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TripAdvisor Honor

CAFNR's Bed and Breakfast awarded the Certificate of Excellence

TripAdvisor has awarded The Gathering Place Bed and Breakfast with the Certificate of Excellence: A Testimonial to Your High Standards. The online service offers travel and hotel reviews based on traveler feedback. The Gathering Place received 48 visitor reviews – 47 rated the B and B excellent and one rated it as very good. The latest review gave the B…

Legislative Legacy

Professor describes importance of Morrill Act of 1862 to NPR

Sandy Rikoon, professor and Curators Distinguished Teaching Professor of Rural Sociology in the Division of Applied Social Sciences at CAFNR, was interviewed by NPR about the importance of the Morrill Act of 1862.

A Change in Taste

CAFNR and industry to announce high-quality cattle strategy

The University of Missouri and a consortium of beef-related companies on Aug. 30 will announce a strategy for the industry to adapt to and profit from these new consumer preferences. This project will describe how cow-calf producers, stockers, feed yards and processors can work together to produce high-demand products.

Professional Recognition

Two professors receive Gold Chalk Award

Jerry Taylor, animal sciences, and Anna Henry, agricultural education, were honored with the MU Graduate Professional Council’s (GPC) annual Gold Chalk Award. Each year since 1988 the GPC has recognized professors who have made significant contributions to the education and training of graduate and professional students with the honors.

Student and Faculty Members Honored at Chancellor’s Award for Excellence

CAFNR was well represented at the 2012 Chancellor’s Excellence Awards ceremony. Jillian Yoder and Scott Brown were honored with the Chancellor’s Award. William Folk and Sheila Grant were both presented the Outstanding Undergraduate Research Mentor Award at the Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievements Forum. The annual Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievements Forum showcases student research and scholarly and creative achievements…

Teaching Through Song

Alum Profile

Bruce Blakemore, B.S. Agricultural Education ’96 and M.S. Agricultural Education ’04, discovered the perfect niche for his musical talents. The agriculture teacher and musician has found success targeting his music to rural and “farm” audiences. Although there are pictures of Blakemore playing his toy guitar on-stage with his father’s band at the age of five, he officially started playing guitar…

Happy 10,000th

Gathering Place celebrates milestone as an educational laboratory

The Gathering Place, a historic Columba bed and breakfast, will celebrate its 10,000th breakfast served since becoming a student hospitality management laboratory. The event begins at 10:30 a.m. on June 5.

Land Boom?

Breimyer Seminar looks at possible farmland price bubble

Farmland prices appear to be entering an economic bubble that could end in a rapid price decline as happened in the 1980s.

A Tasty Homecoming

CAFNR and Top Chef Alum Brings Her "Farm-to-Table" Cooking Style to Gala

On her fourth birthday, Heather Terhune told her parents she wanted to be a chef. And, judging by the dinner she requested that night, before even starting kindergarten – artichokes and spareribs – they couldn’t have been too surprised that she never wavered from that dream. “I never changed my mind,” she said. Although she always knew she’d attend culinary…

Uncommon Commons

CARES project creates a network for community engagement

Combing public information with advanced technology, CARES created a powerful tool for community engagement and action to address the nation’s obesity epidemic.