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Christine Cochran to top position at Commodity Markets Council

Christine Cochran, who graduated magna cum laude from the University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources with a bachelor’s of science degree in agricultural economics, has been named president of the Commodity Markets Council in Washington, D.C.

Rural Sociology Graduate Student Jordan Dawdy inducted into Rollins Society

On April 22, Jordan Dawdy, a second-year doctoral student in Rural Sociology, was inducted into the Rollins Society during Tap Day ceremonies at the University of Missouri. The Rollins Society was created in 1994 by the Graduate and Professional Council to recognize graduate and professional students at MU who have significantly advanced the well-being of communities — academic or otherwise…

Penn State Researcher Assumes DASS Leadership this Summer

Jill Findeis, Distinguished Professor of Agricultural, Environmental and Regional Economics and Demography at Penn State University, has been named Director for the MU Division of Applied Social Sciences effective Aug. 15. She replaces Mike Nolan who retired after 40 years of service to the University.

Executive in Residence: Christine Cochran

The intricate commodity market became a little less confusing to students when Christine Cochran, president of Commodity Markets Council, came to CAFNR as the 38th Reich Executive-in-Residence April 12-13.

A Better Bean

CAFNR investigates how to market new seed technologies to farmers

The University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources will investigate the economic impacts and best marketing strategies of new soybean seed technologies designed to improve US production.

An Unorthodox Road to a Golden Apple

Award recipient Linda Sowers experience includes golf and chemical sales

The road to a teaching position at a research university seldom strays from a traditional route of degrees and years of experience in the classroom. Linda Sowers, an instructor of agricultural journalism, agriculture and applied economics at the MU College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources, took a very different course to the classroom that included chemical sales, marketing, golf…