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Mizzou Soil Judging Team Competes at National Collegiate Soil Judging Contest

The Mizzou Soil Judging Team participated in the National Collegiate Soil Judging contest in early April. The contest, which was completely virtual, included group and individual judging with pedon descriptions, feature identification and soil texturing components. The contest featured soils from across the country, including Alaska and Puerto Rico, offering students an opportunity to see diverse soils. The MU team…

Pei Liu Earns Dr. Richard Wallace Faculty Incentive Grant

Since its launch in 1994, the Mizzou Alumni Association (MAA) has provided start-up funds of about $700,000 to more than 300 faculty members for the initiation of research or professional development projects. The MAA supports the development of faculty through its Dr. Richard Wallace Faculty Incentive Grants program. Pei Liu, an assistant professor of hospitality management, was a 2021 recipient…

CAFNR Faculty, Staff and Students Earn MU Graduate and Postdoctoral Awards

Numerous CAFNR faculty, staff and students were recently honored during the seventh annual MU Graduate and Postdoctoral Award ceremony. Gold Chalk Award: Corinne Valdivia, professor and Doane Professor of agricultural economics International Student Award: Anadil Iftekhar, doctoral student, rural sociology Graduate Support Staff Award: Johnette Blair, office support assistant, Division of Applied Social Sciences MU Graduate Faculty Mentor Award: Rocio…

No-Ya Yu Wins “Three Minute Thesis” Competition

No-Ya Yu, master’s student in agricultural & applied economics, won the “Three Minute Thesis” competition at the 2021 Southern Agricultural Economics Association meetings. The title of her presentation was “Nudging meat eaters toward healthier and sustainable substitutes: An online supermarket…

Jenny Melo Velasco Receives Dissertation Research Funding from Rural Sociology Society

Jenny Melo Velasco, doctoral student in rural sociology, received a $2,000 award to fund her research on “Digital Agricultural Technologies in Latin America.” The Rural Sociology Society awards students’ research in the following categories: thesis, dissertation, early career and Lawrence Busch student research. She was only one of four students to receive the dissertation…

Jamille Palacios Rivera Receives Professional Development Award from The Huddle

Jamille Palacios Rivera, assistant teaching professor in the Division of Applied Social Sciences, received a 2020-21 professional development award from The Huddle, a network-building program for junior faculty of color at Mizzou. The Huddle, housed in the Office of the Provost, brings together junior faculty so they can meet with, learn from, and develop a sense of community by interacting…

Jill Moreland Receives 2020 DASS Excellence Award

Jill Moreland, program director and advisor chair in agricultural and applied economics, received the 2020 DASS Excellence Award. This award recognizes an employee within the Division of Applied Social Sciences who characterizes excellence in job performance, teamwork and personal…

Joe Horner Receives Dairy Leadership Award

The Missouri Dairy Hall of Honors recently announced its latest award winners. Joe Horner, an Extension specialist in the Division of Applied Social Sciences, earned the Dairy Leadership Award. Established in 1971, the Dairy Leadership Award recognizes individuals who have rendered outstanding service and provided leadership for the Missouri dairy industry over a period of time. The Missouri Dairy Hall…

Dae-Young Kim and Beomjoo Kim Earn Best Paper Award

Dae-Young Kim, a professor of hospitality management, and Beomjoo Kim, a master’s student in hospitality management, received the best paper award at the Tourism Sciences Society of Korea (TOSOK) International Tourism Conference. Their paper was titled, “Effects of source and message on travel YouTube: Cognitive and affective destination images of S. Korea.” Dae-Young Kim’s research mainly focuses on consumer behavior…

An Important Learning Tool

While following health and safety protocols, CAFNR hosts in-person CDEs for Missouri high school students

Each year, high school students from across the state travel to the University of Missouri to take part in the State FFA Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources Career Development Events (CDEs). The MU College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (CAFNR) offers its expertise for these events, as faculty, staff and students lend a hand in setting up and running…