CAFNR wants to help make the lives of low-income families a little healthier. The Food Pantry Nutrition Project is partnering researchers with eight mid-Missouri food pantries to improve nutrition.
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Breanne Brammer, a freshman in science and agricultural journalism, has been selected for the International Collegiate Agricultural Leadership (I-CAL) program. The two-week summer program will take Brammer to Vietnam, Malaysia and Singapore where she will learn about global agriculture and international marketing. “I found out about I-CAL when I was selected as a delegate to the national Agriculture Future of…
Do you know the Portuguese word for surprised? Fabio Chaddad, assistant professor in Agricultural and Applied Economics who was born in Brazil, does. And he was very surpreendido one recent warm morning when a group of CAFNR administrators and faculty burst into his classroom to present a Golden Apple Award.
Mary Hendrickson, extension associate professor of rural sociology at CAFNR, was honored with the National Farmers Union’s (NFU) Meritorious Service Award at their 110thAnniversary Convention in La Vista, Neb., March 7, 2012. The award recognizes two individuals each year who have made particularly noteworthy contributions to agriculture, humanity and the Farmers Union. It is the highest award the NFU Board…
Tighter household budgets, higher grocery prices, fewer animals on the market and more meat going to foreign countries are causing the average U.S. consumer to eat less meat and poultry, according to a University of Missouri professor of Agricultural and Applied Economics.
The sport of roller derby embraces and empowers women of all sizes, shapes, ages and personalities on the track. Even through these differences, surprisingly one thing is pretty common among the local players – many of them have ties to MU.
Governor Jay Nixon has appointed John Cowherd, B.S. Agricultural Economics ’81 and J.D. ‘85, to the Clean Water Commission. Along with the other six members of the Commission, Cowherd will implement regulations and policies to carry out planning, monitoring, permitting, enforcement and grant assistance activities that transmit the objectives of the Clean Water Law. The commission also handles all appeals…
The Golden Apple Award was good news to Chris Boessen, who received it in late February. What came with it was bad news for his students.
The average age of an American farmer is 57, and has risen for the past several years. An innovative program led by Professor Randy Westgren and Peter Hofherr, assistant director of the McQuinn Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership, works to change that trend by leading new farmers and ranchers to entrepreneurial success.
Anna Henry, associate professor and department chair of Agricultural Education, has begun a virtual center to help CAFNR researchers meet the new qualifications. Her Center for the Collaboration and Development of Educational Innovations is designed to partner with faculty members conducting sponsored research from the beginning of a project.