’s…