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Sandy Rikoon Receives Honorary Doctoral Degree

Sandy Rikoon, dean of the College of Human Environmental Sciences and rural sociology professor in the Division of Applied Social Sciences, received an honorary doctoral degree from the University of South Bohemia in the Czech Republic. Dr. Rikoon’s honorary doctorate was the first honorary degree awarded through the university’s College of Economics, and it was only the 26th awarded by…

Judy Stallmann and Co-Authors Receive Best Paper Award

Judy Stallmann and co-authors Craig Maher, Steven Deller and Sungho Park, won the award for best paper in the Journal of Public and Nonprofit Affairs last year. The paper, titled “Surveying the Effects of Limitations on Taxes and Expenditures: What Do/Don’t We Know?” reviews the theoretical, operational and empirical contexts of tax and expenditure limitations at the state and local…

Brandi Baade Receives Outstanding Teaching Accolade

Brandi Baade, a master’s degree candidate in agricultural leadership, communication and education, will receive an Outstanding Teaching – Ideas Unlimited Award from the National Association of Agricultural Educators during a November awards ceremony. The Ideas Unlimited contest is designed to give members an opportunity to exchange classroom, SAE, leadership, and other teaching ideas. Only six of these awards are presented…

Adam Cletzer Honored With Award From Association of Leadership Educators

Adam Cletzer, assistant professor in agricultural education and leadership, won the Outstanding Educator Workshop award for a workshop titled “Leadership Discourses: Exploring Students’ Definitions of Leadership” from the Association of Leadership Educators at their annual conference in summer…

Parijat Ghosh Wins Social Sustainability Poster Contest

Parijat Ghosh, Ph.D. candidate in rural sociology, won the graduate student poster competition at this summer’s Integrated Network for Social Sustainability conference. The poster’s title is “The Sustainability Promises of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP/Food Stamps) to the Farmers at Farmers’…

Harvey James Receives Best Article Award

Harvey James, professor of agricultural and applied economics, and his colleague Matthew Elliott recently received the Best Article Award for last year from the Agricultural and Resource Economics Review. You can access the winning paper, titled “Nature of the Farm: Revisited,” at…

Columns of Pride

CAFNR recognizes six alumni with the college’s highest honor

CAFNR recently honored its inaugural class of recipients of the CAFNR Column Award for Distinguished Alumni. This is the only award specifically for alumni presented by the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources. The awardees include one graduate from each of CAFNR’s six divisions, reflecting the six historic columns at the University of Missouri. “We are proud to recognize…

After Hours: Volunteering Unleashed

Caitlin Carr volunteers with the Spay and Neuter Project in Columbia

Caitlin Carr has always loved animals. Growing up, Caitlin found her love for animals when her family took in her uncle’s dog, Gretta, after he moved and could no longer keep her. “That poor dog probably got tired of me smothering it with hugs,” says Caitlin, the business manager in the Division of Applied Social Sciences. “Something about animals and their unconditional love and their innocent nature drew me…

Judy Stallmann Awarded 2018 Donald W. Fancher Provost Award for Outstanding Achievement in Extension and Continuing Education

Judy Stallmann, professor, Agricultural and Applied Economics, Rural Sociology, Public Affairs, was named the recipient of the Donald W. Fancher Provost Award for Outstanding Achievement in Extension and Continuing Education. The purpose of this award is to provide special recognition to faculty members who have made outstanding contributions to the extension and continuing education efforts of the campus. Stallmann will be recognized…

Allison Stiens selected for Agriculture Future of America Student Advisory Board

Allison Stiens, agribusiness management senior, is one of only 10 students nationwide to be selected to serve as a member of the Student Advisory Team for Agriculture Future of America. AFA is a non-profit organization that prepares collegiate students to become professionals in agriculture and related industries through various opportunities, including the annual Leader’s Conference. Stiens, who is a 2015…