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Mauro Palmero Accepted Into 2022-23 MU Thrive Faculty Learning Community

Mauro Palmero, associate teaching professor, has been accepted to the 2022-23 MU Thrive Faculty Learning Community. Faculty who are part of the professional learning community learn about inclusive teaching practices and have opportunities to connect with peers, experienced mentors and student leaders. Palmero teaches in the Division of Applied Social Sciences’ hospitality management program. His courses are guest service management,…

CAFNR Advisor Spotlight: Robyn Holliday (Eschenbre​nner)

Holliday (Eschenbrenner) serves as an academic advisor for the agribusiness management and personal financial planning degree programs

How rewarding is it to work with students in the agribusiness management and personal financial planning degree programs? Being an advisor for agribusiness management and personal financial planning students has been very rewarding. Though I have not been working with them for long, I have enjoyed getting to know each of the students personally and learning about their unique paths.…

CAFNR Welcomes New Faculty

Seven new faces join CAFNR faculty for the fall 2022 semester

With the fall semester underway, we are excited introduce and welcome the new faculty members in our college. The College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources at the University of Missouri is proud to introduce seven new faculty members this semester who are equipped to advance our core missions of research, teaching and extension. They each bring a wealth of…

Abed Rabbani Wins Outstanding Paper Award

Abed Rabbani is part of a team of authors named Outstanding Paper Award recipients in the 2022 Emerald Literati Awards. The winning article was “A test of the association between the initial surge in COVID-19 cases and subsequent changes in financial risk tolerance,” in the journal Review of Behavioural Finance. Rabbani is an assistant professor of personal financial planning. His…

CAFNR/MOAES Research Magazine: Making a Major Impact

MOAES REECs play important role in the continued success of CAFNR’s Programs of Distinction

This story appears in our MU CAFNR/Agricultural Experiment Station Research Magazine. When CAFNR unveiled its strategic plan, Drive to Distinction, in 2019, it established criteria for Programs of Distinction, a select collection of programs that exemplify CAFNR’s drive to distinction. Those programs, together with CAFNR’s academic programs, define CAFNR’s impact on Missouri’s agriculture and natural resource economies, providing understanding for how…

Rural and Farm Finance Policy Analysis Center Releases Missouri Farm Income Outlook

State-level report identifies key changes in projected net farm income

The Rural and Farm Finance Policy Analysis Center (RaFF) at the University of Missouri has released a groundbreaking tool for agricultural finance and policy, the fall 2022 Missouri Farm Income Outlook. The report includes the impact of weather, geopolitical conflict and other factors on net farm income in the Show-Me State. “Our report shows that Missouri net farm income is…

FAPRI Updates Baseline Food and Agricultural Outlook Report

The Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute released an update to yearly baseline outlook report to include impact of key current events

The Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute (FAPRI) at the University of Missouri recently released an August 2022 update to their yearly baseline outlook report that provides an economic outlook of the food and agriculture industry. The update from the center located at the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources includes the impact of current events, such as the war between Russia and Ukraine, on…

Enhancing Education

CAFNR secures nearly $700,000 to enhance teaching and learning for students

Late last year, as part of the University of Missouri’s mission to strengthen student success, Mizzou offered funding opportunities to enhance teaching and learning. CAFNR faculty submitted a total of nine proposals – and earned funding on all of their submissions. The nearly $700,000 in investments ranged from technology upgrades in classrooms to new laboratory equipment. All six of CAFNR’s…

Amplifying Agriculture

Amp'd Up Ag gives CAFNR couple the opportunity to help farmers with their operations

Larna Schnitker can’t help but smile. Sure, she just spent half a day rounding up cattle that somehow found their way into the wrong pasture, forcing her to miss lunch completely. Plus she’s trying keep life at home, in Middletown, Mo., organized as she prepares for an important business trip. As a business owner, Schnitker said she knows that some…

Food Pantries Serve Critical Needs for Hungry Missourians

Unprecedented study from MU Interdisciplinary Center for Food Security highlights tough choices made by those who use food pantries and key roles played by hunger relief organizations across Missouri

Missourians using food pantries made difficult trade-offs to feed their families in 2021. A new report from the University of Missouri found that 46% of food pantry clients had to choose between paying for food or utilities last year, while 38% had to decide between paying for food or medicine/medical care and 34% had to choose between purchasing food or…