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Kristen Veum and Tim Reinbott Elected Officers in the American Society of Agronomy

Kristen Veum, assistant adjunct professor in the School of Natural Resources and research soil scientist with the U.S. Department of Agriculture – Agricultural Research Service, has been elected to serve as president of the American Society of Agronomy (ASA). She will begin in this position as president-elect in January 2023. Tim Reinbott, director of field operations for Missouri Agricultural Experiment…

Q&A with Jenna Monnig

Livestock specialist Jenna Monnig improves calf crops 

What do you do in your current role with the University of Missouri? I am a livestock specialist headquartered in Mercer County in the North Central portion of the state. I also currently serve as the superintendent of the Thompson Farm. As a livestock specialist, I work to answer questions for producers about all species of livestock and bring them unbiased…

CAFNR Welcomes New Faculty

Our college introduces four new faculty members for Spring 2022

As we begin the spring semester, we are excited to welcome the new faculty members in our college who have joined us. The College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources at the University of Missouri is proud to introduce four new faculty members this spring who are ready to advance our core missions of research, teaching and Extension. They each…

Cotton Specialist Joins the Fisher Delta Research, Extension and Education Center

Bradley Wilson joins as an assistant research professor 

Bradley Wilson joined CAFNR as an assistant research professor at the Fisher Delta Research, Extension and Education Center (FD-REEC) on Jan. 2.  In this role, he will focus on developing, funding and conducting field experiments that improve cotton production practices in southeast Missouri. “We are so glad to welcome Bradley to the Fisher Delta Research, Extension and Education Center,” said Shibu…

Central Missouri Research, Extension and Education Center Director Named

Dusty Walter named director 

Dusty Walter has been named director of the Central Missouri Research, Extension and Education Center (REEC), effective Tuesday, Feb. 1. The Central Missouri REEC is one of the four research, Extension and education centers of the Missouri Agricultural Experiment Station (AES) in the University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (CAFNR). Walter has been the director of…

New Director Joins Southwest Research, Extension and Education Center

Jay Chism joins the Center from MU Extension

Jay Chism joins the Southwest Research, Extension and Education Center (SW-REEC), one of the four research, Extension and education centers of the Missouri Agricultural Experiment Station in the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (CAFNR), on Jan. 24 as the director. Chism is no stranger to the southwest Missouri area, as he has served as the Southwest Regional Director…

An Untapped Industry

Putting Maple on the Map in the Lower Midwest

Maple syrup production is most known in the Northeastern United States, but is there a potential maple industry in the lower Midwest? Hannah Hemmelgarn, assistant program director of the Center for Agroforestry, recently received a grant totaling $473,481 for the project, Putting Maple on the Map in the Lower Midwest, to explore just that. This project involves partners in Missouri…

A Big Plan for a Small Berry

Andrew Thomas, research assistant professor in the Division of Plant Science and Technology, has received a Specialty Crop Research Initiative (SCRI) grant

Andrew Thomas has big plans for a small berry. Thomas, research assistant professor in the Division of Plant Science and Technology in the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources at the University of Missouri, has received a Specialty Crop Research Initiative (SCRI) grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture for the project Moving American Elderberry into Mainstream Production and…

Wurdack Research Center to Host Field Day

The Wurdack Research Center is set to host an in-person field day on Friday, Oct. 8

The Wurdack Research Center will host an in-person field day on Friday, Oct. 8. The event is free and open to the public, with a lunch at noon sponsored by FCNB Bank. Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. with tours starting at 9 a.m. “We are so appreciative of their support that helps us continue to provide a free event…

New Director Joins the Fisher Delta Research, Extension and Education Center

Aaron Brandt joins the Center from Bayer Crop Science in South Dakota

Aaron Brandt joins the Fisher Delta Research, Extension and Education Center (FD-REEC), one of the four research, extension and education centers of the Missouri Agricultural Experiment Station in the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (CAFNR), on Oct. 11, as the director. Brandt is no stranger to Missouri agriculture. He grew up in Linn, Missouri, working on his family’s…