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CAFNR Abstract Presented During North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture Annual Conference

During the recent North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture (NACTA) annual conference, a peer-reviewed research abstract from a group of CAFNR faculty and staff was presented “live” during the virtual conference. A total of 208 abstracts were submitted and only 12 were presented during the conference. The abstract is titled “Factors Influencing College Choice of Matriculants and Non-Matriculants: A…

Assessing Fairness and Expectations in Agricultural Markets

Harvey James receives USDA NIFA grant to enhance the understanding of fairness in agricultural food markets 

Harvey James, professor of Agricultural and Applied Economics, recently received a grant from the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA). James was awarded $446,453 for his project titled “Assessing Fairness and Expectations in Agricultural Markets.” The grant was part of a recent $14.5 million USDA investment into two key programs (Economics, Markets and…

Hendrickson Receives Award Through The Agriculture, Food and Human Value Society

Mary Hendrickson, associate professor in Rural Sociology, received the Excellence in Instruction Award at the Agriculture, Food and Human Value Society (AFHVS) virtual conference on Thursday, June 10. The Excellence in Instruction Award honors a member for outstanding teaching related to agriculture, food, and human values at the undergraduate and/or graduate level. To be a recipient of this award, a…

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…