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CAFNR Faculty Part of Approximately $11 Million in Funds from UM System, Mizzou Following Strategic Research Investment

The University of Missouri System has announced $20.5 million in awards for its first round of research funding to address grand challenges, foster system-wide collaboration and enhance faculty research through new equipment. This is part of the System’s plan to strategically invest $50 million in research and creative works over the next five years, announced last fall. Researchers from CAFNR…

A Constant, Guiding Influence

Marc Linit helped CAFNR through many transitions during his nearly 40-year career at MU

When Marc Linit joined the University of Missouri in 1980 as an assistant professor of entomology, the first lecture he gave was in a teaching lab in the southwest corner of the second floor of the Agriculture Building. It’s the same room, nearly 40 years later, which Linit occupies as senior associate dean for the Office of Research and Extension…

Keeping It Simple

Good grazing practices, strict protocols lead to success of heifer replacement program

Denis Turner, of Hartville, keeps his southwestern Missouri heifer replacement operation simple. For the most part, it is one man for 500 to 1,000 heifers at Turner’s Heifer Haven, a pasture-based operation where Turner raises heifers for others. “Make sure every task can be carried out by one person,” Turner says. “Two-man jobs are accomplished on time only about half…

Granting Assistance

Sheryl Koenig hired to help CAFNR faculty with large grant submissions

University of Missouri Chancellor Alexander Cartwright has set a goal of doubling research expenditures at MU over the next five years. CAFNR already has a head start on meeting that challenge – the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources recently hired Sheryl Koenig, grant writer lead. She joins CAFNR Business Services from the Bond Life Sciences Center, where she…

Blindness Doesn’t Stop Sixth Generation Farmer

District supervisor for Rehabilitation Services for the Blind serves on MU Extension's AgrAbility team

Jim Brinkmann’s blindness does not keep him from helping others with vision problems reach their potential. Brinkmann helps people with visual impairments succeed in agriculture, says Karen Funkenbusch, Missouri AgrAbility Project state director and University of Missouri Extension specialist. Brinkmann serves with Funkenbusch on the AgrAbility team. He is mid-Missouri district supervisor for Rehabilitation Services for the Blind (RSB), one…

An Artistic Flair

Hanna Pippin expresses her artistic side in a variety of ways

Growing up, Hanna Pippin would draw elegant dresses and shoes on her sketchpad. She was going to be a fashion designer when she got older. While she never landed a gig as a fashion designer, Pippin has continued to express her artistic side in a variety of ways – from drawing to woodworking to sewing. “I always liked coloring and…