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A big return for a research buck

A study shows the Missouri Agricultural Experiment Station beats other states and outpaces the stock market in ROI

An almost 40 percent return on investment today would make a stock broker’s heart swoon. The Missouri Agricultural Experiment Station has been delivering those kinds of returns to the state for more than four decades, a new study has found.

Hard-won knowledge

An alumnus heads the effort to teach Marines battlefield lessons

With suicide bombers, improvised explosive devices and combatants wearing civilian clothes, the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are unlike previous conflicts that Americans have had to fight. To better prepare current and future Marines against these threats, it is imperative that the U.S. military systematically collect, evaluate and distribute the hard lessons learned on the battlefield.

MU chef kicks things up a notch aboard ship

Life aboard a U.S. Navy ship can be grueling with deployments of up to eight months at sea. A great meal can help make life better for the sailors.Greg Chase, a 2007 graduate from the MU Hotel and Restaurant Management (HRM) program and former sous chef for the Walt Disney World Resort Polynesian Resort in Orlando, stepped in to support.

Bryan Garton Assumes Leadership of CAFNR Academic Programs

Bryan L. Garton was recently named interim associate dean and director of academic programs for MU’s College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources. He previously served as CAFNR’s assistant dean of academic programs and professor of agricultural education.

The recipe for success and fun in the kitchen

Two celebrity chefs share their enthusiasm for Midwestern cuisine

If there is a basic ingredient for success in the kitchen, the Kelly Twins say it is hard work, a fun attitude and a good education.

Need a Little Help in the Classroom?

A New CAFNR Center Will Help

In this case, the backup is a new, but as yet unnamed, CAFNR program designed to be a clearinghouse for teaching improvement and professional development.

James Groves Wins Technology Award

James Groves, CAFNR hotel and restaurant management chair and associate professor, has won the University of Missouri 2008 Excellence in Teaching with Technology Award in the Undergraduate Teaching Category.

Partnership Crosses 7,500 Miles

Missouri Farmers and Researchers Support Their National Guard Colleagues in Afghanistan

Despite recent progress, Afghanistan remains a poor country. Its agriculture industry, that employs 80 percent of all working Afghanis, hasn’t changed much in centuries. It is a nation that can’t feed itself without foreign aid.To help change this, a pilot program called the Agri-business Development Team (ADT) has been created. The effort is being led by Missouri National Guard members, many graduates of the University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources.

CAFNR Ag Journalism Sophomore Wins Emerging Leadership Award

Whitney Wallace, CAFNR class of 2010 agricultural journalism major, was awarded the 2008 Emerging Leadership Award by the University of Missouri Department of Student Life’s Center for Leadership Development. The award was presented at the Chancellor’s Excellence Award ceremony in early April. Wallace is one of CAFNR’s rising stars. In addition to her coursework, she is the public relations chair…