Women living in rural Missouri who must drive long distances to health care providers are more likely to be diagnosed with late stage breast cancer, research at the University of Missouri shows.
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Biting into a fresh tomato or enjoying the crisp sweetness of an apple are pleasures that not everyone always gets to enjoy. While the nutritional value of fresh fruits and vegetables is well-documented, and although the local food industry has grown tremendously in the last several years, access to nutritious, local produce is not something that’s readily available to everyone with a limited income.
Faustine Williams and Steve Jeanetta’s poster entitled “Spatial Cluster of Female Breast Cancer in Missouri” won second place in the poster competition.
Each year many of CAFNR’s research centers host Ag Education days and Field Days. The events expose students to the diverse career opportunities in agriculture, and bring the latest agricultural research to the public.
Long-time AAEA members John Harvey and Fred Myers were named American Agricultural Editors’ Association (AAEA) Lifetime Achievement Award winners at the Ag Media Summit in New Orleans.
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.
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…
Brady Deaton, University of Missouri chancellor and professor of Agricultural and Applied Economics in CAFNR, was designated chairman of the Board for International Food and Agriculture Development (BIFAD) by President Barack Obama.
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.
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.