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Anadil Iftekhar Places Second at 2019 Rural Sociological Society Annual Meeting

At the 2019 Rural Sociological Society annual meeting, rural sociology PhD student Anadil Iftekhar placed second with her poster titled “Sacred Food Culture.” Anadil’s poster presented findings from her research, which assesses how Muslims living in the U.S. and Canada consume, grow and share food and how their religious and cultural beliefs affect their food attitudes and behaviors. Learn more…

Andres Mesa Receives Best Poster Presentation Award

Rural sociology PhD student Andres Mesa received the Best Poster Presentation of a Theme with International Significance award during the 2019 Community Development Society Conference. The presentation titled, “Identification of food deserts in Colombia,” shared several conclusions focused on how Colombia may begin to identify food deserts and the reasons they developed, consider how policy may facilitate investment in areas…

Stallman Honored by Truman School

Judy Stallmann has received the Mary Phillips Faculty Award from the Truman School of Public Affairs to recognize her service to the school. With the award, the Truman School honors faculty for their research, teaching or service work. Stallmann serves as a professor of agricultural and applied economics and rural sociology and is an affiliated faculty member with the Truman…

Hendrickson Recognized for Excellence in Instruction

To recognize her work in education and instruction, Mary Hendrickson, rural sociology assistant professor, will receive the 2019 Excellence in Instruction Award from the Rural Sociological Society (RSS). The award honors an RSS member who educates undergraduate or graduate students and excels in rural-oriented teaching. Learn more about the award at…

Reed Adams Honored for Extension, Public Outreach Efforts

The Rural Sociological Society (RSS) has selected Johanna Reed Adams, associate extension professor of rural sociology, to receive its 2019 Excellence in Extension and Public Outreach Award. The award recognizes an RSS member in academia who has contributed significantly to extension and public outreach efforts focused on rural residents, life or policy. Learn more about the award at…

Mary Hendrickson Receives Outstanding Senior Teaching Award at 2019 Celebration of Excellence

Mary Hendrickson, assistant professor of rural sociology, received the Outstanding Senior Teaching Award at CAFNR’s 2019 Celebration of Excellence awards ceremony, held Thursday, April 11. After earning her master’s degree (1994) and PhD (1997) in rural sociology from MU, Hendrickson provided sustainable food and farming programming through University of Missouri Extension and eventually reached the rank of Extension associate professor. She…

An Icelandic Adventure

Mary Hendrickson awarded 2019-20 Fulbright U.S. Scholar grant

Mary Hendrickson and her husband had been itching to do some traveling. Hendrickson had kicked around the idea of applying to become a Fulbright Scholar, or find something in the same vein. An opportunity of that nature would give her the chance to not only travel, but to teach and do research on another continent. Carol Lorenzen, a professor in…

Judy Stallmann and Co-Authors Receive Best Paper Award

Judy Stallmann and co-authors Craig Maher, Steven Deller and Sungho Park, won the award for best paper in the Journal of Public and Nonprofit Affairs last year. The paper, titled “Surveying the Effects of Limitations on Taxes and Expenditures: What Do/Don’t We Know?” reviews the theoretical, operational and empirical contexts of tax and expenditure limitations at the state and local…

Parijat Ghosh Wins Social Sustainability Poster Contest

Parijat Ghosh, Ph.D. candidate in rural sociology, won the graduate student poster competition at this summer’s Integrated Network for Social Sustainability conference. The poster’s title is “The Sustainability Promises of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP/Food Stamps) to the Farmers at Farmers’…

Judy Stallmann Awarded 2018 Donald W. Fancher Provost Award for Outstanding Achievement in Extension and Continuing Education

Judy Stallmann, professor, Agricultural and Applied Economics, Rural Sociology, Public Affairs, was named the recipient of the Donald W. Fancher Provost Award for Outstanding Achievement in Extension and Continuing Education. The purpose of this award is to provide special recognition to faculty members who have made outstanding contributions to the extension and continuing education efforts of the campus. Stallmann will be recognized…