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Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute (FAPRI) Celebrates its 35th Anniversary

This year, the Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute (FAPRI) celebrates its 35th anniversary. With its more than 20 contributing faculty, staff and students, FAPRI works with Congress to shape U.S. farm policy. It provides objective analysis of agricultural markets and policies and uses economic models to estimate how those policies affect consumers and markets. Access more information about the…

Emma Boase Receives Outstanding Student Paper Award

Agricultural and applied economics alumna Emma Boase, who graduated with her master’s degree earlier this year, received the Outstanding Student Paper Award this summer at the International Food Marketing Research Symposium in Australia. Emma’s research paper explored how claims made on food packaging labels can lead consumers to perceive other attributes in the same product differently, which she called a…

Rachel Hopkins Receives the Conservationist of the Year Award

Rachel Hopkins, MU Extension county engagement specialist, received the Conservationist of the Year Award from Women in NRCS for the natural resource conservation efforts she’s adopted on her 1,100-acre family farm. Conservation efforts that Rachel has implemented include building custom paddocks for management-intensive grazing, improving watering systems and laying local timber to slow erosion. Rachel worked alongside the Missouri Department…

Tammy Carmichael Receives CAFNR Above and Beyond Award

In August 2019, the CAFNR Staff Advisory Council presented hospitality management support assistant Tammy Carmichael with the Above and Beyond Award, which recognizes staff who have gone the extra mile in their…

Take Me Out to the Ballgame

Baseball is a family affair for Scott Brown and his sons

Known as America’s pastime, baseball has been a favorite of families for generations. Scott Brown’s family is no different. Scott and his oldest son, Michael, have been coaching baseball teams featuring Scott’s youngest son and Michael’s brother, Mark, for the past five years. It’s a complete family affair. “It’s just really special,” Scott said. “Having all of us together, watching…

A Lifetime of International Work

Kerry Clark named director of CAFNR International Programs

Kerry Clark, assistant research professor in the Division of Applied Social Sciences (DASS) and project manager for smallholder productivity for the USAID Soybean Innovation Lab (SIL), has been named director of CAFNR International Programs, effective Aug. 1, 2019. Clark has worked internationally throughout her career. Through the USAID Soybean Innovation Lab, she works with a multidisciplinary team to bridge seed…

Segovia Selected for Early Career Mentoring Workshop

The Agricultural and Applied Economics Association (AAEA) has selected Michelle Segovia, assistant professor of agricultural and applied economics, to participate in the Early Career Mentoring Workshop, a two-day event scheduled to follow the AAEA annual meeting and intended for professionals who have no more than five years of professional experience. Workshop participants will learn strategies to achieve research and teaching…

Campus Writing Program Recognizes DASS Professor, Graduate Students

Jamille Palacios, agricultural and applied economics assistant teaching professor, received a 2019 Writing Intensive Teaching Excellence Award from the Campus Writing Program. (Palacios is pictured at left.) The Campus Writing Program also recognized Madison Byrd, agricultural leadership, communication and education graduate student, and Betsy Smith, agricultural and applied economics graduate student, with the joint 2019 TA Writing Intensive Teaching Excellence…

Low Will Serve as Chair of Economics Network

The Community and Regional Economics Network (CRENET) of the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association recently announced Sarah A. Low, associate professor of regional economics, as its chair-elect. The three-year commitment will involve Low serving as chair-elect, chair and immediate past-chair. Learn more about CRENET at the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association…

Stallman Honored by Truman School

Judy Stallmann has received the Mary Phillips Faculty Award from the Truman School of Public Affairs to recognize her service to the school. With the award, the Truman School honors faculty for their research, teaching or service work. Stallmann serves as a professor of agricultural and applied economics and rural sociology and is an affiliated faculty member with the Truman…